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New Car In Family, Shipping It To Europe.

Fri Apr 20, 2007 1:01 pm

My dad has bought a new car for us to have Europe. Whenever one of us is going to be on vacation we will have finally access to roomy and capable car. The reason is to tow boats/bikes and go on ski vacations to Switzerland and just drive around Warsaw and Poland.

The lucky candidate is a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4x4 with a 4.7L V8 Magnum (Unfortunately no HEMI Sad but maybe thats a good thing considering I will have to pay at the pump when Im going to be using it) The good thing is that it has a hitch, sunroof and a pretty low mileage of 12,500.

Car is being shipped out in the next 1-2 months and should be arriving in Gdynia/Gdansk, Poland several weeks later.

Check out them license plates (my old plates)  bigthumbsup   bigthumbsup 

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Finally I can takeon the craptastic pot-hole filled unplowed roads of Polska during winter
 
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RE: New Car In Family, Shipping It To Europe.

Fri Apr 20, 2007 1:08 pm

WHAT no SRT-8???????? Well its still a nice Jeep, Congrats on that sir. I love it
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RE: New Car In Family, Shipping It To Europe.

Fri Apr 20, 2007 1:11 pm

Oh did you get a Canadian Spec Jeep with km/h or an American with MPH?

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RE: New Car In Family, Shipping It To Europe.

Fri Apr 20, 2007 1:12 pm

Yeah....you can have it shipped there, but why not just buy one when you get there? I mean....when I was visiting South Africa for a few weeks, I bought a brand new Range Rover to safari around in. After my holiday was over, I didn't know what to do with it, so I handed the keys over to a disadvantaged African.
 
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RE: New Car In Family, Shipping It To Europe.

Fri Apr 20, 2007 1:12 pm

Quoting AC777LR (Reply 2):
Oh did you get a Canadian Spec Jeep with km/h or an American with MHP?

American, of course.

God measures 1/4 miles not 1/4km's  Silly
 
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Fri Apr 20, 2007 1:13 pm

ewwwww Miles is sooooo old, I do wish the USA would make the move to Metric!!!!
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LOT767-300ER
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RE: New Car In Family, Shipping It To Europe.

Fri Apr 20, 2007 1:14 pm

Quoting Afrikaskyes (Reply 3):
Yeah....you can have it shipped there, but why not just buy one when you get there? I mean....when I was visiting South Africa for a few weeks, I bought a brand new Range Rover to safari around in. After my holiday was over, I didn't know what to do with it, so I handed the keys over to a disadvantaged African.

Obviously you have never bought a car in Europe...or looked at the prices.

I handed over the keys to a Hennessey Viper once to a poor Cambodian...so we are even my friend.

/sarcasm off.
 
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RE: New Car In Family, Shipping It To Europe.

Fri Apr 20, 2007 3:00 pm

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Thread starter):
The reason is to tow boats/bikes and go on ski vacations to Switzerland and just drive around Warsaw and Poland.

Wow, you sure like to drive a lot... Switzerland-Poland by car?  Wow! Only over my dead body...
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Fri Apr 20, 2007 3:06 pm

Haha, those new jeeps are pretty. This would be an unusual sight. How many JEEPS do you see with personalized Illinois plates driving around Poland?  Wink
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RE: New Car In Family, Shipping It To Europe.

Fri Apr 20, 2007 3:50 pm

Quoting ManuCH (Reply 7):
Wow, you sure like to drive a lot... Switzerland-Poland by car? Only over my dead body...

Errr, its not a far drive as far as im concerned via Germany.

Next week Im driving 1900km (and I drive that 3-4x per year)

Quoting WestJetYQQ (Reply 8):
Haha, those new jeeps are pretty. This would be an unusual sight. How many JEEPS do you see with personalized Illinois plates driving around Poland?

In the summer time in city centre Warsaw you see a couple American/Canadian plated cars per day. 99% of them from IL, NY and Ontario. However there is a 2000 Cadillac Escalade from Sarasota, Florida with Florida plates that lives 1 block down from me. ;-D
 
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Fri Apr 20, 2007 4:01 pm

Are there any yearly environmental taxes you have to pay on vehicles in Poland such as in Germany? Also, what kind of modifications (if any) do you need to do to get it street legal in Poland.
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RE: New Car In Family, Shipping It To Europe.

Fri Apr 20, 2007 8:22 pm

Quoting Afrikaskyes (Reply 3):
After my holiday was over, I didn't know what to do with it, so I handed the keys over to a disadvantaged African.

LOL! Big grin

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RE: New Car In Family, Shipping It To Europe.

Sat Apr 21, 2007 12:17 am

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 9):
Quoting ManuCH (Reply 7):
Wow, you sure like to drive a lot... Switzerland-Poland by car? Only over my dead body...

Errr, its not a far drive as far as im concerned via Germany.

It's 1400 km ...

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 9):
Next week Im driving 1900km (and I drive that 3-4x per year)

OK, in this case 1400 km isn't a far drive for you  Smile for me, it would be quite stressful: I avoid everything further away than 500 km by car.

By the way, nice car!
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Sat Apr 21, 2007 12:23 am

LOT767-300ER:
Who is going to watch your 1996 Chevrolet Impala SS?
I can hang on to it. No worries about rust in the wintertime here in California.  Wink
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RE: New Car In Family, Shipping It To Europe.

Sat Apr 21, 2007 1:01 am

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 10):
Are there any yearly environmental taxes you have to pay on vehicles in Poland such as in Germany? Also, what kind of modifications (if any) do you need to do to get it street legal in Poland.

No environmental tax as far as Im concerned because the vehicle will be kept on US plates for the first year, no modifications are necessary AFAIK. My friend and I drove a Grand Prix GTP in Poland 2 summers ago and we didnt pay anything on a 3.8L V6 Supercharged. I see American cars (Including Japanese ones from USA) all the time in the summertime in Warsaw and I can safely say they arent modified.

Quoting ManuCH (Reply 12):
It's 1400 km ...

Its not far, I can do 1800km in one day from Florida to Illinois and vice versa

Quoting ManuCH (Reply 12):
OK, in this case 1400 km isn't a far drive for you for me, it would be quite stressful: I avoid everything further away than 500 km by car.

Okay, Im glad that you do.

Quoting Superfly (Reply 13):
Who is going to watch your 1996 Chevrolet Impala SS?
I can hang on to it. No worries about rust in the wintertime here in California.

 hyper   hyper  Sorry but its already changing to a new home 3 houses down.

BTW, Look for me cruising in a 05/06 LS V8 this summer on the Kennedy hehe
 
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RE: New Car In Family, Shipping It To Europe.

Sat Apr 21, 2007 1:12 am

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Thread starter):
New Car In Family, Shipping It To Europe.

Hey, i thought you guys are masters of getting cars over certain boarders?  Wink


Nice vehicle.  smile 
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RE: New Car In Family, Shipping It To Europe.

Sat Apr 21, 2007 1:15 am

Quoting YooYoo (Reply 15):
Hey, i thought you guys are masters of getting cars over certain boarders?


Nice vehicle.

Now that all of the cars are gone out of Germany and France one must diversify his business and go into shipping via container from the USA.  Silly
 
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RE: New Car In Family, Shipping It To Europe.

Sat Apr 21, 2007 2:54 am

Quoting AC777LR (Reply 5):
ewwwww Miles is sooooo old, I do wish the USA would make the move to Metric!!!!

Oh god, I hope that never happens!!!
 
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Sat Apr 21, 2007 3:01 am

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 16):
Now that all of the cars are gone out of Germany and France one must diversify his business and go into shipping via container from the USA.

Let me know when you "Diversify" to Canada.  Wink

Quoting Charger (Reply 17):
Oh god, I hope that never happens!!!

oh, the horror!!
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RE: New Car In Family, Shipping It To Europe.

Sat Apr 21, 2007 3:26 am

Quoting YooYoo (Reply 18):
Let me know when you "Diversify" to Canada.

The demand for snowmobiles in Poland seems to be 0. Youre lucky, otherwise id come and visit  Wink
 
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RE: New Car In Family, Shipping It To Europe.

Sat Apr 21, 2007 5:54 am

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 4):
God measures 1/4 miles not 1/4km's

 checkmark 

Quoting AC777LR (Reply 5):
ewwwww Miles is sooooo old, I do wish the USA would make the move to Metric!!!!

We tried it, did'nt like it.

Besides, in a country as big as the US, or Canada for that matter, does it really make sense to measure things with SMALLER units?
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RE: New Car In Family, Shipping It To Europe.

Sat Apr 21, 2007 12:38 pm

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 9):
Next week Im driving 1900km (and I drive that 3-4x per year)

I just about drive that every week ....  tongue 
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RE: New Car In Family, Shipping It To Europe.

Sat Apr 21, 2007 1:08 pm

Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 21):
I just about drive that every week ....

Now that really sucks.
 
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RE: New Car In Family, Shipping It To Europe.

Sat Apr 21, 2007 2:12 pm

Quoting Afrikaskyes (Reply 3):
I bought a brand new Range Rover to safari around in. After my holiday was over, I didn't know what to do with it, so I handed the keys over to a disadvantaged African.

sniff sniff... what's that farmyard smell?

Quoting LOT767-300ER (Reply 6):
Obviously you have never bought a car in Europe...or looked at the prices.

Hmmmm well Range Rovers start at EUR 96k here so.....hence the smell of bovine excrement.
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