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#1 Bobbyl

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Posted 23 March 2020 - 07:56 PM

Hi All,

 

My name is Bobby, I just moved back to Sydney and I have my S401 landing in Port Kembla on the 24th March.

I want to know, if anyone here has been through the compliance process, or could recommend any company that could assist? 

I do have a quotation, and I guess I just want to make sure I am not getting a poor deal.

The only comprehensive quote I have received is from Complete Car Care in Seven Hills.

Everyone else has been a bit vague about the entire costs involved. 

 

This is a small gallery of my S401. https://www.flickr.c...0390@N06/710727

This is my single turbo BD5 Legacy https://flic.kr/s/aHsmr1TvV4

This is my youtube channel of my other Subarus: https://www.youtube....4wa8dFNhE0qVzPA

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

 

 

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Current Subaru cars I own

1998 Subaru STI Type R - Version 5 Coupe

1996 Subaru Legacy RSB - Single Turbo 11.95@115mph  https://www.flickr.c...157700388420785

2003 Subaru Legacy S401 https://www.flickr.c...157713590801742

 

https://www.youtube....4wa8dFNhE0qVzPA

 


#2 El_Freddo

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Posted 23 March 2020 - 10:52 PM

Welcome Bobbyl!

@Bumpty will know some info on this I believe he imported his wagon from NZ. But he might have done this through Tassie years ago so things would be different.

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Posted 24 March 2020 - 08:36 AM

Hi All,

 

My name is Bobby, I just moved back to Sydney and I have my S401 landing in Port Kembla on the 24th March.

I want to know, if anyone here has been through the compliance process, or could recommend any company that could assist? 

I do have a quotation, and I guess I just want to make sure I am not getting a poor deal.

The only comprehensive quote I have received is from Complete Car Care in Seven Hills.

Everyone else has been a bit vague about the entire costs involved. 

 

This is a small gallery of my S401. https://www.flickr.c...0390@N06/710727

This is my single turbo BD5 Legacy https://flic.kr/s/aHsmr1TvV4

This is my youtube channel of my other Subarus: https://www.youtube....4wa8dFNhE0qVzPA

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

 

 

Contact Iron Chef imports on facebook. They seem to be the boffins when it comes to imports

Will your BD be coming too  :wub:


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#4 Bobbyl

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Posted 24 March 2020 - 11:07 AM

Hey All,

 

Thanks for the answers.

The BD5 is staying in NZ, its too old and difficult to daily around Sydney. 


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Current Subaru cars I own

1998 Subaru STI Type R - Version 5 Coupe

1996 Subaru Legacy RSB - Single Turbo 11.95@115mph  https://www.flickr.c...157700388420785

2003 Subaru Legacy S401 https://www.flickr.c...157713590801742

 

https://www.youtube....4wa8dFNhE0qVzPA

 


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Posted 25 March 2020 - 05:35 PM

Pm sent Bobby, please disinfect your mouse before opening and especially after...! 👀

#6 Bobbyl

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Posted 25 March 2020 - 08:29 PM

Pm sent Bobby, please disinfect your mouse before opening and especially after...!

 

 

Thanks Bumpty, I have pm you back as well. 


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Current Subaru cars I own

1998 Subaru STI Type R - Version 5 Coupe

1996 Subaru Legacy RSB - Single Turbo 11.95@115mph  https://www.flickr.c...157700388420785

2003 Subaru Legacy S401 https://www.flickr.c...157713590801742

 

https://www.youtube....4wa8dFNhE0qVzPA

 


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Posted 25 March 2020 - 09:49 PM

Bumpty is back!

Cracking times!

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Posted 31 March 2020 - 12:00 PM

Just an update the vehicle is now in quarantine, getting cleaned. Apparently New Zealand dirt is not clean enough lol. 


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Current Subaru cars I own

1998 Subaru STI Type R - Version 5 Coupe

1996 Subaru Legacy RSB - Single Turbo 11.95@115mph  https://www.flickr.c...157700388420785

2003 Subaru Legacy S401 https://www.flickr.c...157713590801742

 

https://www.youtube....4wa8dFNhE0qVzPA

 


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Posted 05 April 2020 - 01:08 AM

Filthy NZ dirt



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Posted 07 April 2020 - 11:15 AM

Hi All,

 

So I finally picked up my car yesterday. Its great driving something familiar. 

I can say that Sydney roads are quite poor, I feel alot of bumps and imperfections than in Auckland. 

The car feels solid, and is very very clean right now. 

Its too bad we are on essential travel, as I would of liked to take some photos more scenic, rather than work. 

 

Also does anyone have insurance company suggestions? 

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Current Subaru cars I own

1998 Subaru STI Type R - Version 5 Coupe

1996 Subaru Legacy RSB - Single Turbo 11.95@115mph  https://www.flickr.c...157700388420785

2003 Subaru Legacy S401 https://www.flickr.c...157713590801742

 

https://www.youtube....4wa8dFNhE0qVzPA

 


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Posted 08 April 2020 - 10:01 AM

Thats awesome, I'd love one of those cars! 

 

Did you just put it on a ship before actually finding someone to help with compliance? Can I ask how much it cost and how much of a headache it was? 

 

An S401 would be an awesome weekend car! 



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Posted 08 April 2020 - 10:13 AM

Shannons or Famous are the go to for enthusiast vehicles 

and yeah Sydney roads suck haha


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Posted 08 April 2020 - 04:01 PM

Very nice... If you ever contemplate selling it, please PM me... would be very interested.

 

We need more photos!!!

 

I'm with WFI for insurance, another one to try, but shannons also are very good, especially as its a rare car.

 

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Posted 08 April 2020 - 08:45 PM

+1 for Shannons, I've been with them for over 30 years.

Made a couple of claims with them too, has always been hassle free and allowed the repairs to be done properly.

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Posted 08 April 2020 - 11:08 PM

Nice. I'm not aware of any of these in Aus? Maybe only one. I miss my B4 all the time.



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Posted 09 April 2020 - 09:51 AM

Nice. I'm not aware of any of these in Aus? Maybe only one. I miss my B4 all the time.

Subaru AUS owns one. Gets tarted around for Subynats and so on.

People have sighted other ones over the years as well


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Posted 09 April 2020 - 02:27 PM

Thats awesome, I'd love one of those cars! 

 

Did you just put it on a ship before actually finding someone to help with compliance? Can I ask how much it cost and how much of a headache it was? 

 

An S401 would be an awesome weekend car! 

 

This was imported from NZ as a personal import, so I had to get a Vehicle Import License. I am not sure on how to import it from anywhere.

 

For anyone who has ever considered exporting their car to Sydney from New Zealand, I can tell you it is an expensive exercise.

All up freight, marine insurance, tax can be 3-4k 

Compliance, CTP insurance, rego, blue slips, compliance plate, weigh bridge and transportation is 2-3k 


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Current Subaru cars I own

1998 Subaru STI Type R - Version 5 Coupe

1996 Subaru Legacy RSB - Single Turbo 11.95@115mph  https://www.flickr.c...157700388420785

2003 Subaru Legacy S401 https://www.flickr.c...157713590801742

 

https://www.youtube....4wa8dFNhE0qVzPA

 


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Posted 09 April 2020 - 11:27 PM

Also does anyone have insurance company suggestions? 

 

Awesome! Good to see a car like this in Oz.

 

I work in the automotive industry and can get you a quote with insurance. The insurer is Toyota Insurance. The others that the guys have suggested are also recommended for car enthusiasts.


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Posted 10 April 2020 - 10:20 PM

Beautiful! I want it if you are ever selling :D

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Posted 20 September 2020 - 06:51 PM

Sent you a PM Bobby

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MY97 Silver RX, aka 'The Track Toy' - All good bits from B4 will *eventually* find their way into this...
MY03 Blue RX, the new daily, pretty well more B4 than RX now...





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