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Jim Farrell Tiler
03-31-2011, 01:55 AM



this is a local offering..made in Australia. http://www.trademe.co.nz/Trade-Me-Motors/Cars/Holden/hsv/auction-355788708.htm

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03-31-2011, 03:34 AM

The new ones go at the most for around 35000.00 - 40000.00 don't they guys?

03-31-2011, 04:40 AM
Don't forget to convert the New Zealand dollar back to US dollars when you make the comparison!

1 US Dollar = 1.31 New Zealand dollars

03-31-2011, 06:05 AM
Quick internet search turned up this:


Houston Remodeler
03-31-2011, 06:39 AM
To get american pricing use

www.cars.com or www.autotrader.com bot are good sites.

To get the official party line, go to www.kbb.com for the kelly blue book pricing. Used cars vary by location, in some places used cars have low resale value than others, depending on the model too.

John Bridge
03-31-2011, 09:14 AM

For a few dollars more you can get a Dodge Ram. ;)

Levi the Tile Guy
03-31-2011, 12:18 PM
Dang Jim what does a diesel cost down there? 110k for a FORD 150 that's insanity! That comes out to $83,969.47 American dollars, you can get a fully loaded brand new 1 ton diesel by Ford, Chevy, or Dodge for about $20,000 American less than that used F150

Jim Farrell Tiler
03-31-2011, 04:10 PM
just to keep John happy...you have to add in the cost to convert them to right hand drive cos we drive on the proper side of the road...http://www.trademe.co.nz/Trade-Me-Motors/Cars/Dodge/ram/auction-363300867.htm

Levi the Tile Guy
03-31-2011, 04:21 PM
You don't have to have a right hand drive to drive on the wrong side of the road Jim...Heck I used to drive a right hand drive scout here where we drive on the "right" side of the road :D

John Bridge
03-31-2011, 05:29 PM
You would think that with a good portion of the world driving on the wrong side that our very smart and astute auto makers would produce some right hand drive vehicles for export. I know the Brits produce left hand drive vehicles for those of us who prefer the correct side of the road. ;)

Still a lot of dollars, Jim, for a used vehicle. Can't you cobble something together yourself?

03-31-2011, 05:59 PM
Toyota builds right hand drive Camrys and Avalons at the Kentucky plant.

John, the Jeep wranglers are designed to be modular. There are hoels pre-stamped in the body tub for the steering, gas and brake mechanisms. YOu can order one that is right hand drive for use in the USA. Just go to a Jeep dealer and tell them you want the "Postal Package". My Mom's rural mail carrier drives one.

Jim Farrell Tiler
03-31-2011, 08:52 PM
laws here regarding left hand drive vehicles, (a) the vehicle has to be over 20 years old (b) you have owned and driven it for 6 months in the states otherwise it will not be complied and passed to be able to be registered to be used on our roads, you can buy new chrysler vehicles here including dodge rams that are rhd i think they are made in argentina

03-31-2011, 10:29 PM
jim - laws like that are generally written like that to protect a domestic industry, or force someone to build a local factory. Is there any auto/truck building going on in NZ? :scratch:

or.... they could write laws like that knowing full well that prices will be forced higher, thus limiting the market for - and quantity of - motor vehicles.

03-31-2011, 11:20 PM
I didn't even know they had automobiles in New Zealand. I figured Jim got around with horse and buggy.

I have a 2010 Ford King Ranch, even has air conditioned seats and a back up camera in it. I don't know of any option it doesn't have and I parked it in the house's driveway next door to me which is vacant like half the other houses around here in this neighborhood. She's a beauty with only about 10,000 miles on it. You can have it for what I owe.....$32,000 change.

Jim Farrell Tiler
04-01-2011, 12:20 AM
we have no automible assembly here, according to our govmnt lhd vehicles arnt safe to drive on the right side of the road, they make the rules we just have to do as we are told..have a read of this...........http://www.nzmustang.com/Thisthat/updates.htm ......at the moment petrol here costs in us dollars $6.60 a gallon and deisel $4.55 a gallon

Jim Farrell Tiler
04-01-2011, 12:24 AM
Ben do you deliver?? LOL

Higher Standard Tile
04-01-2011, 03:23 AM
I thought Maui prices were high. But big trucks are popular here. Lots of guys have F-250 and 350's just to cruise around in. I saw diesel for $4.73 today!

I could put a F-150 on a canoe, paddle to NZ and sell it to you for a good price. And make enough to fly home in first class.

I imagine your gas/petrol prices are high too. Can you afford a V8?

04-01-2011, 06:19 AM
I drove around a right-hand drive Mini Cooper for awhile... It was like a little go cart. (Im 6'5") Sure got some funny looks from others when I was stopped at the traffic lights. I miss the right hand drive, it was fun.

John Bridge
04-01-2011, 06:25 AM
I had a left hand drive mini when I was in France. The French drive on the correct side of the road. I think that was part of the agreement they made with us when they joined us during our Revolutionary War. ;)

Jim Farrell Tiler
04-06-2011, 02:08 AM
ah yes the french, cheese eating surrender monkeys