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Re: Swiss car prices - This is NOT a rant

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If you have paperwork showing they are approved to be fitted to your car in an EU country (does not matter which one) then they are OK here under the "Cassis de Dijon" regulation.

Swiss standard tests are no longer required (except for medicines & some foodstuffs)

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http://www.br-legal.ch/cms/index.php...echt&Itemid=34

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"This unusual step taken by Switzerland is linked to the fight against the perception of Switzerland as a so-called “island of high prices”."

anyone here shown a TUV cert etc and had it accepted? i know someone that had a hard time in the BS/BL MFK station with a TUV cert and it wasnt accepted
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Old 24.05.2012, 16:19
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I don't know if it was true of only Audi, but when I looked at buying my new Audi at the end of last year one of the things they were keen to tell me is that new cars come with 10 years free servicing and all you pay for is the liquids, apparently this free servicing is transferred from owner.

And before anybody says I'm talking complete C**P I spent a good 15 minutes making sure that I had understood what I had been told, I don't speak German but my wife speaks fluent German and the facts were given to us in both English and German with the same understanding. It also explains why the resale value of an import car is less than the resale of a non-import car.
Yes but with modern cars regular servicing is anyway a rip-off.
They just change the oil (which with modern synthetics probably does need changing anyway) & oil filter; check the computer for warnings & if you are lucky also top up the radiator & windscreen washer.

I recently bought a Renault which has a 2 year service interval; this means in 10 years I would get 4 free services - I am sure the last one after 10 years would be too late for the free offer.
So at say 250Chf a time I would save 1,000 CHF versus hopping over the border & saving 10/15,000 CHF. Big deal.
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