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01-09-2003, 06:18 AM
I have a question, maybe anyone here can help.
I know that Pulau Langkawi and Labuan is a duty free island. I was just curious if I bought a car over there, will i be charge with import tax when driving back to the peninsular ? Or the car that bought over there are not allow to enter the peninsular ?
Thanks in advance for anyone that response to this. God Bless!
02-09-2003, 08:42 AM
Your car will be charged excise and import duties when you want to drive it to the mainlands. However, those tax will be waived after the car has been in "use" for 5 years in Langkawi/Labuan. Perhaps maybe that's why you see some Ferraris sitting under canvas cover at some Berjaya resort there. Still need however to declare to customs, etc. and get that "Pindah ke semenanjung" stamp on your Registration papers.
Joe, you are half correct. I was in Langkawi bout a month ago and confirmed with one of the residents on this. You arfe right bout the no tax after the 5th year. But you can also decide to bring the car back to the mainland before the 5th year where you will be charged import duty and tax at a depreciated value for that particular year. (U get what I mean, ahh?)
Only on the 1st day of the 6th year onwards you don't have to pay any tax to bring it back.
04-09-2003, 08:43 AM
Lord - you are right. The tax is a reducing one which reduces to zero on day 1 of the sixth year. The reduction is sudden as well as the second year's value drops suddenly for some luxury cars.
04-09-2003, 09:58 AM
Thanks everyone for this useful information...you guys had asnwer my curiosity. well, If can bring over without the stupid duty then i bet everyone already did that......anyhow, just for fyi..car like toyota vios cost only 50k if bought at langkawi.....that's really save lots of $$...
04-09-2003, 10:05 AM
Chevrolet's coming to Malaysia. Have seen the models.. Aveo, Optra, Lumina, Nabira. Quite nice, and suitable for ladies... I wonder how much the cost there in Langkawi?
04-09-2003, 10:17 AM
i thought someone offer to buy you a red carrera 911 ?
04-09-2003, 10:23 AM
Actually it is quite simple to find out how much a car will cost you in Langkawi. Just pick up a price sheet from the car dealer and it should have a price before tax stated as "Approved selling price". That will be the price.
04-09-2003, 10:23 AM
I used to own a Lumina here at the states, the car is 3.2 liter, it is so gas consuming plus the shape looks bulky and ugly ,had a very bad experience with the car. ..Not sure about the new lumina model and i don't think it would be a compact size car.
04-09-2003, 10:29 AM
Would be nice they bring in the Ford Mustang or even the Camaro.
04-09-2003, 10:38 AM
.....and don't forget the Firebird and Corvette also...
04-09-2003, 11:04 AM
I used to drive a Corvette coupe back in the States. A used one of course - only 20,000 miles at 5 years. Engine was good, never had any complaints about it. Loved it so much, wished I'd brought it home :(
I guess back here in Malaysia, the Aveo will suit the ladies fine. Nabira is more like Opel Zafira - for married ladies.
Oh well, I'll go visit the KL International Motor SHow http://www.interexpo-my.com/klims03/main.html this weekend to see more varieties.
Jericho dear, the Posha will only be used for my nightflirting...:D
04-09-2003, 04:40 PM
Will be dropping by to see the cars as well but I don't think I will do so on a weekend. More expensive entrance fee and larger crowd.
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