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Topic # 64857 23-Jul-2010 23:22
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Hi yo:

moving to melbourne. so i have a 2005 Ford Fiesta in very good condition. i know that Oz cars are more expensive.

so potentially shipping cost would still mean we'd save money: not losing money by selling cheap, not losing money by buying expensive.

would that be right?

my worries are:

is it hassle free to get thru the reg/compliance process/anything to look out for?
how much does it cost you reckon/which company?

thanks!

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  Reply # 355612 23-Jul-2010 23:47
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Hey joker97, cars are definitely not more expensive in Australia. It's in fact a lot cheaper with better add-ons.

I am familiar with the Honda line so for example, a no-frills (ie. no add-ons) Honda Civic in NZ costs $35k. In Aussie, it costs $26k (including all taxes) with a whole heap of add-ons.

I wouldn't bother moving your car to Australia. Moving a car over costs around $3k including compliance and what not.

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  Reply # 355615 23-Jul-2010 23:50
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Sorry I must add that the prices are listed in NZD $35k and AUD $26k.

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  Reply # 355638 24-Jul-2010 00:58
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Might be worth grabbing a quote off http://www.tauruslogistics.co.nz/shipping/car - Check the car prices online also, Google and the Internet is your friend with this.

I would say that since the car is quite new, and in perfect condition it's probably worth shipping it, but then you gotta think you may have to re-register it in Aus + Get a new WOF.






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  Reply # 355642 24-Jul-2010 01:11
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hmm - perhaps things have evened out since the great recessionary NZ price hike some 18 mths ago ... plus gst hike to come might be able to lose less or even break even by selling the car here ... (with regards to ford specifically - depreciation is a massive blow and by selling here i'm thinking maybe i stand to lose a lot even though we've had it for 3 years+ now.)

does anyone know of a trademe (web) or turners (auction) equivalent if i want to buy a cheap 2nd hand car in melbourne?

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  Reply # 355646 24-Jul-2010 01:20
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Not sure about auctions in Melbourne but carsales.com.au is pretty big over there as well as www.tradingpost.com.au



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  Reply # 355648 24-Jul-2010 01:21
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michaelmurfy: Might be worth grabbing a quote off http://www.tauruslogistics.co.nz/shipping/car - Check the car prices online also, Google and the Internet is your friend with this.

I would say that since the car is quite new, and in perfect condition it's probably worth shipping it, but then you gotta think you may have to re-register it in Aus + Get a new WOF.


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no thanks! ok brilliant i wont worry about relocating it then ;p



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  Reply # 355649 24-Jul-2010 01:22
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meesham: Not sure about auctions in Melbourne but carsales.com.au is pretty big over there as well as www.tradingpost.com.au


many thanks! yeah these were the 2 i kept coming across but as i have no idea about anything about Oz it's always worth asking!

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