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      08-12-2011, 11:57 AM   #6
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Drives: ....
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Calgary

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Don't forget that BMW will charge you a VIN lookup fee associated with getting the car registered in Canada (i believe it is around $1000 but that might be with the changes made to the car such as daylight running lights).

You will also have to have an RIV inspection ($229) and an out-of-province/emissions/certification (can't remember what it is called in ON).

Factor in shipping of $1000-1500.

I don't believe you can get a CPO from the US which means that your 09 will have < 2 years remaining on the warranty if that is a big deal to you.

In the end I had the same thoughts that you are going through (although I pay only 5% GST) and it still made sense to buy in Canada, form a relationship with a dealer and pay 2.5% more.