Its a matter of a trade off. How much do you want to keep your Golf, what is it worth? Against the shipping and import costs plus are spares for a 10 year old Golf available at a reasonable price here in Cyprus?
First find out how much your 1997 VW GOLF diesel is worth.
Then check shipping costs for a container. A 20ft container will cost £1200+ add to this insurance. Then calculate the import duty which, unless its recently changed, is on a sliding scale based on engine size. (We imported a car just over 18 months ago so it may have altered)
The total cost for us was £4300 uk, our car was only 4 months old worth £13000 uk total £17,300 uk (£14,600 CYP) and the equivalant model here in Cyprus was £19,500 CYP so we were quids.
The container cleared customes without any problems, Britmove Cyprus dealt with all this for us and was included in the cost above.
Personally, if your car is worth less than £5000 uk. I doubt it is financially viable to import it. Unless you really, really want to keep it.
Hope this helps
Posted on: 08/06/2007 at 13:38