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Re: Used Cars Master Thread
« Reply #45 on: November 05, 2013, 12:08:31 PM »
Pretty sure not. You know you'll also have to pay taxes on it?
Even If I'm getting it for free? sounds like to much work, ain't worth it. I wish there was a way to do it locally.

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Re: Used Cars Master Thread
« Reply #46 on: November 05, 2013, 12:12:29 PM »
Even If I'm getting it for free? sounds like to much work
If it's too hard , I'll take it ;)

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Re: Used Cars Master Thread
« Reply #47 on: November 05, 2013, 12:22:44 PM »
Anyone have any experience with registering a Canadian car in the states? I have a car from Canada that's in Brooklyn and I want to change the registration over anyone have any advise on how this works?

Thanks.
Why can't you keep it registered in Canada? I would think it makes sense to do other way around, but cars are worth more in Canada, no?

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Re: Used Cars Master Thread
« Reply #48 on: November 05, 2013, 12:27:12 PM »
Why can't you keep it registered in Canada?
+1 keep it as a candian car... when they give you problems you worry then.

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Re: Used Cars Master Thread
« Reply #49 on: November 05, 2013, 12:30:31 PM »
+1 keep it as a candian car... when they give you problems you worry then.
Just a guess, but I'd say 20% of license plates in NY are out of state/country...

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Re: Used Cars Master Thread
« Reply #50 on: November 05, 2013, 12:31:37 PM »
Just a guess, but I'd say 20% of license plates in NY are out of state/country...
State is a little diff than contry

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Re: Used Cars Master Thread
« Reply #51 on: November 05, 2013, 12:46:17 PM »
State is a little diff than contry
Had Canadian plates for years, never had a problem...

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Re: Used Cars Master Thread
« Reply #52 on: November 05, 2013, 12:47:43 PM »
I hear you all! perhaps I will do that until next time I go through the border.

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Re: Used Cars Master Thread
« Reply #53 on: November 06, 2013, 04:26:50 PM »
Had Canadian plates for years, never had a problem...
Wanted to ask you, did you ever get in to a accident? what happens if one does with Canadian plates, can't the insurance just call the border to see when the car entered? thoughts?

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Re: Used Cars Master Thread
« Reply #54 on: November 06, 2013, 05:17:57 PM »
i once researched this and not every car can be registered if its from canada..not saying yours but just fyi


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Re: Used Cars Master Thread
« Reply #56 on: November 06, 2013, 07:50:54 PM »

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Re: Used Cars Master Thread
« Reply #57 on: November 06, 2013, 07:58:23 PM »
thanks. Do you Remember in which cases they won't let it?
this was 6 years ago so I don't. I do know we were trying to bring in an 01 Odyssey and it wasn't simple. YMMV...

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Re: Used Cars Master Thread
« Reply #58 on: November 06, 2013, 10:02:57 PM »
this was 6 years ago so I don't. I do know we were trying to bring in an 01 Odyssey and it wasn't simple. YMMV...
Yup deff aint simple that's forsure. Wish they made things easier.

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Re: Used Cars Master Thread
« Reply #59 on: November 07, 2013, 12:24:00 AM »
Wanted to ask you, did you ever get in to a accident? what happens if one does with Canadian plates, can't the insurance just call the border to see when the car entered? thoughts?
Car 1 - yes but no other car involved... No full coverage, junked car...
Car 2 BH no
Car 3 BH no
I was student most of the time btw. I'm sure there is some level of risk, but at the time my options were to pay ins as a young driver in NY/free car ins. cause that's how it is when you take a car from home...
Not sure if border would disclose info to ins company, shouldn't there be some sort of privacy law?
Now if someone already was in accident, I'd think that driving the car after that would be too risky...
Anyone else??
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