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Ello ello ello. Just out of curiosity what does a 2012 XJ V8 Supercharged LWB cost in the uk?

I've had a look but can't find anything, just curious because the model i mensioned with on road costs is about $386k here ( no thats not a typo )

Cheers Ladies and Germs :D
 

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G'day mate!

I looked into this topic, albeit with an XFR. Have a look http://www.jaguarforum.co.uk/f49/price-disparity-im-tears-40408.html

The biggest chunk is the Luxury Car Tax.

According to the Jag UK website, the on-the-road price for a 2012 LWB 5.0 SS is £94'080,00
That includes 20% VAT/GST. You could probably add another £10K to that for options.
At todays rates £104'000 = AUD $165'000. Yes you can start crying now....

There are dealers in the UK, who export "tax-free" like Sturgess http://www.jaguarforum.co.uk/f53/jaguar-tax-free-car-sales-37607.html however they will not ship to USA, Oz or NZ.

I racked my brain long & hard about this. You might be able to find an import/export specialist in a Tax Free Zone, who could act as a middle-man, i.e. car is exported from UK, to the Tax-Free Zone, and then forwarded to Oz.

What i'm not sure about is if you can even order an AUS/NZ spec car via Sturgess, maybe it's blocked by JLR themselves, hard to say.

But you will still be slugged with the LCT, as well as other duties & costs...no escaping that. Unless you are registered as living overseas, and move your household back. But in that case you need to have owned the car for a minimum of 12 months, and it must have been "available to use" i.e. registered, insured, and close at hand.

This is one reason I bought my XJR in the UK, imported to Switzerland, so I can take it back with me as a personal import with the household, if/when the time comes to return down under. I could not have bought the car & stored it in the UK, it has to be here with me, and legal to drive.

P.S. I grew up in Perth. What's it like living in the Police State these days?
 

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G'day mate, wow thats robbing, thanks for all that info was an interesting read. Perth ... dont even get me started, the place ( the whole country infact ) is run greenies and beigists eg, can't go here, have to pay to be here, need to apply for this to do this, can't smoke here or there, please excuse my decorum but you can't even F*****G fart without being reported, or told off for doing something and as for the justice system here well ..... i'll chat to you about that one via pm if you like. Friend request headed your way mate.

Cheers, Lindsay.
 

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And I moan about the UK! I supose every country has its problems and I'd lay of the beans if I was you then :D
 

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Incidentally, i lived and worked out in Adelaide for a while and looked at importing a new car because the prices of Luxury cars in Australia bring a tear to your eye. When i started looking at the fine print you'll notice a section that says "you cannot import a car into Australia unless you can prove that you have owned the vehicle for more than a year in it's current location".

Dammed if i was going to buy a new Jag and leave it in blighty for year before i could have it sent over to me in Oz.
 

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Actually it's a little more complicated then that.

The one year of ownership applies to expats returning home, who are entitled to bring thier car back with them as part of the personal possessions, without any LCT, GST or other penalties, but you have to prove that you've owned the car for 1 year, and that it has been available for your use the whole time.

You can't buy a car, leave it in one country in storage, and live in another (especially if you're living in Oz), that doesn't qualify.
 

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There is an au government web site which has a detailed guide for anyone that is thinking about importing a car to Australia. I last looked when I was in down under at my brothers and saw the very high used prices for Jags on forecourts and in the papers.

A friend of mine used to sell Jags to Oz folk but when the rules changed the buyers stopped calling..
 

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It is a great surprise to see the prices of used cars in UK - I paid $20,000 (about 16,000pnds) for my car here and you sell them for 5,000pnds!!!:(

Then therese the parts issue - bought window regulator for $200 from UK delivered - would have cost $500 here
 

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I bought my parts from justjags.com - how do they compare with others???
 

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It is a great surprise to see the prices of used cars in UK - I paid $20,000 (about 16,000pnds) for my car here and you sell them for 5,000pnds!!!:(

Then therese the parts issue - bought window regulator for $200 from UK delivered - would have cost $500 here
Hi stype, good to see some Aussie input, being a part time Queenslander and a part time Scotty. :D

I just bought my 2004 X-Type 2.0 V6 sedan here in the UK, in immaculate condition with only 55000ks
for AUD$3600... bargain eh?

I'm thinking that I'll be taking it back to Qld in a year or two, along with my 2006 Audi TT Quattro Sport...
Hope you've been ok these last few weeks with the etreme weather conditions. Stay safe. Ooroo for now
 

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G'day Don,

Mate!! I am drooling - what a bargain! Just did a search on Carsales and your 2.1 x-type brings between $12000 - $15000!

Yes we have had severe floods here - will take many months to rebuild the infrastructure damage... was helping out with the services - it is a horrible scene and traumatic for so many....

In 1996 we were on our way to live permanently in Ireland - did an Australian tour and here we are .... but we also love the scenery in most rural UK
 

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My daughter is in the police, in Townsville: her partner (also Townsville Police) was seconded to help with the aftermath in Bundy over the last two weeks or so....
I spent 4yrs in the Redlands, east of Bne; a year in the Blue Mtns; 4yrs in Townsville and another year on the Goldie, between 1991 and 2001... been back in Scotland since.

Gotta say I miss Oz way too much, but at least I get back for a few weeks most years. :)

I'm enjoying the X-Type more than I thought: maybe a little too soft and middle of the road than outright sporting, but still a great car. Anyway, be good and enjoy your S-Type.
If I can help with any info or parts from over here, just get in touch. Ooroo.
 

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Incidentally, i lived and worked out in Adelaide for a while and looked at importing a new car because the prices of Luxury cars in Australia bring a tear to your eye. When i started looking at the fine print you'll notice a section that says "you cannot import a car into Australia unless you can prove that you have owned the vehicle for more than a year in it's current location".

Dammed if i was going to buy a new Jag and leave it in blighty for year before i could have it sent over to me in Oz.
Whereabouts in Adelaide Doug?
Luxury car tax in Australia is amazing(ly high).... to protect the local car industry.... a fair whack of it is located in Adelaide ... GMH to the north Mitsubishi (Chrylser many years ago) to the south.... that of course is if Mitsubishi is still there.
 
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