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    Quote Originally Posted by riander5 View Post
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    I bought a car out of Vancouver in 2021, they didnt charge me PST.
    I just bought an SUV from Vancouver February 2024 and they didn't charge me for PST. But YMMV when it comes to dealers over there. Some will absolutely charge you PST without exceptions. In this case, you just apply for the refund and get it back in about 2-3 months.

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    I picked up a car from Sask last spring and as mentioned the in transit pass is the way to go. I threw a unregistered plate on the back just for appearances and never ended up getting pulled over.

    For your OOP, i used these guys and they were great: https://maps.app.goo.gl/NppvNPEgR1ZfSfe66

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    I also purchased my vehicle from British Columbia, completing the transaction in a single day.

    Upon my arrival in the morning, the dealership arranged for my transportation from the airport, picked me up directly in their fleet vehicle. I finalized the transaction (no PST), spent the night at a friend's place, and commenced my return journey the following morning. It is advisable to contact your insurance company to register the vehicle you are acquiring. Additionally, the dealer in British Columbia will facilitate the acquisition of a transient permit (a printable license plate) on your behalf; your responsibility is merely to cover the associated cost.

    I would not hesitate to purchase a vehicle from British Columbia at any given time, due to the significantly wider selection of vehicles available compared to what is offered in Alberta.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KLCC View Post
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    I also purchased my vehicle from British Columbia, completing the transaction in a single day.

    Upon my arrival in the morning, the dealership arranged for my transportation from the airport, picked me up directly in their fleet vehicle. I finalized the transaction (no PST), spent the night at a friend's place, and commenced my return journey the following morning. It is advisable to contact your insurance company to register the vehicle you are acquiring. Additionally, the dealer in British Columbia will facilitate the acquisition of a transient permit (a printable license plate) on your behalf; your responsibility is merely to cover the associated cost.

    I would not hesitate to purchase a vehicle from British Columbia at any given time, due to the significantly wider selection of vehicles available compared to what is offered in Alberta.
    Mostly the same for me. However I just took my AB plate and used that rather than a transit permit. My only issue was they drilled holes for a front plate during the PDI and so I had to get little plugs and it's mildly annoying anything I remember they're there. But pretty minor.

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    Quick update. Ended up buying from Edmonton instead. A little higher priced than BC but it's the exact spec we wanted and seem a bit less hassle than the inspection and driving it back.

    Coming home next week if all goes well.

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    Very nice. Those have grown on me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RX_EVOLV View Post
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    Quick update. Ended up buying from Edmonton instead. A little higher priced than BC but it's the exact spec we wanted and seem a bit less hassle than the inspection and driving it back.

    Coming home next week if all goes well.

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    Back to another X5 hey lol they're addicting

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    Is that not an X7?

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    Yea that’s a pre facelift X7.

    Excellent choice
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    guessing who I might be, psychologizing me with your non existent degree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjstare View Post
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    Is that not an X7?
    I've been awake 28 hours, I barely read what I wrote lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by 03ozwhip View Post
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    Back to another X5 hey lol they're addicting
    lol yeh they are addicting. Wife been missing the X5 ever since we sold it. We looked at everything else cause we also wanted a larger vehicle for the kids but they just doesn't quite feel the same. As soon as we test drove the X7 it was immediately obvious that's the car to get. For such a big car, it drives so similar to the X5.
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    I mean it’s exactly the same car with a bit of junk in the trunk no?
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    But is it an x7 x40i, x50i, x60i? You didnt get the peasant trim did you...

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    Quote Originally Posted by riander5 View Post
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    But is it an x7 x40i, x50i, x60i? You didnt get the peasant trim did you...
    You mean the Alpina? All the other trims are peasant
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