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Buying a car abroad and then import it, convenient?

I wanted to buy a MINI Cooper S worth about 35k CHF, I wonder how much would it cost to import it should I buy it in Italy or Germany and then convert it.

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Old 01.02.2011, 15:05
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Re: Buying a car abroad and then import it, convenient?

done to death, try the search function.
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Re: Buying a car abroad and then import it, convenient?

Hi,

Just went through the exercise with a BMW and my conclusion was that importing from Germany was overall a good deal. Much larger selection, especially if you have some demands for specific equitement, etc, and at the same time you can save in the area of 10%. You need to work for the money though... ;o)

Anyway, countless threads about the details.

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Re: Buying a car abroad and then import it, convenient?

I would highly recommend importing a car. I did it last year, and with the Swiss system, it was super easy and transparent. Go for it!
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Re: Buying a car abroad and then import it, convenient?

And it's not even very difficult. Check out my blog post on how we did it.
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Re: Buying a car abroad and then import it, convenient?

Dealers are applying additional discounts right now in order to cover almost all money spare I would have by importing it from Germany.

So at the end of the game they made it not worth, I just needed to show some good negotiation skills, otherwise yes, I'd have ended in Germany with all painful procedure.

I buy a new one.
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