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Re: Used Cars Master Thread
« Reply #60 on: November 07, 2013, 01:33:01 PM »
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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Anyone have any experience with this while hitting a second car?

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Re: Used Cars Master Thread
« Reply #61 on: November 07, 2013, 09:58:21 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.
You need to import the car first. And NO you don't need to go to the border you can go to customs in Newark at the port.

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Re: Used Cars Master Thread
« Reply #62 on: November 07, 2013, 10:14:43 PM »
You need to import the car first. And NO you don't need to go to the border you can go to customs in Newark at the port.
I believe you need to get a letter from the dealer in Canada (ie Hyundai dealership for a Hyundai) saying that it complies with US safety standards.

http://www.epa.gov/otaq/imports/canadian.htm

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Re: Used Cars Master Thread
« Reply #63 on: November 07, 2013, 10:18:13 PM »

I believe you need to get a letter from the dealer in Canada (ie Hyundai dealership for a Hyundai) saying that it complies with US safety standards.

http://www.epa.gov/otaq/imports/canadian.htm
Yup, I think you need a letter that there aren't any outstanding recalls. Also if the car is under someone else's name you need to get a "gift" letter from that person signed and notorized. Plus there are a couple of other things too, which I don't remember off hand.

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Re: Used Cars Master Thread
« Reply #64 on: November 07, 2013, 11:55:04 PM »
So everyone, besides me, went through process of switching Canadian car to U.S. C'mon, I've seen other Ontario cars in NY...

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Re: Used Cars Master Thread
« Reply #65 on: November 08, 2013, 12:04:06 AM »

So everyone, besides me, went through process of switching Canadian car to U.S. C'mon, I've seen other Ontario cars in NY...
I almost did so I have all the info somewhere, at the end i didn't need that car so I didn't follow through with it.

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Re: Used Cars Master Thread
« Reply #66 on: November 08, 2013, 12:29:16 AM »
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.

I think you would lose a lot of value by moving it from Canada to the US.
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Re: Used Cars Master Thread
« Reply #67 on: November 08, 2013, 12:33:40 AM »
I think you would lose a lot of value by moving it from Canada to the US.
Are you suggesting keeping registered in Canada (and sell there eventually)? Pros/cons... discuss please...

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Re: Used Cars Master Thread
« Reply #68 on: November 08, 2013, 02:06:44 AM »

Are you suggesting keeping registered in Canada (and sell there eventually)? Pros/cons... discuss please...
Cars cost A LOT more money over there. So probably worth selling it there and buying something in the states.

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Re: Used Cars Master Thread
« Reply #69 on: November 08, 2013, 02:33:22 AM »
Cars cost A LOT more money over there. So probably worth selling it there and buying something in the states.
Choice A= sell car there, buy new one here...
Which is B and C??
Drive car with Canadian plates in NY vs. doing the switcheroo.

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Used Cars Master Thread
« Reply #70 on: November 08, 2013, 12:51:59 PM »
Choice A= sell car there, buy new one here...
Which is B and C??
Drive car with Canadian plates in NY vs. doing the switcheroo.
Although it's done very often it really isn't a good idea to drive here long term with Canadian plates, for insurance reasons. Besides, car insurance in Canada is through the roof even for a good driver with absolutely nothing negative on his record.
Also, might have trouble selling a car in the US that has a kilometer based interface.

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Re: Used Cars Master Thread
« Reply #71 on: November 08, 2013, 03:00:07 PM »
Although it's done very often it really isn't a good idea to drive here long term with Canadian plates, for insurance reasons. Besides, car insurance in Canada is through the roof even for a good driver with absolutely nothing negative on his record.
Also, might have trouble selling a car in the US that has a kilometer based interface.
from what I've seen insurance is way cheaper in cabada.i know some ppl who keep their Canadian plates Just for that. 

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Re: Used Cars Master Thread
« Reply #72 on: November 08, 2013, 03:05:34 PM »

Also, might have trouble selling a car in the US that has a kilometer based interface.
most cars have Mph also just in smaller letters.  Also, I'm pretty sure there's a way to put in a new label in on the display show mph in larger letters and kph in smaller letters

http://www.lockwoodinternational.co.uk/dials-for-imported-vehicles-c53.html
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Re: Used Cars Master Thread
« Reply #73 on: November 08, 2013, 03:09:44 PM »
from what I've seen insurance is way cheaper in cabada.i know some ppl who keep their Canadian plates Just for that.
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Used Cars Master Thread
« Reply #74 on: November 09, 2013, 07:02:11 PM »
from what I've seen insurance is way cheaper in cabada.i know some ppl who keep their Canadian plates Just for that.
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