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Old 03-03-2009, 09:57 AM
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We'll be moving from Houston to Toronto this summer. We have a 2006 Nissan Pathfinder. Is it worth taking our car with us?
Is this a convenient car for winter there?
Do we have to pay taxes on importation? Is it painstacking to change plates?
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Old 03-03-2009, 10:19 AM
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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Go to riv.ca and see if the car is on the list.

It also walks you through, step by step what needs to be done to import a vehicle.

A Pathfinder is fine, but you'll find a bit of shock at the pump, as gas runs about $4 a gallon when it's cheap. Last summer it was the high side of $6.

If you own it free and clear, then it may be worth it. Remember that cars cost about 15-30% more in Canada than the US, and especially Houston.

The tax issues and importation hoops depend on your status. If you are immigrating, it's one thing, but if you're just working, you may be able just to keep your TX tags and use it there.

Check the site, it spells everything out.

Good luck in the Great White North.
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Old 03-03-2009, 12:07 PM
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Actually, you will have to turn over your '06 Pathfinder to a representative of the Canadian people as a gesture of goodwill. PM me for mailing address for your keys.
A Pathfinder is plenty car for the winter in Toronto. With the exception of a couple of big dumps, we don't get that much snow here... They're pretty good with plowing and extremely good with salting. I mean really good with salt. Like your car will rust & fall apart-in-a-week type of good.
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