View Full Version : Bringing a vehicle in from the states

06-29-2008, 11:44 PM
So I cant find a toy i like here, found TONS i like in washington though [36] What does it take to bring a vehicle in ? Ive googled it, but its all in lawyer speak and confuses the hell out of me. Is it a big hastle or not ? Is it costly ? Thanks so much !

06-29-2008, 11:58 PM
gotta get er inspected at the border i believe they hold the truck there for 12 hours to do so, and then you gotta take it to canadian tire for your bc inspection, if what i was told is correct they are the only place that can do the bc inspections

06-30-2008, 12:14 AM
Phone A+A Customs Brokers.
Ive used them a couple of times and they make the border invisible.
Its well worth hiring them.

06-30-2008, 12:25 AM
All I can say is EXPENSIVE....

We brought our stationwagon and my truck up and I decided to not fully canadianize my truck but mom did to her wagon and she regretted it. Alot of adjustments to be made... like daytime running lights etc....

I think you have to pay taxes on it or something too... not too sure, but check that out too!

Good luck and remember to ask alot of Q's to where you re register the vehicle.

06-30-2008, 12:46 AM
Just looked at A+A, its going to add $600 BEFORE inspections... not worth it, thanks for the help

06-30-2008, 07:26 AM
Do more reserch dude! its way toooo easy.


The US customs inspected my truck for 30 seconds.
I called the RIV program after I got home and they faxed me the ok to get inspected the next day.

I saved 10g's plus.

06-30-2008, 07:34 AM
I heard that Toyota and Honda don't sell to Canadians anymore? Used cars yes but new cars no.

06-30-2008, 12:04 PM
transport canada website and i think ICBC websites both have information on Importing Vehicles.[cheers]

06-30-2008, 05:47 PM
Post up what you want to import from where or any questions you have and I'll ask my wife. She's a certified customs broker and works for a large transport company. She just did paperwork for a co-worker to bring in an Escalade.[cheers]

06-30-2008, 06:38 PM
I heard that Toyota and Honda don't sell to Canadians anymore? Used cars yes but new cars no.

Thats bullshit they will sell to any one with money, They just have no warrenty in canada.

Its super easy to bring cars in from the states.

07-01-2008, 08:32 AM
So frickin easy ! We bought our 2001 Suzuki Vitara from Idaho . Saved a shit load buying down there... This what was done ... Fax title to us border 72 hours before crossing , when crossing stop at us side take title in they look at it and match the one you faxed up stamp it and say have a nice day then go to Canada side pay some monies there go home ... call Canadian Tire and tell them your numbers and they will fax the Goverment to get premission to inspec , pay them monies and insure it and enjoy!!! Youll get Canadian sticker in the mail...[cheers] [cheers] [cheers]

07-03-2008, 10:31 AM
tazuki. got it right.. i help bring up a sled we had to leave it down in the states for 3 days. but the storage place was cheap only like 20 bucks. cuz the guy didn't want to give you the registration without selling... ass... if your going down to sumas. i know a good cheap. very professional storage place if you run into trouble and can;t get your bike across.