19 Jun 2011 12:37 AM
|We bought our VW Golf with us from the UK. We are in the Volkswagen Club WA and have been to a couple of shows so far. My advice would be to modify the vehicle before you emigrate, and also to import it as a personal import as the laws are less strict on compliance with Australian Standards. If you are going to use it quite often out here then it might be worth bringing it over. It cost us nearly 5000 dollars to import our car, and it wasnt easy, but worth it in the long run. Dont worry too much about parts etc, as you can buy them yourself from Ebay etc and just get the garages here to fit them. There are VW garages here, but most deal with fairly new cars, older ones get fixed through smaller garages, and there arent many in Perth. Anyway, you are on the right track here, research, research before you decide and weigh up the pros and cons... and Good Luck !