Buying a Car in finland crazy or what???

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Average Price of a vehicle in FINALND?

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Hank W.
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Post by Hank W. » Mon Nov 24, 2003 9:25 am

jwesthues wrote:. I have heard stories (although nothing substantiated) of cars arriving in less than stellar condition (scratches and such)
When the dollar was good (low) and Finland was rich (late 1980's) people would go get 'junkyard finds' - classics from the 1950's and 60's. A lot of times cars arrived everything moveable stolen. (The car tax was then 35% on the cost+freight for over 25-year olds)

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Post by dusty_bin » Mon Nov 24, 2003 7:45 pm

I just did a quick check inTallinn for some prices. How do you fancy a Golf, Blue metallic 5 door station wagon, 5 seats, 1.6 l (R4) Petrol engine power 74kW (100 hp), manual transmission, front-wheel drive. Odometer 169000 km.

Cost, to you my boy, a shade under €5800 for a 1998 motor...

Just wait till next year!

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Post by Geri Bush » Thu Nov 27, 2003 3:05 pm


Volvos seem to be a good car to go "get" from elsewhere. Look at the AKE page where it lists the tax assesments for cars. Buy a V70 turbo diesel for 10,000 in Germany, pay about 5,000 tax and you have a car for about 10,000 less than what you can get in Finland.

I'm still waiting on my tax assesment. Fingers crossed!!!

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