1. Welcome to the new Styleforum!

    We hope you’re as excited as we are to hang out in the new place. There are more new features that we’ll announce in the near future, but for now we hope you’ll enjoy the new site.

    We are currently fine-tuning the forum for your browsing pleasure, so bear with any lingering dust as we work to make Styleforum even more awesome than it was.

    Oh, and don’t forget to head over to the Styleforum Journal, because we’re giving away two pairs of Carmina shoes to celebrate our move!

    Please address any questions about using the new forum to support@styleforum.net

    Cheers,

    The Styleforum Team

    Dismiss Notice

Should I Ship A Car To Europe/Which One?

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by maxnharry, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. pabloj

    pabloj Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,163
    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2007
    Location:
    EU
    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.
     
  2. culverwood

    culverwood Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,854
    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2007
    Location:
    London
    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.
     
  3. Nonk

    Nonk Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    752
    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2004
    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!
     
  4. maxnharry

    maxnharry Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,398
    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2005
    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)
     
  5. Asterix

    Asterix Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    166
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2005
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    ^^Good decision.
     
  6. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    9,452
    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2004
    Ship Hummer H1
     
  7. Joffrey

    Joffrey Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    11,349
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2006
    Location:
    Pennsylvania Ave/Connecticut Ave
    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.
     
  8. Flambeur

    Flambeur Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    5,057
    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2008
  9. nootje

    nootje Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,098
    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2008
    Location:
    Netherlands
    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 [​IMG]
     
  10. skyman

    skyman Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    332
    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2009
    Location:
    Across the Pond.
    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.
     
  11. HRoi

    HRoi Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    17,796
    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2008
    i know it's a done deal, but if i were in this position i would own a car that i could never get in the US....like a TVR Tuscan [​IMG]
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by