09 Jan 2007 8:52 AM
Can anyone tell us the pitfalls of shipping a car from the UK ? is it worth it or not ? we have a landrover discovery we are attached to and have had an online quote from a company of about |
09 Jan 2007 9:06 AM
|Hi Bren & Julie,
Can't help you with the shipping of a car I'm afraid, but I can let you know that I opened a Westpac bank account just before xmas, it was really easy. I did it all over the phone, they gave me account number etc... I can deposit but not withdraw until I get there and show them id etc... They are open 24/7 so you do not need to get up early or stay up late to contact them, ring them whenever.
09 Jan 2007 11:16 AM
|an equivelet car? what year is yours etc|
09 Jan 2007 5:02 PM
We moved here 5 weeks ago now,and we opened an accout with the commonwealth bank in London,before we left,it was quite straight forward.Then when we arrived, we arranged an appointement to go into Perth,and they sorted out eveything there and then.The good thing about the commonwealth,is there are lots of branches and lots of ATMS.
About your car,we were told it was exspensive to do that,as they are very stict on the importing of vechicles,so i would look into that further.I have seen quite a few landrover discoverys over here,and it would probably be quite exspensive to buy out here.
We just bought a 2 year old toyota(with all the extras) for just under 8 thousand pounds.So i guess it just depends what you like.
hope this helps a little
09 Jan 2007 6:06 PM
in the box type..
Should i bring our cars to Australia
this will bring up a thread between peter c and liam from nov 2004
i dont know exactly how up to date the facts are but seems a really good guide to me
i have even printed it off!
09 Jan 2007 6:34 PM
|I think generally from the threads i have read over the last 18 months people tend to think its too much hassle to take a car.The running costs can be expensive due to limited dealers for european cars etc having to re tax and register is a real pain too it seems.However there is a landrover dealer in perth and cars are around |
09 Jan 2007 11:07 PM
|they may be cheaper new but cars do not depreciate at the same rate here.
there is a big dealer called barbagellos (spelling?) they ae north of perth in osborn park. there is an indipendent specialist that deal with disco's in wangara.
hope it helps|
10 Jan 2007 7:22 AM
thanks for the info,its very useful, we will definitely follow this up ! thanks again
10 Jan 2007 7:48 AM
ours is a 05 discovery 3 se, uk value around |
10 Jan 2007 8:17 AM
thanks for the info, i think we'll probably sell it in the uk and buy an equivelent car in aus to save the hassle,Also thanks for the info on the bank , found it useful to know about the availability of atm's.|
10 Jan 2007 8:39 AM
thanks alot for that very useful information, we will probably not take the car as it seems like too much hassle, even though it took us a long time to find this car and model to suit our needs. But will no doubt find something similar in aus to suit us again.
Looking forward to viewing the programme ! still on Jan the 15th , we've even bought a new recorder to tape it as our old one packed up before christmas.
10 Jan 2007 8:46 AM
thanks for that, thats good to know, it makes up my mind not to take the car,and we will probably try to find a japenese equivelent,a car dealer friend of mine told me that the new hyundai sante fe is a great car and has a ten year warranty in australia( not sure if this is true) and is available with a seven seat option, which would suit us ideal.
thanks for the info.
10 Jan 2007 8:52 AM
im not that happy you replied......
i am a car snob and have been trying to persuade the wife to move our RS Focus
she says a car is a car much to my horror
please try not to encourage her
besides its only money
10 Jan 2007 9:17 AM
ooops !!! sorry
Maybe its not a bad idea to take it after all !!!!!!
10 Jan 2007 10:29 AM
|the santa fe as far as i know has a 5 yr warranty. in america they may have 10 yrs. best person to speak to would be alang who has recently bought the new model|
10 Jan 2007 11:58 AM
|New Santa Fe does have a 7 seat option however I went for the 5 seat model.
As for warranty it has a Hyundai 5 year plan or 130,000km, however I managed to get an unlimited km warranty for the same period, I may need it as I have already done 8,000km in 3 months.
I have the petrol version and have no complaints up to now...other than the dealership I bought it from...stay away from DVG Hyundai in Melville!!!
Fire away if you have anymore questions although going on holiday today for 5 days so will not answer immediately.
10 Jan 2007 1:33 PM
|theres an english guy at wild west hyundai that i deal with now and then. if you want his details let me know|