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jstalin
05-13-2005, 10:32 AM
Is there any rules against Canadians buying a BMW in the US and bringing it over here? Anyone done this before?

rico328i
05-13-2005, 10:45 AM
Jstalin.

Do a search. There was a very detailed write up on this a few months back. Very Detailed. A few members have done just this.....

Have fun reading.
Good luck.

Nascar318is
05-13-2005, 10:53 AM
Here's one that Bmwf1 wrote up with the phone numbers on who to contact.

http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=51275&page=3&pp=15&highlight=importing

Blades
05-13-2005, 11:06 AM
Why would you want to do that?

what purpose if you dont mind me asking?

jstalin
05-13-2005, 11:24 AM
Why would you want to do that?

what purpose if you dont mind me asking?

save lots of $$$

Gianpaolo_E46
05-13-2005, 03:08 PM
true u would save money buying a new bmw from the US but does that include the taxes that have to be paid at the border

bmdbley'sBro
05-14-2005, 05:55 AM
pretty sure it's total rape bringing new
over...

duty, Gst, pst :D

///MP
05-14-2005, 11:37 AM
If want to do it to save money, then you're doing it for the wrong reason.

Example:
Car for US$10000 = CA$12500 + 15% tax + 6% duty + at least $500 in other "fees" = $15625...if you're lucky. Then factor in your travel time, hotels, flights, and it can get out of hand.

MP

Ryousuke
05-14-2005, 12:03 PM
If want to do it to save money, then you're doing it for the wrong reason.

Example:
Car for US$10000 = CA$12500 + 15% tax + 6% duty + at least $500 in other "fees" = $15625...if you're lucky. Then factor in your travel time, hotels, flights, and it can get out of hand.

MP


Yes but then if he wants to get the one from LA or some other palce where there is no winter/salt he'll be getting a really mint BMW with like low KM aswell.

///MP
05-14-2005, 12:14 PM
^^True! I'm not knocking the whole idea, I'm just saying that if $$$$ is the main reason, then that's the wrong reason! I imported my car from the US (originally from Florida) and overall I'm quite pleased. Condition of the vehicle was one of the main reasons I did it (plus they have waaaaay more E36 M3's to choose from down there). Did I save any money in the long run? Who knows, time will tell. Did I get the car I wanted when I wanted? Hell yeah!

MP

punnzzells
05-14-2005, 12:53 PM
ya.... and shipping from a place like California or Florida is like $1500USD and up... plus, you have to make sure that the car is even importable into Canada.... rare cases, but there are things that would need to be changed. Ex. my sister was moving back from USA to Canada and she had a 1996 Nissan Altima... she apparently had to do all day runnings lights, seat belts, and something else..... she got this slip from when she went over the Peace bridge....she could not register the car until she did.

so it was like $1200 to do all the work... she sold the car in Buffalo.

:D

mike.

BMWF1
05-14-2005, 05:18 PM
Quick summary of what do to:
Buy US
Call US Customs tell them car X is comming over 72 hours in advance
go to boarder, stop at US customs have them clear the car.
Go to canadian customs PAY: 7%, 8%, 6.1%(only if car is not made in US), 100 Excise tax, 182 RIV. Get forms bring for safety and emmission, Go to Ministry and ur done.

Your going to be paying 6.1% additional ONLY if car is not made in the US.

List of phone numbers that are impossible to come by:
RIV 1 888 848 8240
Canadian Customs 519 257 6473 (windsor)
US Customs 313 226 3134 (detroit)

Hope that helps, PM me if you have any questions, we've imported so many cars from the US i can't even keep count.

*th-up*

X5HogTown
05-14-2005, 06:31 PM
Not quite as easy as the post above.

A must read...

http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=50332