Yeah I am seriously thinking into doing European Delivery on a new vehicle as well. The 3000-4000$ of shipping could be spent on a cashdown for for a brand new C63
. But then there is a lot of hassle as well to find a new owner for my car, synchronize everything etc...
As for the deposit for the customs, I believe it's only for German customs and I've read it goes as far as 10-20% of the value of the car
. Apparently Belgium customs (or French, or Dutch) would let me go without hassle. For the record, I found this link really detailed: http://www.bmwccaringschool.com/EuropeCarShip.htm
sixt.de does have a lot of good cars, not sure if I can choose unlimited kilometers and a specific model (don't want to end up with a 318d..). I'll check into that as well !