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NEED VEHICLE - MOVING TO STX IN MARCH

dezntracey
January 30, 2018 11:31AM

Registered: 11 months ago
Posts: 3

Hello,

My husband and I are moving to STX in March. We are currently in STX, Christiansted East End and looking for a vehicle. What dealership(s) or car lots should we visit. Looked at the beginning of January on the last visit and only inquired on new vehicles. Months are moving by rapidly. Your suggestions are greatly appreciated.

DeznTracey, Christiansted STX

Re: NEED VEHICLE - MOVING TO STX IN MARCH

vicanuck
January 30, 2018 12:35PM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 2,285

Metro Motors in Golden Rock
Toyota and Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep/Ram on the Northside Road
Straker Motors on the Northside Road.

Re: NEED VEHICLE - MOVING TO STX IN MARCH

speee1dy
January 30, 2018 01:48PM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 8,648

you dont want to bring your own vehicles?

Re: NEED VEHICLE - MOVING TO STX IN MARCH

AandA2VI
January 30, 2018 10:53PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 2,295

I would totally recommend bringing a car! Was my biggest regret when moving here.

Re: NEED VEHICLE - MOVING TO STX IN MARCH

stxsailor
February 07, 2018 11:51AM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 529

I agree with A and A, bring your own vehicle. If you have the title all good, if not check with your bank and see if they will let you bring one. We bought a new truck and brought it down 7 years ago. Best more we made. She's still going strong.

Re: NEED VEHICLE - MOVING TO STX IN MARCH

Gator's Mom
February 07, 2018 01:08PM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 914

We bought a used Nissan Leaf in FL to bring to STX. This low mileage all electric vehicle cost less than $11,000. You can set up a solar charging station if you live someplace that will allow this.

Re: NEED VEHICLE - MOVING TO STX IN MARCH

plindholdt
February 07, 2018 06:58PM

Registered: 10 months ago
Posts: 15

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AandA2VI
I would totally recommend bringing a car! Was my biggest regret when moving here.

My husband and I will be moving to STX by end of summer as well. My car is a Kia so has import taxes and all of that. Why should I spend the $3000 to bring rather than sell it and buy one there? Thanks

Re: NEED VEHICLE - MOVING TO STX IN MARCH

Scubadoo
February 07, 2018 08:45PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 2,112

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plindholdt
Why should I spend the $3000 to bring rather than sell it and buy one there? Thanks

Because you'll likely not find anything used on island remotely close to the one you have now unless the wheels are ready to fall off. If you do you'll pay for it. Maybe local new car is more cost effective.



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Re: NEED VEHICLE - MOVING TO STX IN MARCH

terry
February 08, 2018 10:36AM

Registered: 13 years ago
Posts: 2,549

It is hard to get a good car on island until you have been here awhile and have good contacts . Friends can let you know about cars that their friends have that are for sale because they are buying new or leaving island.
Yes you will pay $2500 to $3000 to get a car here but the cars that are here are priced higher that what they are in Fl.

Re: NEED VEHICLE - MOVING TO STX IN MARCH

speee1dy
February 08, 2018 10:39AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 8,648

Because bringing a car you own outright is cheaper than buying a junker on island.

Re: NEED VEHICLE - MOVING TO STX IN MARCH

stxsailor
February 08, 2018 11:00AM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 529

and you know the history of the car you bring. Do what I did before you make take it to your mechanic and tell them your moving to an island so fix anything that remotely needs fixing. Oh and buy new tires.

Re: NEED VEHICLE - MOVING TO STX IN MARCH

LiquidFluoride
February 08, 2018 04:29PM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 1,940

Quote
plindholdt
Quote
AandA2VI
I would totally recommend bringing a car! Was my biggest regret when moving here.

My husband and I will be moving to STX by end of summer as well. My car is a Kia so has import taxes and all of that. Why should I spend the $3000 to bring rather than sell it and buy one there? Thanks

I've bought 5 cars locally, 2 have worked out, all cost far more than they would in the states.

I'd say bring a car.

Re: NEED VEHICLE - MOVING TO STX IN MARCH

stxisbest
February 08, 2018 08:23PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 192

Quote
stxsailor
and you know the history of the car you bring. Do what I did before you make take it to your mechanic and tell them your moving to an island so fix anything that remotely needs fixing. Oh and buy new tires.

and ball joints, tie rods, control arms , shocks, and--------thinking

Re: NEED VEHICLE - MOVING TO STX IN MARCH

ironheadUSVI
February 09, 2018 08:13AM

Registered: 1 year ago
Posts: 259

Quote
terry
It is hard to get a good car on island until you have been here awhile and have good contacts . Friends can let you know about cars that their friends have that are for sale because they are buying new or leaving island.
Yes you will pay $2500 to $3000 to get a car here but the cars that are here are priced higher that what they are in Fl.

I paid $1700 two months ago, pickup truck from South Florida with Tropical Shipping.

Re: NEED VEHICLE - MOVING TO STX IN MARCH

terry
February 09, 2018 11:01AM

Registered: 13 years ago
Posts: 2,549

If it was not made in the US, you will have to pay tax.

Re: NEED VEHICLE - MOVING TO STX IN MARCH

AandA2VI
February 09, 2018 07:32PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 2,295

Quote
plindholdt
Quote
AandA2VI
I would totally recommend bringing a car! Was my biggest regret when moving here.

My husband and I will be moving to STX by end of summer as well. My car is a Kia so has import taxes and all of that. Why should I spend the $3000 to bring rather than sell it and buy one there? Thanks

The fact you’re asking this means you’ve really not read much of the information here. Widely suggested to bring your own car. Use the search function at da top. And I doubt it’ll be 3k. If it is - it’s worth it. You’ll put that into an island ride in a year. Unless you’re rich and want to buy new with warentee.

Re: NEED VEHICLE - MOVING TO STX IN MARCH

singlefin
February 11, 2018 02:58PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 737

Take into consideration where you'll be living, working, ect.

There are lots of dirt/mud roads, private roads, and questionable paved roads.

Nearly every road has a grade, a hill, or would be classified as a cliff elsewhere.

Add a torrential downpour.

Bring something all-wheel drive / 4 wheel drive with decent ground clearance. You'll not have access to lots of areas without it.

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