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nishan5515

Buying a European car

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I am planning an upgrade to an European car. Choice at the movement Audi or Benz.

Which option is advisable, 1) importing personally. 2)Buying from a car sale 3) buying from the local agent

I would like to consult you on pros and cons of each option.

thanks

Ni

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For a new Euro buy from agent with extended warranty even if you have to pay extra. Maintain with agent you will recover the extra paid at resale.

 

 

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udi and MB don't play in the same field.  What's your budget?

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If you are going Brand New....then I would say go with the agent. For brand new vehicles the price difference between what the reputed Euro specialist importers and what the agent quotes is not that far off (at least that is what it was a few years back). You might have to compromise on some of the bells and whistles on the model the agent offers...but you can consider the official manufacturer's warranty being there to balance it out..(especially at resale as Twin mentioned). Also, the variant offered by the agent would be spec'd with features that are more suited for the local market. If you go through a importer or import it yourself...then you might get a larger choice when it comes to trims/variants...

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56 minutes ago, iRage said:

Also, the variant offered by the agent would be spec'd with features that are more suited for the local market. If you go through a importer or import it yourself...then you might get a larger choice when it comes to trims/variants...

You can specify any usable options in SL

What they would not offer is safety features which are not  configured to SL

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29 minutes ago, kush said:

You can specify any usable options in SL

What they would not offer is safety features which are not  configured to SL

Well...rather than adding more options, it is more a case of not having them...partly because of cost and partly because of impracticality and inability to provide technical support. 

Yes...sometimes the agent's models might lack certain passive safety features, but now a days I believe the active safety features are more or less the same.

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