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The pure shipping is around 500$ to the harbor, ~3500$ RoRo for the sea freight and ~500$ harbor to importer. And 500$ for the insurance.
Mexican vehicles are out of any possibility. Emissions etc are not convertible for a good price.
Vehicle price + 5000$ transport + 10% customs + 19% added value taxe.
Conversion odo and speedo to kph is around 1000$ here. You can safe the money by buying a canadian vehicle. But canadian vehicles are around 3000$ more expensive, because they have higher prices in canada.
Than you have to spend around 2500$ for the rest of the vehicle to get it german streetlegal. But i'm wondering why a navi conversion is only a the have mones for the canadian vehicle. Are the canadian navigationsystems less integrated into the vehicle? And why are the canadian vehicles heavier than the usa? Actuell F350 up to 300lbs?
But it could be at least over 7000$, if the technical survey service need to make a special vehicle survey, if you are the first one with exactly this vehicle in germany.
Or you want a special vehicle permission. increasing the GCWR or changing the topspeed over the general accreditation for the vehicle.
For the F350, for example, you can get a special oversized passenger car registration. If you don't want to get a registration as a lorrie.
We don't only differ vehicles by its use, commercial or private, we differ them also on the GCWR. Inculding their speedlimits. Normally every vehicle over 7716lbs are private or commercial lorries. Than you have a speedlimit of 50mph. But if you make sure that you can use it only as a private vehicle, less than 8 seats and less cargo space than passenger space, and its build for a higher speed, axles, brakes, engine, rims and tires, you can get a registration for a oversized passenger vehicle and get it free of any weightbased speedlimit. But you still need a driver license for a vehicle with more than 7716lbs.
At least its pretty simple, if you life with it.
Vehicles with 4 wheels and less than 7716lbs, you need diverlicense B.
Vehicles with 4 or more wheels, with more than 7716lbs but less than 16534lbs, you need driverlicense C1.
Vehicles with 4 or more wheels, with more than 16534lbs, you need dirver license C.
If you want to tow a trailer, you need the additional E license. BE, C1E and CE.
But only if this vehicles have less than 8 seats. If they have more, you need D1 up to 16534lbs and D for over 16534lbs.
And thats a tip for all of you, that want to visit europe. If you don't have any commercial licenses over there in the USA, i know you can drive the biggest RV's etc, you are reduce to license B & BE here.
Last edited by Tac; 06-22-2014 at 08:19 AM.