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  1. Welcome, and my apologies for the slow reply! Both car and bike would be worth bringing over. You may need to apply for the bike in your name and the car in your wife's, as the regulations only allow for one vehicle per person.
  2. My apologies, I missed a couple of replies in the middle! Based on those numbers, I'd suggest selling in the UK
  3. No chance of allowing any parts in with asbestos. Remove it in the US and send it as a non-runner, then refit here.
  4. Realistically, it's probably not worth bringing financially, but if you've looked after it and plan to keep it for another few years, then it's worth considering.
  5. Requirements for roadworthy vary from state to state, so if the modifications are light it should be ok. Having said that, you're better off sending the car straight to Queensland rather than having to effectively through the same compliance process twice.
  6. Most quarantine cleans are around the $450 mark including the re-inspection fee (it varies from state to state). One of the biggest misconceptions is that a valeted car will automatically pass a quarantine check. While it will obviously help with first impressions, AQIS officers are actually looking for any kind of plant material or evidence of insects or spiders in spots like underneath the wheel arches, in the engine bay, or the air vents at the base of the windscreen. So by all means, give it a wash (if your car is muddy, it's a big red flag), but take more note of those areas than whether or not it looks clean.
  7. If you have owned the car for more than 12 months and can provide evidence of this (usually the V5C document), then you will be exempt as it will be classified as personal effects. Even if you don't qualify, you get an exemption of one vehicle every two years. As to timing, anywhere from two to four weeks, depending on which state you're registering the car in, and whether or not it needs quarantine cleaning.
  8. Based on those numbers yes it's worth bringing over :)
  9. This has been my whole world for the last two years almost, much to the detriment of my business in the short term! New regulations will arrive next year, allowing the importation of used EVs and hybrid variants of models already sold in Australia, which will in turn put pressure on new car manufacturers to import more of these vehicles rather than allow us importers to corner the market. Some interesting times ahead. I've been in Canberra every second week lobbying the government for it. https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r6032
  10. Based on those numbers the answer is currently no, but there are some changes afoot in government that will mean EVs and hybrids are about to become much more widely available in Australia. Worth considering if you're wanting to keep it for a while.
  11. I think there would be lucky to be ten of them here full stop! Cat D isn't an issue for import and registration (presuming it has been repaired properly).
  12. I suspect Sellmycar will offer you somewhere around half that figure. Find a good friend and ask them to sell it for you (as I am currently doing for my mate who has moved to Oxford!)
  13. If you're heading back to the UK, then yes sell it here.
  14. That makes sense to bring over, based on those figures I'd be selling that in the UK, there are millions of them here.
  15. My apologies for the slow reply! If you're planning on keeping it, then it's worth bringing over. Hybrids will soon start to become much more popular in Australia courtesy of a change in the import laws (inside tip here!).
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