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post #16 of 31
Buy one on this side of the pond
post #17 of 31
Depends on how long you are staying. I would definitely check diplomatic sales with pickup at the factory I know from fiends, volvo, bmw, mercedes etc all have this. You have to check with Luxemburg tax regs, but as i recall they are not strict. but the diplomatic sales section of your brand of choice will be competent and advice you as to regs and rules. Both for shipping the car home & specs on both sides of the Atlantic. I think i still have some info somewhere Speed
post #18 of 31
I would ship my car.
post #19 of 31
Get one there. You'd be mad driving a Landcruiser in Europe. I gather you're not exactly strapped for cash but even for toffs, the price of fuel in Europe is a monumental waste of money; and especially for those that drive a vehicle as thirsty as a Landy. I speak from experience. Returning to live in Europe would be horrific for me. I remember the crazy fuel prices from 15 years ago & they're astronomical now. Like anywhere else in the Western world, fuel prices here in Australia are going through the roof. We have a Nissan Patrol that now sits in our driveway dormant for much of the time, in favour of a compact Toyota and a moped. SUV's are ridiculously expensive machines when oil hits $US108 a barrel. People who use such cars as their everyday runaround need to be sectioned.
post #20 of 31
I'd get a Citroen SM. It's the masochist in me. SUVs are costly because they consume a large amount of fuel though that is not to say all large cars are costly or all small cars are cost-conscious; I drive a rather small car that is not suitable for the current fuel situation either. But I will say that SUVs are not a stylish breed of cars.
post #21 of 31
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I'd get a Citroen SM. It's the masochist in me. ...
Really masochistic, and it's ugly too.
I'd have said a Citroen DS for you, go figure.
post #22 of 31
If you are going to try and make a profit on what you bring over you need to study the market. Very few American (GM, Ford, Chrysler) cars are in demand you would probably do better with a European 'made in America' car such as a BMW or MB SUV. Some European made cars are low cost in America compared to Europe too.

Like most of the others I would counsel buying a car which does not use too much petrol and can be easily maintained.
post #23 of 31
Get one there.

As has been stated, fuel is generally unbelievably expensive in Europe and in many places you will be openly hated for driving such a large, fuel heavy vehicle.

Get a new Smart!
post #24 of 31
Thread Starter 
ZOMBIE THREAD

Thanks for all of the great advice. I ended up getting an older BMW wagon over here. Really happy that I didn't bring the Landcruiser every time I fill up the car (which still makes my eyes water)
post #25 of 31
^^Good decision.
post #26 of 31
Ship Hummer H1
post #27 of 31
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Originally Posted by zjpj83 View Post
Ship Hummer H1

I remember when I was living in France a few years ago, I would consider someone a real big timer if they drove a Hummer. Suprisingly I saw quite a few of them in Grenoble.
post #28 of 31
Vespa!!!
post #29 of 31
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Originally Posted by maxnharry View Post
ZOMBIE THREAD

Thanks for all of the great advice. I ended up getting an older BMW wagon over here. Really happy that I didn't bring the Landcruiser every time I fill up the car (which still makes my eyes water)

haha, over here we actually consider the gas in luxemburg quite cheap
post #30 of 31
With the EU the way it is your probably going to get absoloutely hammered on road tax, and also on a huge SUV the fuel costs will be astronomical. In Britain (and Luxemburg is probably not that much different) it's about $8 per gallon so when your SUV is getting 15 mpg that is going to hurt your pockets.
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