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muhnkee2

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98 posts

29 months

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Tuesday 21st August 2012 quote quote all
Hey folks,
I am a kiwi living in London, i have a 2002 Renault Avantime that i have owned for three years, but have now replaced with much more sensible M5.
I know its a lover it or hate it car, but i love it and am struggling to part with it.
Its the same as this one pictured:

I am thinking of shipping it back to Nelson and leaving it there for my Christmas holidays drive.
Can anyone tell me the average cost of shipping a car back to NZ and getting it compliant?

Also, has anyone seen another Avantime in NZ?

Cheers
Greg

Brendon NZ

133 posts

58 months

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Tuesday 21st August 2012 quote quote all
Allow up to GBP2000 for single container shipping and insurance.....about $1000 NZ customs,MAF and clearance.....+ GST on the car value + shipping costs, unless you bring it back as a returning resident and don't sell it for 1 year then its GST free.
I have only complied TVR's....so someone else can say how much this would be for your car.
Good luck.
Brendon

Esprit

6,332 posts

163 months

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Tuesday 21st August 2012 quote quote all
I've seen at least one Avantime here. I've seen one a few times in Havelock North. Doubt there'd be more than 3 or 4 in the country though.

Fraster

1,259 posts

120 months

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Sunday 2nd September 2012 quote quote all
Wicked blind spots?

uncinqsix

2,284 posts

90 months

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Tuesday 4th September 2012 quote quote all
There may be an issue with emissions if the Avantime is Euro 3 - needs to be Euro 4 to get it here. SIV may an option provided it meets 3 of the following criteria: production under 20000/year; identified as collectable in a commercially published magazine; convertible or coupe body style (might be pushing it a bit); and it's a "high performance vehicle." The bar for the last one was set quite low by a 2.5 diesel automatic Audi Allroad a few years ago, so that's not as unrealistic as it sounds.

ETA - If you've been away long enough, you may be able to get through via the Immigrant's Vehicle provisions as well smile

Edited by uncinqsix on Tuesday 4th September 07:39

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GravelBen

10,850 posts

110 months

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Tuesday 4th September 2012 quote quote all
It has two doors and a boot out the back, does that make it a coupe? hehe

Esprit

6,332 posts

163 months

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Tuesday 4th September 2012 quote quote all
Euro 3 won't be an issue. If you're bringing it with you when you move over and don't sell it for at least 24 months, you can biring it in as an immigrant vehicle, so long as it passes the safety inspection at the border.
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