Foo - Shipping Vehicles from Overseas - anyone have experience?
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12-27-06, 07:44 PM
does anyone have any experience with shipping vehicles from overseas? What costs are involved (except duty) with such a procedure?
For example, what would it cost to get a mid size car from london, England to the east coast of the US or Canada?
12-27-06, 07:51 PM
12-27-06, 08:10 PM
You'll have to look up some specific information for Canada because of the differing laws , duties and rules. A car that is older than 13 years old (don't quote me on that number) can be imported as an antique of sorts and gets a free pass with respect to retrofitting certain safety features (e.g. front seat belts on cars that don't have it.)
There's a car forum I frequent that has a few posts regarding this. I'll try to look for it as I remember there was some pretty good information although I think it may have been specific to importing from the U.S.
12-27-06, 10:12 PM
I looked into getting a car from Japan into the US and it turned out to be to much money and to much bending the rules making things work with to much risk.
Since you are in Canada I have heard it is very easy as it is very popular to get a car into canada then into the US.
For me a $5000 car would costs an extra $5000 to get it into the country and registered and good to go, but Japan is probably one of the harder countries to get a car here from.
12-27-06, 10:48 PM
The main problem you will encounter is the emissions. I'm not sure on the price, but it will take a while to do, and it may not be processed because of laws.
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