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Postby Judge Mental » Sat Nov 06, 2004 10:49 pm

I understood that the option to buy a duty free car ended when Cyprus joined the EU??
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Postby Svetlana » Sun Nov 07, 2004 7:58 am

Hello Judge Mental

No, Off shore companies can no longer buy DF cars and non-residents can no longer buy them on 'Visitor' plates, but Retirees are still entitled to them; two per couple.

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Postby Judge Mental » Sun Nov 07, 2004 3:44 pm

Very confused now :?

Assuming I bought a duty-free car, what happens when I want to change it? do I have to pay the duty then?

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Postby Svetlana » Sat Nov 20, 2004 8:40 am

Hi Judge Mental

Yes, then you will have to pay Duty or at least the Buyer will.

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Shipping vehicles to Cyprus

Postby pilot » Mon Nov 22, 2004 4:40 pm

[quote="Judge Mental"]We are hoping to relocate to Cyprus in the near future, and we looked into the costs of bringing one of our vehicles with us (Landrover Freelander 1.8 litre petrol engine).

We were quoted £2000 (UK) to transport to Cyprus; then we would have had to pay an import duty based on engine size - If I remember correctly it worked out at around CY£2.70 per cc. which made the payable duty CY£5040 - it basically just wasn't economically viable.

We found that we could buy a new Mitsubishi L200 4x4 pick-up with 4 doors (essentially a Mitsubishi Sport with a pick-up rear) for between CY£13k and CY£15k dependent on model........

.......no contest really.

....and we would strongly recommend you visit Cyprus for 2 weeks and go everywhere you think you would like to live, and talk to as many people as you can.....worth its weight in gold.

Oh, and we went into the UKCA Paphos branch.....and walked out about 2 minutes later after some stuck up Jobs worth insisted we showed him our passports before we could enter.

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You were quoted far too much for shipping your vehicle. To ship a Landrover Freelander from U.K. port to Limassol would cost £700. You would be required to deliver or drive the vehicle to the U.K. port.
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Postby Judge Mental » Mon Nov 29, 2004 10:12 pm

Based on what we were told last week, it sounds like way too much admin to get the car into the country, and some duty would be payable, so basically its a non-starter anyway.....and we have been assured that we could NOT get duty-free cars as a retired couple - that is a thing of the past.

Would be interested to know of any decent places to buy 2nd hand cars (e.g. Andy's at Limassol any good?) Also, anyone know the price of a new Suzuki Jimmy or a Toyota RAV4 please?
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Postby Aris » Tue Nov 30, 2004 12:13 am

yes, Andys is one of the most reputable ones.

Suzuki Jimmy is around 9.000 CY pounds. RAV4 is more expensive.
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Postby Judge Mental » Tue Nov 30, 2004 12:42 am

thanks
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Postby Svetlana » Sat Dec 04, 2004 10:54 am

Hi Judge Mental

I suggest you ask someone like Andys Motors as to whther you will be able to get a DF car; the answer will be yes, I am sure.

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Postby Judge Mental » Sat Dec 04, 2004 11:25 am

Check out Andys Motors website here http://www.andys-motors.com/purchasing.php

Bottom line is....NO duty-free cars for ex-pat retirees anymore

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