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Re: 4000 CS quattro

At 17:18 11.11.98 GMT, Eyvind Spangen wrote:

>I've got an idea. Is it possible to buy a 4000 CS quattro in the US
>and ship it over here to Norway? I want a quattro, but the older
>exterior. Is it possible to buy a car and get it shipped overseas
>without me going to the US? What is the approx. cost of shipping etc.?
>Maybe a wild idea, but I want to check it out - I want a quattro! :-)

First of all - check what the law in Norway says about importing cars from
outside of EU. 
Used cars are much cheaper in USA than anywhere in Europe, but local import
taxes are usually killing the idea. For example, in Poland it's 45% import
tax (for cars more than 3 years old) + 6% "fee" + 22% VAT. Plus, you can't
legally import a car older than 10 years unless it's a classic. Last time I
checked the shipping was $600-$1000 depending on size of the car. You would
also have to change the headlamps to European ones.
You may want to check the German used car market. Lot of fine cars at good
prices and I believe taxes and shipping costs would be much lower.

Aleksander Mierzwa
Warsaw, Poland
87 Audi 5000CS turbo (mine)
88 Renault Medallion wagon (mom's)
91 mountain bike (just in case both cars broke at the same time :-)