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i just went to check out the buying cars in virginia topic and found a thread closed sign over the post a response button. what's up with that?
and i was wondering if canadian sold cars will pass smog in the states with really strict smog lawslike california?
07-21-2000, 02:40 PM
Check up on the post by the moderator.
he/she accidently closed it.
07-21-2000, 04:31 PM
att: yup. It does matter what car you buy, however. Say you buy an M-class: no duty because it's American made. However, if you buy a CLK, it's made in Germany, so there WILL be a hefty duty. The Odessey's duty free, the BMW Z depends on which VIN's...you kind of have to check the build origin.
I could help you out with it if you were interested, e-mail me. The only problem I see with that is that you have to pay the taxes up front. HOWEVER, so long as you live outside of canada (which I assume) you can get the GST (7%) back in full. Think of it as a rebate. If you buy in BC (west coast) you can get the provincial sales tax back so long as you sell the car. Pretty tricky, but I've done it twice now.
wont you have to pay some pretty large taxes when the car is registered in the states? i thought i heard that they made a law to tax people who tried to buy cars for less by leaving the country, or even just for driving to say arizona from california. if not, you could probably go to a state with no sales tax and walk away pretty cheap.
07-21-2000, 06:25 PM
See, that's the thing, I haven't yet registered my car here, so I don't know what the story is there...I assume if you live in Oregon or something, you're scot free. I mean, still, you'll be paying the tax on it anyways. If you can get the car a coupla grand below what you were going to pay for it anyway, the tax is a non-issue.
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