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Anyone from British Columbia?
« on: Apr 27, 2010, 05:51:12 PM »
i need some questions answered.

what is "aircare" in referance to auto registration?

what is the exchange rate? im looking at a 10k car there..its actually how much US Dollars?

and i will need some help from a local when the time comes, or at minimum some more questions answered.

thanks

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Re: Anyone from British Columbia?
« Reply #2 on: Apr 27, 2010, 06:45:01 PM »
"Air care" is B.C equivalent of the California smog test.
Our vehicles must pass for us to reinsure, i hear it is as stringent as the CA test and i believe it is an American owned company doing the testing.
Right now the exchange rate is pretty much at par.
Vince Baxter   Abbotsford B.C.

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Re: Anyone from British Columbia?
« Reply #3 on: Apr 27, 2010, 06:56:35 PM »
"Air care" is B.C equivalent of the California smog test.
Our vehicles must pass for us to reinsure, i hear it is as stringent as the CA test and i believe it is an American owned company doing the testing.
Right now the exchange rate is pretty much at par.
Vince Baxter   Abbotsford B.C.
thanks vince.

so hypothetical, lets say I (i licenced american driver) where to come into vancouver, purchase a hilux,that is legal for use in BC, registered, plated, ect. would the border crossing give me any troubles?ill worry about "legality" when i get home, getting in my shop is the first step.

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Re: Anyone from British Columbia?
« Reply #4 on: Apr 29, 2010, 12:57:01 PM »
Shouldn't

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Re: Anyone from British Columbia?
« Reply #5 on: Apr 29, 2010, 05:11:29 PM »
thanks vince.

so hypothetical, lets say I (i licenced american driver) where to come into vancouver, purchase a hilux,that is legal for use in BC, registered, plated, ect. would the border crossing give me any troubles?ill worry about "legality" when i get home, getting in my shop is the first step.

I would not think they would. only ever had problems going in with there guards.
never any coming back, got your passport?
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Re: Anyone from British Columbia?
« Reply #6 on: Apr 29, 2010, 05:34:26 PM »
I would not think they would. only ever had problems going in with there guards.
never any coming back, got your passport?
i will when i go up, or ill send my buddy up there.

my plans are to purchase a JDM toyota that has been imported through the grey market into canada. there are a ton of em up there.

can you say turbo deisel 4runner?
turbo deisel 4 door 2nd gen?!?

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Re: Anyone from British Columbia?
« Reply #7 on: Apr 29, 2010, 08:23:33 PM »
Why don't you call DMV and see what it would take to register a rig bought in Canada.  I know of some guys that had great difficulty getting them registered, but some have found that if a company can put a lien on the title, that they can be brought in.  Not sure of all the steps, but this is what I have read.  But that was off the internet.

Found some reading.
http://www.epa.gov/otaq/imports/factmtop.htm
http://www.customs.gov/xp/cgov/travel/clearing/automobiles.xml
http://foreignborn.com/visas_imm/entering_us/7importingyourcar.htm
http://www.canadatotwincities.com/buy_car.html


Just thought of something too.  Look for some Suzuki Samurai forums, especially those that are close to the border.  Cause they are importing in the longer Sammy models.  They might be able to help.
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Re: Anyone from British Columbia?
« Reply #8 on: Apr 29, 2010, 08:39:25 PM »
thanks cheesy- ive read those. ive been doing research for about 5 years, but no "yes or no" answers exist.

if i can get it home, im willing to dance around the legality issue, i dont mind cheating a little ;D

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Re: Anyone from British Columbia?
« Reply #9 on: Apr 29, 2010, 08:42:20 PM »
Cool, I didn't know, so I thought I was helping.  :rofl2:
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Re: Anyone from British Columbia?
« Reply #10 on: Apr 29, 2010, 09:41:59 PM »
lol ya do what ya gotta do ;) I fibbed on the registration for my yota. No way in hell it's passing emissions...since it has none (anymore)....so I registered it at a buddies place in Tillimook  :greengrin: I live in Beaverton but on the form there was a field about half way down on the right that asked for the address of the vehicle if it was different than your living residence. :shrug: :greengrin:

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Re: Anyone from British Columbia?
« Reply #11 on: Apr 29, 2010, 09:47:31 PM »
I think Dan's biggest issue is gonna be getting it through customs.  It has to have all the US standards of safety before being allowed in. 
That's why these (pic below) aren't street legal here, cause they don't have ABS, air-bags and such, but they can be brought in under an agriculture lic.  Which means that they can't be driven on the streets, but on private property they can.  Even though in Japan/China these are all over the hwys.  And are fun to drive.  I have!

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