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    Aussie 4wd import

    Hi there, has anyone got any experiance importing a 4WD from Aussie (something like a ex mine Nissan Patrol single cab flatdeck) Worth doing, pitfalls etc

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    I’d avoid ex mining. Might be low kms but they would be short trips, low speeds and a lot of time stationary with the engine running (ac)

    A lot of ex rentals have been used in mining too.
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    Thanks for the info, what about a damaged one like
    https://www.manheim.com.au/damaged-v...=SearchResults

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    Potentially impossible to get certified for road use now. Must have all papers ++, and can’t be damaged etc etc...

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    Guy i went duckshooting with on the weekend had one of those.
    non turbo 4.2. He was pretty happy with it. Think he got it for 13k?

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    Working where I do , they are still importing Ozzie right offs flat out Holdens by the handful , some are even turning up with new mis matched (colour) panels already fitted . ..right offs get photos stay with the vehicle vin number for its whole life here .

    Seen hail damage through to brand a new on a transporter that hit a bridge ( took the lid off) repaired, and sold here, all that said please be careful, some are shown in the photo intact and are turning up , minus seats , dash boards even computers ...buyer beware .

    Also add in MPI inspection , plus cleaning and a IVS costs ..

    Pm me if you want to get it cleaned over in Ozzie , I’ll can tell you all the ares they miss
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    Nil durum volenti !!

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    Check with compliance that it can be put on the road first, certain years can’t be put on the road at all! Due to emission standards and things like VSC. Do your homework first.
    I’ve done a few, it can be a case of win some loose some...
    And yeah I wouldn’t touch Ex-mining ones

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    Also Ex-rental, Ex-surf lifesaving, Ex-anything Queensland or higher north as they all go to Fraser Island to rot...

    Definitely do double check that it has to correct ADR and import paperwork to enable it to go through in NZ - had a mate that had to scrap one due to a typo on some paperwork. It just got too hard, the Aussie's wouldn't play to correct it and the Kiwi desk pilot's would not allow it to go through cert without the corrected form. The other three in the batch went through fine, go figure.

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    10MRT shooters do it 60 times, in two directions and at two speeds.

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    Thanks everyone, definately pitfalls to look out for

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    I know of a modified vehicle that was shipped here and certified again in nz. was 10k

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    Any ute or 4WD that has been worked underground in Australia will end up with major corrosion issues.

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    Basically any ute or 4wd - ignore the underground. The Aussie coastal patrol, surf lifesaving, desert vehicles brought to town, all corrode out. Aussie is a nasty, nasty place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mauser308 View Post
    Basically any ute or 4wd - ignore the underground. The Aussie coastal patrol, surf lifesaving, desert vehicles brought to town, all corrode out. Aussie is a nasty, nasty place.
    Fairly broad claim. Casual Beach use providing the trucks are washed down after returning does not cause corrosion on modern vehicles like it did in days past. Under body paint and coatings have improved significantly. I wouldn’t touch a truck that was living on the sand. Ex council and government department vehicles are what you want. 3-4 years old and low kms. Available at auction houses like Pickles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dicko View Post
    Fairly broad claim. Casual Beach use providing the trucks are washed down after returning does not cause corrosion on modern vehicles like it did in days past. Under body paint and coatings have improved significantly. I wouldn’t touch a truck that was living on the sand. Ex council and government department vehicles are what you want. 3-4 years old and low kms. Available at auction houses like Pickles.
    My family are in the industry in Aus, making money off these things. A lot of the council and government vehicles are frequent offenders in corrosion write offs. It's not only casual beach use - a lot of the salt laden areas aren't classed as 'beach' or particularly coastal.

 

 

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