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e46it
06-23-2008, 10:46 AM
On this site you find some info about importing cars into Canada and list of Forbidden ones as well and some useful links related with importing.

please don't flame the thread, I'm only posting to share the info with members interested in importing to Canada, if its a re-post then just move on the next thread.
http://en.autos.sympatico.msn.ca/guides_and_advice/article.aspx?cp-documentid=8147821

King Luis
06-23-2008, 10:59 AM
correct me if i'm wrong but quite a few of those cars are already in canada.

e46it
06-23-2008, 11:19 AM
there are different regulations for cars made for Canada and USA...

Blades
06-23-2008, 11:30 AM
What the Toyota Supra 1992 or newer? a friends just imported one last month .. how is that possible?

plus I just drove by Mitsubishi on the weekend .. I think the evo is not available here .. they were advertising one in brampton as I drove by it said "300hp AWD" on the window.

Fel
06-23-2008, 11:40 AM
^^The new Evo is available here... if you can find one.

The Evo IX was not.... the Evo X is.

jameswbl
06-23-2008, 12:05 PM
or you can always wait 15 years

Mr seville
06-23-2008, 12:42 PM
^^The new Evo is available here... if you can find one.

The Evo IX was not.... the Evo X is.


newmarket mitsubishi has a few

BigD
06-23-2008, 12:49 PM
You don't have to go to any special site, the Gov't is very open about it. Go to riv.ca and check their latest list. Don't go to any other site because the list can change daily. They're in the process of making it law to harmonize US and Canadian bumper laws, so the list will change drastically (you'll be able to import 95 M3s again etc).

Eurotakeover
06-23-2008, 01:07 PM
u can get corvette here...

SeRb
06-23-2008, 01:11 PM
FACK! i guess my next car can't be a Daihatsu :'(

i was glad to see that there's no restrictions on Mazda 3s...

there's a paintjob that they dont have here but do down in the States that i like
http://images.cars.com/main/DMI/184027/117852.jpg

Boss17
06-23-2008, 01:14 PM
My buddy has a 1994 supra that he imported from california. He's had it for 2 years now and no problems regarding importing it or anything

carscoe
06-23-2008, 01:25 PM
yea..evos are out here...i know someone with one..came out to a meet yesterday

http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/8435/img6097newam9.jpg

SickFinga
06-23-2008, 01:35 PM
How Subaru is going to compete against that ^^ with the latest gen STi is beyond me. Someone definitely got fired at Subaru.

carscoe
06-23-2008, 01:47 PM
How Subaru is going to compete against that ^^ with the latest gen STi is beyond me. Someone definitely got fired at Subaru.

they ruined the STI quite well...im sorry but a bulbous hatchback?..no thanx.

Prash
06-23-2008, 02:38 PM
Does anyone know what the CMVSS 215(bumpers) regulation is?

These cars appear to have identical bumpers to Canadian cars, but are not allowed over here?!

DriveItSideways
06-23-2008, 03:00 PM
How Subaru is going to compete against that ^^ with the latest gen STi is beyond me. Someone definitely got fired at Subaru.

I forget where but I read in a mag that Subaru and Toyota are teaming up on a new celica awd-t

Spoose
06-23-2008, 03:12 PM
Does anyone know what the CMVSS 215(bumpers) regulation is?

These cars appear to have identical bumpers to Canadian cars, but are not allowed over here?!

I believe it has to do with impact bumper standards. Something like Canada is 8kmh and the US is a little higher. It is the actual reinforcements under the bumpers.

Meegis
06-23-2008, 03:19 PM
I believe it has to do with impact bumper standards. Something like Canada is 8kmh and the US is a little higher. It is the actual reinforcements under the bumpers.

Close, but you're a little backwards. The US laws are less demanding and much less stringent than ours are. The US Standard is 2.5mph collision and Canada is literally double at 5mph.

Mainly the bumper rules have to do with absorbtion issues. For example, many cars will need a new re-bar or new supports. Some even get exterior treatments. Like the audi TT has "tumors" that are added.

maroli
06-23-2008, 03:31 PM
there's no front re-bar over the intercooler in the prev gen Evo, that's why its not avail in Canada. Easily something that can be retro-fitted, but there you go, still not legal

BigD
06-23-2008, 03:47 PM
there's no front re-bar over the intercooler in the prev gen Evo, that's why its not avail in Canada. Easily something that can be retro-fitted, but there you go, still not legal

It will be. The new bumper regulations will literally state: To meet the safety requirements the car must either meet a) the old standard or b) whatever the US says.

carscoe
06-23-2008, 04:55 PM
Close, but you're a little backwards. The US laws are less demanding and much less stringent than ours are. The US Standard is 2.5mph collision and Canada is literally double at 5mph.

Mainly the bumper rules have to do with absorbtion issues. For example, many cars will need a new re-bar or new supports. Some even get exterior treatments. Like the audi TT has "tumors" that are added.


i thought the us had 3mph..not 2.5

mudmojo
06-23-2008, 05:43 PM
There is something else in the works too. Apparently, cars that are conditional allows based upon bumper status may soon be allowed without any modifications.

So cars like the B7 RS4 and older USDM EVO's can be admitted.

BigD
06-23-2008, 05:51 PM
There is something else in the works too. Apparently, cars that are conditional allows based upon bumper status may soon be allowed without any modifications.

So cars like the B7 RS4 and older USDM EVO's can be admitted.

Wow, nice.

mudmojo
06-23-2008, 06:21 PM
http://gazetteducanada.gc.ca/partI/2008/20080322/html/regle5-e.html

ZHP_Bimmer05
06-23-2008, 07:38 PM
why is the GTI, GLI, and Evo on the list of cars that you cant import here?, if they are sold here?

carscoe
06-23-2008, 07:43 PM
why is the GTI, GLI, and Evo on the list of cars that you cant import here?, if they are sold here?

US versions have different bumpers

hense y the golf R32 isnt allowed over here

M3ti Compact
06-23-2008, 09:16 PM
Well at least there is a specific list- which means that someone out there is actually taking the time to pass/fail these cars ahead of time to avoid disappointment for someone later.

But THUMBS DOWN to the manufacturers who build and specify the car to a country with a lower safety standard! I would expect any self respecting car company to build all their cars to the country with the highest safety standard they do business with.

AceOfSpades
06-24-2008, 12:30 AM
they ruined the STI quite well...im sorry but a bulbous hatchback?..no thanx.

i'm guessing that subaru is trying to come up with a hot hatch, so that more and more people become more familar with the brand. once subaru does this, a sexy impreza would just anhilate the mitsubishis:idea:

please let the GTO here

SpoolinS6
06-24-2008, 02:52 AM
but didnt they change the bumper regulations in canada to meet us standards i know for a fact audi rs2's are not legal in canada and america also what a beautiful piece of machinery also wouldent mind seeing a few shooting around lol
http://velocityresource.com/images/0803_08_z+audi_rS2+front_three_quarter_view.jpg

uber e36
06-24-2008, 12:43 PM
Here's the list straight from the government, not MSN...

http://www.tc.gc.ca/roadsafety/importation/VAFUS/list/Section3_0.htm