I just contacted Auto Moto about their 3 wheeled scooter with a roof, and was thinking of bringing one of their scooters to Singapore. The scooter (150cc) costs USD 3800 retail, and I estimate from all the costs of COE and all other fees (Freight, Insurance........and documentation....etc), the OTR (on the road costs) will be under SGD 10000. This is much cheaper than the Adiva (two wheeler with roof) and the the Peugot MP3 (Three wheeler without roof), and it can be like a car. Protection from the rain, sits 2, and lotsa boot space for groceries (better than normal scooter or motor bike).
I did the sums.........
Cost (USD 3800) and Freight (USD600) : SGD 5720
ARF + Custom duties : SGD 1950
COE (Jan 2012) : SGD 1650
Handling and other fees : SGD 650
Total - SGD 9970.
In a time of SKY HIGH prices for cars, this scooter (sits 2) is an excellent substitute for a car and public transportation.
Check their site out.
I am in process of ordering and importing one.
Anyone want to join me? - volume order got discount
If yes.........please indicate your interest by e-mailing me at conch@sIngnet.com.sg
Please feedback, there is no commitment.......just seeing if there is interest in this scooter.