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I might be the only Kiwi here so far it seems.

My current cars are a brand new 2022 Suzuki Ignis LTD and a 2018 Holden Commodore VXR (aka Vauxhall/Opel Insignia GSi aka Buick Regal GS).

I missed out on the GR Yaris because only a couple of hundred were sold new here although we are seeing ex JDM cars appearing on the second hand market. I fear only several hundred CR Corollas will be offered here which may mean I miss out as well.
 

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I might be the only Kiwi here so far it seems.

My current cars are a brand new 2022 Suzuki Ignis LTD and a 2018 Holden Commodore VXR (aka Vauxhall/Opel Insignia GSi aka Buick Regal GS).

I missed out on the GR Yaris because only a couple of hundred were sold new here although we are seeing ex JDM cars appearing on the second hand market. I fear only several hundred CR Corollas will be offered here which may mean I miss out as well.
Kia Ora! I enjoyed your country when I visited in February 2020 and I can't wait to go back some day. I was taking pictures of nearly every car the United States doesn't have, Commodore Utes, Ranger Raptors, etc. Also those great walks on the south island are truly incredible. Welcome!
 

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There should be a bunch more of us joining soon.

Looks to me like they have a different method of selling these here in New Zealand because the Toyota NZ sales managers name doesn't start with Donald.

2023 is going to be an interesting year. Interest rates are starting to climb, petrol is going through the roof and so it could be a really, really bad year to sell new cars. We could quite easily see petrol prices at NZD$4 a litre for 98 by the time this car gets here and its going to really make people think twice about getting something new that requires dino juice.

The GR Corolla could go from everyone wants one to actually nobody wants one in the space of 6 months. Those people that are still mad fans may not experience the difficulties in getting one in 6 to 12 months that they fear.
 

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Hi,

Don't rush back unless you want to buy a GR Corolla next year.

The economy is turning to shit and there are interest rate rises every 6 weeks. Somehow I think that by 2023 they will not be able to give these away in New Zealand because new car sales are going to fall off a cliff and there will be the biggest sell off of cars that have been just sitting in a garage somewhere you have ever seen.

2023 could be the year of the Five dollar Ferrari.
 

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The economy is turning to shit and there are interest rate rises every 6 weeks. Somehow I think that by 2023 they will not be able to give these away in New Zealand because new car sales are going to fall off a cliff and there will be the biggest sell off of cars that have been just sitting in a garage somewhere you have ever seen.
Three years ago I looked seriously at buying a 2017 Ford Focus RS with 3000km on the clock. The dealer wanted NZ$56k for it. Fast forward to recently the same dealer has a 2016 RS on the lot with 33000km on it for NZ$66k. Thats almost as much as they retailed for when new. Used car prices are insane right now due to the global supply chain issues.
 

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Depends on what your trying to buy. Sure people are asking silly money now for the Subaru STi and the likes of Holdens that have been discontinued but nobody is actually buying them.

The list of "buyers" is like those on your "Watch list" or "Wish list" but 100 on there turns into one serious buyer if your lucky. I think for New Zealand you just need to get you name into your local Toyota dealer and if you already have the money in your bank account, your going to get one.

There will be a mass selloff of "Garage Queens" next year to meet rapidly increasing mortgage costs, the used car market could end up a total blood bath.

Keep an eye on Trade-Me for a rapidly escalating rise in the number of "Toys" from the weekend only sports car to the jet ski and that Harley that never gets ridden in 2023.

By the way, take it from me never ever buy a Ford.

By the way we should probably stay off the topic of anything that is in any way political or the economy which then inevitably turns political or this will get locked. Perhaps keep it very New Zealand specific and we should be okay.
 
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