Citroen SAXO - advise sought IMPORTing to Aus or not?
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    Default Citroen SAXO - advise sought IMPORTing to Aus or not?

    Can you buy these cars in Australia? Dumb question I know...but the reason I ask is that I've been living in London for a couple of years and am returning home soon. I've owned the car for a couple of years and I'm allowed to import it into Australia as part of personal belongings when I come back. I don't really think it's worth it to be honest but who knows because it seems that the AX (before this one?) sells for a heck load more dosh than I can get here for it...so you never know. (counting costs) Whats the question here? - I'm wondering if anyone out there knows anything about this type of thing...importing a car to Aus and whether there would be a market for it? cheers.
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    The saxo is a great car pity another one that wasnt sold here in Australia...

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    Depends if you want to keep the car yourself forever ....

    It'll cost you a lot to get here (personal compliance plate), shipping, fees, insurance etc, etc. Once here it would be a worthless orphan.

    eg: How many people do you know in australia that would buy a 1.1litre car fullstop let alone a Citroen with no parts available

    If you were bringing in a 2cv or CX GTi Turbo or XM 24valve V6... You know something interesting we never got it would be a different story. You could at least sell it for what it cost to get here (even if you didn't make a profit). With a Saxo this just wouldn't be possible.

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    Thanks guys for the replies. Been looking into your suggestions - only 2 months till we leave so time is tight...a maybe will be a missed opportunity - scrapped the SAXO stunt. It's a good city car - but what's the point of bringing it all the way back - If it was a classic car - maybe.
    Found some lovely triumphs on Ebay in London but I don't know enough about this stuff. Maybe next time.
    happy motoring.
    au revoir

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    Quote Originally Posted by mooney
    Thanks guys for the replies. Been looking into your suggestions - only 2 months till we leave so time is tight...a maybe will be a missed opportunity - scrapped the SAXO stunt. It's a good city car - but what's the point of bringing it all the way back - If it was a classic car - maybe.
    Found some lovely triumphs on Ebay in London but I don't know enough about this stuff. Maybe next time.
    happy motoring.
    au revoir
    Good decision!

    JohnW

    (Beware UK classics of course - you'll have seen what real rust is by now I expect!!)

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