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Old 12-16-2009, 02:19 PM   #1
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Import Camaro SS/RS from the States - whaddya think?

http://www.car4sale.ca/

The company above can import cars from the states and do everything for you (shipping, customs etc.). Their fee is US$250 on top of shipping of course.

What do you think? Pitfalls? Considerations?
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Old 12-16-2009, 02:36 PM   #2
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Dealer within the country would be better.

Unless they offer thing like cirtain colours in the states (cough challenger) I would not want the american gague pod.

I like being able to have my top speed 300miles an hour over 180 =p
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Old 12-16-2009, 05:04 PM   #3
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I wouldnt touch it at this point.
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Old 12-16-2009, 05:21 PM   #4
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ive rreally been thinking of selling my 2LT/RS here and picking up a used 2SS/RS from the States......really thinking about it
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Old 12-16-2009, 05:26 PM   #5
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couldnt you arrange for a used camaro from a dealer in the states
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Old 12-16-2009, 05:50 PM   #6
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the issue is how you're going to go there and pick it up and deal with paperwork.

Another company offers to do things like this for around $750 - I'd rather pay that than take a plane flight and put thousands of kms on the car driving it back (possibly getting rock chips before I can apply 3M), and then going through the hassle of paperwork. If a company can do the entire process for you for $750 (shipping & paperwork) - why would you balk at the chance of saving $9000?
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Old 12-16-2009, 09:05 PM   #7
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Keep in mind that GM won't honour the warranty unless the car has a couple thousand KM's on it (around 7000 I think). Also a US dealer is NOT allowed to sell the car if they suspect it will be exported.
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Old 12-16-2009, 11:00 PM   #8
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According to an importing info website, once the car is 6 months old you can register it here in Canada for full warranty:

http://www.importcartocanada.info/to...heck/#more-560
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Old 12-16-2009, 11:22 PM   #9
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You should check with RIV Canada to get the correct rules for importing to Canada. Registra of Imported vehicles will give you border prices and inspections that have to be preformed. The problem with warranties you have have a dealer honour them
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Old 12-18-2009, 02:10 PM   #10
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i would do it, i have done it before with an old car, was quite a hassle but if they are handleing it, then why not. their fee may be 250 but you still have to pay RIV, gst, ac tax, inspections, shipping. it all equates to around 3000.00 when you are done. and then you wont have the warrantee until there is enough miles or time on the car but if you plan on modifying then you would eventually eliminate most of the warranteed parts anyways..
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Old 12-19-2009, 11:03 AM   #11
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Make sure ALL "recalls"/"TSBs" have been performed BEFORE import. RIV will NOT allow re-registration if any outstanding issues...and your "friendly local Canadian Chev Dealer" may NOT be too excited about clearing the paperwork for you...
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Old 12-19-2009, 12:01 PM   #12
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How long can you drive a car in Canada with American insurance for?

I have a good friend who lives in the States... good enough friend for me to trust him to buy it for me, and if we can't drive it up here with US insurance, to keep it in the states for me for 6 months. Seems like a better deal than trying to buy used or storing it for 6 months. What do you guys think? I'm not in a terrible rush for a new car, and if it saves me $8K on the 2SS....
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Old 01-09-2010, 01:42 PM   #13
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Has anyone done this? I ordered my Camaro last april and still have no build date I'm wondering if I should just buy one from the states. Plus they are way cheaper
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Old 01-09-2010, 05:41 PM   #14
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Has anyone done this? I ordered my Camaro last april and still have no build date I'm wondering if I should just buy one from the states. Plus they are way cheaper
Wow... April????

Go search for a different dealer that actually has allocation so they can get you in your Camaro! I ordered mine in November and it's built and will show up this week...
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Old 01-09-2010, 09:41 PM   #15
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The warranty has nothing to do with RIV Canada.

It is 6 months and 12,000 km before GM in Canada will honor the warranty. After that it is full warranty.There is no fee.

The car must be used ( not a demo) for a USA dealer to sell it to a Canadian.

You need a " recall letter " from the USA dealer before you cross the border. GM Canada has a new policy to charge for the letter.

The DRL switch has to be altered or the car will fail at inspection.

You pay no USA taxes but you do pay the GST at the border and PST once it passes the Provincial inspection that you pay for over and above the RIV fee. If the car fails you pay for the reinspection.

You buy US insurance that covers you from the point of purchase and another policy in Canada from the border to your drive way. After that it is permits until it is passed by both FED and Provincial inspections.

Add air travel, accommodations, gas , USA permit, BC permit, ICBC ins from A to B ( no side trips) RIV fee, exchange, bank fees ( they will not take a CDN BANK DRAFT) meals , and your time off work.
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Old 01-09-2010, 11:35 PM   #16
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Has anyone done this? I ordered my Camaro last april and still have no build date I'm wondering if I should just buy one from the states. Plus they are way cheaper
You must the be symbol of patience. I ordered mine in late September and am only getting in now in the next week (I hope). At this rate your would have been waiting a YEAR before yours is made and delivered. Seriously find another dealer and get your deposit back.
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Old 01-11-2010, 07:24 PM   #17
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Dealer called me it's being built in Feb, but I still don't know what to do. I see some of the cars for sale on ebay for 35 K and I'm paying 47K. I can deal with MPH gauges for saving 10K even after all the stuff if you save 5 K that isn't bad.

Honestly just wondering why people arn't doing it? Especially since the dollar is so close to par.
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Old 01-11-2010, 08:58 PM   #18
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Eveyrone is doing it............. 60,000 vehicles in one month last year.

You just need to do the home work to make sure you are on solid ground when you jump on a plane. As more used 2010 hit the lots it will be easier.

Don't forget to tell both sides of customs that you have more than $10,000 or you will be getting an anal probe.
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