Importing US car to Canada. Is it complicated?


drilling

Member
Sep 13, 2018
23
Hi everyone,

I would like to ask anyone who has first hand or second hand experience with importing US car to Canada.



Being a US made car, it is duty free to import it.

But, what gets me is that I heard the car should be

1) equipped with DRL

2) be free of airbag recalls

If anyone know any more about this, please let me know.

Thank you.
 

fjpikul

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That is correct. The Canadian cars also had beefed up bumpers. There is an older thread here about importing. Search can be your friend.
 

drilling

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Sep 13, 2018
23
That is correct. The Canadian cars also had beefed up bumpers. There is an older thread here about importing. Search can be your friend.
Thank you. I tried searching the forum and google but just couldn't find a thread regarding exporting to Canada (found one for exporting to US). Would you mind leading me to the right direction? (any search keyword I am missing?)

I understand that Canadian cars were beefed up with thicker bumper and etc and lower value from it. Does the US car needed to be modified for such purpose? Or, just DRL.
 
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Xcentric

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Search on this forum is NOT friendly.

Here's one: http://www.fordgtforum.com/forums/showthread.php/18174-Importing-USA-GT-s-to-Canada. See post #6.

Sounds like the bumpers are not a problem. Just turn the DRLs on and get proof the air bag recall was completed.
 

drilling

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Sep 13, 2018
23
Search on this forum is NOT friendly.

Here's one: http://www.fordgtforum.com/forums/showthread.php/18174-Importing-USA-GT-s-to-Canada. See post #6.

Sounds like the bumpers are not a problem. Just turn the DRLs on and get proof the air bag recall was completed.
Thank you sir!!!
 

TO AWSUM

Ford GT Owner
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Jul 4, 2007
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Niceville FL
Search on this forum is NOT friendly.

Here's one: http://www.fordgtforum.com/forums/showthread.php/18174-Importing-USA-GT-s-to-Canada. See post #6.

Sounds like the bumpers are not a problem. Just turn the DRLs on and get proof the air bag recall was completed.
Agree totally. Very frustrating trying to find something using the Forum search function. A while ago, Xcentric posted about using a Google search on the Forum rather than the Forum search function. Google search worked much better on the Forum, but I don't remember how to do it now.
 

Cobraguy

GT Owner
PM me and I can likely help you out.....
 

Xcentric

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PM me and I can likely help you out.....
He's a spectator.
 

Xcentric

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Jul 9, 2012
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Myakka City, Florida
Agree totally. Very frustrating trying to find something using the Forum search function. A while ago, Xcentric posted about using a Google search on the Forum rather than the Forum search function. Google search worked much better on the Forum, but I don't remember how to do it now.
site:fordgtforum.com import canada
 

drilling

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Sep 13, 2018
23
PM me and I can likely help you out.....
PM sent :)
 

Xcentric

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Ah cool. I thought spectators could not send PMs.
 

fjpikul

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I don't think they can. It just goes through the motions.
 

drilling

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Sep 13, 2018
23
PM me and I can likely help you out.....
Please let me know if you didn't get my PM. I think I can reply to PM but not send one?
 

zach05855

GT Owner
Oct 16, 2012
193
Calgary, Alberta
DRL's on my import could not be turned on. Had to rig up a relay to turn on the fog lights as DRL's
 

Cobraguy

GT Owner
I don't think they can. It just goes through the motions.
Frank....FWIW..the PM function works both directions for spectators as well.....at least it did today.
 

drilling

Member
Sep 13, 2018
23
I have been looking into buying a 2005 FGT from a kind FGTF member but the headache of exporting car to Canada while moving seemed like a huge task for me (including getting DRL fixed and etc).

I am open to all leads on Canadian GTs.
 

zach05855

GT Owner
Oct 16, 2012
193
Calgary, Alberta
There are a bunch on Hemmings in Canada, and LMC in Milton, Ont has a few in stock including a Heritage
 

drilling

Member
Sep 13, 2018
23
There are a bunch on Hemmings in Canada, and LMC in Milton, Ont has a few in stock including a Heritage
I've looked into Hemmings. 2 at LMC which were modified and not to my liking. 1 at Winnipeg which is out of my budget. Kicking myself for missing one being sold by RL member last year. :'(
 

Boomster

GT Owner
Nov 29, 2016
22
I have been looking into buying a 2005 FGT from a kind FGTF member but the headache of exporting car to Canada while moving seemed like a huge task for me (including getting DRL fixed and etc).

I am open to all leads on Canadian GTs.
text me at 9732703608

Bill