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Vehicles in Costa Rica

When considering purchasing a car in Costa Rica it is important to know about all the costs involved and what to expect, as well as what it is like to drive in Costa Rica. Owning a car in Costa Rica can be expensive and complicated if one doesn't know what they are doing.

Cars in Costa Rica have an extremely high mark up. The values of the cars here are usually between 50% and 75% higher than the exact same car in North America. Cars values are NOT based on the Kelly Blue Book system, rather values are determined and stored by the Costa Rican government's import department. To calculate the value of a vehicle use the Costa Rican governements online AutoValor system and filling in your vehicles details.

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