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Old Nov 13th 2013, 11:30 am
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Ok so we have a 2006 Toyota landcruiser invincible 4x4 and a 2011 ford transit van , Is it worth bringing them or should we sell them here and buy again once there . Other half is worried about A) Shipping costs ? B) parts out there are they going to be easy enough to get etc . They are both diesel . Any input would be great , sorry i know im posting loads of questions !!!
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Old Nov 13th 2013, 5:45 pm
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Bring them, cars over here are very expensive. We has a 2003 Citroen c3 which we sold for £1000, over here we bought a 2003 Mitsubishi grand is with more miles on it for $12,500
Wish we had bought our cars with us
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we checked our car out with aa http://www.aa.co.nz/cars/licensing-s...rt-import-car/

they required a few numbers off the engine and another one, can't remember the name of it, make model and year and that told them if it was likely to met NZ standards. very helpful and made it so much easier. cost of transporting depends on your shipper we just got a 40 foot container put the 3 bed house in it then the car. you will need to take into account that you will be without a car until the container arrives so if you need a car you might have to hire or borrow one. we were lucky enough to have a work colleague lend us her dads. was an awful car and I refused to drive it but got us out and about at weekend and for shopping trips
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Great thanks , Think hubby may cry if he has to leave them behind ...
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Hi. Bring them with you. We sold a Golf 1.6s in the UK and could only manage to buy a Honda Fit with the money! Cars are very expensive.
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Give Rene Hausin at the NZAA a shout, he helped me with lots of the NZ laws/issues. [email protected]
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Give Rene Hausin at the NZAA a shout, he helped me with lots of the NZ laws/issues. [email protected]
Thats the person that helped us also
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Keep in mind Road User Charges for diesel vehicles. This year we paid $1100.00
Some of this is reclaimable if the vehicle is used for work purposes.
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As said BRING THEM especially the van, you would not believe what is asked over here for a clapped out 10 to 15 year old clunker
of a van with a million killometers on the clock, have a look on trade me and prepare to be shocked
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Give Rene Hausin at the NZAA a shout, he helped me with lots of the NZ laws/issues. [email protected]
Great thanks i will get in touch .
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As said BRING THEM especially the van, you would not believe what is asked over here for a clapped out 10 to 15 year old clunker
of a van with a million killometers on the clock, have a look on trade me and prepare to be shocked
Well < my OH> has only had the van 2 weeks and its a 2011 plate so think he may have a melt down if he cant bring either . Could be a deal breaker

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Well Chad has only had the van 2 weeks and its a 2011 plate so think he may have a melt down if he cant bring either . Could be a deal breaker
My car shipping costs in the other direction (NZ to UK) was £3k per car 18 months ago. It took 3-4 months for them to arrive and then several more weeks to get UK 'on the road' clearance.
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It does not take weeks here just take it to VTNZ and they do it there and then
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Ok so we have a 2006 Toyota landcruiser invincible 4x4 and a 2011 ford transit van , Is it worth bringing them or should we sell them here and buy again once there . Other half is worried about A) Shipping costs ? B) parts out there are they going to be easy enough to get etc . They are both diesel . Any input would be great , sorry i know im posting loads of questions !!!
Hi,

Difficult decision I know. We we're in the same position but decided to sell all vehicles before we came.
Looking at the costs (GBP 2000 for a car, GBP 2500 for a 4x4 and around GBP 1000 for a motorbike), we felt it was just too much money to make it a viable option to ship them over.
The issue we had with the PUG was that because we had owned it less than 12 months you MUST pay NZ GST on the value that NZTA decide it is worth in NZ - so this would have been another 15% of $60 000!!!
Blew the costs out of the water for us.

Be aware if your hubby has only had the van a short time (i.e. less than 12 months) you MUST pay GST of 15% of its NZ value to the government here in goods and services tax.

We had a Seat Toledo 2005 2.0ltr TDi DSG diesel, a Pug 4007 2012 2.2ltr GT diesel 6 months old and a 2007 Yam R6R.
There are many many good priced cars here. You just have to research more than you would normally. Maybe go to the auctions etc.
Yes there's many overpriced ones which seem to be the cars people speak about on the forum, but the rule is not to get ripped off. Never pay the advertised price and haggle.
We managed to bring across GBP 28k to spend on vehicles and for that we got a pimping 2006 Subaru Legacy 3.0ltr Spec B japanese import with around 45k miles, a 2010 Mitsi Outlander 4x4 and I've also got a 2011 Suzuki GSR 750 bike.
Vehicle insurance is half the cost.
Vehicle license (road tax) is half the cost.
Fuel is cheaper - currently $2.10 a litre petrol and $1.50 a litre diesel.

You do have to pay an additional diesel levy which costs around $500 for 10 000 KM's - just makes the price of diesel the same as the petrol.

If you have to pay the GST on the van, I'd sell them both and buy here after a good thorough look around.

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do you have to be on a certain visa to be able to shift cars and vans??
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