Bahhhhh... Thanks for that little tidbit.
With a short supply of Outbacks I was considering a Forester..... but not now!
Feb 2nd, 2012 4:54 pm
Bahhhhh... Thanks for that little tidbit.
Feb 2nd, 2012 5:00 pm
clsl wrote: ↑Jan 24th, 2012 2:03 amHi,
I am buying a Subaru Forester from Seattle and I would like to rent UHaul pickup and trailer to tow it back to Vancouver. I know if I drive the car itself back to Canada, I would need a temp driving permit. However, I am thinking of towing the car. Do I still need a temp driving permit? Or is there any other thing I should be aware of by towing a car in WA and crossing the boarder? Thank you for the help!
Feb 2nd, 2012 6:02 pm
Sorry for the delay - I couldn't hit this site for a few days.wehfra wrote: ↑Jan 25th, 2012 11:29 pmHi Phlegm2
*wanted to know which dealer sold you the 2012 volvo - if tried to contact a few in Penn & Ohio, and nobody bothers to get back to me re: selling to a CDN
*were daytime running lights already active on yours? If I buy from FLA, and drive it over, I would have to get that fixed...
*hope to read you soon!
Feb 2nd, 2012 6:17 pm
Yes you can "bypass" the Volvo Canada inspection. I didn't do it on either of my 2 imports (2009, 2012). Not sure how much they'd charge for the "inspection", but given that no modifications are necessary, it amounts to a cash grab by Volvo Canada.
Feb 2nd, 2012 10:32 pm
Feb 3rd, 2012 11:30 am
It really varies from MTO office to office. If you walk in and tell them you bought a new car and need a transit permit, usually they'll just ask for the VIN or bill of sale and proof of insurance. I certainly didn't have to provide any RIV forms until I was ready to license the vehicle.Ghost_Rider wrote: ↑Feb 2nd, 2012 10:32 pmI plan on bringing a used car / private sale up from North Carolina. I intend to drive it back through 2-3 states to Canada.
To my knowledge North Carolina doesn't provide temporary license plate permits.* well maybe to dealers?- won't work in my case. How do i go about "legally driving it to canada">?
can i get ontario TEMPORARY VEHICLE REGISTRATION OR SPECIAL PERMIT.?
Can I get it just by giving them name of current owner and VIN?
on the website it says:
To apply for a Special Permit take the following items to any ServiceOntario Driver and Vehicle Licence Issuing Office:
A completed Application for Special Permit
The original fit vehicle permit/or NVIS;
If the permit is not registered in your name ensure that the back of the permit is completed and signed by the previous owner (a Bill of Sale can be used for supporting documentation from the person named on the permit); and
Name of your insurance company and policy number for the vehicle must be included on the application form.
If the vehicle is being imported from outside of Canada, then a Registrar of Imported Vehicles (RIV) Form 1 with both stamps must be provided. This ensures that the vehicle meets the Federal inspection requirements. ??
For out-of-province and out-of-country clients, acceptable identification documents must be presented, for example: a Canadian or US passport; or a Canadian/US birth certificate in combination with a Canadian/US driver’s licence or identity card.
Doesn't look like it allows you to get that permit without the vehicle being physically in canada..
Does any one have an experience with that kind of a situation.?
Feb 3rd, 2012 1:21 pm
If anyone else has any recent experience please let us know but I was under the impression that you couldn't get an Ontario temp permit until the vehicle was in Canada (because you need a Form1 stamped by CT before they'll give it to you - this was stated very explicitely by my local MoT office but other offices might be more lax). I was also under the impression that you could only get a temporary permit AFTER you register the vehicle in your name (but I didn't confirm this) - if that's the case, this would also prevent you from getting temp permit until it's in Ontario.Monsieurmaggot wrote: ↑Feb 3rd, 2012 11:30 amIt really varies from MTO office to office. If you walk in and tell them you bought a new car and need a transit permit, usually they'll just ask for the VIN or bill of sale and proof of insurance. I certainly didn't have to provide any RIV forms until I was ready to license the vehicle.
Remember once you pass the federal inspection, you don't need to register the vehicle - not that you'd do that but theoretically, you can have it sit in your driveway forever.
Feb 3rd, 2012 3:31 pm
Feb 3rd, 2012 4:28 pm
Alternately you can simply bypass getting an Ontario Temporary Transit permit.
Feb 3rd, 2012 4:42 pm
Feb 5th, 2012 1:29 pm
Feb 6th, 2012 10:46 am
In NY state, the dealer won't let you leave the lot without one.
Feb 6th, 2012 10:54 am
chris_iginla wrote: ↑Feb 5th, 2012 1:29 pmHas anyone checked out recently difference between Subaru Outback 2012 in USA & Canada?
I'm thinking of getting one in Great Falls or Billings, Montana.
Has anyone used Bennets (Great Falls) or Rimrock (Billings)?
Interestingly, Bennets states on their dealer website that they cannot sell new vehicles to Canadians, but Rimrock says they can. Comments?
Any further thoughts appreciated.
As well, any issues with warranty work when bringing back to Canada (Calgary, in my case)?
Feb 6th, 2012 4:53 pm
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