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Selling an imported car

Hello all,
I would like to ask you some things about my car.I relocated to switzerland before a year and I imported my car (BMW Z4 2.2 ) 2005 model.I have swiss plates now and I would like to sell it.Where I should go and what I should do ? I would prefer to sell it directly on a garage or a seller.I leave in Zurich.Please inform me if you know something , thank you in advance. . . .
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It makes no difference that it is an import.
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It makes no difference that it is an import.
Unless it is a right hand drive
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It makes very little difference that it is an import now that it is 10 years old and originally available in Switzerland
Fixed that for you
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As long as someone gives you a pile of cash then it makes no difference.
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It makes no difference that it is an import.
Oh, but it most certainly does.....maybe less as DK pointed out, but it will still be valued less than a car sold by a Swiss dealer
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Oh, but it most certainly does.....maybe less as DK pointed out, but it will still be valued less than a car sold by a Swiss dealer
In the little grey paper they give you at the DMV, there is a line for Swiss homologation number. If this number is replaced by XXXXX (which is true for almost all imports), then car is officially regarded as not purebred by Swiss dealers, since you scored a better price rather than feed their bottom line. If indeed 10+ years old, perhaps a private sale is better than driving it to the dealer for upgrade but this may not be true, given the strong SFr and raining sales lately... It also depends if it is a 10yo Fiesta or a Bentley, the former may reap higher profits being recycled
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Re: Selling an imported car

If you want to sell to a garage, the logical thing is to take it to a few different ones in your area and see what kind of offers they make. If you want to sell privately, you can list on Autoscout and Ricardo for a fee. You can list for free on sites like Tutti.

Check out Autoscout to see how many cars like yours are for sale now, and what people are asking for similar features, kms, etc.
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I'll give you 2k chf for it, cash

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Re: Selling an imported car

The 2.2 was the last small 6 engine BMW did - its lineage dates back to the big and small 6s of the late 70s (big being 3.0 and 3.5; small being 2.0 and 2.5). The small-6 (M20) was replaced by the M50 and then in 1993 by then M52. The Big-6 was phased out in 1993 with all non-M BMW 6s being M52 based.

BMWs tradition of offering a small 6-pot (<2.5l) came to and end when the M54 ceased production.

CC for CC they offer very good performance and sound excellent - arguably with a bassier note than the larger 2.5 and 3.0 engines. It was also keener to rev - mainly own to the higher compression ratio.

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OP: you can't actually sell on here (too few posts) but PM me the full spec.
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Re: Selling an imported car

hey, get in line
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hey, get in line
1chf per CC

(Although I am fussy on colour)
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Unless it is a right hand drive
A dealer was willing to take our RHD.
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A dealer was willing to take our RHD.
They took mine too - but that doesn't mean they'll take all of them!! I bought my car for 1500 (fresh MOT) - 18mths later it sold for 250chf to a Swiss dealer - I was gutted I got so little.

In hindsight it was a bloody bargain!!
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Oh, but it most certainly does.....maybe less as DK pointed out, but it will still be valued less than a car sold by a Swiss dealer


But. The OP didn't ask about value. He asked about how to sell it. And that is the same whether it's an import or not.


I sold my import to a dealer and he didn't know it was an import until he collected it. He didn't care and at the end of the day it was going to go on his forecourt at the same price anyway. Or do you really think that second hand buyers are going to expect a discount because of a line on a grey card?
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But. The OP didn't ask about value. He asked about how to sell it. And that is the same whether it's an import or not.


I sold my import to a dealer and he didn't know it was an import until he collected it. He didn't care and at the end of the day it was going to go on his forecourt at the same price anyway. Or do you really think that second hand buyers are going to expect a discount because of a line on a grey card?

He did and valued it accordingly !

Don't ask me why, but imported cars go for less here than one imported by the official chanel.

Makes any sense, no, but that's the way it is !
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Or do you really think that second hand buyers are going to expect a discount because of a line on a grey card?
I would.
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Bollocks


We had already agreed the price
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Old 19.02.2015, 21:36
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Bollocks


We had already agreed the price
Thankyou for your kind words, I'm sure you know best

You were really lucky as this goes against any current practises and it is very unsual to get a naive car dealer.
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Bollocks


We had already agreed the price
And that was half of absolutely bugger all.

Dealers check very little over here. Their margin is so big that if they have to drop some to sell it they are still in the money.
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