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Old 17 Jun 2007
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sell a car in India (or Nepal or Pakistan)

Hello,
I am toying with the idea of driving by car to India and to sell the car there.

The question if it is administratively possible to transfer the car was asked in this post but not answered
http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...ar-india-27534
and besides my question is slightly different.

I have driven to West Africa and sold my car there and I just liked the way of travelling.
I went through the post of the last too years in the South Asia Section of this forum and was astonished that nobody considered to sell his or her car in India, Pakistan or Nepal, is it such a stupid idea?

I have 3 groups of questions:

1. Is it common for travellers to sell their car in either India, Pakistan or Nepal. Which country is the easiest. I am aware that quite some cars used to be exported to Nepal but this business stopped apparently.
2. As I mentioned in the first sentence selling in India would be most convenient for me. How expensive is it to import the car legally to India, in order to break it down for the parts or register it afterwards?
3. Lets assume it is possible to sell in India (lets forget for a moment about the carnet de passage and other admin stuff):
a. which car (available in Europe) is easiest to sell. I am planning on a normal saloon car.
b. Which mini bus is easiest to sell (Is it true that Tata bought the plans for the Mercedes 207 and is still producing them?)
c. To answer this question it would be useful to have some stats on the brands and types of vehicles registered in India. Is anybody aware of a source for these kind of statistics?

Thanks

Hans
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sell a car in india

hello Hans,

ich schreibe dir auf deutsch, ist einfacher für mich.
sorry, aber ohne carnet kommst du gar nicht nach indien rein.
verkaufen kannst du dein auto theoretisch schon aber praktisch..... vergiss es lieber!!!
zuerst gibt es massenhaft papierkrieg und dann zahlst du oder der käufer einen haufen importzoll und gebühren usw.
wenn du das alles auf dich nehmen willst, dann empfehle ich dir einen mercedes. ach ja tata baut wirklich einen benz nach, welchen genau weiss ich nicht.

viel glück

marco

p.s. ich fahre anfang september mit meinem umgebauten reisebus wieder nach indien
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Hi mufti,
thank you for your reply.
(he pointed me towards the fact that you have to have a carnet to enter India, and that it involves a lot of paperwork and import duty to sell the car)

Hans


Hallo mufti,

Danke für deine Antwort, das mein ein Carnet braucht hatte ich mir schon gedacht bzw. an einigen Stellen gelesen.
Welches Mercedes Modell würdest du denn empfehlen? Ich bin übrigens jetzt schon neidisch das du im September fährst, denn ich komme frühestens im September 2008 los.
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http://www.overdrive.in/searchyour.php

Should give you a list of what is available, and at what price, new.
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hi hans,

my mercedes is a 303 bus, he is 11m long and have a camping equipement.

sorry i do not now what car you should bring to india for sell.....

i am working on my webpage now, when the page is finish i will let you now.

greetings from switzerland

marco
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Ola Marco

Marco,

India now produces/ imports many european models of cars. Quite possible that import duties of certain models might be cheaper in India? Also if the car is not of very expensive value, and you are happy to sell it resonably local people would be happy to pay the bit extra to pay the import duty for you?

On the other hand some models of cars are very valuble in India and there will be local people who will be willing to pay over the odds for something special.

Good luck anyway.

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Hello,

I am giving you a new idea.
Come and take my car in India and drive bach home. I give it to you.
It is a Citroen 2CV (die ente) and it is very good to travel.
There could also be administrative problems but not as difficult as selling a car in India I think (actually if you know how to sell or give or destroy a car in India and get back the Carnet de Passage deposit, please tell me)
You can see the car on my blog : Etienne 2CV
See you

Etienne

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Hello,
I am toying with the idea of driving by car to India and to sell the car there.

The question if it is administratively possible to transfer the car was asked in this post but not answered
http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...ar-india-27534
and besides my question is slightly different.

I have driven to West Africa and sold my car there and I just liked the way of travelling.
I went through the post of the last too years in the South Asia Section of this forum and was astonished that nobody considered to sell his or her car in India, Pakistan or Nepal, is it such a stupid idea?

I have 3 groups of questions:

1. Is it common for travellers to sell their car in either India, Pakistan or Nepal. Which country is the easiest. I am aware that quite some cars used to be exported to Nepal but this business stopped apparently.
2. As I mentioned in the first sentence selling in India would be most convenient for me. How expensive is it to import the car legally to India, in order to break it down for the parts or register it afterwards?
3. Lets assume it is possible to sell in India (lets forget for a moment about the carnet de passage and other admin stuff):
a. which car (available in Europe) is easiest to sell. I am planning on a normal saloon car.
b. Which mini bus is easiest to sell (Is it true that Tata bought the plans for the Mercedes 207 and is still producing them?)
c. To answer this question it would be useful to have some stats on the brands and types of vehicles registered in India. Is anybody aware of a source for these kind of statistics?

Thanks

Hans
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Thank you again for all the replies,

Etienne (etidar) thank you for offering your 2CV but I prefer to prefer to drive from Germany to India and not the other way round.

a1arn,

thank you for the list of cars you linked, but these cars are new and rather expensive. I need the answer to the question which reliable medium or low priced car available in Europe is easy to sell in India (e.g. common and or in high demand)

I tried to answer this question myself by looking at auction platforms and news papers in India and read names like Hyundai Accent, Mitsubish Lancer, Opel Vectra or Astra cars of these names are available in Europe, but are they similar to the models produced in India?
For example is the Indian Opel Astra produced in 2001 the same as an 2001 Astra from Europe ?

I think it would be more clever to drive a car to India, if it is an advantage that it is an imported car, For example certain classic american cars are more expensive in Germany than in the US, and the other way round.

Mojorising (Mojo), wrote:

“On the other hand some models of cars are very valuble in India and there will be local people who will be willing to pay over the odds for something special.”

Which models of cars are you referring to?

Greetings from Germany

Hans
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Ente 2CV

hello Etienne,

maybe it could be a solution to give the car as present to the custom....

marco
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