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Thank you manckiwi

I tried looking at their site but I can't quite make it out

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So with seven seas, you have to get 2 different quotes? One for furniture and another for just your general stuff?

I tried a quote for our king bed frame and mattress (Not knowing the proper dimensions and size of the actual crate we would need) and it worked out to be almost twice the price as the actual bed lol. Think I may have to re-do that one

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Hi All - We are moving (flights booked!) next spring and are bringing 2 cars and 2 motorbikes. We have had the quotes from the removal companies and are working out the best one that suits our needs. We have been told by the removal companies that we need to get our vehicles approved before they can be imported. Has anyone else done this and know what the easiest way to go about doing this. We have a Nissan and a BMW and both are fairly new(under 10 years old) in good shape(no rust) and have no modifications. We want to bring them as we like to drive manual and we can't get our cars with auto box in NZ. Anyone know how to go about getting our cars approved for the trip? Cheers!

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Hi All - We are moving (flights booked!) next spring and are bringing 2 cars and 2 motorbikes. We have had the quotes from the removal companies and are working out the best one that suits our needs. We have been told by the removal companies that we need to get our vehicles approved before they can be imported. Has anyone else done this and know what the easiest way to go about doing this. We have a Nissan and a BMW and both are fairly new(under 10 years old) in good shape(no rust) and have no modifications. We want to bring them as we like to drive manual and we can't get our cars with auto box in NZ. Anyone know how to go about getting our cars approved for the trip? Cheers!
Best bet is to approach a dedicated vehicle exporter and ask them the question of what you need to do document wise in order to ship vehicles to nz.

Looked in to it myself around 5 years ago but in the end decided it just wasn't worth the hassle, red tape and costs to export 2 cars and a motorbike.
They have to be clean to within an inch of their life, no rust or dirt whatsoever. They have to have a letter of conformity from the manufacturer for a whole host of items from frontal impact to emissions etc to ensure they meet the strict rules in nz.....You'll laugh at this when you get here and see some of the crap that people drive around in.
You have to be in nz when it lands as someone has to be responsible for it. Then there's getting it through MPI, Customs, NZTA compliance, registration, vehicle license and a warrant of fitness.

I'm glad we didn't even though we loved ours at the time. Selling the motorbike meant I could get a new one here so that was an advantage and as for the cars we just used the money we got for them and purchased NZ spec cars here. Didn't like the thought of having vehicles with MPH/miles when it's all KPH/KM's here. European cars are also more expensive to insure and maintain - not majorly but it all adds up. Parts are also more expensive if you have to go overseas and have them shipped plus the time it takes to arrive. We steered away from manual transmission years ago so coming to a country where the majority of cars are auto wasn't an issue. Will surely affect resale though unless you just run them into the ground.

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Hi EscapetoNz, our best quote was £3500 for 2 cars in a 40 foot high cube(our own). As you say we will haveto pay for everything at the other end like WOF / potential MAF cleaning etc etc. For the peace of mind of having our own cars with manual gearboxes though i'm happy with that cost. We would haveto pay for a insurance / MOT and Tax in UK so those costs don't really matter to me. Our cars have digital speedo's that can change between MPH and KMH however the built in Sat Nav's will be useless.

The cars we have would cost a small fortune to buy in NZ so it makes sense to import them and use them over there. We have had them for many years and would like to have them for many more years to come.

I am considering selling my motorbike here and buying a new one in NZ but decent low mileage superbikes seem to hold their values really well in NZ(on trade me anyway). In UK my bike is only worth £4k second hand but it seems to be worth minumum $12k on trademe and there are very few on offer.

I'm very keen to find out from anyone who has actually imported cars or bikes and had to contact the vehicle manufacturer to obtain a “Compliance Certificate”. I asked my local Nissan dealer for the compliance certificate before and they didn't know what i was talking about. I'll ask NZTA as pretty sure they would know...

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Hi All - For those who are interested the place to get the best advice about importing your car to NZ...the best people to ask are the aa. They have been really useful with our vehicles and have saved is a lot of hassle / have always responded to my emails with very good advice and tips.

Follow this link for a starting point...

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My husband suggested shipping our car. That's one thing I've put my foot down over. For starters, it's a 2006. It all just seems like a nightmare and costly.

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We have decided to go with seven seas.

For the ones that have used this company, I take it you have to book online when you want your boxes picked up? We have made a huge boo boo and organised to leave on good friday (Didn't realise the date). So I'm guessing they will need to come before then?

How easy are they to get in touch with?

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Doubtful they will collect on BH, just give them a call and check. We booked our collection online. Few days before the collection we realised we need extra couple of days to pack our stuff so we changed the pick up day - no issues, no extra cost. Found them really helpful, and easy to get in touch with.

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We used Crown moving from Bristol to Te Awamutu (near Hamilton) in New Zealand. We had a 20ft sole-use as well as a small amount in a group container. Their quote was competitive and our belongings arrived safely, no breakages that we've seen! During a time of stress the lead moving guy in Bristol was reassuringly calm and efficient with our belongings. They were very good and I'd recommend them.

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