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Old 07-28-2008, 03:26 PM   #1
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Default You can import an US model to Canada

According to the lastest RIV, the 2009 GTR is admissable without mods.

I will be looking for one in the US. I don't really care about warranty since it will be modded anyways.
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Old 07-28-2008, 11:36 PM   #2
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We'll likely see more people go this route as the GTR's in Canada will be hard to come by. We spoke with Alta regarding acquiring one last year and two months ago. They said their allocation was spoken for before even getting a confirmation on volume. They wouldn't take a deposit which was strange - how can the inventory then be spoken for. We know one of the sales manager's and I won't repeat what we were told.

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According to the lastest RIV, the 2009 GTR is admissable without mods.

I will be looking for one in the US. I don't really care about warranty since it will be modded anyways.
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Old 07-29-2008, 12:18 AM   #3
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I know a dealer with a few left US spec...if you want the info I will be taking a refferal fee Im serious!
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Old 09-18-2008, 10:23 PM   #4
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Does someone know for sure that you can import one from the US? I'm aware of the new RIV importation list, but if it dindn't change dealer can't sell a car with less than 1 year old for exportation. This was done not a year ago to protect marcket of new car and stop CAnadian to buy them on the other side.
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Old 09-19-2008, 11:24 AM   #5
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I think what you are saying is that dealers in the US can't sell to Canadians. Although that may be true, there are tonned of brand new GTRs on Ebay being sold by private indivuduals, which of course can sell to whoever they want.
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I know a few canadian companies which have imported new GTRs for sale from US dealers though, how is this possible??
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Old 09-23-2008, 05:30 PM   #7
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How is what possible? The car is legal to import.

If you find someone willnig to sell one to you (dealer or private individual), you can import it. It's pretty simple.
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But I thought they couldn't do it if the GTR was less than a year old, at least, according to one of the previous posts. What happens to the warranty for these imports? I know that no mods are needed, but is it a lot of hassel to do the paperwork and stuff?? I don't know much about the importation process....
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Old 09-23-2008, 06:43 PM   #9
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Nissan USA "might" gave told the US dealers that they can't sell to Canada. If so, it is unknown whether all US dealers will abide to that rule.

If that is the case, just buy from from a private individual. There are many "new" GTRs being flipped by individuals. What difference does it make if you buy from a dealer or not?

As far as I know, they won't honor the warranty in Canada. The way I see it, the only reason to buy from a Canadian dealer is if you want warranty or you want to lease it. Thats an expensive warranty, at least in Alberta where the dealers want $119,000.

The paperwork is simple. Just a few things you have to get faxed and a simple 10 minute inspection at Canadian Tire.
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Old 01-22-2009, 11:28 PM   #10
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So crossing an imaginary line voids warranty.......lol......
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Old 01-31-2009, 11:37 PM   #11
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I'm considering importing from the US. It seems many US dealers are offering new GT-R's at MSRP or lower. Does anyone know how the import/duty fees are calculated?

Say I purchased a US GT-R for 75k USD, that's about 92k CDN dollars - what am I looking at on top of that? I'm in ontario, so would I add GST/PST on top?

Thanks for any help.
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Old 02-01-2009, 12:11 AM   #12
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Both those taxes plus the Duty of around 6% for a Japanese vehicle! Also some additional registration fees, safety, emissions...

Good place to start:

http://www.riv.ca/english/html/how_to_import.html

http://www.importcartocanada.info/

Alot of info but really a straight forward process to do it yourself. We imported our shop 996 Turbo from Miami when the exchange was favourable.

Prices are coming down so your best bet is to wait a bit and pull the trigger locally as the gouging has halted in the US and it will trickle down in Canada as the economy slows.

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I'm considering importing from the US. It seems many US dealers are offering new GT-R's at MSRP or lower. Does anyone know how the import/duty fees are calculated?

Say I purchased a US GT-R for 75k USD, that's about 92k CDN dollars - what am I looking at on top of that? I'm in ontario, so would I add GST/PST on top?

Thanks for any help.
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Old 02-01-2009, 12:16 AM   #13
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Thanks for the info Vuk. With our crappy exchange rate right now, I think I will wait until summer and look for a local deal.


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Both those taxes plus the Duty of around 6% for a Japanese vehicle! Also some additional registration fees, safety, emissions...

Good place to start:

http://www.riv.ca/english/html/how_to_import.html

http://www.importcartocanada.info/

Alot of info but really a straight forward process to do it yourself. We imported our shop 996 Turbo from Miami when the exchange was favourable.

Prices are coming down so your best bet is to wait a bit and pull the trigger locally as the gouging has halted in the US and it will trickle down in Canada as the economy slows.

Hope this helps!

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Old 03-26-2010, 04:30 PM   #14
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concerning the warranty issue, i read in another thread a letter from nissan north america that says that the warranty is valid in canada if the car was first registered in the u.s. for a minimum of 6 months. so if you buy a used gtr, the warranty would be valid. but if you buy a brand new one, the warranty is void.
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Old 03-26-2010, 04:36 PM   #15
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here is the letter:


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Hey Freebs, I got another reply from Nissan USA that should help clearify this for everyone. So warranty is still good! based on 2 conditions. Enjoy.

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February 15, 2010

Thank you for contacting Nissan North America, Inc. regarding warranty coverage for
your 2009 GT-R.

Per the terms stated in your Nissan Warranty Information Booklet, when a Nissan
Division vehicle is purchased in the United States and then exported to Canada,
warranty coverage continues only if the following conditions are met:

a) the vehicle is first registered in the U.S.; and
b) transfer of ownership and registration outside the U.S. do not BOTH occur within
6 months of being first registered in the U.S.

File number #6729900 has been created to document this concern. If you have any
further questions or comments, please feel free to call Nissan Consumer Affairs at 1
800 647 7261. Reference your file number when you call.

Thank you again for contacting us and allowing us the opportunity to be of assistance.

Sincerely,

Nissan North America, Inc.



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Old 12-21-2010, 03:47 PM   #16
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Imported my 2010 Evo X into canada,, saved alot of money this way! but it did Void warrenty!! Not sure on Nissan tho, all companys are diffrent!

this is all you need to know, for the spending part:
http://www.importcartocanada.info/to...ce-calculator/

Evos here in Canada were 60k at the time I was buying. I bought mine brand new from PA. USA for 33k then after importing it came to 43k im my driveway and ready to go.. then spent the extra on modding

Im also thinking of buying a GTR and doing the same, but the GTR prob wont be brand new as I dont have that cash
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