NEED VEHICLE - MOVING TO STX IN MARCH  

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dezntracey
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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

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Posted : January 30, 2018 2:31 pm
vicanuck
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Metro Motors in Golden Rock
Toyota and Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep/Ram on the Northside Road
Straker Motors on the Northside Road.

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Posted : January 30, 2018 3:35 pm
speee1dy
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you dont want to bring your own vehicles?

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Posted : January 30, 2018 4:48 pm
AandA2VI
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I would totally recommend bringing a car! Was my biggest regret when moving here.

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Posted : January 31, 2018 1:53 am
stxsailor
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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.

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Posted : February 7, 2018 2:51 pm
Gator's Mom
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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.

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Posted : February 7, 2018 4:08 pm
plindholdt
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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

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Posted : February 7, 2018 9:58 pm
Scubadoo
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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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Posted : February 7, 2018 11:45 pm
terry
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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.

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Posted : February 8, 2018 1:36 pm
speee1dy
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Because bringing a car you own outright is cheaper than buying a junker on island.

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Posted : February 8, 2018 1:39 pm
stxsailor
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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.

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Posted : February 8, 2018 2:00 pm
LiquidFluoride
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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.

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Posted : February 8, 2018 7:29 pm
stxisbest
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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.

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Posted : February 8, 2018 11:23 pm
ironheadUSVI
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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.

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Posted : February 9, 2018 11:13 am
terry
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If it was not made in the US, you will have to pay tax.

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Posted : February 9, 2018 2:01 pm
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