: anyone bought a car in usa and drove it across?



ghettomike
08-22-10, 03:58 PM
im just looking at cts-v's and there are none around here that are even close to the prices of the ones in usa.
im not buying yet as i dont have the $ right now, but hope to have a V for next summer.
so has anyone bought a usa car and drove it to canada legally?
how do i buy a car privately and get plates for it to drive it here?
ive done some searching but cant find any real step by step on what i would have to do and what taxes and fees i would have to pay.

thanks for any input.

Giddy
08-22-10, 07:24 PM
I just purchased a 2008 STS in a private sale out of Brooklyn, NY and imported it to Ontario. Purchased a NY State trip permit and drove the car back to Ontario. I used the same permit until I plated the car too. Here is a good site to start your research.

http://www.riv.ca/ImportingAVehicle.aspx

Make sure you have the guidelines for the DMV for the state where the car is sold from. They will tell you what you need for a trip permit.

Good luck.

GG

Jon
09-04-10, 02:06 AM
I've done it twice. Riv.ca has all the info. you need.