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Old 12-07-2004, 07:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I live in Australia where second hand bmws seem to hold there value alot better
I own a 318i with full m3 kit, and the full works "only interior needs fixing"
Just had a new engine put in with 40,000k's or 25,000 miles. A bmw of this range is some how worth $16,000 - $19,000 "AU$ or $12,000 - $14,500

I was thinking should i just sell my car in Australia and import a uk car. For this sort of money wat car could i be looking at, "has to be UK or other right hand drive". Does anyone know wat a car usually costs in shipping to be sent over seas??

Need some feedback Thanks
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Old 12-07-2004, 08:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't know why you want to just import another car...Sounds like yours is a good time...

Anyway, to import a car isn't cheap. Of course it all depends on what kind of a shipping company you use. I know from research and experiences in wanting to import a car from Japan, it could cost upwards of 5 or 6 grand in American (for a Nissan Skyline ) It may be different because that seems to be a lot longer of a distance than Japan-California, but its something that you would probably have to make some calls for or do some internet searching aside from this forum...
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Old 12-08-2004, 01:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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hey ozy fella,

hmmm in answer to your qustion 'as above" why sell your car to import another?

anyhow, if you want to import a car why not do it from japan, I mean we have no tarrifs on our imports from japan so theres pretty much any car you want for damn cheap, eg a 98-99 328is E36 of course from japan with about 50-60km on it I can buy on the street or private for about $16-21 depending on condtion, I got my 97 328is from hong kong where it was a german import then he moved to NZ and brought his car here, one owner 50km for $20 it is in mint condtion and has everything! all type "R" civics or integras or sti evos you can buy for $5-15 like a really really good one, there are so many jappas here now you should just import one from here to ozy? would be heaps easyer and cheaper? I found this really nice sti version 5 "RA" model just landed here with no NZ owners yet, 35km for $13 I thinking I might buy a little toy to play wit.

Hope this helps with some desion makeing!

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