The same process I go through here would apply there as well. Carfax having a family member (mechanic) inspect, pull Vin to see past ownership ect. Buying from a highly rated Ford/lincoln dealerI might even kick the tires.1 thing I won't do is buy a flood car what kind moron does thatUsually huge deals at auctions means cars that were submerged in flooding after big storms. Buyer Beware
Thanks cuber84 never thought about that towing, definitely check out North Toronto auctionsThere information online regarding all the steps involved. I looked into it and I gave up. Currency conversion..duties etc..I had no way to physically move the car either ( no plates). All this is easier if you or your friend has pick up truck with a trailer attached that you can tow the car on. Then you have to have the car inspected and convert the car to Canadian safety requirements mainly daytime running lights. I'd say too much hassle.
There is local auctions that anyone can attend. Check North Toronto auctions in Innisfil.
Yah , the double tax sucksYou pay American tax and import fees. Canada wants its Tax. Head over to ServiceON or call them. They might provide you with better answers regarding amount to be paid. While bringing the car make sure you have all paper works ready for an easy border passing. You might even be able to get a Temporary plate to bring the car if you pay all the fees/taxes.
I don't know if you have asked the dealership that if they know of the process. Some do because they might've already sold to a few Canadians.
Day running light is no big deal as you buy a part which has some wires that you connect.