Wondering if anyone has any experience importing a car from the UK or anywhere really.
Currently visiting family in the UK and my Grandad can no longer drive so have been given his car.
Its a 2002 Vauxhall Corsa, Manual 1200cc. It only has 30,000 miles on it and it has hardly been used. In great condition - been serviced every year although bearly driven 1000 miles a year since it has been bought.
Initially we were going to sell it but it is only worth around £1000 yet it has another 10-15 years of driving left in it.
If we can bring it over for under <$4000 we think it will be worth it to use in New Zealand as it is a great little car.
Have been doing plenty of googling but their is not a lot of info around and most of it is out of date.
A big concern for us is that we haven't owned the car for more than a few weeks so will we be hit with import taxes when going through customs?
As far as i can tell the costs invloved are:
-getting car shipped to NZ
-get MAF inspection at port
-get car registered and VINed
Now i understand the car must comply to some NZ requierments, i think emissions and front air bags are things i need to check out.
Is their any other costs i have misssed? anything else i need to consider when importing the car?