Vehicle Mileage and Shipping
I had heard a while back that you were not allowed to ship a vehicle into the VI with more than 100,000 miles on it. Is this true or not? I am looking at at buying a used vehicle here in the states to bring down there in the future and I would like to confirm whether what I heard about mileage is true or not.
Not sure...never heard that one before, but, ya never know, might be true here, as we have some silly rules and regs. However, I am wondering why you would want to go thru the expense and hassle of buying in the US and shipping a vehicle here, when there are literally THOUSANDS available for purchase, through private owners, as well as dealers? It will be MUCH cheaper to buy one already on island, than to buy one in the US, then ship it here and pay all the various fees....if you would like help in selecting a quality vehicle, send me a PM.
"I had heard a while back that you were not allowed to ship a vehicle into the VI with more than 100,000 miles on it. Is this true or not? I am looking at at buying a used vehicle here in the states to bring down there in the future and I would like to confirm whether what I heard about mileage is true or not."
Has anyone been able to verify the 100,000 mile issue brought up by brandonc?
We shipped a 1980 Triumph when we moved in 2003. It had more that 100,000 miles and we had no issues, but that was several years ago.
If there is such a restriction the commercial shippers would know. Give Crowley or Tropical a call.
My truck had over 200K on it when I shipped it over 3 years ago. No problem. I don't know if anything has changed though.
I would be extremely reluctant to buy a used island car. (td)
I see people drive like they are all doing suspension torture testing. How do you ever know if the one you get has had similar treatment? Plus being new on island is like having a red bullseye painted on your forehead.
I had no hassles at all bringing an '88 S-10 with 90K miles and a '05 Forrester with about the same. Both are well cared for known quantities and shipping and importation is not outrageous. $2K total for the S-10. What hoopty could I buy here for $2K?
My 2 cents. Your mileage may vary.