will go down and take delivery in a few weeks time.
How can you bear to wait weeks, knowing it's there ? Or does it take weeks for the Oz authorities to check there's nothing dangerous about it (like an english apple in the glovebox for example).
Don't forget Australia has some longish distances. Cairns to Perth is about 6000 km, and minimum 7 days to drive it. I'm sure Mr M doesn't live that far from the dealer but it is also worth mentioning that every one of the 7 States has a separate registration system. No quarantine or inspection would be needed because it is a new car (actually it may have had a quarantine inspection done at Customs clearance). What could take time is getting the Australian Compliance plate organised and whilst a Melbourne dealer could get Victorian State registration fairly quickly organising out of State registration probably takes some time. Then, of course, there is the normal dealer pre-delivery.
Congratulations Mr M. "It is indeed a lovely blue sir!"
What part of Oz do you live in?
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