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#4713 of 4763 Re: Confused about "the Title" [lannyv]
Apr 19, 2011 (4:00 pm)
If you are still interested in the dealer information & how I did it, search this forum for my earlier posting with my email address in it and send me an email.
#4714 of 4763 Re: Answers about selling MDX to Carmax [weldonblair]
Apr 21, 2011 (1:31 pm)
With regard to your 2009 MDX being appraised by Carmax, the towing package, bike rack and rubber floormats will add value to your MDX when trading or selling; however, it will be an insignificant amount. Carmax will take into account your vehicle's factory installed options and its trim level. The more factory installed options you have (not aftermarket), the higher the appraisal.
More importantly, it's your vehicle's overall condition: interior/exterior conditions, structural condition (does it have a perfect carfax), mechanical condition (no lights in dash), mileage vs. being a three yr. old vehicle, what it is selling for on the auction block for the previous 90 days. I recommend doing a honest online evaluation through Autotrader.com. KBB and all those other survey sites do not sell or buy cars like Autotrader. Autotrader is backed by Manheim Auto Auction, #1 wholesaler in the country. You have to set for yourself realistic expectations when having it appraised by anyone. The fair market value of your vehicle is determined by what someone is willing to pay for it. Makes sense, right?
I am not associated with Carmax, Manheim or autotrader, just know how the used vehicle market functions.
#4715 of 4763 Re: Mercedes SL55 AMG into Alberta [theautobroker]
May 02, 2011 (12:25 pm)
Thanks to all. Made it through the red tape. Federal and provincial inspection passed. Basically all I did was activate DTR lights and switched digital display for speedo to km/hr. Local MB dealer insisted I would have to change entire dash at $4K, but that does not appear to be the case. Found a local service provider with a good rep who works on German cars and a decent after market warranty for the next 4 years - so I am hopeful I can avoid the "stealership" altogether. Cautiously hoping life is good.
#4716 of 4763 Re: Confused about "the Title" [theautobroker]
May 04, 2011 (6:28 pm)
What is your email address?
#4717 of 4763 Re: Confused about "the Title" [bultec]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
May 05, 2011 (8:21 am)
Sorry, we don't permit that info to be posted in the forums. We have a strict "no solicitation" policy.
#4718 of 4763 Exporting to USA from Canada, I need answers!
May 16, 2011 (9:08 pm)
I am seeking to purchase brand new from Ontario province to western NY state. The same problem
exists, with Canadian auto dealers not able to sell and then allow for direct export to USA.
I've been looking into a Honda Civic LX (Canadian spec) or similar Chevy Cruze LT (Canadian spec) for
registration and titling in western NY. Assuming the vehicles are 50 state emissions (code word
for CA or NE emissions) and safety/theft standards are identical or can be made to be identical,
how does one go about it? Is the HST paid anyway, then I have to apply for a refund of it? What
auto broker can give me insight on this? I know that if the Canadian vehicle is used, it can be
exported to the USA. However, the importer (me) must use a bonded broker to be able to bring the
vehicle over from Canada to USA. I know this is opposite of what everyone else is doing here, but
since I'm interested in doing the opposite, a discussion on this would be helpful for me.
#4719 of 4763 Advice needed for an importation
May 17, 2011 (5:40 am)
I am in the middle of purchasing a used 2010 Highlander (low mileage) from a dealer in NJ. The vehicle is certified by the Toyota, but since I am Canadian with no US address, it is not valid for me. The dealer will sell it to me "AS IS" (the manufacturer's original warranty is still good to be transferable for me). My question: what risk am I facing when the vehicle is sold "AS IS". Please advise today. I have to make remaining payment in next 2 days.
#4720 of 4763 Re: Advice needed for an importation [farhillgreen]
May 17, 2011 (12:57 pm)
Let me update with my own solution: I asked the dealer to assure me that the vehicle has not undergone any modification other than the specs in the dealer after it came out from the manufacturer. As I called the Canadian counterpart here and confirmed the balance of warranty will be honored.
#4721 of 4763 Importing new BMWs to Canada
May 18, 2011 (9:40 am)
Has anyone here imported a new BMW into Canada and has had it serviced at their local BMW dealership? If so, have they given you any hassles about it being a U.S. car? Did you manage to convince them that you did not intend to replace the instrument cluster and still expected warrantied service?