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Buying a car and touring SA

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1. Posted by jt2345 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y

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We are in Panama on our sailboat. Expect to sail down to Ecuador in about 1 month and I'm wondering about the possibility of buying a car and driving around Peru, Chile, Argentina, etc as we could be there for 6-12 months or more.

2. Posted by sofiamica (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y


We just finished a trip from North to South America. 18 months on the road with two children. A great adventure. We can give you information if you need.
Right now we are in Brasil and we are selling our expedition vehicle. Is a 4x4 Man 9136 fully equipped motorhome. slepps up to 6 people. Is in very good condition, and well maintained. European plate number.
If you are interested please write to me.

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3. Posted by dbloom (Travel Guru 586 posts) 10y

Are you able to sell legally in SA within the country to a buyer that has not paid the import tax? If I purchase any vehicle here in El Salvador I must pay import taxes (national plates) in order to circulate as the new owner. Any one purchasing a used vehicle with US or European plates in Latin America best find out the legalities first, new owner needs clear title.

4. Posted by sofiamica (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y

We are not able to sell a car to a local person. As a foreigner, european or USA citizen you can buy a foreign registered car and import it to any country in SA on a temporary basis only, without paying taxes. Hope I answer to your doubts.


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7. Posted by sofiamica (Budding Member 4 posts) 9y

We are still selling our expedition vehicle. The one you see on the picture. Is in very good condition. We are waiting to sell it in Brasil. If not, next year we will send it to Europe.
Asking price. 55.000 USD