This was our problem too. The value imposed by the agency here was more than double the "real" value of the car. The Mini sells here for more than double what it costs in Europe. And the used value was more than double what I sold the car for, making the idea of paying the 80% tax a bit outrageous.EvergreenGal said:My husband and I had planned on shipping a car, new Rav4, when we moved here...luckily we found out, last minute the rules had changed, as they always do here! It would have cost us a fortune to do so ...would have been taxed at least 80% of the value of the car, and that was Argentine value!! Could have bought another car for that! And if we hadn't been able to pay,then we would have had to pay for it to be shipped back to the states!
He is Argentine, has a DNI, so it is just NOT worth the hassle. Plus driving here is the worse! They just don't know how to drive and become different people behind the wheel! Just once I would like to be able to get from point A to point B and not have issues with the idiot drivers on the road!
Stanexpat is 100% right ...DON'T do it!
I still vividly remember seeing, probably late in 1996, a beautiful gray Packard on Saenz Peña, just parked casually yet with an immaculate exterior (I hadn't the gall to peek inside). I don't think I've ever seen a Packard "daily driver" in the States, though the car was made there.Ries said:. . . . One of the great things about Argentina is the large quantity of older cute small cars that are still available used- classic fiats, renaults, minis, and many more, usually in pretty good shape, that are virtually nonexistent in North America. . . .