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    Who'd buy my Corrado if I imported it into Australia

    Hi all,
    I'm bringing my Corrado (storm) with me when we return to AUS in 15 months time and I suggested to my wife that it could be a good idea for us to buy another one and bring that back to Australia to sell.
    She's a bit cautious that there wouldn't be enough interest to make it worth our while,
    so I said I'll put a post up asking for expressions of interest,
    I'm looking at Corrados which have low milage of around 100Kmiles, good bodywork, leather interior(hopefully) mechanically sound and generally stock,
    so please post up so we can get another one in Aus
    cheers
    Steve

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    Build it and they will come.

    Dont expect to make a fortune on it. Tight arses abound everywhere.
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    160,000kms isn't really that low in Aus, the parts and labour to make it roadworthy and the cost of importing it alone against what you'd realistically get for it wouldn't make it worth it IMO.

    Bring yours in to Aus and show it for sure, but there aren't many people who'd pay a price tag for something that isn't MK5 or newer despite how rare it may be. It sucks.
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    It all depends on how much you can land it for. Import and compliancing costs tend to add up.
    They seem to turn over quickly around 15k but the ones ive seen advertised locally for 20k+ tend to linger.

    If you want to make money on a car bring in a nice porsche.

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    If you're doing it as a profit exercise, why not bring a near-new sportscar in? Porsche, Aston Martin, etc. Cheap there, expensive here.

    I understood you had to own the car for a number of years to bring across, but I'm not knowledgeable in imports.

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    You need to own and use it for 12 months I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim View Post
    You need to own and use it for 12 months I believe.
    He's not due back for 15 months so that mission is accomplished.

    I do wonder what it would actually make though. After seeing Matt's tidy G60 hang around for a while.

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    I think Tim is on the money.

    A desirable VR6 rado that's tidy and in VGC, would probably sell pretty easily for 15K. ask 20, and it might take a little bit longer to sell.

    Remember, there are no corrado's here, so all the small corrado specific parts have to be imported which can be an expensive and time consuming task!

    A member on here, recently got his rado on the road after having to wait MONTHS for a windscreen trim to come from overseas (Got sent the wrong side the first time, but it was still months to get it sorted).

    I'd have to agree there are better cars to import to make money on. Have a look on Carsales at anything with an expensive badge. We normally pay twice as much on a brand new car than the rest of the world, let alone the distinct lack of volume of anything nice.

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    Thanks for the input
    I've looked into Porsches and similar but once you factor in the lower re-sale value(due to being an import) of up to 40% off, you ended up making no money, at least with the budget I've got, this got me thinking of bringing over models which were never officially imported,
    The Fiat Coupe and Corrado fitted my criteria and as I'm a veedub nut, the Corado was the obvious choice,
    As it is, cost of buying, shipping, importing, ADR, rego, fees, tax's, etc is around $11K(Australian)
    So, IS IT WORTH IT????
    if anyone has any ideas about what car to import, let me know (PM if you want it kept a secret)
    Last edited by VR6RADDO; 16-05-2013 at 09:47 AM.

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    Its worth it but only so we get more corrados in Australia.

    You would just be doing your patriotic duty and we are likely to accept you more if you come bearing rare VWs

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