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Importing my car from the UK.

Hi this is my first post on this forum. Please be gentle with me! I have a 1989 Ford Sierra Saphire Cosworth based in the UK which I would like to Import to the UAE for my own personal use. The car is very special to me as I have sent over 170,000dha on Engine modifications and general upkeep over t...
by watkinssound
Jun 20, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai Auto
Topic: Importing my car from the UK.
Replies: 24
Views: 4369

Cool, thanks for that. suspected that was the case so have already sourced a LHD motorsport body shell. Second question how does the government deal with self buid cars. This car will be essentially unregestired in the UK. In GB we had a system using Q plates for one off special cars can this be ach...
by watkinssound
Jun 20, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai Auto
Topic: Importing my car from the UK.
Replies: 24
Views: 4369

Does that mean I should register in another Emirate or do I need to be a resident of that Emirate to register the car?
by watkinssound
Jun 20, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai Auto
Topic: Importing my car from the UK.
Replies: 24
Views: 4369

Buy the landrover, the best 4x4xfar.
No serious the awd system in the LR3 badged the discovery three in europe is awesome. Ive driven one on the dunes in Namibia and it felt like a quad. Traction was awesome V8 is sweet and they look the dogs. If not get a Landcruiser or Range Rover Sport.
by watkinssound
Jun 20, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai Auto
Topic: Jeep, Land Rover or Mitsubishi ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2884

What do you think about Kia?

Hi guys what do you think about Kia. I am a dealer (Thats a Motor Dealer) in the UK and want a bit of an Idea what people generally think about the Brand? Is the brand percieved as being good, ok or bad? I have been promoting the brand in South Wales over the last few years as British perception was...
by watkinssound
Jun 20, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai Auto
Topic: What do you think about Kia?
Replies: 8
Views: 1553

How do you think perceptions can be changed. I have experienced many different cars in my time in the trade. Kia has impressed me probably the most. This is not a performance thing or a quality thing it is the clear difference in what I percieved the brand to be and the realisation of what the brand...
by watkinssound
Jun 20, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai Auto
Topic: What do you think about Kia?
Replies: 8
Views: 1553

sharewadi, you have just come up with the best idea yet. I only ever take the car to track days in the UK as I am too scared to drive it on the road 350bhp on a rwd 16 year old car with no ABS driving in the wet is scarey. I asume I would still need import papers but this should be easier to get as ...
by watkinssound
Jun 20, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai Auto
Topic: Importing my car from the UK.
Replies: 24
Views: 4369

Thats not all that bad, Cheaper than Silverstone. Especially if you share the pace with 50 like minded people you can run a decent track day on that kinda money. Wonder if that is with saftey, 1st aid, recovery etc. I think we may have stumbled on something here. How many people would like to blast ...
by watkinssound
Jun 20, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai Auto
Topic: Importing my car from the UK.
Replies: 24
Views: 4369

Try nitrous on a standard engine in good condition. Dont be too greedy and go for a 50-75bhp shot and you can have some fun. Should improve your performance. A turbo car would benifit from some kinda water injection to try and cool down that poor intercooler. The oxygen in hot air is not as dense an...
by watkinssound
Jun 20, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai Auto
Topic: Engine modification
Replies: 26
Views: 5103

Heat shouldn't be a problem, I also have two kenlow fans on the intercooler one on the rad and no A/C (Its a race car!)
by watkinssound
Jun 22, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai Auto
Topic: Importing my car from the UK.
Replies: 24
Views: 4369

I will probably need to import a mechanic too. Not a bad idea though watch this space :D
by watkinssound
Jun 25, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai Auto
Topic: Importing my car from the UK.
Replies: 24
Views: 4369

Whats an Echo?????????
by watkinssound
Jun 29, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai Auto
Topic: Monthly costs for car
Replies: 11
Views: 2099

are you sure it was an earthquake and not GM unveiling its new Hummer?
by watkinssound
Jun 29, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai General Chat
Topic: Earthquake
Replies: 12
Views: 1074

Is it like a Yaris or is it much much worse :?
by watkinssound
Jun 30, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai Auto
Topic: Monthly costs for car
Replies: 11
Views: 2099

He will need to put about another 100k in himself and you still will be a bit far out. Like rocking horse pooh pooh
by watkinssound
Jun 30, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai Auto
Topic: Looking for 1 Porsche Cayenne V6 3.2L
Replies: 11
Views: 2081

Sounds a bit obvious really but make sure you are buying an RS4 as I have seen quite a few badged and kitted evn had decalls inside and the correct seats but were infact high end A4'S Rebadged. Why you would do this beats the sausages out of me as you will loose value and resale ability on the A4 as...
by watkinssound
Jun 30, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai Auto
Topic: Audi Quattro
Replies: 17
Views: 3603

if your giving it away I wil have it :P :P :P :P
by watkinssound
Jul 01, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai Auto
Topic: My car
Replies: 15
Views: 3263

When you buy a used car from a private individual is your manufacturers warranty still valid as in the UK or is the warranty only valid for the first and original buyer. The reason I ask this is, if you buy a used car under three years old then you should still have the warranty unless there isnt a ...
by watkinssound
Jul 07, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai Auto
Topic: Looking for 1 Porsche Cayenne V6 3.2L
Replies: 11
Views: 2081

Those beemers are animals. I have 350bhp in a 1257kg car and that tops out at 180mph. Although I do get to 100mph in 8.5 seconds apparantly. DOES GPS LIE who knows. :D
by watkinssound
Jul 07, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai Auto
Topic: Post a picture of ur car!
Replies: 50
Views: 7844

yeah cos fuel is getting soooooo expensive :roll:
by watkinssound
Jul 13, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai Auto
Topic: Mercedes 190E
Replies: 26
Views: 6255

50-75 shot of NOs WILL be fine if engine is in good order as you will in reality only get between 30-50bhp increase if your lucky.Yes your right xrw-147 NOs Will burn out piston rings if in constant use. As for water injection, yes I meant a H2O spray on the intercooler. On and XRW-147, Whats Pingin...
by watkinssound
Jul 13, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai Auto
Topic: Engine modification
Replies: 26
Views: 5103

I couldn't believe it, Diesel was 100.9p per Litre LAST WEEK in Cardiff.
by watkinssound
Jul 14, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai Auto
Topic: Mercedes 190E
Replies: 26
Views: 6255

Have you been in Dubai? How do you intend to keep water "(very) cold" anywhere other than a fridge? Let alone on a car... Yep! Its not that Hot :wink: I think you could wire up the A/C unit to produce cold water. Although I guess the power gain will be matched by the power loss of using t...
by watkinssound
Jul 15, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai Auto
Topic: Engine modification
Replies: 26
Views: 5103

Where can you get discounts of 10% in the uk? If you do the car is usually overpriced. Buying a used car is the same wherever you are. I would recommend you look at classified adds and the such for average prices of the car you want to purchase and do a little bit of home work to find out things to ...
by watkinssound
Jul 17, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai Auto
Topic: buying used cars...?
Replies: 9
Views: 2084

Why not just hook it up so you can use your 'coolant' reservoir as your spray?


Thats a wicked idea. I will get on to it this afternoon...... Wait will I have enough water left for the rad? :? :?
by watkinssound
Jul 18, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai Auto
Topic: Engine modification
Replies: 26
Views: 5103

HI and welcome. Are we talking of an E30 OR E36?
If E30 I used to have a 316 with webbers and KandN. I was 17 and loved it. I also had a 4"peco exaust. I thought I was the Dady. Unfortuantly theres not much you can do to the 316 on a budget.
by watkinssound
Jul 18, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai Auto
Topic: My BMW 316...Any Hope...
Replies: 10
Views: 1483

.S.Excuse my ignorance but with webbers are u refferring to the carbeurator...if yes which type would you suggest...I think a dohc will b good...will it fit my ride... Dirsregard Webber idea will be very dificult to convert your M40 derived engine on your E36 to carbs as it was specifically designe...
by watkinssound
Jul 21, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai Auto
Topic: My BMW 316...Any Hope...
Replies: 10
Views: 1483

p.s. since when was Australia excluded from part of the Western world?? I guess since Austrailia is in the east??? Or is it??? Its definatly in the south though but you can travel nort to get there. I am confused. But eh! It says in the Oxford Atlas that Austrailia is in the east and thats what I a...
by watkinssound
Jul 22, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai high tech talk
Topic: ? for the Working guys
Replies: 9
Views: 1736

there is a dubai registered R33 and R34 skyline near one of my flats thats why there are none in Dubai their all in Wales.
by watkinssound
Jul 23, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai Auto
Topic: Help Choose a Car
Replies: 15
Views: 3089

do you know the regulations if perhaps i wanted to bring the vehicke over to the 'UK say in 1 years time, would i have to clear the finance and would the UK charge Import Tax?. I am techinically relocating to Dubai, So i would be classified as Moving Homes on my way back to the Uk, does this help t...
by watkinssound
Jul 24, 2006
 
Forum: Dubai Auto
Topic: Help Choose a Car
Replies: 15
Views: 3089
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