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Iron Chef last won the day on December 23 2011

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  1. You can put any date in, it's not vital to shipping prices currently :)
  2. Hi there, best to leave the Qashqai behind. We only got the 2.0 litre engine here, so the 1.6 would be a hard sell. (nb. your car was known as the Dualis here earlier on, presumably because Nissan Australia thought the name was weird). Also leave the Seat behind, not sold here, so no-one will know what it is. Hi there, if you can get GBP10k for it, sell it before you leave.
  3. Iron Chef

    Importing BMW to Australia

    No offence taken, I was just confused! All the best with the move - at least the weather will be a LOT warmer here!
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    Importing BMW to Australia

    I don't remember saying that? I haven't been been second-guessed by Customs on a valuation for the last 6 years or so, I'd say that makes my quotes pretty accurate
  5. And also, buy something to use now, then get something worth bringing over when you get about a year out from moving over. The market can change over time.
  6. As a bonus, you don't have to pay tolls with an internationally-registered vehicle either (I hope you realised that!). Legislation on tolls only governs Australian-registered vehicles. Regarding the customs value issue, the easiest solution is to get an independent valuation done. It saves a significant amount of money in taxes.
  7. Legally possible, but generally frowned upon by Department of Infrastructure. Good to read of your experiences NSA. I usually advise people against doing it.
  8. No tax issues, you will need to pay tax on it, regardless of how long you own it. Bear in mind owning for less than 12 months means you may not be able to import under the Personal Import Scheme.
  9. As I often say, if it was easy, I'd be out of a job ;)
  10. Hi Deb, welcome to the forums, that's what I do, see my link below.
  11. Somewhat surprisingly, there seem to be LR specialists in every capital city, and a number of regional centres too. It won't be hard to find someone to work on it. If you go via the website in my signature, fill out the contact form and I'll send you a breakdown of costs.
  12. I'm surprised the Australian price is that low! I have a mate who runs a Land Rover specialist workshop, he always talks about the yawning gap between examples that are well maintained and ones that have been used for 'bush-bashing'. Most here fall into the latter category, where they have been used by grey nomads to drive through some very rough terrain in the middle of Australia. Despite the calculator saying otherwise, I'd seriously consider bringing it.
  13. Welcome to PiO ? I suggest selling it before you leave - although they're a great car for the money, the lack of availability in Oz, combined with a lack of appeal to enthusiasts means it would be a tough sell when the time came. The only exception would be if you planned to own it for another ten years and run it into the ground.
  14. I see you've chosen the best city in Australia! This is one of those cars where it's probably debatable whether to bring it or not, but if you love the car and know its history, it's worth considering.