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Suggestions for vehicle on STX...SUVs with 3rd row...also how easy to get transfer approval?

(@summerrae914)
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I doubt a minivan would be logical; however I don't know much about minivans (and I would prefer SUV anyway)...

So...good day all!
I have 5 children and an SUV with a 3rd row is a must. What suggestions do y'all have that take into consideration ground clearance and easy to service on the island?

We will also be volunteering occasionally at Mount Victory and Ridge to Reef Farms and I've read the roads in the rainforest can get pretty bad if it decides to come a downpour.

Bonus points if the VIN starts with a 1, 4, or 5. 😉
6 or letter would work, but definitely don't want to have to pay the 6% on the 2s and 3s.

Also, has anyone ever had any difficulties in getting their finance company to issue a statement approving transfer to the USVI. I would imagine as long as you've been making your payments on time, there wouldn't be a problem, however I want to prepare for every scenario possible.

I appreciate all positive comments. Thank you!

 
Posted : March 8, 2017 4:26 pm
(@singlefin)
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Ford Explorer or Expedition.
See Metro Motors on STX

I believe only the Edge is made in Canada, the other, larger SUV's are made in the continental US and exempt from the 6%.
Both are available in AWD / 4WD

 
Posted : March 8, 2017 6:31 pm
(@east-ender)
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I loved my Explorer, except for the fuel consumption. Great for taking large groups of people hither and thither. (tu)

 
Posted : March 8, 2017 6:47 pm
(@afriend)
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I would imagine as long as you've been making your payments on time, there wouldn't be a problem, however I want to prepare for every scenario possible.

You "imagine" wrong - most stateside lenders / lien holders will not let you take your car out of the continental US. One of the main reasons is, if you default on the loan it is difficult and very costly for them to repossess the vehicle.

 
Posted : March 8, 2017 6:59 pm
(@alana33)
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If they do agree to your taking the car out of the U.S., get all original documents in triplicate. Every agency is going to want an original document, not a copy.

 
Posted : March 8, 2017 7:40 pm
(@Scubadoo)
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Ford Explorer

 
Posted : March 9, 2017 1:48 am
(@LiquidFluoride)
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Single cab truck, if you like your kids, get a canopy (for the rain, personally I took my canopy off, that way the kids get a bath at least once a month or so).... much quieter rides.

Plus with our roads, for cheap entertainment... go fast over the pot holes!

(I've got 6 kids though, so maybe its different.... hahaha)

I would imagine as long as you've been making your payments on time, there wouldn't be a problem, however I want to prepare for every scenario possible.

You "imagine" wrong - most stateside lenders / lien holders will not let you take your car out of the continental US. One of the main reasons is, if you default on the loan it is difficult and very costly for them to repossess the vehicle.

I've got two trucks down here from stateside lenders...

But I've got a good history with that bank, so maybe that's it?

Dunno, I think this isn't an issue (from my perspective). though logically I agree with your assessment.

 
Posted : March 9, 2017 5:29 pm
(@AandA2VI)
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Minivan on STX would be fine, STT not. Same applies to gas consumption. STX good STT bad.... unless you live in town... which you likely won't.

 
Posted : March 10, 2017 2:42 am
(@summerrae914)
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I appreciate all of the input so far! And LiquidFluoride 😀 I love it!

Single cab truck, if you like your kids, get a canopy (for the rain, personally I took my canopy off, that way the kids get a bath at least once a month or so).... much quieter rides.

Plus with our roads, for cheap entertainment... go fast over the pot holes!

(I've got 6 kids though, so maybe its different.... hahaha)

 
Posted : March 10, 2017 3:05 pm
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