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# 81274 10-Apr-2011 20:03
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Hi

I have a car in NZ that we still own as we have just moved over to Oz and havent sold it yet.

I am wondering how much it would cost to have it shipped over there and registered.

Has anyone done this? have any advice?

The car is a japanese import, not new as it is a 2000 model but its an Estima (same as tarago) and a great family van that would cost a fair bit to replace here.

Anyone know what i would be up for to do it?

I have heard that import duties are tremendous but is that what the cars is worth in NZ or what it would be worth in Oz?

Just trying to work out all the costs to see if it is viable.






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  # 457295 10-Apr-2011 20:37
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Thats great info. Thanks.

Now I am wondering what I might have to do/get changed on the car to enable it to be registered over there?

What might not be covered in their specs or will need to be brought up to spec for an estima van?

anyone?




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  # 457364 11-Apr-2011 08:40
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Try checking the website for the traffic authority of the state you are in.

Also while the van is still here, get a full set of lights as spares from a wrecker here. They are different from the Aussie ones and if you try and buy them new through a dealer there (as wreckers there won't have any) they will cost you a stupid amount, if they can even be bothered doing it. That will also save you from potentially having the van off the road for several weeks whilst waiting for parts from overseas.



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  # 457621 11-Apr-2011 21:11
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TheUngeek: get a full set of lights as spares from a wrecker here. T


what sort of lights do you mean?

Toyota have the same model vehicle here so I cant see why the lights would be any different, but thanks for the tip!




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  # 457641 11-Apr-2011 21:40
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All the exterior lamps. Headlights, tail lights indicators etc. All the things that routinely get smashed in car parks.
They have a version of the same van, the lights and grilles and other items are different.

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