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Thread: shipping my car

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    We are looking into the possibility/feasability of shipping our car.
    It is just a year old and to sell it now would mean making quite a loss on it.

    Firstly can we take it?
    It is a Kia Sedona in UK......in NZ it is a Kia Carnival
    It is a diesel.....................NZ only sell petrol
    It has 7 seats..................NZ version has 8 seats

    I think I read somewhere that if it doesn't match exactly then we can't take it.

    If by some stroke of luck we can take it, how do we take it?

    Are we allowed to put it in a container and pack our other worldly good around it in one neat package.... or will it have to have its own container?

    Sooooo many questions!!

    Marybelle

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    With some doubt about what would/wouldn't be allowed, M has contacted the AA in NZ to have them check the specific details of his car. They're being very helpful. (But we've yet to find out if it will be any good.) You can apparently put your car in your container with your other belongings - you'll find some old threads on this if you do a Search - but it sounds as if what the different shippers advise will vary.

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    Hi there
    We're in the same boat(!) as I want to ship my Subaru across. The link below will give you access to a company of some repute (I hope) that I intend using. There's heaps of info about how to check if your car is acceptable into NZ. You can also obtain an on-line quote.
    Having read through the bumpf, it seems they are interested in whether the vehicle has sufficient frontal impact survivability, most modern cars meet the specification.
    Diesel is available in NZ.

    www.karmanshipping.com

    Best regards

    Dave and Linda

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    Hi Troutman

    i have a question.........if they don't sell diesel in NZ and yours is a diesel what will you run it on?

    in fact i have two questions.........if you get it converted to petrol wont that cost as much as the loss in money and the cost of getting it shipped over along with the required documentation that its ok?

    i did look into taking mine with me but found out that the safety standards in the european model compared with the NZ one are different and NZ would not accept mine and it would cost over a 1k to get it modified so i decided to leave it here.

    my understanding is that if you get a big enough container you can load it in with the furniture.

    Good luck in whatever you decide to do.....

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    Diesel is most certainly sold in New Zealand.


    Suzanne.

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    diesel is sold at almost all petrol stations in auckland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catt View Post
    Hi Troutman

    i have a question.........if they don't sell diesel in NZ and yours is a diesel what will you run it on?
    Catt - I think Marybelle meant that in NZ they only sell the petrol version of that car

    Mels

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    Sorry folks didn't mean to confuse people.

    Mels you are correct...what I meant was that the Kia Carnival is only sold in a petrol version in NZ.

    I was in a hurry when I posted...I promise to try harder next time

    Marybelle

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    booooooooooooooooooooooooooooom

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    If your car runs on diesel and of course you can get diesel in NZ then there shouldn't be a problem.


    Suzanne.

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