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Old 02-21-2013, 03:54 PM   #1
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What to do with US car in Canada my dad brought up?

So my dad moved here from LA. He drove his 2001 CLK 430 up. It has a Cali plate and he is thinking of getting rid of it. The question is, does he need to take it back to the states and import it properly before selling it here or send it back to the states and sell it? Will a dealership in Canada take an American car for a trade in?
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So my dad moved here from LA. He drove his 2001 CLK 430 up. It has a Cali plate and he is thinking of getting rid of it. The question is, does he need to take it back to the states and import it properly before selling it here or send it back to the states and sell it? Will a dealership in Canada take an American car for a trade in?
you need to either

1) take it back into the US and import it correctly
2) sell it in the states

You can not trade in a car that hasn't been imported properly.
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I say talk to an insurance company and see what they say. At least they'd give you the run down on how to do it.
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does the speedo show km/h, if it doesnt, then bring it back to the states and sell it there, new rules says you have to have km/h on the speedo not like previously when stickers would suffice
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does the speedo show km/h, if it doesnt, then bring it back to the states and sell it there, new rules says you have to have km/h on the speedo not like previously when stickers would suffice
When did that change?
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OP, you must import the car into Canada to sell it in Canada. That's a no brainer. I suggest listing it in Bellingham/Seattle Craigslist and see if you can find a buyer down there.
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That's freaking smart! Lol I wouldn't have thought of it eh haha
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i know right? you would have driven all the way back to cali huh!
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does the speedo show km/h, if it doesnt, then bring it back to the states and sell it there, new rules says you have to have km/h on the speedo not like previously when stickers would suffice
No idea who fed you that information. As far as I know most German cars sold in the US have metric in the speedo.
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No idea who fed you that information. As far as I know most German cars sold in the US have metric in the speedo.
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some mini coopers, benz, bmw, maserati, mph only, rules changed jan 30 2013, RIV fed me the information because i do the inspections
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some mini coopers, benz, bmw, maserati, mph only, rules changed jan 30 2013, RIV fed me the information because i do the inspections
You don't sound very good at your job then...

This is the RIV list that was updated Feb 19, 2013 and it states:

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Mercedes-Benz: Possible modifications may include: daytime running lights, electronic immobilization system [EIS] (see Note 1), metric odometer and speedometer labels.
(just like it always has).

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im pretty good at my job, transport canada isnt responsible for the import process, RIV is

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