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buy a car in vietnam

I'm wondering if, as a canadian working here, I can buy a car. Considering the high prices of cars in Vietnam, is there any advantage to buy it in Cambodia and cross the border after  ?

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michel

Foreigners can buy car in Vietnam, Michel. It would be quite expensive buying a car due to impoted tax added up. Not sure about buying a car from Cambodia and cross the border. I'm sure u can do it thou.

If you buy it in Cambodia you will be up for some high taxes, plus all the paperwork to change it over to be fully registered here in Viet Nam. If your worried about the costs of cars in Viet Nam, then maybe it's not a viable option to own one.

Not worth the cost, Michel.  Doesn't matter where you purchase the vehicle from.  But if you can afford it, it's nice to have a driver drive you around town. 
My friend has a car and he said it's very hard to get around, parking is difficult and expensive, maintenance is high, and he ended up not using it much at all.  And it's hard to sell used cars here.  Had it for 3 years and only had 4k on the odometer. hmm, I should tell him to work for grabtaxi. :dumbom:

I think it is cheaper to buy old car, you can visit used car fair in Mac Dinh Chi, D1. Below detail in tuoitre new: http://tuoitrenews.vn/business/35826/ho … w-features

VuandHuy :

Not worth the cost, Michel.  Doesn't matter where you purchase the vehicle from.  But if you can afford it, it's nice to have a driver drive you around town. 
My friend has a car and he said it's very hard to get around, parking is difficult and expensive, maintenance is high, and he ended up not using it much at all.  And it's hard to sell used cars here.  Had it for 3 years and only had 4k on the odometer. hmm, I should tell him to work for grabtaxi. :dumbom:

I have a Jeep that was quite useful at our farm in Bình Thuận Province. Two years ago, my wife's illness became grave. Anyway, I brought the Jeep here to TP HCM where my wife needs to be for medical treatment.

I love my Jeep and it does bring back memories of the early to mid 1970's in Viet Nam. So, I expect that I will have the Jeep for a long time. But, VuandHuy rather understate the difficulties involved in owning a car in TP HCM. Also, while we live with in wheel-chair pushing distance of the Hospital, I can use the Jeep as a transport vehicle if my wife needs to go to the Hospital in the rain. To add a couple more issues . . .

1) the required vehicle inspection every six months.

2) the very different driving style of a car in Viet Nam

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