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    Guest rorym

    Hi guys

     

    Looking for some wise advice, do I import my car? (BMW 1 series 119d)

     

    The problem at the moment is this is my company car, but i am negotiating keeping my car as part of my package. I read somewhere you have to have owned the car for more than one year. Is this true? If so can i import the car after one year of owing it, (ie) I leave it here in the UK and after one year bring it in?

     

    If there is someone out there that has gone through this process who can give me the advice to make sure I do the right thing and don't incurr a hefty cost to import the car and then on top of it be stung by import duties.

     

    Much appreciated

     

    Rory

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    Guest guest3462

    Bring it if you can! We had that same car in the UK and totally regret not bringing it with us!! They cost more than double to buy here and maintain their cost price well when you sell it on.If you do leave it in the UK for a year though, you will still have to buy a second hand car here which i'm afraid are quite costly, especially if you are paying out almost the equivilent of $10,000 to bring yours over. We only had one quote and including import duties, quarantine checks and australian rego the quote was £5000. Of course you can stuff the car as full of your possessions as possible, thus reducing the cost of your shipping container too. We had owned our car from new for almost 2 years so I can't comment on the owned for a year part, but I know that to be true of bikes. Perhaps you could get away with it as it is your company car if you provide your rental docs?

    We didn't bring our car due to the costs and the fact that Rich only had a one year break from work in the UK to "try Oz before you buy" and obviously we love it here and have decided to stay, but if we were to start again from scratch and come, I would bring absoultely everything we owned. We gave so much stuff away and sold the rest for next to nothing then spent a fortune buying it all again here!

    Good luck!

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    Guest the umphs

    Sell the beemer, buy an Audi R8. Garage it for a year and you'll make around $150k!!

     

    I sold my RX8 prior to coming for next to nothing. Such a bad move...

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    Guest Guest5035
    Sell the beemer, buy an Audi R8. Garage it for a year and you'll make around $150k!!

     

    I sold my RX8 prior to coming for next to nothing. Such a bad move...

     

    so why isn't everyone doing it??

     

    stevo

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    Guest kangomik

    Luxury car tax to be added to that import cost also.

     

     

    Isn't that why the R8 works out to be nearly double the price over here if you import it?

     

    Is there a reason you cannot import BMW mini's?:biglaugh::biglaugh:

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    Guest rorym

    Cheers for the info guys, if only I had a bundle of cash lying around, the Audi R8 may be a good idea.

     

    The question still remains, can I bring it in after one year without there been import duties slapped on top? Is BMW seen to be a luxuary car in Aus?

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    Guest WhatNow?

    If you contact CargoOnline and explain that you are trying to decide whether to bring the car over, they will not only quote you for the transport but give you an idea of the costs this end - you will need to give them a few details about the car to do this. Just email them and ask for advice - they are a Sydney company that specialise in transporting cars into Australia and have their own agents that nurse your vehicle through the process once it arrives. I will send you the details if you would like to PM me as I imported mine with them after doing extensive research. There are numerous hoops to be jumped through so don't even consider going it on your own. A good agent/valuer this end can save you as much as they charge - believe me!

     

    PS also it would be a good idea to check with the Aus servicing agents about the cost of spares etc as this can bump up your service costs - my Renault service cost roughly the same as in the UK until you added the cost of the filters etc which had to be ordered from the European delaers and shipped over as it was a model not sold here, therefore the parts were not held in stock...worth checking out.

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