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ticino 25.06.2008 18:08

US imported cars
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by swissfc (Post 255381)
For sale:

Any make or model from the USA, at discounted rate - Full homoligation process completed and tax paid i.e ready to drive in switzerland

Please contact me if you are interested

Best regards

Swissfc

Can you give an example - let's say a BMW 335 or Audi S4. If I buy one from a Swiss dealer I can get a 10% discount on the list price - how much would the same car cost from you (all taxes paid, same condition as local car, 3 year EU warranty, free service for 100,000km, etc.)? Can you also get the diesel models from BMW?

swissfc 25.06.2008 18:13

Re: For sale: US imported cars
 
Hi Ticino,

First things first its important to note that with an american import you do not have the 3 year warranty, of course this is taken into account in the price, and as many of my customers have worked out, the saving on the car largely covers the cost of service and warranty.

If you give me an exact model - year - kms - I can give you a quote

Best regards

Swissfc :msnnerd:

ticino 25.06.2008 18:19

Re: For sale: US imported cars
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by swissfc (Post 255393)
Hi Ticino,

First things first its important to note that with an american import you do not have the 3 year warranty, of course this is taken into account in the price, and as many of my customers have worked out, the saving on the car largely covers the cost of service and warranty.

If you give me an exact model - year - kms - I can give you a quote

Best regards

Swissfc :msnnerd:

E.g., a BMW 335 factory new, M-sport plus usual extras, Swiss list price roughly 85-90K before discount (most dealers will give 6-10%). What would be the discount you can offer and what exactly are the warranty conditions?
Could I lease the car at conditions comparable to local ones (5-6% interest)?

Guest 25.06.2008 18:21

Re: For sale: US imported cars
 
Here we go again. :rolleyes:

Swissfc, I assume that if you are doing this for a living, that you will have some website set up with specifics and details re yourself and your expertise at this game. You have, for example, made one mistake already in stating that the warranty will not be offered on imported cars. At least for certain German marques, the guarantee is valid anywhere in the world.

To any EFers considering getting involved, I suggest you read through the long and involved discussion on this topic and make sure that any importer you are dealing with has the necessary qualifications, business licenses, etc.

swissfc 25.06.2008 18:23

Re: For sale: US imported cars
 
Im sorry, perhaps i was not clear,

I only import used cars - to be honest buying a brand new car is like throwing away money.

Give me 5 mins and i will get you a quote on a used one with few kms..

best regards

swissfc

ticino 25.06.2008 18:26

Re: For sale: US imported cars
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by swissfc (Post 255399)
to be honest buying a brand new car is like throwing away money.

That depends - I look for a company car that I can lease. So far, I've realized that leasing a brand new BMW that costs 80k is about the same monthly rate as a used one for 45k (maybe 100 bucks more) & I like the warranty and free service part of it....

ticino 25.06.2008 18:32

Re: For sale: US imported cars
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ratbert (Post 255401)
last time I checked, a BMW 3 series from 2006 with roughly 50,000 kms will not have a "sticker price".

Well - in Swissfc's defense I would say it does have a Eurotax value which is equal to a sticker price (dealers will mostly price at that level, especially for "commodity" cars such as 3-series, there are hundreds on autoscout24).

swissfc 25.06.2008 19:19

Re: For sale: US imported cars
 
Hi ticino,

sorry for the delay, For a second hand 335i sedan, 2007 with 5'000kms the price including homoligation, tax etc would be 55'000 CHF.

This car would be ready to drive in switzerland with swiss plates.

regards

ticino 25.06.2008 20:54

Re: For sale: US imported cars
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by swissfc (Post 255443)
Hi ticino,

sorry for the delay, For a second hand 335i sedan, 2007 with 5'000kms the price including homoligation, tax etc would be 55'000 CHF.

This car would be ready to drive in switzerland with swiss plates.

regards

Hi,

thanks a lot - was still quick! Have to admit though that I feel that difference to Swiss price levels is not big enough as this is just 10% less than a Swiss car. See this one for example - http://www.autoscout24.ch/AS24Web/De...1&page=1&row=6

Don't forget that the Swiss BMWs have free service for 100,000km - that has a value of around 3000 I would guess. Plus no hassles with the warranty.

brazilguy 30.08.2012 18:07

buy it yourself in the states....and bring it over...

its way cheaper than that!

check out

www.AUTOTRADER.com

jsherk 31.08.2012 11:36

Re: For sale: US imported cars
 
Used 2007 BMW 335i Coupe
6,800 miles
White
All scheduled maintenance, Always garaged, Fully loaded, GPS system, Ice cold A/C, Looks & runs great, Low mileage, Maintenance records available, Must see, Never seen snow, Performance tires, Power everything, Runs & drives great, Satelli...View more details

$33,500 = approx chf32,000

It would cost about chf10,000 to ship, insure, import & register

Big profit, but some people don't like getting their hands dirty on these things.

Jaceq 31.08.2012 13:51

Re: For sale: US imported cars
 
Guys, you noticed that previous posts are 4 years old?

miniMia 31.08.2012 15:32

Re: For sale: US imported cars
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jsherk (Post 1650745)
Used 2007 BMW 335i Coupe
6,800 miles
White
All scheduled maintenance, Always garaged, Fully loaded, GPS system, Ice cold A/C, Looks & runs great, Low mileage, Maintenance records available, Must see, Never seen snow, Performance tires, Power everything, Runs & drives great, Satelli...View more details

$33,500 = approx chf32,000

It would cost about chf10,000 to ship, insure, import & register

Big profit, but some people don't like getting their hands dirty on these things.

I don't understand what you are saying. Is it a good deal or a bad deal to import this car as it seems you can find this car for less than 42,000CHF. Why would you import it? Sure it won't have only 6K miles on it. But you can get low kms.

Sliced 31.08.2012 17:30

Re: US imported cars
 
MODS kick him off the forum... and delete this topic..

abrsive 31.08.2012 17:46

Re: US imported cars
 
It's a short thread, and Jaceq has already alluded to it... The thread is FOUR years old and these car prices are no longer relevant. No need to kick anyone off of the forum. :confused:

miniMia 31.08.2012 17:48

Re: US imported cars
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Sliced (Post 1651157)
MODS kick him off the forum... and delete this topic..

Who SwissFC? He hasn't been on since 2009. But you are right looks like he is spammer that has been overlooked.


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