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Hi everyone, my apologies I have been away on holiday, and now also organising charity events (not that you probably wanted to know THAT much info, but even still!)

 

Unzippy, at those numbers I'd sell it in the UK if you can get that kind of money for it.

 

 

Thanks for that, what would the ball park figure be if we did decide to take it?

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Thanks for that, what would the ball park figure be if we did decide to take it?

 

Message us via the website and I'll give you a breakdown of costs :)

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Message us via the website and I'll give you a breakdown of costs :)

 

 

Just have, thank you.

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2007- year of manufacture

Audi A4 - make, model & variant

Convertible - body type (coupe, convertible, etc)

2L Petrol - engine size & fuel type

Manual - transmission

Front wheel drive- drive type (4WD, front wheel drive, etc)

52000 - mileage

none - any special features, options or modification

Yes - does it have aircon

What Car.com says Private price £4,884 Part exchange £3,600- realistic current UK market value

*Private Price Guide $12,900 - $15,300 - Australian RedBook value (http://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)

$18,000 (although this is an automatic) - Australian market value (http://www.carsales.com.au/all-cars/search.aspx - search for the closest matching vehicle)

Melbourne Vic- which Australian state/city

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Hi,

 

Please see below the details on my car:

 

thank you :)

 

 

What I need from you:

 

- year of manufacture - 2012

- make, model & variant - Fiat 500 TwinAir

- body type (coupe, convertible, etc) - Hatchback

- engine size & fuel type - 0.9L Petrol

 

- transmission - Manual

- drive type (4WD, front wheel drive, etc) - Frontwheel drive

- mileage - 24000

- any special features, options or modification - full leather interior

- does it have aircon - Yes, Climate control

- realistic current UK market value - £6000

- 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) - $8800-$10300

- Australian market value (http://www.carsales.com.au/all-cars/search.aspx - search for the closest matching vehicle) - with 24000KM = $12, 990 EXCL Govt Charges

- which Australian state/city - Sydney

 

thank you :)

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Hello Iron Chef, Please can I have a rating of probability for exporting my Disco 3 please. Thinking its probably not worth it but I have paid over the years to have this vehicle maintained to teh highest standard mechanically by Landrover specialist so perhaps better the devil you know! Details below.

What I need from you:

 

- year of manufacture - 2007

- make, model & variant - [h=2]LAND ROVER DISCOVERY 3 DIESEL SW 2.7 Td V6 XS 5dr[/h]

- body type (coupe, convertible, etc) - 4x4

- engine size & fuel type - 2.7l

 

- transmission - Manual

- drive type (4WD, front wheel drive, etc) - 4WD

- mileage - 111000

- any special features, options or modification - Standard

- does it have aircon - Yes, Climate control

- realistic current UK market value - £7500

- 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) - $15000-$18000

- Australian market value (http://www.carsales.com.au/all-cars/search.aspx - search for the closest matching vehicle) - $15990

- which Australian state/city - NSW

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This one is a B, particularly worth bringing if you prefer manual to automatic as we never got the manual here.

 

2007- year of manufacture

Audi A4 - make, model & variant

Convertible - body type (coupe, convertible, etc)

2L Petrol - engine size & fuel type

Manual - transmission

Front wheel drive- drive type (4WD, front wheel drive, etc)

52000 - mileage

none - any special features, options or modification

Yes - does it have aircon

What Car.com says Private price £4,884 Part exchange £3,600- realistic current UK market value

*Private Price Guide $12,900 - $15,300 - 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)

$18,000 (although this is an automatic) - Australian market value (http://www.carsales.com.au/all-cars/search.aspx - search for the closest matching vehicle)

Melbourne Vic- which Australian state/city

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I'm surprised the twin air model is so cheap in Australia! Leave it behind unless you really love it.

 

Hi,

 

Please see below the details on my car:

 

thank you :)

 

 

What I need from you:

 

- year of manufacture - 2012

- make, model & variant - Fiat 500 TwinAir

- body type (coupe, convertible, etc) - Hatchback

- engine size & fuel type - 0.9L Petrol

 

- transmission - Manual

- drive type (4WD, front wheel drive, etc) - Frontwheel drive

- mileage - 24000

- any special features, options or modification - full leather interior

- does it have aircon - Yes, Climate control

- realistic current UK market value - £6000

- 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) - $8800-$10300

- Australian market value (http://www.carsales.com.au/all-cars/search.aspx - search for the closest matching vehicle) - with 24000KM = $12, 990 EXCL Govt Charges

- which Australian state/city - Sydney

 

thank you :)

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Again, being a manual, I would bring it over. Disco fanatics here would give their right arm to have access to a manual.

 

Hello Iron Chef, Please can I have a rating of probability for exporting my Disco 3 please. Thinking its probably not worth it but I have paid over the years to have this vehicle maintained to teh highest standard mechanically by Landrover specialist so perhaps better the devil you know! Details below.

What I need from you:

 

- year of manufacture - 2007

- make, model & variant - LAND ROVER DISCOVERY 3 DIESEL SW 2.7 Td V6 XS 5dr

 

- body type (coupe, convertible, etc) - 4x4

- engine size & fuel type -2.7l

 

- transmission - Manual

- drive type (4WD, front wheel drive, etc) -4WD

- mileage - 111000

- any special features, options or modification - Standard

- does it have aircon - Yes, Climate control

- realistic current UK market value - £7500

- 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) -$15000-$18000

- Australian market value (http://www.carsales.com.au/all-cars/search.aspx - search for the closest matching vehicle) - $15990

- which Australian state/city - NSW

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Thank you for the reply, I will make contact via your website for quotation.

 

Again, being a manual, I would bring it over. Disco fanatics here would give their right arm to have access to a manual.

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year of manufacture: 2015

- make, model & variant: BMW X5 30D SE 3.0L F15 (7 seats)

- body type (coupe, convertible, etc): SUV

- engine size & fuel type: 3.0L diesel

 

- transmission: automatic

- drive type (4WD, front wheel drive, etc): 4WD

- mileage: 19000 miles (30,000 km)

- any special features, options or modification: sunroof, 7 seats, towbar, B&O sound system

- does it have aircon: yes

- realistic current UK market value: £34000 (from autotrader but without the extras put in)

- 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): [TABLE=class: prop-list]

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[TD=class: value]$77,400 - $83,600[/TD]

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- Australian market value (http://www.carsales.com.au/all-cars/search.aspx - search for the closest matching vehicle) : $89000 (but without extra seats and other extras)

- which Australian state/city: Melbourne

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Hi IronChef, I'm looking at importing a 1 year old 2016 Audi 3.0TDI 218 S-Line...

 

 

- year of manufacture - 2016

- make, model & variant - Audi Q7 3.0TDI 218 S-Line

- body type (coupe, convertible, etc) - SUV

- engine size & fuel type - 3.0TDI

 

- transmission - 8speed Auto

- drive type (4WD, front wheel drive, etc) - 4WD

- mileage - 16,000km

- any special features, options or modification - factory towbar/trailer pack, rear camera, Virtual cockpit (LCD instrument cluster), rear side airbags, Smartphone interface (Apple CarPlay/Android Auto).

- does it have aircon - Yes

- realistic current UK market value £42,000

- Australian RedBook value - $73,500 - $79,400

- Australian market value - $88,000

- which Australian state/city - Brisbane, QLD

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I presume it's the new model, yeah? It's probably a 50/50 proposition - I would consider bringing it mainly because Audi Australia charges like wounded bulls for factory options, and yours seems to have a fair few of them.

 

Hi IronChef, I'm looking at importing a 1 year old 2016 Audi 3.0TDI 218 S-Line...

 

 

- year of manufacture - 2016

- make, model & variant - Audi Q7 3.0TDI 218 S-Line

- body type (coupe, convertible, etc) - SUV

- engine size & fuel type - 3.0TDI

 

- transmission - 8speed Auto

- drive type (4WD, front wheel drive, etc) - 4WD

- mileage - 16,000km

- any special features, options or modification - factory towbar/trailer pack, rear camera, Virtual cockpit (LCD instrument cluster), rear side airbags, Smartphone interface (Apple CarPlay/Android Auto).

- does it have aircon - Yes

- realistic current UK market value £42,000

- Australian RedBook value - $73,500 - $79,400

- Australian market value - $88,000

- which Australian state/city - Brisbane, QLD

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I presume it's the new model, yeah? It's probably a 50/50 proposition - I would consider bringing it mainly because Audi Australia charges like wounded bulls for factory options, and yours seems to have a fair few of them.

 

Yep new model- thanks for the feedback!

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year of manufacture: 2015

- make, model & variant: BMW X5 30D SE 3.0L F15 (7 seats)

- body type (coupe, convertible, etc): SUV

- engine size & fuel type: 3.0L diesel

 

- transmission: automatic

- drive type (4WD, front wheel drive, etc): 4WD

- mileage: 19000 miles (30,000 km)

- any special features, options or modification: sunroof, 7 seats, towbar, B&O sound system

- does it have aircon: yes

- realistic current UK market value: £34000 (from autotrader but without the extras put in)

- 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): [TABLE=class: prop-list]

[TR=class: item]

[TD=class: label][/TD]

[TD=class: value]$77,400 - $83,600[/TD]

[/TR]

[/TABLE]

 

- Australian market value (http://www.carsales.com.au/all-cars/search.aspx - search for the closest matching vehicle) : $89000 (but without extra seats and other extras)

- which Australian state/city: Melbourne

 

Hi Iron chef, could you please have a look at this as well? Thanks.

 

 

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I would look at bringing that over, most premium brands in the 2-3 year age range are good prospects. Low mileage helps your cause too.

 

Hi Iron chef, could you please have a look at this as well? Thanks.

 

 

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Thanks Iron Chef. Really appreciated. Can I also check my wife's car with you. Initially we were thinking of taking only 1 car but somebody told me that it might be cheaper to take 2 cars because I might save some money in container's cost. The only problem is that it is in our Limited company's name and we both are the only directors. So not sure if it's allowed to take our company's car. I asked few people but nobody could give a straight answer for that. My other concern would be that we will be renting initially so will have problem charging it. So mostly we may be running this on petrol. Thanks a lot.

year of manufacture: 2015

- make, model & variant: Audi A3 etron 5 door 1.4 TFSI 204ps

- body type (coupe, convertible, etc): sportback

- engine size & fuel type: 1.4L (electric + petrol)

 

- transmission: automatic

- drive type (4WD, front wheel drive, etc): Front wheel

- mileage: 16000 miles (25800 Km)

- any special features, options or modification: B&O sound system, heated leather seats, rear side bags, parking sensors

- does it have aircon: yes

- realistic current UK market value: £19600 (from autotrader but without the extras put in)

- 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): [TABLE=class: cms_table_prop-list]

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[TD=class: cms_table_label][/TD]

[TD=class: cms_table_value]$41,000 - $44,700[/TD]

[/TR]

[/TABLE]

 

- Australian market value (http://www.carsales.com.au/all-cars/search.aspx - search for the closest matching vehicle) : $50000 (but without extra seats and other extras)

- which Australian state/city: Melbourne

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Hi IronChef. Thanks for my quote last year on the motorcycle. My circumstances have now changed and I have traded the bike for a car. It's a factory order, and I won't take delivery for another 2 weeks, and I'm aware I'll have to own the car for a year.

year of manufacture 2017

- make, model & variant SEAT Mii FR

- body type (coupe, convertible, etc) 5 door hatchback

- engine size & fuel type 1L petrol (75ps)

 

- transmission manual

- drive type (4WD, front wheel drive, etc) front wheel drive

- mileage 0 now, but around 18k miles around export time

- any special features, options or modification: heated seats, AC, DAB radio, SEAT sound system, auto headlights and wipers, rear parking sensors, coming home & leaving headlights, SafetyAssist autobraking, LED driving lights. Sporty suspension.

- does it have aircon Yes

- realistic current UK market value By next year, £7000

- 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) $8000-9500 for a 3 year old VW Up! (Same car apart from bodywork and badge) (no models past 2014 sold)

- Australian market value (http://www.carsales.com.au/all-cars/search.aspx - search for the closest matching vehicle) $11300 (again for a 2014 model)

- which Australian state/city QLD

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Thanks Iron Chef. Really appreciated. Can I also check my wife's car with you. Initially we were thinking of taking only 1 car but somebody told me that it might be cheaper to take 2 cars because I might save some money in container's cost. The only problem is that it is in our Limited company's name and we both are the only directors. So not sure if it's allowed to take our company's car. I asked few people but nobody could give a straight answer for that. My other concern would be that we will be renting initially so will have problem charging it. So mostly we may be running this on petrol. Thanks a lot.

year of manufacture: 2015

- make, model & variant: Audi A3 etron 5 door 1.4 TFSI 204ps

- body type (coupe, convertible, etc): sportback

- engine size & fuel type: 1.4L (electric + petrol)

 

- transmission: automatic

- drive type (4WD, front wheel drive, etc): Front wheel

- mileage: 16000 miles (25800 Km)

- any special features, options or modification: B&O sound system, heated leather seats, rear side bags, parking sensors

- does it have aircon: yes

- realistic current UK market value: £19600 (from autotrader but without the extras put in)

- 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): [TABLE=class: cms_table_prop-list]

[TR=class: cms_table_item]

[TD=class: cms_table_label][/TD]

[TD=class: cms_table_value]$41,000 - $44,700[/TD]

[/TR]

[/TABLE]

 

- Australian market value (http://www.carsales.com.au/all-cars/search.aspx - search for the closest matching vehicle) : $50000 (but without extra seats and other extras)

- which Australian state/city: Melbourne

 

Worth taking, based on the numbers you put up there, especially if you plan to use it for a while. We can work around the company registration issue.

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Hi IronChef. Thanks for my quote last year on the motorcycle. My circumstances have now changed and I have traded the bike for a car. It's a factory order, and I won't take delivery for another 2 weeks, and I'm aware I'll have to own the car for a year.

year of manufacture 2017

- make, model & variant SEAT Mii FR

- body type (coupe, convertible, etc) 5 door hatchback

- engine size & fuel type 1L petrol (75ps)

 

- transmission manual

- drive type (4WD, front wheel drive, etc) front wheel drive

- mileage 0 now, but around 18k miles around export time

- any special features, options or modification: heated seats, AC, DAB radio, SEAT sound system, auto headlights and wipers, rear parking sensors, coming home & leaving headlights, SafetyAssist autobraking, LED driving lights. Sporty suspension.

- does it have aircon Yes

- realistic current UK market value By next year, £7000

- 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) $8000-9500 for a 3 year old VW Up! (Same car apart from bodywork and badge) (no models past 2014 sold)

- Australian market value (http://www.carsales.com.au/all-cars/search.aspx - search for the closest matching vehicle) $11300 (again for a 2014 model)

- which Australian state/city QLD

 

Ok I can pretty much guarantee this will be the only one of its kind in Australia, which can be a good and a bad thing. Sharing parts with the Up certainly helps for servicing, but only bring it if you love it and want to keep it for a long time - bear in mind that when you sell, no-one will know what it is, or be looking for one.

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Thanks IronChef. We definitely want to have a vehicle in Aus, and having heard how difficult it can be to get a decent used car there, I was thinking maybe it would be better to one from the UK, that I know the history of.

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Hi IronChef,

 

Could you please provide a recommendation on the following:

 

- year of manufacture 2006

- make, model & variant BMW 330i M-Sport

- body type (coupe, convertible, etc) Saloon

- engine size & fuel type 3.0L petrol

 

- transmission Auto

- drive type (4WD, front wheel drive, etc) RWD

- mileage 90,000 miles

- any special features, options or modifications a bunch of extras at time of manufacture (bluetooth, full leather, sat nav, xenon lights, etc etc)

- does it have aircon yes

- realistic current UK market value GBP 6,000

- 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 around $18,000

- Australian market value (http://www.carsales.com.au/all-cars/search.aspx - search for the closest matching vehicle) approx $18,000

- which Australian state/city VIC/Melbourne

 

Cheers,

Jon.

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Hi IronChef,

 

Could you please provide a recommendation on the following:

 

- year of manufacture 2006

- make, model & variant BMW 330i M-Sport

- body type (coupe, convertible, etc) Saloon

- engine size & fuel type 3.0L petrol

 

- transmission Auto

- drive type (4WD, front wheel drive, etc) RWD

- mileage 90,000 miles

- any special features, options or modifications a bunch of extras at time of manufacture (bluetooth, full leather, sat nav, xenon lights, etc etc)

- does it have aircon yes

- realistic current UK market value GBP 6,000

- 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 around $18,000

- Australian market value (http://www.carsales.com.au/all-cars/search.aspx - search for the closest matching vehicle) approx $18,000

- which Australian state/city VIC/Melbourne

 

Cheers,

Jon.

 

It's break-even deal. Bring it if you love it :)

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its worth bearing in mind that there are ways in Australia to buy vehicles for less that carsales.com prices and below redbook. i realize its not for everyone, but for example auctions in Australia are far more transparent than the uk. the bidding process is more transparent - no bids "off the wall", and all newer vehicle come with vehicle inspection reports - detailing faults. I've been involved in car sales in uk and australia and also looked into importing.

 

Thats not to say in some circumstances its not worth it - but for bread and butter vehicles you need to look beyond the straight redbook price. for example is it Australian spec (will main agents recognize the VIN and have all the parts). There are plenty of cars that in UK are diesel but mainly sold in Australia in petrol. As unlikely as it sounds big petrol engined vehicles (which no one wants in uk and so are worth next to nothing) maybe best to bring out here - for example land cruiser and BMW X5 V8 petrol. Friendless in the UK but in demand out here

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Posted (edited)

Hi Ironchef,

We are moving back to Australia in October 2017 and was wondering whether it would be worth taking my car below?

Thanks

 

- year of manufacture  2013

- make, model & variant Mercedes Benz C63 AMG

- body type (coupe, convertible, etc)  Saloon

- engine size & fuel type  6.2L Petrol

- transmission  Automatic

- drive type (4WD, front wheel drive, etc)  Rear wheel drive

- mileage  38,000 miles

- any special features, options or modification  19 inch wheels, Harman Kardon sound system

- does it have aircon  Yes

- realistic current UK market value  £27,000

- 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)  $75,200 - $81,600

- Australian market value (http://www.carsales.com.au/all-cars/search.aspx - search for the closest matching vehicle)  $80,000-$90,000

- which Australian state/city  QLD / Brisbane

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