In 2019 and 2020, an average of 33,000 were brought to Poland. Cars from the United States annually. In 2021, we broke that score, reaching over 35,000, which is evidence of a large group of overseas car-interested customers.
This is understandable because cars in America are significantly cheaper than in Europe. Moreover, you can buy models that are not available at all. However, it is worth paying attention to the risks that are often associated with such transactions.
According to autoDNA, a platform that allows you to check the history of used vehicles, The vast majority of cars imported into Poland from the United States suffered greater or lesser damage.
While checking is based on VIN, the most common, as much as 95 percent. The disadvantages relate to damage to the car body, about half of it, specifically the front part. Next comes the damage to the rear as well as the side of the vehicle.
Of course, just the fact of the damage does not necessarily mean that the car is only suitable for scrap. Not all damage prevents the vehicle from further use, thanks Online Reporting Easier to assess the extent of potential damage.
Among the most famous brands imported from the United States, we can find BMW, Ford and Audi, which is also reflected in the models. The most popular are BMW 3 and 5 Series, Ford Mustang, Chrysler Grand Voyager, Mazda CX-5 and Audi Q5. A detailed list of producers can be found in the drawing below.
Why are so many American cars damaged?
The answer is simple – It is practically unprofitable to bring in undamaged vehicles. Cars in the USA are relatively cheap, but VAT and customs fees must also be added to the Polish customer’s costs, not to mention the shipping costs.
All this means that the car was sold in the United States for 10 thousand. Dollars can eventually cost twice that amount. So it is worth choosing mainly damaged items, the prices of which can be very attractive. This sufficiently explains the history of vehicles imported into Poland, and not others.
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