Buying a Car in Chile/Argentina

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#1 Sun, 12/04/2011 - 05:51

Buying a Car in Chile/Argentina

Hi,

I am currently in southern Peru and planning on heading south in the next couple weeks.  I would like to buy a car in Chile to drive around the continent, and am looking for any advice on what to buy, where to buy it and the surronding paperwork.  I would also be interested in any US registered vehicles in the area, assuming they are less than $10,000.  

In my online searches there appear to be lot of vehicles for sale in the Iquique area of northern Chile, likely due to the tax free zone.  Can a foreginer buy a tax free vehicle and pay the duty on it, or does it need to be "liberated" first?  I would like a 4x4 type vehicle and there are lots of nissan terrano diesels here, any thoughts on that car?

thanks for the advice.