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To take the car?

Old Oct 3rd 2002, 9:26 pm
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We've heard all the info about electrical goods - but what about the car?? Any thoughts?

Has anyone taken a car with them - what were the shipping costs like? Do the cars need lots of checks before they are approved as OK to use in Australia? Could this be too expensive - would it be cheaper to buy a car once in Australia.
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Old Oct 4th 2002, 2:48 pm
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Originally posted by Tracey:
We've heard all the info about electrical goods - but what about the car?? Any thoughts?

Has anyone taken a car with them - what were the shipping costs like? Do the cars need lots of checks before they are approved as OK to use in Australia? Could this be too expensive - would it be cheaper to buy a car once in Australia.
Don't bother unless you bought the car before the beginning of 1998.

Taxes on a Mazda MX5 worth £10K including shipping fees (£1K-£2K) worked out between £7k-£8. The depreciation laws changed around 1998 - do a search for cars on this forum and you'll see many similar replies.

It's a pain but probably better to bite the bullet and sell up before you go.

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Old Oct 4th 2002, 7:33 pm
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Tracey wrote in message news:...
    > We've heard all the info about electrical goods - but what about the
    > car?? Any thoughts?
    > Has anyone taken a car with them - what were the shipping costs like?
    > Do the cars need lots of checks before they are approved as OK to use in
    > Australia? Could this be too expensive - would it be cheaper to buy a
    > car once in Australia.

hello Tracey, if you decide to take your car, one thing you must, be
sure of is,that the car has been totally cleaned,otherwise AQUIS,
[quarantine]will clean it,at your exspense,this can be costly. I work
in the industry in Adelaide sth aust, [GRACE REMOVALS GROUP],as to
cost this varys on the size/type of vehicle,we had a BMW SERIES 5, in
recently from the U,K,the guy realised, that with ship/costs added,he
would have broken even on buying the same,car here,,,most cars
register here [x-uk]with no problems, unless its an unusual model, ie
,antique. regards paul
 

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