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  1. this is a no brainer... sell! £23k is $41,400 before you even consider costs and hassle. Land Rover / Range Rover seem to really hold their value in the UK for some reason.
  2. that one is almost new based on miles. Closest one I found in UK is https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/202006160181271?postcode=sw64xd&model=I8&radius=1500&advertising-location=at_cars&sort=price-asc&onesearchad=New&onesearchad=Nearly New&onesearchad=Used&make=BMW&page=1 my import calculator lands that at roughly $110,000. Plus the car will be a year older and requires interest, services, mot, insurance etc. And it's still just a rusty dodgy import in the eyes of the Aussie market. Take $110k folding to that Aussie seller and I reckon you'd have a good chance of driving away. $130k defo
  3. I would say don't bother - additionally the pound has deteriorated so much now which doesn't help. I'd buy an old ford mondeo and dump it in 18 months.
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    any thoughts on sodastream CO2 cylinders- both full and empty?
  5. the other problem with Volvo is that they depreciate at an eye watering rate in Oz. Anyone trying to sell one will discount heavily to get rid of it.
  6. I assume the exchange rate must have moved a lot in this time as it would be madness to do this now! a £22k car is $45k before you've even started running up import costs
  7. I've been trying to find a car that is worthwhile bringing back with me but am at the point of giving up. Second hand mass market cars in Oz that are about 3 years old are very cheap. I have also looked at S class mercs, 7 series BMW etc which there may be a slight margin on but after a few years they sink like a stone to the point where a lot of cars like classic Porsches are cheaper in Oz. Cheaper premium cars like C class mercs are cheaper in Oz, as are the whole japanese range. Mileage on UK cars is another thing - most cars in Oz would be a write off (or $1000 bunkies) with the mileages that are typical here. My rule of thumb is take the £ price, multiply it by 4, that's the cut off point in $'s - that's for a 'B' category whereby you won't really save any money but if you have the car already and you like it then why not?