Will my car be allowed into NZ?
December 27, 2009 2:52 PM Subscribe
Does anyone have any experience bringing a car to New Zealand from Australia? I'm particularly interested in how rigorous the inspection will be.
posted by twirlypen to Travel & Transportation around New Zealand (6 answers total)
I'm moving to New Zealand from Perth this coming February. I'll be living in a small coastal town, and I'm pretty sure I'll need a car. I'd rather buy one before I leave, as there are more options here than there will be there. The cost of transporting the car will be covered by my work, so that's not an issue.
I'd like to know how thorough the inspection will be to get a car through. I just found a 48 year old car for a great price and I love it to bits, but I don't want to buy it only to have it defected at the border. It's a 1961 Rover 100, it runs very well and has no rust. It does leak a little bit of oil, has a squeak when it runs, has a semi-dodgy paint job on close inspection, and the rubber window liners are starting to get old and cracked.
Apparently it went over the pits to get into WA a few years ago and had a bunch of work done to get passed that test, so I'm hoping it should be all set for a NZ trip. I know you can't tell me anything specific about this car, but I was hoping someone may have experience with the inspection to get a car over there, especially something vintage.