i'm intended to move to shanghai in about a month or so, will live somewhere in changning and work in kunshan.
for that deal to work, i would prefer to buy a car and commute with it.
i have the funds to buy a second hand car (up to about 80K rmb, which from a second hand website i saw is totally doable).
my salary will be given to me in my home country and not in china so i won't actually need to open a chinese bank account, but i'm considering to open a bank account just to buy the car here (so i can withdraw proper amount \ using credit card to buy it from within china).
1)do you have any idea what are the money transfer fees between countries?
2)have anyone bought a car locally? if so, can you recommend places to buy?
3)is it too much trouble to open a bank account just for that purpuse?
any recommendation regarding purchasing a car locally would be greatly appreciated!
erezschn wrote:if i can buy a brand new polo, then my troubles are gone ^_^ i was actually looking at second hand polo's for the same price....
is there anywhere online i can find brand new car's prices?
erezschn wrote:thanks KKO!
if i will buy second hand car in kunshan, will the "do not buy used car" suggestion still hold?
anyway, thanks for the input! do you have any idea how can i get prices online?
erezschn wrote:Do you know how hard is it to sell the cars afterwards?
i don't intend to wreck it as chinese ppl might, how difficult should it be to sell a korean \ european \ japanese car after 1-2 years?
BTW, any way to spot a fake dealer? and by fake what do you mean? he sells a fake car?! meaning not really produced by great wall? or just sell used \ refurbished cars?
MadViv wrote:I highly recommend this blog post: http://www.fordgarage.com/pages/shanghaicarbuying.htm
erezschn wrote:Hey twlaun,
how did you buy the car? cash (like the guy in the blog article said) or credit card?
China Doll wrote:Brace yourself for the cost of Shanghai license plate
drsubaru wrote:I was told when I bought my car that having a Shanghai Residential Permit, means I can only buy a Shanghai plate. Had I been hoodwinked?
China Doll wrote:drsubaru wrote:I was told when I bought my car that having a Shanghai Residential Permit, means I can only buy a Shanghai plate. Had I been hoodwinked?
Without a Shanghai license plate, you can't take tunnels or highways during rush hours. So, enjoy your Shanghai license plate and don't look back
erezschn wrote:China Doll wrote:^ Yes I can.
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thanks! is there anywhere i can see the map of the roads that are blocked for "non shanghai plate" owners?
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