CAR IMPORT CALCULATOR
CAR PURCHASE IN NORTH AMERICA
The tool for commercial and private importers. Helpful in price comparisons, Internet searches, online auctions, etc. For quick and rough determination of the total cost of a car import.
A pickup is usually classified by customs as a truck. Therefore, 22% duty and 19% import VAT (EUST) are incurred here.
For oldtimers that are at least 30 years old and in the original condition, the duty is completely eliminated. Only 7% reduced import sales tax is payable. Unfortunately, Hot Rods and Replicas do not benefit from this low-cost special arrangement.
Normal cars handled with the usual 10% customs and 19% import sales tax.
An all-risk insurance covers the risks of total loss (such as shipwreck) and damage (such as dents). This insurance can only be covered for vehicles up to the age of 5 years.
A total loss insurance covers the risk of a total loss (theft or sinking of the ship), but no damage. With the total loss insurance there is no age restriction.
The cost of a ready-to-fit refitting of the car depends on the vehicle type. Common models are between € 900, - and € 2,000, -.
These data and costs are generalized and only a short overview for the purpose of the quick and rough calculation of an automobile import. All information are without guarantee, no liability for false information.
A blink of an eye is usually enough to give your heart to the sparkling body on the US dealer website, online auction or portal.
Shortly afterwards, however, the justified and sobering question arises: What follow-up costs arise in addition to the purchase price before the car is in the home garage or showroom? Exchange rate, transport, shipping, documentation, insurance, customs, import taxes, special regulations for pick-ups and vintage cars ... difficult to see through ...
For price comparisons and to get a quick overview of the total costs of an import, both commercial importers and dealers as well as private bargain hunters had to compile and calculate the individual costs at great expense. Usually the mobile treasure has already been sold elsewhere by then or the auction has long been history.
There are already several import calculators. These are quite detailed but very complicated. You need input and data that must first be researched and obtained.
Based on this problem, LPL Automotive in Bremerhaven has developed an innovative car import calculator with the focus on "fast + easy".
With just 9 mouse clicks and - after a few applications - in less than 2 minutes, you can roughly calculate the rough final price of an import. Then there is only the conversion of the car ready for approval. The German import dealers often do this on their own anyway or at a specialist company you trust.