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pickup purchase

Posted: 19 Oct 2013 07:42
by waz
Hello to all,I would appreciate some advice if possible .I have come across a late model pick up for sale on another forum .The vehicle is under finance and I suspect it has been purchased in the GF's name to qualify for the tax break. If this is the case is their not time constraints and penalties invoved upon resale. Any thoughts or information would be great.Regards Waz

Re: pickup purchase

Posted: 19 Oct 2013 07:48
by Big Boy
waz wrote:I suspect it has been purchased in the GF's name to qualify for the tax break.
I thought the tax break only applied to vehicles up to a certain size, which did not include pick-ups.

Re: pickup purchase

Posted: 19 Oct 2013 08:19
by bsb
I think some pick ups were included, however regardless of that I would think real long and hard about buying a second hand vehicle of any type in thailand for a good while. first you have the floods of 2011...thais are better than anyone at making stuff look like new...then 2 or 3 years down the road the entire electrical system fails. second so many thai's bought those cars/trucks knowing they could not afford them and not understanding what was involved with the rebate...basically drove the shit out of them, no proper maintenance and now they are for sale everywhere...not saying there are not good 2nd hand cars for sale ...but buyer beware as more bad than good out there for sale...just my thoughts

Re: pickup purchase

Posted: 19 Oct 2013 09:56
by Big Boy
http://thailand.prd.go.th/view_news.php?id=5859&a=2
According to the scheme, car buyers eligible for tax refunds must be at least 21 years old. They must hold ownership of the cars for at least five years. Their vehicles must not be worth more than one million baht, with engine capacity not exceeding 1,500 cc. The cars must also be manufactured in Thailand, excluding those produced with imported used parts. The refund will be made from 1 October 2013 onwards.
I can't think of any pickups that will fall into that category.

Re: pickup purchase

Posted: 19 Oct 2013 10:21
by bsb
How about Isuzu 4 doors?