Where in US are you shipping from? That seems like a very reasonable price. I may be considering shipping one of my cars as well.lane: i am moving with my family in april or june from usa to abu dhabi, should i bring my 4 runner , fully paid and 2005 model ,in excellent condition for my personal use and its costing me somewhere between 1500 to 2000 dollars .
And the USA (ever heard of death valley) doesn't have such conditions?US specs cars have lower re-sale value and spares could be hard to find if the model is not sold in the UAE. If you are thinking about shipping it back when the time comes, then add it on to your existing costs when deciding. Cars are affordable here in the UAE & you can buy vehicles from the 2nd hand market with warranties if you do not wish to invest in a new one. It's always safe to drive cars with the country specific specs, especially since in the UAE the summers are extreme and your existing radiator, A/C unit etc., would require an upgrade.
For the love of God, can we have at least 1 discussion on cars without talking about resale values. Coincidentally half the people who talk about resale, resale resale, end up keeping a car for 20 years.US specs cars have lower re-sale value and spares could be hard to find if the model is not sold in the UAE.