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Parallel Imports.

I’m thinking about buying a new (25km) car that is marketed as a parallel import. I’m not sure from which country, but the model is not available in Switzerland. (It’s a Skoda Citygo electric)

Some of my neighbours are telling me to avoid parallel Imports as the Warranty won’t be valid in Switzerland and it will be impossible to get the car serviced.

I’m not expecting to get free service!

Can anyone comment on the Warranty and availability of service?

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Re: Parallel Imports.

That's the same car than the VW e-UP sold locally. Any reason to go for the Skoda instead of the VW that can be easily bought here?
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Re: Parallel Imports.

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That's the same car than the VW e-UP sold locally. Any reason to go for the Skoda instead of the VW that can be easily bought here?
The 25km are probably a 20% knock off of an originally not Swiss price.

Vorführwagen (demonstration car), lots of people sat in it, lots of people touched it but nobody moved it. Usually a good deal.
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Re: Parallel Imports.

That was our thinking.

Although Skodas are nearly identical to VW they are often less expensive.
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Re: Parallel Imports.

I can't say anything about warranty, could be difficult as car builders highly dislike parallel import and will just luv to make your life difficult.

As to service: That will be absolutely no problem, there are tons of "free garages" here who will take care of it. I always chose free garages, their common sense makes my life easier and cheaper.
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That was our thinking.

Although Skodas are nearly identical to VW they are often less expensive.
Skoda is the most profitable brand in the group percentage of sale price by a long way.
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Re: Parallel Imports.

So we have servicing done at a free garage and they detect a manufacturing defect. Can that garage claim from the manufacturer?
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