Yes it took a while it's difficult from the other side of the world, I guess the biggest fear is trust. With so many scams out there you never know. The costs to get a car from the states to Aus all depends on what the purchase price is?
Shipping is a standard $3500 US, Transport in the states varies form $1300 to $1600, all this gets added to your purchase price then you pay Governement Service Tax of 10% on the total i.e.
Cost of Car $45000
Total cost landed in Aus $55110.00
And worse still if you go over $57000.00 total then you pay an additional 36% luxury car tax on the total, so hence once finished $70K plus, and for that money you could get a great Boss in the current market . So we aussies have to be very careful when buying a car out of the states, I am lucky I found what I wanted in my price range and won't have to pay LCT.
I guess it would be similar sending from to the U.S?
Thanks for your interest.