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      Is it worth bringing my car? The Iron Lady's trusty new calculator reveals all!

      Ok I've been having a tinker with this for a little while and think I've got it pretty close. I've developed an Excel spreadsheet that provides an estimate of whether or not your car is

      Category A: definitely worth bringing, you'll do nicely out of it when the time comes to sell
      Category B: only worth bringing if you love the car and/or plan to keep it for a while
      Category C: not worth the aggro, you're better off selling it in the UK

      *Disclaimers* - the estimates are based on the following:

      1) using our most complete 'A Package' service at AUD990 (it's set up for our customers, obviously!)
      2) using RORO shipping from Southampton (does not include transport to get your car to the port)
      3) the current GBP/AUD exchange rate
      4) an estimated Australian Customs value calculated for your specific vehicle
      5) includes customs duty, GST and LCT where necessary
      6) a set figure for customs clearance (which I've deliberately set higher than what they normally come in at)
      7) includes the cost of Australian Customs valuation and transport to the workshop once cleared
      8) includes allowance for the minor modifications needed before registration
      9) includes road registration and stamp duty costs (for a "no surprises" all inclusive cost estimate)



      As you can see, I've tried to be as upfront about the costs of getting the vehicle to Australia, and I have actually over-allowed on what many bills come in at. There are a heap of variables in here and each car is different, so don't be disheartened if you get a category C - the calculator isn't meant to be the ultimate authority, but it will give you a fair guide.

      What I need from you:


      - year of manufacture
      - make, model & variant
      - body type (coupe, convertible, etc)
      - engine size & fuel type

      - transmission
      - drive type (4WD, front wheel drive, etc)
      - mileage
      - any special features, options or modification
      - does it have aircon
      - realistic current UK market value
      - Australian RedBook value (www.redbook.com.au - click through to the page with 'Private Price Guide', 'Trade In Price Guide' and 'Price When New' listed, then tell us the 'Private Price Guide' range)
      - Australian market value (http://www.carsales.com.au/all-cars/search.aspx - search for the closest matching vehicle)

      - which Australian state/city

      Please note when you are searching that most Vauxhall, Opel and some Chevrolet models will be badged as Holden in Australia.




      Let's test it out

      **Please note, our responses will normally be just an A, B or C. If you want a full breakdown of costs, you'll need to email us via our website***
      Last edited by Iron Chef; 07-12-2012 at 02:09 AM.

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      It's still in the testing stages, I want to run it on a few examples before I go handing it out!
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      Quote Originally Posted by Iron Chef View Post
      Ok I've been having a tinker with this for a little while and think I've got it pretty close. I've developed an Excel spreadsheet that provides an estimate of whether or not your car is

      Category A: definitely worth bringing, you'll do nicely out of it when the time comes to sell
      Category B: only worth bringing if you love the car and/or plan to keep it for a while
      Category C: not worth the aggro, you're better off selling it in the UK

      *Disclaimers* - the estimates are based on the following:

      1) using my services at AUD990 (it's set up for my customers, obviously!)
      2) using RORO shipping from Southampton (does not include transport to get your car to the port)
      3) the current GBP/AUD exchange rate
      4) a customs value at 75% of the normal market value
      5) includes customs duty and GST
      5) a set figure for dock charges (which I've deliberately set higher than what they normally come in at)
      6) includes the cost of a valuation and transport to the workshop once cleared
      7) includes $1000 for minor modifications needed for registration
      8) does NOT include registration costs (because you pay that on all cars, whether they're imported or bought here in Australia)

      As you can see, I've tried to be as upfront about the costs of getting the vehicle to Australia, and I have actually over-allowed on what many bills come in at. There are a heap of variables in here and each car is different, so don't be disheartened if you get a category C - the calculator isn't meant to be the ultimate authority, but it will give you a fair guide.

      What I need from you:


      1) Year/make/model/mileage/aircon or no aircon
      2) Market value in the UK (be realistic!)
      3) Market value in Australia (search via www.redbook.com.au and make sure you click right through to the description to get the correct price ranges - if you don't chances are you're looking at the price it was sold at when it was new)


      Let's test it out
      Hi iron chef, I'm hoping you can help, we have been Melbourne for 4 weeks now and our car is sitting on my brothers driveway in the south of England waiting for us to start the painful procedure of getting over here. The details are: BMW x5 3.0d sports, 70,000 miles on the clock, with air con. Valuation in England was 12,000, valuation on redbook.com.au is $32,000. Hope you are able to help, kind regards, john

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      Quote Originally Posted by 1978porter View Post
      Hi iron chef, I'm hoping you can help, we have been Melbourne for 4 weeks now and our car is sitting on my brothers driveway in the south of England waiting for us to start the painful procedure of getting over here. The details are: BMW x5 3.0d sports, 70,000 miles on the clock, with air con. Valuation in England was 12,000, valuation on redbook.com.au is $32,000. Hope you are able to help, kind regards, john
      Category A :)

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      Quote Originally Posted by Iron Chef View Post
      Ok I've been having a tinker with this for a little while and think I've got it pretty close. I've developed an Excel spreadsheet that provides an estimate of whether or not your car is

      Category A: definitely worth bringing, you'll do nicely out of it when the time comes to sell
      Category B: only worth bringing if you love the car and/or plan to keep it for a while
      Category C: not worth the aggro, you're better off selling it in the UK

      *Disclaimers* - the estimates are based on the following:

      1) using my services at AUD990 (it's set up for my customers, obviously!)
      2) using RORO shipping from Southampton (does not include transport to get your car to the port)
      3) the current GBP/AUD exchange rate
      4) a customs value at 75% of the normal market value
      5) includes customs duty and GST
      5) a set figure for dock charges (which I've deliberately set higher than what they normally come in at)
      6) includes the cost of a valuation and transport to the workshop once cleared
      7) includes $1000 for minor modifications needed for registration
      8) does NOT include registration costs (because you pay that on all cars, whether they're imported or bought here in Australia)

      As you can see, I've tried to be as upfront about the costs of getting the vehicle to Australia, and I have actually over-allowed on what many bills come in at. There are a heap of variables in here and each car is different, so don't be disheartened if you get a category C - the calculator isn't meant to be the ultimate authority, but it will give you a fair guide.

      What I need from you:


      1) Year/make/model/mileage/aircon or no aircon
      2) Market value in the UK (be realistic!)
      3) Market value in Australia (search via www.redbook.com.au and make sure you click right through to the description to get the correct price ranges - if you don't chances are you're looking at the price it was sold at when it was new)


      Let's test it out
      1) 2009 / Fiat 500 1.2 POP / 4000 miles / no aircon
      2) 6000 to 6500
      3) $11,400 - $13,200
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      Quote Originally Posted by neilharrison_253 View Post
      1) 2009 / Fiat 500 1.2 POP / 4000 miles / no aircon
      2) 6000 to 6500
      3) $11,400 - $13,200
      Category C mate, sorry. The lack of aircon makes it an even worse bet.

      (PS got your email, will reply tonight!)
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      Quote Originally Posted by Iron Chef View Post
      Category C mate, sorry. The lack of aircon makes it an even worse bet.

      (PS got your email, will reply tonight!)
      :) Thought as much but wife wanted me to try and find out. For sale it shall be..
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      Quote Originally Posted by Iron Chef View Post
      Ok I've been having a tinker with this for a little while and think I've got it pretty close. I've developed an Excel spreadsheet that provides an estimate of whether or not your car is

      Category A: definitely worth bringing, you'll do nicely out of it when the time comes to sell
      Category B: only worth bringing if you love the car and/or plan to keep it for a while
      Category C: not worth the aggro, you're better off selling it in the UK

      *Disclaimers* - the estimates are based on the following:

      1) using my services at AUD990 (it's set up for my customers, obviously!)
      2) using RORO shipping from Southampton (does not include transport to get your car to the port)
      3) the current GBP/AUD exchange rate
      4) a customs value at 75% of the normal market value
      5) includes customs duty and GST
      5) a set figure for dock charges (which I've deliberately set higher than what they normally come in at)
      6) includes the cost of a valuation and transport to the workshop once cleared
      7) includes $1000 for minor modifications needed for registration
      8) does NOT include registration costs (because you pay that on all cars, whether they're imported or bought here in Australia)

      As you can see, I've tried to be as upfront about the costs of getting the vehicle to Australia, and I have actually over-allowed on what many bills come in at. There are a heap of variables in here and each car is different, so don't be disheartened if you get a category C - the calculator isn't meant to be the ultimate authority, but it will give you a fair guide.

      What I need from you:


      1) Year/make/model/mileage/aircon or no aircon
      2) Market value in the UK (be realistic!)
      3) Market value in Australia (search via www.redbook.com.au and make sure you click right through to the description to get the correct price ranges - if you don't chances are you're looking at the price it was sold at when it was new)


      Let's test it out
      Hi.
      Mazda 6 2005 Diesel , aircon , 57k miles 3700 ( realistic ) Oz $17k ( $15k for lower and higher miles ) .... Have you a D cat
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