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

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3 hours ago, maxia066 said:

Hi Iron Chef, hoping you're still doing this, trying to decide right now if we should take my car with us...

 

1) 2016/Mini/CooperS petrol/12000/with aircon

2) £14,000

3)$40,000

 

Thanks!

Based on those numbers yes it's worth bringing over :)


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Hi Iron Chef

2004 Mini Cooper John Cooper Works 

1) 2004 with aircon

2) 3500

3) Looks like it was never officially imported to Aus, just the 'S' was so im guessing $10000.

89000miles but immaculate.

 

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Hi Iron Chef,

Not sure if your spreadsheet allows, but would like the vehicle below considered,  excluding the shipping/container costs  (my company is paying for the container)

year of manufacture 2010

- make, model & variant PEUGEOT 3008 SPORT HDI 2010

- engine size & fuel type 1560 cc Diesel

- transmission  Manual

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

- mileage 58000 miles 

- does it have aircon Yes

- realistic current UK market value £4,000k

- 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) $6,800 - $8,400

- Australian market value (http://www.carsales.com.au/all-cars/search.aspx - search for the closest matching vehicle) $13-14K

- which Australian state/city QLD/Brisbane

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Hi Iron Chef,

I am trying to get to grips with all of this right now.  I would like to bring both my car and motorcycle to Australia from the UK.  Is there a way to do this?

The car is a 2013 Land Rover Discovery 4 HSE Luxury with 72,000 miles on the clock.  Has air con etc etc etc.  Value in the UK according to webuyanycar.com is £21,370.

The motorcycle is a Ducati SF848 (Streetfighter 848) with 6,500 miles on the clock.  Value in the UK is approx £6,000.

Both are registered in my name and both are in the UK.  We will be travelling to Perth, WA.  My wife has applied for partner visa but not yet granted, so may not be able to use her allowance?  Is there another way?

Regards.

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On 15/07/2018 at 01:39, HunterAustralia said:

Hi Iron Chef

2004 Mini Cooper John Cooper Works 

1) 2004 with aircon

2) 3500

3) Looks like it was never officially imported to Aus, just the 'S' was so im guessing $10000.

89000miles but immaculate.

 

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.


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On 16/07/2018 at 15:02, Millzee said:

Hi Iron Chef,

Not sure if your spreadsheet allows, but would like the vehicle below considered,  excluding the shipping/container costs  (my company is paying for the container)

year of manufacture 2010

- make, model & variant PEUGEOT 3008 SPORT HDI 2010

- engine size & fuel type 1560 cc Diesel

- transmission  Manual

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

- mileage 58000 miles 

- does it have aircon Yes

- realistic current UK market value £4,000k

- 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) $6,800 - $8,400

- Australian market value (http://www.carsales.com.au/all-cars/search.aspx - search for the closest matching vehicle) $13-14K

- which Australian state/city QLD/Brisbane

My apologies, I missed a couple of replies in the middle!

Based on those numbers, I'd suggest selling in the UK ?


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On 16/07/2018 at 20:38, Adventu said:

Hi Iron Chef,

I am trying to get to grips with all of this right now.  I would like to bring both my car and motorcycle to Australia from the UK.  Is there a way to do this?

The car is a 2013 Land Rover Discovery 4 HSE Luxury with 72,000 miles on the clock.  Has air con etc etc etc.  Value in the UK according to webuyanycar.com is £21,370.

The motorcycle is a Ducati SF848 (Streetfighter 848) with 6,500 miles on the clock.  Value in the UK is approx £6,000.

Both are registered in my name and both are in the UK.  We will be travelling to Perth, WA.  My wife has applied for partner visa but not yet granted, so may not be able to use her allowance?  Is there another way?

Regards.

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.


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Thanks Iron Chef, very grateful for the feedback.  I think therein lies my problem - my wife does not yet have her visa through so I would have to apply for the car in my name and sadly leave the bikes.

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Hi Iron Chef,

1. Year of manufacture 2014.

2. Renault Clio, Dynamique MediaNav TCE 90.

3. 5 door hatchback.

4. 898 cc, petrol.

5. Manual.

6. Front wheel drive.

7. 4704 miles/7570 km mileage.

8. No additional options/mods.

9. It has air con.

10. Current UK guide price (private sale) £7, 330 GBP.

11. $8,500 AUD to $10,000 AUD on RedBook.

12. $16,000 AUD market value on carsales.com. The mileage on this was 55k km, ours only has 7.5k km.

13. Adelaide.

The car is immaculate (as new).

 

Many thanks.


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Hi Iron Chef,

Just wondering whether it would be worth us bringing our M5 over. Its got lots of extras and immaculate. What do you think?

1. Year of manufacture 2012
2. BMW M5 silver blue metallic
3. 4 door DCT
4. Engine size 4395cc petrol
5. Auto
6. Front wheel drive.
7. 53700 miles
8.lowered suspension, aftermarket exhaust, upgraded stereo system and interior covering. Cream leather seats
9. It has air con/ climate control in rear also
10. Current UK guide price (private sale) £21,000
11. Carsales.com similar m5 with higher milage same year going for $89000 but has dvd screens installed in the back
12. Bmw serviced
13. Extended warranty
The car is immaculate (as new).

Thanks

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40 minutes ago, mrsr1976 said:

Hi Iron Chef,

Just wondering whether it would be worth us bringing our M5 over. Its got lots of extras and immaculate. What do you think?

1. Year of manufacture 2012
2. BMW M5 silver blue metallic
3. 4 door DCT
4. Engine size 4395cc petrol
5. Auto
6. Front wheel drive.
7. 53700 miles
8.lowered suspension, aftermarket exhaust, upgraded stereo system and interior covering. Cream leather seats
9. It has air con/ climate control in rear also
10. Current UK guide price (private sale) £21,000
11. Carsales.com similar m5 with higher milage same year going for $89000 but has dvd screens installed in the back
12. Bmw serviced
13. Extended warranty
The car is immaculate (as new).

Thanks

A front wheel drive M5?!

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Whoops I meant rear wheel drive....copied and pasted another thread so I could remember what info to put!!

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On 30/07/2018 at 19:53, Adventu said:

Thanks Iron Chef, very grateful for the feedback.  I think therein lies my problem - my wife does not yet have her visa through so I would have to apply for the car in my name and sadly leave the bikes.

Bear in mind you have up to 6 months after you arrive in Australia to lodge your application, so you can still do it if you think her visa will arrive soon enough.


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On 02/08/2018 at 23:33, Jonno1981 said:

Hi Iron Chef,

1. Year of manufacture 2014.

2. Renault Clio, Dynamique MediaNav TCE 90.

3. 5 door hatchback.

4. 898 cc, petrol.

5. Manual.

6. Front wheel drive.

7. 4704 miles/7570 km mileage.

8. No additional options/mods.

9. It has air con.

10. Current UK guide price (private sale) £7, 330 GBP.

11. $8,500 AUD to $10,000 AUD on RedBook.

12. $16,000 AUD market value on carsales.com. The mileage on this was 55k km, ours only has 7.5k km.

13. Adelaide.

The car is immaculate (as new).

 

Many thanks.

My apologies to you and everyone else for my slow response - negotiations with the federal government over import law changes have finally reached the pointy end, so I seem to be spending more time in Canberra than at home lately. Then we had a cabinet reshuffle as a result of a pointless prime minister change and we lost the minister we've been dealing with for the last 3 years! Very frustrating from our end.

 

Anyway, to answer your question, I would sell it off before leaving - while we got the 1.0 litre engined Clio here in Oz, it wasn't a big seller, making yours a pretty tough sell when the time came. Financially it doesn't make sense based on the numbers you've listed currently.

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4 minutes ago, Iron Chef said:

My apologies to you and everyone else for my slow response - negotiations with the federal government over import law changes have finally reached the pointy end, so I seem to be spending more time in Canberra than at home lately. Then we had a cabinet reshuffle as a result of a pointless prime minister change and we lost the minister we've been dealing with for the last 3 years! Very frustrating from our end.

 

Anyway, to answer your question, I would sell it off before leaving - while we got the 1.0 litre engined Clio here in Oz, it wasn't a big seller, making yours a pretty tough sell when the time came. Financially it doesn't make sense based on the numbers you've listed currently.

Thanks @Iron Chef, appreciate your feedback. 

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Hi Iron Chef

- year of manufacture  2006

- make, model & variant Mercedes SLK 200 Kompressor

- body type (coupe, convertible, etc) Covertible

- engine size & fuel type 1.8litre, petrol

- transmission Automatic

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

- mileage 125528kms / 78000miles

- any special features, options or modification No

- does it have aircon? Yes

- realistic current UK market value £5000

- 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) $12,100 - $14,600

- Australian market value (http://www.carsales.com.au/all-cars/search.aspx - search for the closest matching vehicle) $13,900

- which Australian state/city Adelaide

Thank you in advance ?

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7 hours ago, PsychNurse said:

Hi Iron Chef

- year of manufacture  2006

- make, model & variant Mercedes SLK 200 Kompressor

- body type (coupe, convertible, etc) Covertible

- engine size & fuel type 1.8litre, petrol

- transmission Automatic

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

- mileage 125528kms / 78000miles

- any special features, options or modification No

- does it have aircon? Yes

- realistic current UK market value £5000

- 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) $12,100 - $14,600

- Australian market value (http://www.carsales.com.au/all-cars/search.aspx - search for the closest matching vehicle) $13,900

- which Australian state/city Adelaide

Thank you in advance ?

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.

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Hi guys, first post. Moving to Bunbury, WA, in January.

Hi Iron Chef. The first question, can we still import a car on a 457 at all? It used to be possible and I think a 457 allows you to apply for PR at some point but we won't be PR when we arrive.

 

Details below. Thank you!!!

 

- year of manufacture:
2011

- make, model & variant:
Vauxhall Zafira 1.7 CDTi Diesel Elite

- body type (coupe, convertible, etc):
People carrier

- engine size & fuel type:
1.7 Diesel

- transmission:
Manual

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

- mileage:
30,000 miles

- any special features, options or modification:
leather seats as standard

- does it have aircon:
Yes

- realistic current UK market value:
£5,000

- Australian RedBook value
No exact match possible.
No 2011 Vauxhall Zafiras in Oz. Sold as Holden Zafira up to about 2005, then as Opel Zafira from 2012.
Private Price Guide for a 2012 2.0L diesel is 12,000-14,000 AUD (bigger engine, 1 year newer, restyled model)

- Australian market value
There's a 2013 2.0 diesel with 24,000 miles at 19,400AUD (bigger engine, two years newer, restyled model)

- which Australian state/city
Bunbury WA

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10 hours ago, Pastmybest said:

Hi guys, first post. Moving to Bunbury, WA, in January.

Hi Iron Chef. The first question, can we still import a car on a 457 at all? It used to be possible and I think a 457 allows you to apply for PR at some point but we won't be PR when we arrive.

 

Details below. Thank you!!!

 

- year of manufacture:
2011

- make, model & variant:
Vauxhall Zafira 1.7 CDTi Diesel Elite

- body type (coupe, convertible, etc):
People carrier

- engine size & fuel type:
1.7 Diesel

- transmission:
Manual

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

- mileage:
30,000 miles

- any special features, options or modification:
leather seats as standard

- does it have aircon:
Yes

- realistic current UK market value:
£5,000

- Australian RedBook value
No exact match possible.
No 2011 Vauxhall Zafiras in Oz. Sold as Holden Zafira up to about 2005, then as Opel Zafira from 2012.
Private Price Guide for a 2012 2.0L diesel is 12,000-14,000 AUD (bigger engine, 1 year newer, restyled model)

- Australian market value
There's a 2013 2.0 diesel with 24,000 miles at 19,400AUD (bigger engine, two years newer, restyled model)

- which Australian state/city
Bunbury WA

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.


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On 24/09/2018 at 05:56, Iron Chef said:

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.

Thank you Iron Chef! ?

 

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Hello Iron Chef, Please can you advise on the following? 

Year: 2005, Model/Make: Land Rover Discover 3 S, 2.9l diesel, Auto, 106,000 mile, Aircon, UK guide: £6200, AUD guide: $10,200

Only other thing to note is Land Rovers are extortionately expensive to maintain. This vehicle is spotlessly clean for its age and mileage, plus its recently had £2,000 GBP spent on maintenance by a trusted specialist. so I KNOW it is up to date and reliable. My concern is finding a better example in Australia and that I could quickly spend the cost of importing it on repairing an unknown used one if I sell and buy again when we arrive. Sometime better the devil you know! 

Please can you also advise if the prices on your website are current? Thank you 🙂

 

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15 hours ago, roomummy said:

Hello Iron Chef, Please can you advise on the following? 

Year: 2005, Model/Make: Land Rover Discover 3 S, 2.9l diesel, Auto, 106,000 mile, Aircon, UK guide: £6200, AUD guide: $10,200

Only other thing to note is Land Rovers are extortionately expensive to maintain. This vehicle is spotlessly clean for its age and mileage, plus its recently had £2,000 GBP spent on maintenance by a trusted specialist. so I KNOW it is up to date and reliable. My concern is finding a better example in Australia and that I could quickly spend the cost of importing it on repairing an unknown used one if I sell and buy again when we arrive. Sometime better the devil you know! 

Please can you also advise if the prices on your website are current? Thank you 🙂

 

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.


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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.
As I suspected. A good version with proper maintenance history is worth alot. Mine has not been used off road but does pull a trailer. It's hard to find good examples here in the UK too as people often can't afford the maintenance bills, so inevitably cut corners. Are specialist LR engineers readily available in Oz? That's the next concern to find someone trustworthy to service it. Please can you message me a quote? We are moving Sept19. I can get the vehicle to Southampton docks no problem. Just want to understand the full costs with tax charges etc for budgeting purposes. Thank you. IMAG0289.jpeg

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2 hours ago, roomummy said:

As I suspected. A good version with proper maintenance history is worth alot. Mine has not been used off road but does pull a trailer. It's hard to find good examples here in the UK too as people often can't afford the maintenance bills, so inevitably cut corners. Are specialist LR engineers readily available in Oz? That's the next concern to find someone trustworthy to service it. Please can you message me a quote? We are moving Sept19. I can get the vehicle to Southampton docks no problem. Just want to understand the full costs with tax charges etc for budgeting purposes. Thank you. IMAG0289.jpeg

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.


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