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  ?



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: … w-features

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