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Shipping or Buying a Car in HK (South Side)

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    evgreen, does it make a difference though in reality whether you buy new or second hand in terms of tax? Regardless of how the price is broken down, it is the price of the car so surely the second hand market is also more expensive because the tax is just passed on throughout the buying chain? - i.e. I buy a car for $300k in HK that would only cost $200k in the UK because of the additional tax, but when I sell it after 3 years I sell it for $200k instead of say the $100k or $150k I would sell it for in the UK...

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    It depends really on the seller and the class of car. The more expensive the car, the higher the tax rate for the first registration which does get passed on to some effect in a resale. Car dealers in HK are usually hard pressed for negotiations (unlike the US), but private re-sellers are often much more flexible in that aspect.

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    we just bought a second hand toyota previa a couple of months ago. it was in great shape, and about 1998 or 1999 if memory serves... it seats 7 comfortably.

    it cost us $14,500 HKD... so that is roughly $1900 USD... can you beat that? i don't think so. and when you consider it still had 2.5 months of registration on it (about $1500hkd) , that made it even cheaper.

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    Yes, can't beat that. Where did you go/ use? We are looking for a used car. Thanks

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    i just kept my eye on asiaxpat and jumped when i saw it

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