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      03-10-2010, 11:51 PM   #23
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WOW thanks!!!!
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      03-11-2010, 07:25 AM   #24
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very useful

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      03-11-2010, 04:23 PM   #25
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Nice...
... tax on a tax, on a used product that has already been taxed...
gotta love it, right?

still, it works out in our favor.

when i bought my car, after all was said and done i paid about just under $40,000.

at the same time, BMW Toronto had a similar car for sale. it had the same packages but had double the mileage. They had it listed for $51,000.

This is why I say I saved about $10,000
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      03-12-2010, 03:59 PM   #26
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Very useful info, now you have an extra $10 000 for mods
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      03-12-2010, 10:13 PM   #27
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Very useful info, now you have an extra $10 000 for mods
i wish!!!!
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      03-15-2010, 04:15 PM   #28
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i wish!!!!
so where are the pics of your new ride?
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      03-15-2010, 07:13 PM   #29
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whats the process when you buy from a private seller in the USA ? no dealer to get the clearance letter from .
Just went through this. Basically there are two options - get one from any dealer in Canada (usually cost money) or get one from ANY BMW dealer in the US. I've got it for free. In either case, you will need to show proof of ownership - I sent scan of purchase agreement and title)
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      03-17-2010, 01:25 AM   #30
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so where are the pics of your new ride?
i haven't taken any of my own pics yet, so i only have the dealer pics to share:
















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      03-17-2010, 02:23 PM   #31
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Nice ride man!!!! Love the red seats with white exterior!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!
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      03-17-2010, 11:14 PM   #32
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      03-18-2010, 04:30 AM   #33
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Anyone planning to import really soon? and what car?
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      03-18-2010, 04:56 AM   #34
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awesome thread, bookmarked

It looks like importing is only worth it if you are getting the "more expensive" cars.
I am looking at some used S2000's priced in the low-mid $20k's, the cost saving isn't that much compared to buying a local one, after factoring in the time/gas as well. Plus, I'll have to deal with the car not being local if i decide to sell it later.
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      03-18-2010, 01:23 PM   #35
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Anyone planning to import really soon? and what car?
I am strongly considering selling my 08 335i for an M3 out of the USA. Especially now that the dollar is at 0.98.
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      03-18-2010, 02:02 PM   #36
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m5's are 20g's cheaper :> anyone know zip codes in states (to look up on trader.com) which are close to the border ?
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      03-19-2010, 08:22 AM   #37
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Was the car subject to Excise tax (Green Levy on fuel inefficient cars)?

I'm looking to bring in an M3 and not sure if this is applicable.

Vehicles are taxed, based on weighted average fuel consumption, at the following rates:

* At least 13, but less than 14 litres per 100 km: $1,000
* At least 14, but less than 15 litres per 100 km: $2,000
* At least 15, but less than 16 litres per 100 km: $3,000
* 16 or more litres per 100 km: $4,000

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      03-19-2010, 09:04 AM   #38
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just stumbled onto this post... great info!

Thanks for taking the time to share this.
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      03-21-2010, 03:36 AM   #39
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Was the car subject to Excise tax (Green Levy on fuel inefficient cars)?

I'm looking to bring in an M3 and not sure if this is applicable.

Vehicles are taxed, based on weighted average fuel consumption, at the following rates:

* At least 13, but less than 14 litres per 100 km: $1,000
* At least 14, but less than 15 litres per 100 km: $2,000
* At least 15, but less than 16 litres per 100 km: $3,000
* 16 or more litres per 100 km: $4,000


I'm glad you brought this up. I was at the border crossing about 20 mins ago and decided to pop in and ask what the 'green tax' would be on importing a BMW. First off, anything 2006 and earlier doesn't have to pay the tax, secondly most models have zero tax BUT it looks like any M model you can pay up to $4000 green tax!!!!!!
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      03-21-2010, 09:54 PM   #40
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I'm glad you brought this up. I was at the border crossing about 20 mins ago and decided to pop in and ask what the 'green tax' would be on importing a BMW. First off, anything 2006 and earlier doesn't have to pay the tax, secondly most models have zero tax BUT it looks like any M model you can pay up to $4000 green tax!!!!!!
Wow, we need to confirm this then!
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      03-22-2010, 09:46 AM   #41
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we should try to accumulate more information, would love to bring back a m3 or m5 but the green tax maybe a turnoff...5 series prices have dropped since the introduction of the f10.

sticky this topic please...
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      03-22-2010, 11:31 AM   #42
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I have just confirmed the Excise tax (Green Levy) on the following.

2008-2010 M3 Sedan, M3 Coupe = $0 (exempt).
2008-2010 M3 Cabriolet = $1000

2008-2010 M5 (auto trans) = $2000
2008-2010 M5 (manual trans) = $4000

2008-2010 M6 (auto trans) = $2000 (Coupe or Cab)
2008-2010 M6 (manual trans) = $4000 (Coupe or Cab)

None M, 5 and 6 series are exempt too.
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      03-22-2010, 12:24 PM   #43
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I'm bringing back a car next weekend, I'll let you know how it goes....
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      03-22-2010, 01:01 PM   #44
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I'm bringing back a car next weekend, I'll let you know how it goes....
I can't wait to see the car that you are binging back!! Hurry Hurry!!
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