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      08-25-2015, 07:51 AM   #1
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Importing from Lithuania

Does anyone have experience with importing a car from Lithuania or just the Lithuania car market?
I'd like to sell my E90 and buy an F30, the only problem is the prices here, The Netherlands, are extremely high. And the biggest problem I can't find any F30 that meets my demands. As a bare minimum I want a 320 with the full sports package and a nav. But I'd highly prefer a 328i with the full sports package and a big screen nav.
For example a 328i goes for 30-45k here whereas if I look at Lithuania car websites I can find them for 15-20k. Importing a 328i will set me back ~2.5k but it'll still be a whole lot cheaper.
I don't mind the distance but I don't want to go there for nothing.
I've searched quite a few forums but I've yet to find a proper answer. A lot of people just say 'Ah Lithuania, the cars must be stolen' but I couldn't find a post of someone who actually imported a car from Lithuania.
Hope someone here has some more info about the Lithuania car market, either a resident of someone who has imported cars from there.

Thanks in advance!
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      09-02-2015, 10:56 AM   #2
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Hi! Im from Latvia (Near Lithuania) if you want to buy a car in LT then check this car in service, but 90% all cars is from USA and is not good repaired from floods or some crashs!
No good prices for good cars 😉
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      09-04-2015, 07:15 AM   #3
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Hi! Im from Latvia (Near Lithuania) if you want to buy a car in LT then check this car in service, but 90% all cars is from USA and is not good repaired from floods or some crashs!
No good prices for good cars ��
Ok, good to know. Thanks for your reply!
My brother contacted me last week telling me he is going to Lithuania to party in a few weeks so I told him to check out some cars. And I've found a company who checks up on cars, personally, and sends a full report including pictures to you for just 100 euro's. I'm going to check out cars in Germany first but if I can't find anything I'll look into Lithuania (and taking alot of precautions).
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      09-11-2015, 12:49 PM   #4
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What car you want to buy? How many $$ you want to spend?
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      10-14-2015, 04:45 AM   #5
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Don't buy from Lithuania.

Most cars here are imports from other EU countries or USA after crashing, flooding, drowning, etc. as the man hours for repairs are cheap. The cars get fixed with parts from China, majority of cars have tampered mileage (usually lowered ~2x, in some cases up to 4x).

There's a reason why cars are cheaper over here.
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      10-16-2015, 10:49 AM   #6
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What car you want to buy? How many $$ you want to spend?
I'm looking at early F30's and early F10's with the 2l engine and E90 335d's.
I want to spend a maximum of 20k euro (incl. import). But if the car is perfect I don't mind spending a little bit more.


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Don't buy from Lithuania.

Most cars here are imports from other EU countries or USA after crashing, flooding, drowning, etc. as the man hours for repairs are cheap. The cars get fixed with parts from China, majority of cars have tampered mileage (usually lowered ~2x, in some cases up to 4x).

There's a reason why cars are cheaper over here.

Alright, thanks for the feedback!
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      12-09-2015, 12:11 PM   #7
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i bought a car from LT and I am happy with it.
I did know what I was buying (US salvage import but fixed well).
I did a proper dealer check, VIN history US check, test drive check etc. you need to take this very seriously and do proper check-ups/tests (and spend money on this). Yes most of the cars out there are fixed but quality varies tremendously as sometimes they aim to sell them in a German market (esp. powerful new "weekend fun" models :-). Because of TuV rules they fix them very well.
the newer model the car the better since the parts will be new as well. you need to have good understanding/rapport with the owner when you buy. i would even advice you to get a local expert and pay him.

you do not need to pay import taxes as both countries are in the eu. you would need to register though in LT after passing some tests (~300eur) then just get it to the Netherlands (either on a truck or drive it)

In the end I bought an F32 at 50% comparable street price in western Europe. I can't complain.
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      12-24-2015, 06:57 AM   #8
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Why not search for a F30 in Germany? Easy to import, better cars, clear history and much more choice.
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