Originally Posted by indesertum
why not just buy in us and drive em back
Importing cars from the states has heavy tax consequences. That as well as annoying procedures and regulations.
"If your vehicle qualifies for importation, you must register it in the RIV program when you report to the CBSA office on arrival in Canada. The RIV program registration fee is $195
plus goods and services tax (GST), and the Quebec sales tax (QST) for vehicles entering through a port in Quebec, or the harmonized sales tax (HST) in those provinces that are participating on the HST assessment. You will also have to pay any customs duty and other import assessments
, including taxes
that may apply"