Since 2006, we here at WheelsCR.com have helped our clients purchase reliable used cars from reputable dealers in Costa Rica. If you’re reading this, you probably know that vehicles are a major investment here. The import duties run from 30% for new cars, to 85% for cars that are more than 6 years old. No vehicles are manufactured here, so transportation and customs brokerage fees are always an additional cost.
In 2015 we had 3 clients that purchased brand new vehicles at dealerships with our assistance. While you might think that it should be fairly easy to walk into a dealership and pay cash for a new car, it isn’t necessarily the case.