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Old 01-21-2019, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Murrica
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Believe it or not F250ís are highly sought after in many European countries and they love the big Turbo diesels ...
in Australia people pay $200k for a Raptor !
I was actually stationed in Germany for 9 years. Germans would offer ridiculous amounts of money for US SUVs and trucks. I knew guys who would buy a new vehicle prior to PCS and sell it in Germany. Could make upwards of $15-$20K.
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Old 01-21-2019, 02:09 PM
 
Location: MN
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Kinda like a friend of mine who was born in northern Iraq and last year shipped used Dodge Chargers non stop to his client in Iraq who had a dealership. Friend has a dealer license and an export company. They've been sending American cars and sh*tloads of GM engines from here to their junkyard they own there.
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Old 01-21-2019, 08:17 PM
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Location: Naples FL
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I have a friend who exports late model ex rental and off lease mustangs, Camaros, Vettes, challengers and every kind of truck and big traditional SUV ....to Asia, Russia and Eastern Europe.
Niche business you think? He’s sends over 2000 vehicles a month !
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Old 01-21-2019, 09:44 PM
 
Location: MN
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I have a friend who exports late model ex rental and off lease mustangs, Camaros, Vettes, challengers and every kind of truck and big traditional SUV ....to Asia, Russia and Eastern Europe.
Niche business you think? Heís sends over 2000 vehicles a month !
Wow! How many sea containers is that??? The shipping cost alone is $10k minimum per container and months it takes to get there. The the tough part is making sure the contacts can be trusted. My friend uses their money to buy cars and ship. Then he gets $1k per car. I looked at costs to ship from whichever Manheim he bought from and instead of that, me flying to that city, picking car up and driving it back and make a trip out of it last winter and be paid the shipping costs.
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Old 01-22-2019, 12:35 AM
 
Location: San Ramon, Seattle, Anchorage, Reykjavik
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Wow! How many sea containers is that??? The shipping cost alone is $10k minimum per container and months it takes to get there. The the tough part is making sure the contacts can be trusted. My friend uses their money to buy cars and ship. Then he gets $1k per car. I looked at costs to ship from whichever Manheim he bought from and instead of that, me flying to that city, picking car up and driving it back and make a trip out of it last winter and be paid the shipping costs.
Depends. I can ship a car from NY to Reykjavik for less than $3k, including insurance, paperwork, etc. I shipped a Land Cruiser from Seattle to South Africa for $5k so not sure where your $10k number comes from. Depending on the port shipped from, to, and the route, it take 3-6 weeks from driving it into the container to clearing customs.
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Old 01-22-2019, 05:54 AM
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Location: Naples FL
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Wow! How many sea containers is that??? The shipping cost alone is $10k minimum per container and months it takes to get there. The the tough part is making sure the contacts can be trusted. My friend uses their money to buy cars and ship. Then he gets $1k per car. I looked at costs to ship from whichever Manheim he bought from and instead of that, me flying to that city, picking car up and driving it back and make a trip out of it last winter and be paid the shipping costs.
What containers? In commercial quantities cars are shipped out on dodo (drive on drive off) ships ... usually the same ones the ship cars here from Europe and Asia.
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Old 01-22-2019, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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My sister called me a few days ago looking for recommendations on a slightly used 3 row CUV. She likes the Acadia but I can’t find any info that says GM ever fixed the timing chain issues with the 3.6 engine. The only thing I could even think to recommend was the Highlander.
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Old 01-22-2019, 07:23 AM
 
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Depends. I can ship a car from NY to Reykjavik for less than $3k, including insurance, paperwork, etc. I shipped a Land Cruiser from Seattle to South Africa for $5k so not sure where your $10k number comes from. Depending on the port shipped from, to, and the route, it take 3-6 weeks from driving it into the container to clearing customs.
Maybe thatís what he was quoted from a ďbuddyĒ trying to make a profit!
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Old 01-22-2019, 07:30 AM
 
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My sister called me a few days ago looking for recommendations on a slightly used 3 row CUV. She likes the Acadia but I canít find any info that says GM ever fixed the timing chain issues with the 3.6 engine. The only thing I could even think to recommend was the Highlander.
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Porsche profited $4.8b on only selling 246,375 vehicles in 2017. GM sold 9.6m vehicles in 2017
Thatís an average of $19k per auto. Not sure whether top line or bottom line profit but Iím curious if the brand makes any money off of service, or if thatís just for the local dealerís money.
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Old 01-22-2019, 07:55 AM
 
Location: MN
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Depends. I can ship a car from NY to Reykjavik for less than $3k, including insurance, paperwork, etc. I shipped a Land Cruiser from Seattle to South Africa for $5k so not sure where your $10k number comes from. Depending on the port shipped from, to, and the route, it take 3-6 weeks from driving it into the container to clearing customs.
He always mentioned it was about $10k to ship entire container full of cars and engines to Kurdistan from Mpls.
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