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Thread: Very sorry, another car import question

  1. #1
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    Default Very sorry, another car import question

    I and i'm sorry but i'm confused, we are looking at importing our car we are coming over on LTBV and are bringing a 40' container with our goods and our car, we aren't going to be there for 8 months, house to sell, kids exams at school but (and i'm not sure we can do this) we have a landrover discovery 2004 that we are bringing,

    my thoughts are this,

    should we renew our car now, maybe buy a newer Discovery with less miles or a different type of 4 x 4

    the thing is am I right to think that some cars are not as welcome to import as others?

    does it depend on where they are built?

    I had heard/read something about this and the next question how do I find out where a car is built.

    Do I have time to replace our car and avoid any added costs?

    Again sorry if anyone has already gone over this but I am well confused!

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    Here's the official government information on this. http://www.nzta.govt.nz/resources/fa...-vehicles.html

    Among other points, you'll see that you need to have personally owned the vehicle for 12 months, so you can stop considering a change at this point - it wouldn't work.

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    (you could import a car you've owned for less than 12 months, but it would be liable for GST at 15%).

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    I don't think you would have any problems with a late model 4x4. Cars with a separate chassis come under a different class as far as collision standards go. They give a pretty thorough going over on import and are quite terrified of any signs of rust. Other things that you may and up doing are replacing disc brakes and fitting a high level brake light.

    You need a receipt that says you purchased it over a year ago.

    There are plenty of LR Discoveries here.

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