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Offline Wattens

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Tellm,

I hope you haven't been dissuaded.

Saw new CLS crossing Syd Harbour bridge on Saturday. Must have (though prefer lines of previous model).

Do you think it is feasible to import directly?

Iwp

Sure it was a CLS???

Can't bring em in unless it is a personal import having owned the car for 12 months over seas
You can say I'm wrong, but my garage doesn't agree with that statement!!!



Offline looney


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i guess if the car is not sold here in full volume yet, you could import it, obtain a RAWS approval and then import as many as you want once you have a RAWS approval?

but as mentioned above, then you are left with an import, that people here treat like Herpes.



Offline Marcus G


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Sure it was a CLS???

Can't bring em in unless it is a personal import having owned the car for 12 months over seas
There are some around. Saw one over here in that darker metallic red earlier this week.



Offline V.I.C.E.


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This link shows it as being a full volume vehicle.

http://rvcs-prodweb.dot.gov.au/pls/wwws/pubrvcs.view_app_details?sCertID=43232&sMakeModel=Mercedes-Benz+218

Full volume vehicles cannot be imported into the country. Unless it's under Personal Imports Scheme.



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I plan to move to Australia and become a permanent resident May 2014. I currently own a 3 month old 991 Carrera S in the UK. I would like to import this car as a PI into Australia when I move and keep it (having owned and used it for more than 12 months) The plan is not to re-sell the car and I am not looking to make profit, although it should be financially beneficial to me vs selling my current car and buying a similar replacement in Australia. I am not looking for an opinion on my choice of car (its fast, reliable, I can get it serviced in Australia and to be honest i am happy with it). I am concerned at the cost of compliance and more specifically where I can go to get an estimate of the work that might need to be done - if any.

I have already contacted Porsche Australia and they don't know - or perhaps don't want to help even through they would get the on-going service revenue. Can anyone advise where I can get some solid advice on this matter.  Thanks. :?



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I plan to move to Australia and become a permanent resident May 2014. I currently own a 3 month old 991 Carrera S in the UK. I would like to import this car as a PI into Australia when I move and keep it (having owned and used it for more than 12 months) The plan is not to re-sell the car and I am not looking to make profit, although it should be financially beneficial to me vs selling my current car and buying a similar replacement in Australia. I am not looking for an opinion on my choice of car (its fast, reliable, I can get it serviced in Australia and to be honest i am happy with it). I am concerned at the cost of compliance and more specifically where I can go to get an estimate of the work that might need to be done - if any.

I have already contacted Porsche Australia and they don't know - or perhaps don't want to help even through they would get the on-going service revenue. Can anyone advise where I can get some solid advice on this matter.  Thanks. :?
There are some that do this,
None I would recommend, and they will charge you $15-20k. Dash needs to be taken apart and played with.
You also have to pay taxes on your import (wattens should be able to tell you prices)  the whole experience will cost you about $40k as an estimate....when it's time to resell, you won't get your money back regardless....
Oh, and there are not too many good cheap mechanics here, servicing will cost you too.
P.s, if Barra is reading this, I am 40 years old :)
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There are some that do this,
None I would recommend, and they will charge you $15-20k. Dash needs to be taken apart and played with.
You also have to pay taxes on your import (wattens should be able to tell you prices)  the whole experience will cost you about $40k as an estimate....when it's time to resell, you won't get your money back regardless....
Oh, and there are not too many good cheap mechanics here, servicing will cost you too.
P.s, if Barra is reading this, I am 40 years old :)

Er, why does the Dash need to be taken apart???? If the Car is RHD already there is no reason to do anything to it.....and $40k??? You are talking about RAWS charges there I think.

PI is by far the easiest and cheapest way to import this car. It would not cost anywhere near that sort of money!!!



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I plan to move to Australia and become a permanent resident May 2014. I currently own a 3 month old 991 Carrera S in the UK. I would like to import this car as a PI into Australia when I move and keep it (having owned and used it for more than 12 months) The plan is not to re-sell the car and I am not looking to make profit, although it should be financially beneficial to me vs selling my current car and buying a similar replacement in Australia. I am not looking for an opinion on my choice of car (its fast, reliable, I can get it serviced in Australia and to be honest i am happy with it). I am concerned at the cost of compliance and more specifically where I can go to get an estimate of the work that might need to be done - if any.

I have already contacted Porsche Australia and they don't know - or perhaps don't want to help even through they would get the on-going service revenue. Can anyone advise where I can get some solid advice on this matter.  Thanks. :?

http://www.infrastructure.gov.au/vehicles/imports/import_options/pis.aspx

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