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Old 01-07-2013, 05:33 PM   #1
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:01 PM   #2
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From the ad. Don't know if it's true or not.
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**Note: We are relisting this due to the fact that the man who purchased this last week from me on Ebay was from Canada. The modification of this van to 4 wheel drive was not done by the manufacturer but was done by a conversion company -- Please note: when this vehicle was made all full size 4 wheel drive vans are done by a conversation company or by someone themself. The manufacturer does not make or manufacturer a full size 4 wheel drive van. According to this Canadian buyer, customs would not allow the purchased van to cross the border because of same. Therefore we will only sell to buyers in the United States.
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:34 PM   #3
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Unbelievably there is some truth to this story. I know for a fact that a sportsman 4x4 had to jump through a bunch of hoops to import a 4x4 van from the US. A gentalman from Alberta wanted to import a van with a Advanced 4wd Conversion. Sportsman 4x4 had to convert the van back to 2wd so he could import it into Canada, and then they converted it back to 4wd. 30hrs worth of work for nothing. But its legal in Canada now. In canada you can't import a vehicle that has been altered from it's origional manufacturers specs. It has to pass an inspection so it needed to be like factory. Importing into Canada sucks! That comes frrom a Canadian.
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:45 PM   #4
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Yeah, but Canadians could always get diesel Toyotas like Japan had. I always lusted after those diesel Landcruisers.


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Old 01-15-2013, 01:45 PM   #5
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This really sucks! I thought we (Canucks) could import anything so long as its 15 years old or older.

I'm pretty sure other Canadians have imported older SMB's successfully.

True or not? Any comments?

If its true, then my year long search for the right one will be for nothing
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:04 PM   #6
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Hi

After 15 years anything goes. Except a school bus.

Done it many times.

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Old 01-16-2013, 07:14 AM   #7
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Re: Canadians not allowed!--not sure why.

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I'm pretty sure other Canadians have imported older SMB's successfully.

True or not? Any comments?
I've also seen them sell because they couldn't import after purchasing. It was younger than 15 years though.

Anyway, wouldn't the best place to ask be your local, uh, import station? Or the one next door to the one you'll actually go to maybe.
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That's what I thought. Thanks for commenting
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:10 AM   #9
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Hi

All these importers have to do is google something like " how to import a vehicle into Canada" and presto the information pops up.

The website belongs to the registrar of imported vehicles and has all the rules listed.

I am continuously stunned and frankly pissed off at people asking for help on any issue without first having made an honest attempt to search the web. Too lazy to do so and frankly I won't answer their pleas. They are abusing the goodwill of the fine members of groups such as this.

Rant complete. Good day.

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