Thanks db, this was just the kind of info I needed! If I may ask, what kind of car did you transport, and from which port (east coast/west coast)? and where/how you found out how much they would charge you (and if there's someplace I can check as far as what the EU conformity thing and the import duty/tax for a specific car would be).
Also, I caught sight of an older thread from feb here, and was wondering if you knew if the 6 month thing [so you don't pay the taxes (scenario one [urlc=hhttps://polishforums.com/law/poland-import-car-15356/]here[/url]
) ] calculated from when the car is shipped, or from when the car is processed in PL. I'll be moving to PL late summer so if the latter I can probably get away with buying the car NOW and shipping it so when it arrives it's at the 6month mark... if i have to wait 6months to ship it there may be an annoying bit of lag -__-;
Another thing to consider is spare parts , some models , like Chrysler for example have dealers over here , might be worth while to check out where is the nearest dealer for the car you choose to the place you are going to be living...
Well, like I said, my dad is a Mercedes mechanic... he'd kill me if I got anything else (maybe a BMW could slip, but anything else I'd get an earful), so I don't expect parts to be a problem ^_^
Also, yeah, I found the thread (linked above) while looking stuff up DB mentioned... but some things were still unclear (my Q's above)
so for me it'd be $1500 for the container (I live in a Port city, if you've seen the original Fast and Furious and a good chunk of the new one that's where I live), about 2500zl for the customs, inspect and reg (do you have to have it transported once it arrives? can't I just go with a friend and drive it back? or must all the inspection/registration stuff be taken care of before you can hit pavement?), which translates to about $730.
So $2,230 thus far
assuming transport to Lublin will be more than Warsaw (1700zl maybe? so about $500) that puts me to $2,730 not counting EU conformity and the import duty/tax bit
Assuming the tax/duty bit goes away with it being owned here and EU conformity about what you paid and some slight fee increases, I'm looking at a total of about $3,500 total, perhaps $4,000 if the fees stay and alterations run high