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A couple of things I have found in the New Zealand car market is:

1) If you are willing to shop around and be patient you can get very good deals. Even if the car is not 100% you can fix it for a fraction of the cost that importing a car from the UK would cost.

2) in response to bringing a diesel vehicle over from the UK, you could always swap the speddo cluster out for a Kms one in New Zealand, before you register it with the NZTA.

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When we moved to NZ from Spain in 2001, we brought our 9 month old Peugeot 307 Left hand drive. It had cost us 13,000 9 months previously.

All up it cost the equivalent of NZ $6,000 which was for shipping from Valencia & the costs in NZ of getting it compliant (AA obtaining a Crash test report from Peugeot France) changing the headlights, & Shipping & Customs clearance agent in NZ & all associated charges which included GST of $2,000 as we had owned it less than 12 months.from Valencia.

At the time it was worth it as we had only been offered a pittance for it when we attempted to sell it in Spain.

We had many years of happy motoring & lots of fun when pulled over for breath testing!!
One night a lady police officer asked the person she thought was driving (seated on the right hand side) to blow into the device only to be told "Officer, I was too drunk to drive, so I gave the wheel to my passenger!!"

She did not quite grasp the situation but her fellow male colleagues did & no doubt it raised a laugh back at the Police station. poor girl.

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Hi,

Was wondering if anyone had any experience/advice on shipping cars from UK to NZ. We are weighing up if it's worth selling both our cars and buying when we move or taking them with us...

Over here private sale one is worth 2,000 and the other 3,000...if we were not moving we wouldn't be considering changing cars...

I was also wondering if anyone had an idea about cost of shipping, one is a ford fiesta, the other vauxhall astra...

Look forward to hearing from you...
Hi !

I work for a dealership which send cars from UK to New Zealand. I send for 3 years cars and other kind of vehicle with a company called ShipFromUk, they have a new product called Car-Rak. Thanks to this one their price of shipping is very low.

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If that can help someone you can find information here:
Shipfromuk : ShipFromUK.com Car & Caravan Shipping from the UK to NZ, AU | ShipfromUK.com
Car-Rak : The Car-rak: Leading the World in Car Shipping

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try UNSWORTH Global Logistics in the UK.
They are quick, cheap and I have not had any issues in shipping with them, despite having monthy shipments to Auckland.

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Just to throw my 2c in. If you have a cherished car ship it in a container ONLY do not use RoRo (role on roll off). My car has tones of rust that just wasnt present before due to the sea salt. I worked out to ship my car and all my posetions in the same container i would have saved money. Not just on the cost of shipping but to the damage caused by theft of parts and damage by neglect in transit.

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Hi! I know someone who got their cars shipped from the US to New Zealand by these guys -

famouscarshipping.co.nz

Wish you the best!

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In my opinion - crazy idea !

Yes used cars can be cheap in uk auctions, I understand why you would think you could buy a bargain there and drive it here - after shipping of course.

You will find some equally good bargains at NZ auctions and you have the benefit of seeing them in the flesh, testing them or having a mechanical inspection.
Have to be careful a car in the uk not previously damaged, crashed, stolen, owed finance.
How will you ensure this from NZ or would you just trust the auction house ?
Don't forget the exchange rate and additional auction fees.
Are you allowed to purchase from a UK car auction when overseas ?

Navigation systems of UK spec cars will not work in NZ, nor can they be made to work.
They use a DVD to drive them which holds the map data but there is no alternative NZ DVD as there is no market for them as UK spec cars generally live in the UK and not in NZ.
I enquired about a 2007 Audi and a 2011 Peugeot - both of which had matching models from SEAT, Citroen, Mitsubishi and I couldn't get an alternative NZ DVD sat nav disc for either.
The cars may have been very similar both sides of the globe but the Nav systems where from different suppliers in different countries and not compatible with one another.

Changing the speedo/odometer from Mph to Kph - where are you gonna find an alternative set of clocks ?
If you did find them they'd cost you a fortune to buy and same to fit plus you then devalue the car further as it has been tampered with. You would have to specify the car having replacement clocks and you would have trouble proving the vehicle total mileage ?

I'd expect if you import a vehicle into the UK you would be charged customs import tax on the value, just like I would if I imported anything and the value of the item over the import value threshold.
This is nothing to do with GST - that's something else.

How are you going to prove the vehicle complies with NZTA rules and regulations ? It must have a letter of conformity from the manufacturer - from the country of specification ?
You may have problems providing this info and getting it through NZTA ?

Last but not least, what about GST ?
Wouldn't you have to pay GST on its value to customs - and the value is its worth in NZ, not your purchase price in UK.
If your an immigrant then you may be free from paying GST but would have to keep the car 2 years.

If it was so straightforward and a lot cheaper to import a much cheaper car from oversees, everyone would be doing it wouldn't they ?
Hi guys, just a quick reference for you regarding UK spec sat nav. My BMW 335d arrives today, 23/04/18 and the nav system will work in New Zealand. A firm in Auckland specialises in conversion of European spec vehicles, BMW being one of them. It is relatively inexpensive and is updated with th3 2018 maps via a disc.. assuming yours is DVD driven, this is not a problem at all. Japanese imports on the other hand, are virtually impossible to convert. Hope this helps.

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