Please text me if you have a hint of one or city it is in.
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You basically nailed it right on the head. I do enjoy canadian sales, but I can't work for free, and without the incentives we had before and have on the american deals still I can't sell them below invoice like I used to. I still sell Foresters below invoice to US folks, but won't do it for an export...If you can find a dealer that does, oftentimes they are putting you in the system with a fake US address to get the incentives, and I can't help but think that will lead to future problems with warranty and fraudulency as far as recall notices getting to you, etc. NOT a good thing.AbilityZone wrote: ↑Essentially the quotes are somewhere between MSRP and dealer invoice price. Given that the dealers are not getting all the manufacturer incentives that an American sale would get them and the sale to a Canadian may not count towards their bonus quota (or whatever) I don't blame them for not sharpening their pencils a bit for me.
The 09' Forester is a hot item right now, so they have no reason to be aggressive; however, that's what the wife wants and her 2002 Grand AM is literally falling apart.
Thanks for your input guys, and you are right about the relatively small spread between CDN and US pricing not being worth the hassle. I'm going to be spending around $38K so I would like to save enough to make it worth the bother. Maybe I'm not working hard enough... but I am working on it.
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Sep 28th, 2008 12:13 am
I wonder if it is possible to make a deal where the seller agrees to let the buyer use his plates to the border when vehicle ownership changes hands.dOOMYLEIN wrote: ↑Hello.
I'm 1 week away of picking up my used 4Runner from New York. My only unknown for the whole transport/export/import process is in regards to the US license plates. The car is purchased from a individual seller and it's a used car.
Do I need temporary licence plates to drive the car to the border? I will be driving from New York to Detroit and cross to Windsor.
If I need temporary license plates, do I have to issue new plates in each US state I'm driving through?
Thanks for your help!
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Same as when you buy a used car here - get it inspected, search for any liens, and someone else can confirm about the title for a US car which I believe you get anyways at completion.dOOMYLEIN wrote: ↑Thanks to all for the replies! My intention is to get a temporary cross-state license but the exact details of it I will clarify tomorrow when I'll try to talk to the DMV office from the area I'll buy the car (Connecticut). I will also ask the seller to call them with same questions and after that we compare the answers
I see most of you guys have dealt with dealerships (new cars, etc) which (more or less) have some experience with exporting a car and nicely prepare all the needed documents...
Has anybody bought his US car from a private party? Any weird events that I should keep an eye on?!
Sep 29th, 2008 6:21 pm
mtseymourguy wrote: ↑Why do you have to pay 5 percent gst on a used car if you buy it privately?? Doesnt that kill the deal? Buying a chevrolet tracker in washington state.
the price of cars is much cheaper in toronto compared to vancouver. not sure how much of that is the salt on the roads. i guess i should compare new cars instead of used cars. my point is that some of the geographical variation in price on used cars is because certain weather conditions depreciate cars faster.
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Most people I know who bought in Michigan had the car trailered or towed to the border and bypassed paying Michigan State tax. You only pay the tax if you drive it off the lot.inspire wrote: ↑All, just came back from an Acura dealer in Michigan ... they have some overstock new Acura TL (regular, not Type-S) on sale for dirt cheap! The base models (US MRSP $34,500 including freight) going for $30k!!! There were about 5 in stock ... blue, white, silver. They also have 2 with navigation at a great price (no idea ... but below invoice for sure!)
PM me if you want to know which dealership is having the deal. I can hook you up ...
PS You will *have* to have a US mailing address to register this car. Acura will not sell you a "new" car. You will have to pay sales tax then you will wait to get your "title" to bring over to Canada...