Hi all, long time deal scroller - thought I'd finally create an account to get some thoughts from the community.
I currently live in WA. Relocating to NSW towards the end of the year. I am in the process of buying a car, and intend to drive that car across from WA to NSW as part of the move.
I was originally looking for cars in WA. Knowing full well that once I drove it over I'll have by NSW law 14 days to re-register the vehicle with NSW. I know this can be a costly exercise too.
However last night I was thinking… what if I purchased a car in NSW? And ship it back to WA?
- NSW car market is slightly cheaper than WA,
- The cost to transport it via truck to WA should be quite a bit less than re-registering a WA car in NSW.
- WA let you have an interstate car for 3 months in WA without requiring re-registration. Plenty of time for me before I leave to NSW.
Am I missing anything here? Does this sound like a mess and I should just focus on WA? Transporting the car should be no more than $1K, however I've heard of NSW re-rego being close to $1-2K..
Also if I did go down the interstate route, I imagine I organise NSW insurance? or WA insurance? Confusing…
FWIW - second hand cars I'm looking at are about ~$35K… CX-5 etc