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Old 29 Aug 2004
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buy a car in Suth Africa

hi to everybody
my name is claudio
I would need some infos
I would like to buy a Land Rover in south africa
where is the best place for buying?
(I am looking on http://www.autotrader.co.za /)
with the plate of the south africa in that countries I can turn?
The Carnet du passage is easy to be had in South Africa?
waiting for one answer of yours I thank you

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I've found vehicles to be quite expensive in SA - even secondhand. Also vehicles are only MOT'd when you sell them - therefore you could get stuck with a real death trap if you buy via the internet.

SA registered vehicles can go anywhere - you just buy TIP's at borders and I think you can get all the way up to Kenya before you really need one.

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hi
thanks for your answer it will be me useful
the prices of the v8 Land that I have seen are
more lower part of the italy and you also remove the transport
the only unknown could be convenient
it is the state of the car
do you live to Joburg?
on autotrader there are good occasions?
The carnet in south africa is easier than to have that in europe?

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If you spend some time looking around yourself you can find some bargains in SA. Its better to buy from inland areas as Cape Town cars rust from the sea air and often get patched up just to look good. Look at www.capeads.co.za, this is a Cape Town based classified, but it will also give you an idea of what to expect.

Carnets in SA are cheap and easy, but only possible to SA residents. You cant get into Kenya without one and not into Egypt at all. Believe me Ive just tried!
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Yes we are currently in Jo'burg. Jim obviously has the experience you need re: Carnet du Passage. Try subscribing to the WWW.OVERLAND.CO.ZA forum for advice re: purchasing a Landy in Jo'burg / Gauteng area.

Go well, enzo.

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thanks
jim I don't succeed in opening the site web
to overland.co.za I have written but I have had few answers
agency AA has responded me if you want I send you what they ask me

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Try this Forum it is SA based and the guys are really helpful.

http://4xforum.co.za/cgi-bin/YaBB/YaBB.pl

If you down in Cape Town I can take you to a credited LR dealer that is a friend of mine.
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Hows it going and have you subscribed to WWW.OVERLAND.CO.ZA yet?
Go well,

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