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    Unhappy Importing a MKIV Supra from the US to Canada

    TL;DR: Want to import a US Supra but don't know how much it'll cost or if it's worth the trouble.

    Hey everyone, I have a bit of a problem.
    I have always wanted to buy a MKIV Supra, twin or single turbo 6 speed, yet every affordable Supra in Canada is a right hand drive. The only LHD cars are $28k +. I'd rather have a car that isn't a bit of a hassle to drive, so I thought of importing a US Supra. They're always what I'm looking for, yet the importing cost is what I'm unsure about. Has anyone done this before? Or know how much it would cost? Thanks.

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    Should add: Budget is 16k for the car, may be less depending on the import fee

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    You'll pay 5% GST on everything. On anything BUILT outside the USA, you'll also pay 6.1% duty. If the car is not 15 yet, then you'll pay $206 for the RIV fee. If it has AC, another $100. That's what I can remember, but it's been 6 years since I have imported from the States so things may have changed a little.

    You will have a tough time finding a TT MKIV in your budget.
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    Also may have to pay more in taxes depending on what province you live in. And yeah good luck on the search! LHD models are expensive!
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    I've seen a few for $15k in N.Y. State, reside in Ontario. Would a non-turbo be cheaper to deal with, and then convert it?

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    If it was me I would avoid anything from the NE States. Vehicles are cheaper there for a reason, rust. Not saying you won't find one with your budget but you won't find what I consider to be a good one(one owner, all original, low miles) for that price.

    As far as the conversion goes, I wouldn't bother. By the time it's said and done you could have bought a turbo version.

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    Rhd is not really a "hassle" to drive. Yes its awkward at first, but in a week or so you won't even realize you are on that side.

    In my opinion if you really want to stay in budget would be to import a rhd. You know it will have low kms and be in good shape. It is very hard to find a lhd for under 20k. Unless you want a rebuilt title or a damaged supra.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhdgc8 View Post
    Rhd is not really a "hassle" to drive. Yes its awkward at first, but in a week or so you won't even realize you are on that side.
    Agreed. I was comfortable with it very quickly, first few drives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhdgc8 View Post
    Rhd is not really a "hassle" to drive. Yes its awkward at first, but in a week or so you won't even realize you are on that side.

    In my opinion if you really want to stay in budget would be to import a rhd. You know it will have low kms and be in good shape. It is very hard to find a lhd for under 20k. Unless you want a rebuilt title or a damaged supra.
    I'm a relatively new driver, that's why the right hand bit is a problem.

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    Which province are you importing it to?

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