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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by steveh, Oct 12, 2004.

  1. steveh
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    [Oct 12, 2004]
    Hi,

    New to the forum and looking to buy an S3. Found one to my spec at the right price so asked the seller a few questions. When I asked if it was originally bought from a UK Audi Dealer? I was told the following

    "The car was imported from Germany and sold here new but is full UK spec, and
    is registered on Audi UKs system "

    What does this exactly mean? Is this a bad thing and will I have trouble getting insurance etc on it as it is an import?

    Any advice would be much appreciated

    Cheers
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    [Oct 12, 2004]
    Depends..

    If the car was first registered in the UK then you won't have any problems.. If it wasn't then you then you may get charged a bit more.

    I "suspect" that cars imported in Germany aren't susceptable to the same insurance premium as imports from say Japan.

    I had an MX-3 which was first registered in the UK then immediatly taken to Germany and then brought back after a couple of years.. The V5 had import on it, so I was a little suspicious, but the history checked out and all my insurance cared about was the car was registered in this country before being take abroad.

    Some additional information ...

    http://www.quotesnow-cars.co.uk/car-imports.htm
    http://www.expertcardirectory.co.uk/import-car.htm

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