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arttu80
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PostSubject: Riviera 97 SC..Finnish (very proud) owner..   Riviera 97 SC..Finnish (very proud) owner.. EmptyThu Aug 02, 2007 2:44 pm

hi

Finally I got this beauty registered to Finnish plates! Unbelievable that $4000 car costed me $17500 to drive and enjoy in my country!!! taxes alone only were over $11000! Ridiculous. If someone wondering that hideous little red light under rear bumper, its a MANDATORY rear fog light here in our silly country! grimace
Also had to add extra turn signals on front fenders and disable rear markers BECAUSE THEY ARE RED and in our very qestionable law its not allowed.

Also added that BUICK logo on rear panel so no ones call it ROVER ANYMORE!!!!!! (Everyone here admires this thing and ask what is it=)

But now its time to learn lots of fun things to do with this baby!

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PostSubject: Re: Riviera 97 SC..Finnish (very proud) owner..   Riviera 97 SC..Finnish (very proud) owner.. EmptyThu Aug 02, 2007 2:57 pm

Looks good. Welcome to the site.

How come it cost so much just to register it? Thats rediculous to have to spend $11,000 to register a car.

You must really love it to spend that much to register it. wink
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PostSubject: Re: Riviera 97 SC..Finnish (very proud) owner..   Riviera 97 SC..Finnish (very proud) owner.. EmptyThu Aug 02, 2007 3:14 pm

SpaceBar wrote:
Looks good. Welcome to the site.

How come it cost so much just to register it? Thats rediculous to have to spend $11,000 to register a car.

You must really love it to spend that much to register it. wink

What country are you in?

I spent about $17500, but not to register it. Thats rediculous. You should have tried to regidter as a "Rolls royce" and see if it would be cheaper. Its an inside joke we get in the states.
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PostSubject: Re: Riviera 97 SC..Finnish (very proud) owner..   Riviera 97 SC..Finnish (very proud) owner.. EmptyThu Aug 02, 2007 4:51 pm

SpaceBar wrote:
Looks good. Welcome to the site.

How come it cost so much just to register it? Thats rediculous to have to spend $11,000 to register a car.

You must really love it to spend that much to register it. wink
agree
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PostSubject: Re: Riviera 97 SC..Finnish (very proud) owner..   Riviera 97 SC..Finnish (very proud) owner.. EmptyThu Aug 02, 2007 5:05 pm

im guessing you're from Finland?
the side makers dont look too bad, it kinda modernizes the sides since most all new cars have them.
im not a fan of the buick logo's but the lettering on the tail light looks sharp!
keep up the good work, and welcome to the forum!

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PostSubject: Re: Riviera 97 SC..Finnish (very proud) owner..   Riviera 97 SC..Finnish (very proud) owner.. EmptyFri Aug 03, 2007 12:07 am

Those registration fees definitely suck. Sweet Rivi, though. Welcome to the clubhouse.
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PostSubject: Re: Riviera 97 SC..Finnish (very proud) owner..   Riviera 97 SC..Finnish (very proud) owner.. EmptyFri Aug 03, 2007 11:59 am

Thanks for complements!

But its true that its very expensive to import a car from another country. As you can see from my tax sheet, I dont bulls**t.... jesus

http://kuvablogi.com/nayta/iso/img548307.jpg

I also paid customs fee which is 10% of shipment and price of a car combined.
And 22% tax which is imposed to everything that is saleable here. To addition is this horrible cartax. Soooo not much money left to tinker with a car, yet!
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PostSubject: Re: Riviera 97 SC..Finnish (very proud) owner..   Riviera 97 SC..Finnish (very proud) owner.. EmptyFri Aug 03, 2007 12:12 pm

arttu80 wrote:
Thanks for complements!

But its true that its very expensive to import a car from another country. As you can see from my tax sheet, I dont bulls**t.... jesus

http://kuvablogi.com/nayta/iso/img548307.jpg

I also paid customs fee which is 10% of shipment and price of a car combined.
And 22% tax which is imposed to everything that is saleable here. To addition is this horrible cartax. Soooo not much money left to tinker with a car, yet!

So how much would it have been if you bought the car in your country?

Thats crazy how much they charge you.
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PostSubject: Re: Riviera 97 SC..Finnish (very proud) owner..   Riviera 97 SC..Finnish (very proud) owner.. EmptyFri Aug 03, 2007 12:57 pm

well take a look at this baby price

http://www.nettiauto.com/viewVehicle.php?id_car=1376244&show=inline&id_vehicle_type=&id_make=9&id_model=117&id_car_type=&id_fuel_type=&id_gear_type=&pfrom=&pto=&yfrom=&yto=&engineFrom=&engineTo=&mileageFrom=&mileageTo=&id_domicile=&search=Hae&PN[0]=simp_search&PL[0]=simpleSearch.php?show=inline@id_vehicle_type=@id_make=9@id_model=117@id_car_type=@id_fuel_type=@id_gear_type=@pfrom=@pto=@yfrom=@yto=@engineFrom=@engineTo=@mileageFrom=@mileageTo=@id_domicile=@search=Hae

Our population is bout 5 million so not many late model Rivieras here! grimace

Besides its impossible to register 98 and newer model year because EU regulations mandate E-approved lights, glass and safaty equipment, so yours DOT-marked good stuff isnt aprroved after 97 model year and that¨s a SHAME!
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PostSubject: Re: Riviera 97 SC..Finnish (very proud) owner..   Riviera 97 SC..Finnish (very proud) owner.. EmptyFri Aug 03, 2007 1:17 pm

arttu80 wrote:
well take a look at this baby price

http://www.nettiauto.com/viewVehicle.php?id_car=1376244&show=inline&id_vehicle_type=&id_make=9&id_model=117&id_car_type=&id_fuel_type=&id_gear_type=&pfrom=&pto=&yfrom=&yto=&engineFrom=&engineTo=&mileageFrom=&mileageTo=&id_domicile=&search=Hae&PN[0]=simp_search&PL[0]=simpleSearch.php?show=inline@id_vehicle_type=@id_make=9@id_model=117@id_car_type=@id_fuel_type=@id_gear_type=@pfrom=@pto=@yfrom=@yto=@engineFrom=@engineTo=@mileageFrom=@mileageTo=@id_domicile=@search=Hae

Our population is bout 5 million so not many late model Rivieras here! grimace

Besides its impossible to register 98 and newer model year because EU regulations mandate E-approved lights, glass and safaty equipment, so yours DOT-marked good stuff isnt aprroved after 97 model year and that¨s a SHAME!

WOW1

18,900.00 EUR = 26,049.34 USD !!!!!

For a '96 Riv in Finland.....YIKES... wtf
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PostSubject: Re: Riviera 97 SC..Finnish (very proud) owner..   Riviera 97 SC..Finnish (very proud) owner.. EmptyFri Aug 03, 2007 1:26 pm

That a lot of change for a 11 year old car. Can't imagine what it cost to bring a brand new one over.
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PostSubject: Re: Riviera 97 SC..Finnish (very proud) owner..   Riviera 97 SC..Finnish (very proud) owner.. EmptyFri Aug 03, 2007 9:06 pm

Welcome to the forum! What originally made you want to import a Riviera over there? That must be pretty cool to have drive a Riviera there. Your car looks good and look forward to see what you have in store for it.

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