Buying a Car?

Where to import a second car from: a review of selected countries

Added 23 February 2015 by

Where to import a second car from: a review of selected countries

Polish drivers used to import cars from Germany until a couple of years ago. With its good roads, proximity to Poland and attractive car prices, Germany was popular location to buy from. The situation has changed, though, and with the reduced availability of different offers our Western neighbour has already become as good a choice as many other countries, if not worse.

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Buying a Car?

Importing a car sold in or outside the EU: how much?

Added 16 February 2015 by

Imported vehicles are popular among Polish drivers: the state of roads, climate and prices of service compared to salaries are usually better elsewhere than in our country. Theoretically speaking, imported cars should be in better condition than ours, then, but it is not only the quality that makes them so attractive here; their price is just as common a reason. Seldom do cars sell cheap without any reason, though, so rash decisions may turn out to be disastrous in the end. It is always advised to carefully calculate the cost of import before making the final decision.
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Buying a Car?

Online automotive scam: don’t let them fool you!

Added 10 February 2015 by

Online automotive scam: don’t let them fool you!

Compared to countries of western Europe,  Poland does not offer impressive salaries; this makes us eager to seek best value for money deals. On the other hand, we pay great attention to quality. As such, we are an easy target for all kinds of online frauds. They use Polish websites to post offers of great imported vehicles at truly competitive prices. The problem is, these cars only exist online and thus will never reach you, no matter how much you pay.

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Buying a Car?

How to buy a car from Germany

Added 3 February 2015 by

How to buy a car from Germany

German cars are just as popular in Poland as many other products manufactured by our Western neighbours. Famous for its well-maintained roads and drivers’ care for their vehicles (not to mention their regular use of certified service stations), Germany is a great place to import your new car from. Still, the country of manufacturing should not be the sole factor in determining whether the deal you have found is not a scam. Whenever you are buying, you need to be wary of potential faults, both in the car and the way it is being sold.

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Buying a Car?

How to buy a car from the USA?

Added 25 January 2015 by

American cars are cheaper than their European equivalents; they also tend to offer a more comfortable suspension and be equipped better – no wonder they attract so many. There are always two sides to a coin, though: buying a USA car results in far more additional costs and formalities than if you went for a car sold in your own country or anywhere in the EU.

As a result, a decision to buy a car from the USA should be well-informed and preceded by careful calculations; in other words, you need to know that going to such lengths to get the desired vehicle will pay. A car produced in the USA should be 20-30% cheaper than its EU equivalent, so in general it pays to import the more expensive models.

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