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... Are you looking for new or used? You can save thousands buying used with very little miles. You know what they say the second you drive it off the lot......
I will buy used if I can ... but I want a Chassis Cab, not a pickup; and they're pretty hard to find in good shape (hard to find at all, to start with; and then the ones you do find tend to be pretty worn down ... )

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Thanks, AvroAero ... that's very helpful info.

If I can find the truck I'm looking for in the US for no more than $40-50K, then I am looking at GST+PST of no more than $7K, which is a lot ... but even with the extra (max) $1K for handling, it would be a max of $8K. That is still less than the $10-15K difference in prices between the two countries.

And here's the thing: Presumably I would have to pay GST and PST in Canada, too, if I were to buy it here? So it isn't as if I am paying more taxes ... just the same taxes. So the bottom line is that in the end I would save the entire $10-15K of price differential. That's not too shabby.

I have actually looked at the list of what vehicles can be imported, and the Ford Super Duty is not excluded ... so I'm OK on that front.

That's useful information about the "temp status" from the Texas dealer. Definitely convenient.

One question: did you have to pay sales taxes in Texas, when you bought it? Texas isn't a sales-tax-free state, and that's what I am concerned about: paying both US and Canadian taxes.

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Had to pay an ownership transfer tax or something alike. Was ~200 dollars US. I think the local tax is 4% but since I/you are out of state we're exempt. And yea, you pretty much pay the same taxes you'll be paying anyways.

Two things sure of in life, death and taxes. Guess I should get into goverment or contracting.

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i do believe check the canada importers web page for the list of NOT allowed vehicle but i do believe almost ALL 07's and 08's are NOT ALLOWED for import something to do with the immobization and the seatbelts not being up to canadian standards. it cost me about 700 bucks total for importing my 95 about 3 months ago
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