I'm interested in the new 2 litre TDI A3 with DSG but getting a used one is
proving nigh on impossible (hardly surprising I suppose considering how new
they are). So I was thinking of buying a new one but the prices in the UK
are still a bit on the high side for me. Is importing one still financially
viable? Any experiences or websites?
Thanks in advance
AFAIK the lowest -net- prices for cars are to be found in Holland and
Denmark. In those countries taxes are high so car manufacturers sell them
cheaper to them.
It's hard to find a dealer who will sell you one though. On the other hand
if you find one, you'll be European again since European law dictates that
the warranty should be Europe wide.
Can't tell you current prices, but my TT was imported from Holland.
I used a company called InterCar (www.intercar.nl) - they have a physical
presence, and a good reputation. They apparently do an awful lot of cars for
Best thing is to ask for a quote; note that you will have to add VAT at
17.5%, payable directly to HMC&E. I used TTT Moneycorp for the transfer of
funds (RBS apparently now offer a good over-the-counter service for an
International Money Order)
Personally, I found the experience a *lot* easier than dealing with a
UK-based BMW dealer..
Hairy One Kenobi
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