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    I figure this is probably a decent place to put this question. I can figure out the paperwork, and I kow the exchange rate isn't great now, but what's the best way to actually go about FINDING the vehicle?

    I'm looking for a Ford F150, so there are millions of them down there, but I'd like a dealer who has done this process before, and who can deal well with me over email. I've been recommended Texas, since they sell so many trucks there.

    Thoughts?

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    You really dont need a dealer that knows anything. As long as you know what you are doing. I'd just search around cars.com / autotrader / cragislist etc. That's where I found all my vebhicles.

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    has the process changed at all? im looking to import a corvette from florida or California?

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    Not really, just a shitty fucking dollar

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    It's hardly worth it now. i.e. a 20k car in the states would cost at least 26K CAD in currency, then add up the import and transportation fees and you're looking at more than 28Gs probably

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    BUMP.

    Anyone done this recently and know how to bypass AES?
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    I haven't imported a car since that change, but from what I understand someone with a IRS # needs to complete the AES transaction. This may be able to be the seller, but it's probably easiest to go through a customs broker as they'll be set up for this. Apparently if you do it as a business you can apply for an IRS number but for the general public it will be easier and cheaper to hire a broker.

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    ^ Bump! Has anyone here actually gone through the AES system, like has anyone on here tried having a private seller go through the AES system themselves? Is it much work?

    Looking into something myself and wondering what the options are.

    Also, gonna admit I did not read the full 64 pages, but what would CBSA do if you purchased the car well below market value ( coming back to the "gift" concept )? I have no problem paying the duties and taxes but I have no interest arguing with CBSA about it. If I have a bank draft referencing the BOS that all matches up is that going to be good enough to satisfy them? Or should i just toss them a kijiji printout for what the going price is in Alberta right now and call it a day? How does the exchange factor into this, does the price here or where I bought it matter more?

    Also for those who have imported, any idea on what it would cost to get the conversions done to a BMW? Does it involve a full cluster replacement? DRL's should be able to be coded, but cluster would be in mph. If I got HUD coded to display kph would that be good enough?

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    Has anyone imported a race car? If I want to bring something over that I have no intention of ever registering in Alberta (just insurance) do I still have to go through with the Export out of US and import into Canada process?

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    Bump. any big changes with this? I'm going to be importing a stock 1996 - 1997 Camaro SS this summer. Would prefer to not have any big surprises.

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    To confirm, I have to pay 5% GST on a North American built car and the doc fee. No additional taxes to pay?

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    You only pay Duties on vehicles not assembled in North America - You'll pay Alberta Sales Tax on the purchase price and the other documentation fees

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    Quote Originally Posted by hurrdurr View Post
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    You only pay Duties on vehicles not assembled in North America - You'll pay Alberta Sales Tax on the purchase price and the other documentation fees
    Thanks. That's what I thought but I wanted to be sure of before I get hammered with extra fees coming home.

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