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Old 09-20-2008, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Ft Gordon, GA
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We are PCSing to Schofield Barracks Feb. 2009. We are thinking about selling or leaving behind our 2nd vehicle. Are reasonably cheap, reliable used cars or mtorcycles easy to come by? When we were in Germany, everyone (including us) bought used, old VWs as 2nd cars. And got rid of it before heading back Stateside. Any thoughts? Or are we better off spending $2000 to ship the 2nd vehicle?
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Old 09-21-2008, 01:54 AM
 
Location: 96820
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We are PCSing to Schofield Barracks Feb. 2009. We are thinking about selling or leaving behind our 2nd vehicle. Are reasonably cheap, reliable used cars or mtorcycles easy to come by? When we were in Germany, everyone (including us) bought used, old VWs as 2nd cars. And got rid of it before heading back Stateside. Any thoughts? Or are we better off spending $2000 to ship the 2nd vehicle?
Thanks
Horizon Lines $1075.00 from west coast. Lots of junk over here. State now requires you to pay sales tax on any out of state auto.

Last edited by 7th generation; 09-21-2008 at 03:31 PM.. Reason: Please send member a DM concerning items for sale. Thanks.
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Old 09-22-2008, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Ft Gordon, GA
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It's an extra $1000 to get it from here (MO) to Cali. That's where the $2000 comes from. And we have no plans to travel to Cali. to ship a car.
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Old 09-22-2008, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Moku Nui, Hawaii
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There are loads of used cars available on Oahu. Especially amongst the military folks. Check how they advertise used cars for sale or ask some of the folks at your new posting how to find the best used cars. It might be better to not ship any cars since you could save quite a bit of money on it. Nobody really cares what sort of car you drive and if you get an old enough one an old "beach cruiser" is just as much of a status symbol as a new car. My friend has an old Cadillac, a forties something ner other and if he drives that to a restaurant that has valet parking they move the fancy flat cars (mazeratis, ferraris, etc.) away from the door and park his there instead. Although that one is shiny and nice and not a rusty beach cruiser. Everyone else drives Hondas or Toyotas or some sort of small car.
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Old 09-23-2008, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Ft Gordon, GA
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Thanks for the replies. We are taking 1 vehicle for sure, b/c the military pays for that. They don't ship a 2nd vehicle.
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Old 09-28-2008, 09:16 PM
 
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Schofield and Hickham have very good lemon lots. Getting a second vehicle is easy. ALso, try Craigslist. I drive a Vette, Corolla, Lancer and POS Nissan Sentra. People really dont care what you drive.
Make sure you get your exemption forms from your command so you dont have to pay all the stupid taxes when you register your car. Get the Hawaii plates , dont keep your old state as they slap a big ugly blue sticker on your car. Trust me, mines in the glove box.
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Old 09-30-2008, 11:39 PM
 
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A popular car lot that most of the military go to is the Lemon Lot in Hickam Air Force Base. All the cars are owned by military who are usually trying to get rid of it fast due to moving to a different duty station, therefore, they're usually on the cheaper side.
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Old 01-24-2009, 05:34 PM
 
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Evelyn-Hi, we are also PCSing to HI. My husband is a Marine. We are stationed at Buckley AFB now. We leave in June and will probably be there by July. We are so excited and nervous at the same time. We also are deciding what to do about the second car. Also, whether to move into housing or out in the community. We have a 13 yr old daughter and an 18 year old son so we also have to worry about schools. Please let us know how your move goes and if you have any tips for us once you get there. Good luck!
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Old 01-25-2009, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Philly, PA
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State now requires you to pay sales tax on any out of state auto.
First time hear that. How it works? If I ship my car from mainland, I have to pay sales tax? Again? Based on what amount?
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Old 01-25-2009, 01:15 PM
 
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First time hear that. How it works? If I ship my car from mainland, I have to pay sales tax? Again? Based on what amount?
If it's not a new car, and you're bringing it as part of your "household goods" in a move to Hawaii, no sales tax. They're trying to discourage residents from buying (cheaper) mainland cars and shipping them here. There's a form you have to fill out when you register the car. It's no big deal. You're only problem is if your car is brand new. Mine was exactly one year old when I moved here, and I didn't pay anything.

Start here:
DOT Public Affairs - Motor Vehicle Registration (http://www.state.hi.us/dot/publicaffairs/motorvehicleregistration.htm - broken link)

Then go to the city/county to which you'll be moving, and find the forms you need.
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