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#31 Jet_91

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 05:53 PM

I was very close on pulling the trigger on a 89 GTA Trans Am that was down in Seattle a few months ago but decided to forget it when I started looking into the importing process. Sounded like a total nightmare, and if you don't have EVERY little piece of proper paperwork in order when you hit the boarder then you're in big trouble. If you could find somebody who's done it before that could help you step by step it would be a huge help and probably worth it. I couldn't so I didn't want to take the chance.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 06:00 PM

I was very close on pulling the trigger on a 89 GTA Trans Am that was down in Seattle a few months ago but decided to forget it when I started looking into the importing process. Sounded like a total nightmare, and if you don't have EVERY little piece of proper paperwork in order when you hit the boarder then you're in big trouble. If you could find somebody who's done it before that could help you step by step it would be a huge help and probably worth it. I couldn't so I didn't want to take the chance.

Or you can do what someone advised already in this topic, and just go down to the border, talk to the CBSA, and find out exactly the information you need as I doubt it's a secret nor will they lie to you about it. Then, require the dealer to produce necessary documents before/while purchasing the vehicle.

Simple.

Edited by zaibatsu, 05 September 2012 - 06:02 PM.


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Posted 05 September 2012 - 09:37 PM

Or you can do what someone advised already in this topic, and just go down to the border, talk to the CBSA, and find out exactly the information you need as I doubt it's a secret nor will they lie to you about it. Then, require the dealer to produce necessary documents before/while purchasing the vehicle.

Simple.


Just giving my personal opinion on the subject, chill. By all means look into it, but for me it's pretty much not worth the hassle. But it might be different for you.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 09:47 PM

Just giving my personal opinion on the subject, chill. By all means look into it, but for me it's pretty much not worth the hassle. But it might be different for you.


If you do it right, you can save a few grand, the hassle is definitely worth it. You just have to do your research.

Which I'm trying to do right now.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 06:28 AM

Since when? I have a US car, passed the inspection and is legally insured. So how was I able to get insurance if it was "required"??


You got lucky because someone didn't do their job properly. I believe after model year 1993 or 1994 every car in Canada is required to have daytime running lights. It's the law.

What is the year and make of your vehicle? Who inspected it?


Either pre-1993 or inspected by someone who didn't "really" inspect it.
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Posted 06 September 2012 - 10:22 AM

You got lucky because someone didn't do their job properly. I believe after model year 1993 or 1994 every car in Canada is required to have daytime running lights. It's the law.



Either pre-1993 or inspected by someone who didn't "really" inspect it.


Weird... I guess no ones doing their job, good to know no one takes their job seriously? :lol:

My friend owns a 2009 Scion Xb with no daytime running lights and my moms boss bought an older 4runner and they don't have any either.
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Posted 06 September 2012 - 12:55 PM

Weird... I guess no ones doing their job, good to know no one takes their job seriously? :lol:

My friend owns a 2009 Scion Xb with no daytime running lights and my moms boss bought an older 4runner and they don't have any either.


Most cops won't make a big deal about it. But if they are ever given a ICBC vehicle inspection, unless the technician doing it is either paid off or an idiot, the car will not pass.

Here's a link from Drive Smart BC

http://www.drivesmar...-running-lights

Imports must have DRL installed before they can be licensed in BC.


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