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      08-10-2012, 06:25 AM   #1
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Taking my 335d from Uk to WA

Evening all.

I'm considering taking my 335d over to Perth so was wondering if anyone could offer any advice/pitfalls.

I initially wasn't going to bother but looking at the price of cars over there plus taking in to account I wont actually be paying the shipping costs I'm now considering it. The fees for registration/tax etc would be payable by me but even so I would still be well in pocket (I think)

My concerns are that they don't appear to sell the 335d in Oz so was worried about any parts I may need and also wondering do they sell many diesels over there?

Any help or advice would be appreciated.
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      08-10-2012, 06:33 AM   #2
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I've seen one 335d in Sydney and another one on carsales so there are at least two here already. IF you want to bring it then just bring it, but be aware that resale value will need to be adjusted accordingly for an import.
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      08-10-2012, 07:17 AM   #3
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Thanks, I'm not too worried about the resale value to be honest. It's probably worth 15k in the uk (at most), add 5k for tax/import fees equals AUS $30k so taking off 20% for an import I think it would still be worth it.
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      08-10-2012, 09:29 AM   #4
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i would have loved a 335D.... one poped up on caresales 1 month after i bought my 335.
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      08-10-2012, 09:55 AM   #5
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Evening all.

I'm considering taking my 335d over to Perth so was wondering if anyone could offer any advice/pitfalls.

I initially wasn't going to bother but looking at the price of cars over there plus taking in to account I wont actually be paying the shipping costs I'm now considering it. The fees for registration/tax etc would be payable by me but even so I would still be well in pocket (I think)

My concerns are that they don't appear to sell the 335d in Oz so was worried about any parts I may need and also wondering do they sell many diesels over there?

Any help or advice would be appreciated.
Hey Wayne, check out :

http://www.pomsinoz.com/forum/transp...d-know-93.html

Page 1 of this is very good and you can post your car details to get their view.

I am planning on bringing over each a E46 and E92 M3 from the UK. But not till next year...I think the best way to think about it is that you will not lose money, then if you make any its a bonus.....

Another good read is here :

http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/t...fully%21&mid=0

Bit old to start with but some recent discussions...

PM me if you want to talk further....
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      08-10-2012, 10:22 AM   #6
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Hey Wayne, check out :

http://www.pomsinoz.com/forum/transp...d-know-93.html

Page 1 of this is very good and you can post your car details to get their view.

I am planning on bringing over each a E46 and E92 M3 from the UK. But not till next year...I think the best way to think about it is that you will not lose money, then if you make any its a bonus.....

Another good read is here :

http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/t...fully%21&mid=0

Bit old to start with but some recent discussions...

PM me if you want to talk further....
Cheers guys and thanks Savitar, will have a good read through those links later.
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      08-13-2012, 12:00 AM   #7
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So how about people who are not originally from UK? Can I import a 2nd hand car from the UK to Oz? Just thinking whether it is possible to importing a 2nd hand M3 from UK for the general Australian Public? Sound like a great saving considering the exchange rate.
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      08-13-2012, 12:22 AM   #8
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So how about people who are not originally from UK? Can I import a 2nd hand car from the UK to Oz? Just thinking whether it is possible to importing a 2nd hand M3 from UK for the general Australian Public? Sound like a great saving considering the exchange rate.
simple answer is NO
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      08-13-2012, 02:10 AM   #9
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So how about people who are not originally from UK? Can I import a 2nd hand car from the UK to Oz? Just thinking whether it is possible to importing a 2nd hand M3 from UK for the general Australian Public? Sound like a great saving considering the exchange rate.
Well, you actually can do it, but you need to have owned it and lived with it in the UK for 12 months. So unless you are planning on moving to the UK you can't do it.

However, there is the RAWS system that allows an Aussie to purchase a car OS and get it imported into the UK. There are only certain cars that allow you to do this and only certain companies that are legally allowed to import the cars for you (which charge something like $20,000 for a Ferrari for example) check this link out :

http://www.raws.com.au/ImportPurchase.asp
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      01-09-2013, 08:52 AM   #10
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Hi wayne71,

Did you ever end up bringing your 335D to WA? I am in the process of bringing mind to Sydney NSW and wanted to see how you're getting on.
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      05-31-2013, 09:16 AM   #11
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Bump to see if Wayne ever brought his over???
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