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    My wife and are moving to Las terranes in July, a few questions please. How much does it cost for a good used quad cycle? and how much for insurance? What is best cell phone service?
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    The quad will be more expensive than the USA. Expect to buy a beater for a couple of grand. I like Altice, but Claro is probably OK. If you are coming from the USA get a google fi phone. 20 cents a minute anywhere in the world and $10 a gigabyte. Does not roam in 170 countries. Downside is Dominicans have to call you long distance, but everyone uses whatsapp for calls anyways.

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    I live in Las Terrenas.
    I use Claro for my phone, generally I find better coverage and reliability than Altice. For a period I had both but have always used Claro for my personal line.
    Insurance on a Quad will be around 1100 pesos to 2500 per year depending on the age of the vehicle and cover you go for.

    Price of the quad, depends on what size engine you want. The size of engine is depend on where you are living and what you want to use it for. A larger engine if you want to cover any distance and/or live on la Loma. Smaller if its just in town and local. Prices, well there are always a couple available. I suggest trying one of the Las Terrenas Facebook groups.

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    Does it make any sense to import a quad? We are moving some household goods, as well as a vehicle (yeah, I know), once we establish residency in a couple years. Making another trip to Las Terrenas end of 2018 and expect to check out the local quad sales, but I expect they are more expensive and the selection more limited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockyM View Post
    Does it make any sense to import a quad? We are moving some household goods, as well as a vehicle (yeah, I know), once we establish residency in a couple years. Making another trip to Las Terrenas end of 2018 and expect to check out the local quad sales, but I expect they are more expensive and the selection more limited.
    I owned a condo in LT for about 6 years and have been coming to the DR for over 30. Don't bring any major household goods, such as furniture or appliances. You're wasting your time and money doing this. I would also forget about bringing your vehicle. If you havn't started the residency process yet get going. The process starts in your home country. You need to get together a number of documents and have them translated into Spanish. Also you need to get them approved by the closest Dominican Consulate. These need to be all approved and brought to the DR and then a lawyer will assist you in completing the process. Good luck and good travels.

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    No it does not. Without residency you will be taxed out of existence on your household goods and vehicles. As nonresidents you will be preyed upon and bled dry. You will be a hostage in a system that doesn't afford you any rights or protections.

    Without residency, you can't get a driver's license and without a driver's license, well you get the picture...

    If you haven't submitted residency paperwork before you move here, then bring yourself and whatever will fit in a suitcase. If you have applied for residency, make sure your stuff doesn't end up on a dock here before you have your residency card in your hand.

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    Don’t import the atv. Just buy it here.
    You don’t need a dr drivers license if you have a good insurance company. My friends and I all who don’t have one get all our insurance payouts. Many will say you do and if you have a bad insurance compmay you probably do have to have one.
    I don’t know Insurance peeps out there in LT but ask people when you get there who have been there for a long time and hopefully they will point you in the right direction.

    Claro is way better than Altice in most areas.

    I bought my Honda quad for $6500 4 years ago it was about 2 years old I think. . It’s my fav vehicle I have bought here. I would suggest to get Honda. Do not but the Chinese crap ones.

    Good luck and welcome to the Wild West!!

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    No, we understand we need residency first. This is not a spur of the moment move. We are retiring and have been planning this for some time. One subject we see a LOT of inconsistency with is importing vehicles. I am sure, like everything else DR, the law changes a lot. We do plan to import our primary vehicle, and some household goods, once we establish residency; however, not so sure about importing an ATV. Other than being more expensive, I would hope the selection would be adequate (i.e. non-Chinese sourced).

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    Bringing the car is what I did
    And it worked well for me

    Have a look here at the ATV possibilities and you’ll have a better idea.
    There are big dealers in Sto Domingo

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    I believe if you both get residency, you can each bring a vehicle within 6 months oh date of residency.




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