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    Default Where to search for used cars these days...

    Besides Kijiji and Autotrader and here...where in Calgary are people posting used cars?

    The only other place I can think of is facebook groups but when I briefly joined one last year it was all garbage cars, Northeast specials and $500 beaters that sort of thing...

    So just curious, where else can I look and what is popular these days....names of specific facebook groups would help too.

    If it helps I'm looking in the $10-20,000 range, between 7-15 years old. Seems kijiji isn't as active as it used to be, maybe because people are getting more and more frustrated with all the curbers, scammers, and dealers?

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    forums for the kind of car you are looking for?

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    edit: ok I looked in Alberta there are 1000 results. expand your scope from just calgary to find the right car.
    Last edited by 03ozwhip; 05-15-2017 at 10:28 AM.

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    Any specifics Brands, styles and engines sizes of what your looking for..?

    Like 03ozwhip posted. I look outside of Calgary, I looker at dealership sites too.

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    Originally posted by G-ZUS
    forums for the kind of car you are looking for?
    Hmm haven't thought of this one, thanks!

    Ya I'm looking for a 2008-2010ish BMW 135 in gray with the brushed aluminum trim interior, so I'm going very specific, tried expanding search to across the country on kijiji but not much luck...

    One thing that has occurred to me is that I know in Vancouver, kijiji is not popular for cars, so this may be true for other cities as well...

    What if I find one in the US, how much extra $$ ballpark would I be looking at in bringing it up here and registering it in AB?

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    If you find one in grey, you can always swap over the interior trim after - it's super easy to do.

    Have you tried asking on the Alberta Bmw classifieds group on Facebook? Calgary BMW Marketplace?

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    I've heard ezcarsandtrucks hasn't had any BBB complaints

    With an awesome video like this, how could you go wrong?


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    Kijiji (province wide), autotrader (province wide), beyond and occasionally dealer sites are all I look at.
    Outside of Alberta, many people use craigslist. I find it difficult to use compared to kijiji and just stick with kijiji/autotrader in canada.

    General Facebook classifieds are horrible, drive me insane. It's only really worth look at very specific groups to find what you're looking for, but even then its an enthusiast page so things are either overpriced or sold instantly.
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    Originally posted by Tik-Tok
    I've heard ezcarsandtrucks hasn't had any BBB complaints

    With an awesome video like this, how could you go wrong?


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    Originally posted by benz_890
    If you find one in grey, you can always swap over the interior trim after - it's super easy to do.

    Have you tried asking on the Alberta Bmw classifieds group on Facebook? Calgary BMW Marketplace?
    True....tons of 128's in gray, damn, might have to settle for black or white, even silver is hard to find.

    Thanks, I'll have to check out those facebook pages...was really hoping to never have to sign up for facebook ever again.

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    Originally posted by Sonic


    Hmm haven't thought of this one, thanks!

    Ya I'm looking for a 2008-2010ish BMW 135 in gray with the brushed aluminum trim interior, so I'm going very specific, tried expanding search to across the country on kijiji but not much luck...

    One thing that has occurred to me is that I know in Vancouver, kijiji is not popular for cars, so this may be true for other cities as well...

    What if I find one in the US, how much extra $$ ballpark would I be looking at in bringing it up here and registering it in AB?

    Use craigslist for Vancouver
    https://vancouver.craigslist.ca/sear...model=bmw+135i

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    Originally posted by Tik-Tok
    I've heard ezcarsandtrucks hasn't had any BBB complaints

    With an awesome video like this, how could you go wrong?

    Wait... is that somebody making fun of ezcarsandtrucks, or is James actually this retarded?

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    Need the PROOVE!!!

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    Originally posted by Sugarphreak
    Wait... is that somebody making fun of ezcarsandtrucks, or is James actually this retarded?
    The video says it's posted by James

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    Originally posted by ndhal417



    Use craigslist for Vancouver
    https://vancouver.craigslist.ca/sear...model=bmw+135i
    Awesome thanks! The first one is actually gray...

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    Okay, here's a new question, never done this before, what would be the process of buying a car in Vancouver?

    Can I just go there with one of my license plates and slap it on and drive it back (making sure my insurance company covers me in BC of course)..? Just bring it back and put it through an OPP?

    I'd imagine if I get stopped in BC, I'll just show them the bill of sale and my AB plate papers and tell them I'm headed straight back to AB and I'll be fine?

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    Originally posted by Sugarphreak


    Wait... is that somebody making fun of ezcarsandtrucks, or is James actually this retarded?
    James is as retarded as it gets....

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    calgary.cragslist.org
    and www.calgaryfinder.com

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    Originally posted by Sonic
    Okay, here's a new question, never done this before, what would be the process of buying a car in Vancouver?

    Can I just go there with one of my license plates and slap it on and drive it back (making sure my insurance company covers me in BC of course)..? Just bring it back and put it through an OPP?

    I'd imagine if I get stopped in BC, I'll just show them the bill of sale and my AB plate papers and tell them I'm headed straight back to AB and I'll be fine?
    Yes, almost. If you really want to cover all your bases, you'll get a transit permit from an AB registry, not just put on any old plate. That's the actual right way to do it, and they're cheap. (anyone feel free to correct me if I'm wrong)

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