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Old 08-14-2013, 11:20 AM   #31
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Well bikes sold, house rented out and ready to go! flying out on tuesday wahoo!!
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Old 08-14-2013, 01:51 PM   #32
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Old 08-14-2013, 08:34 PM   #33
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Good on ya mate!

Im still battling pricey insurance 3 years on so be prepared. Of course, these issues are outweighed by a booming economy, endless opportunities, knowing you wont get mugged on the way home from work, super friendly people and as I am slowly discovering, some truly fantastic trails!!

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Old 08-15-2013, 12:20 AM   #34
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Good luck with the move. It will no doubt take a while to get adjusted (I'm still working on that after 36 years) but there's fun to be had, especially once you leave the city behind. Safe flight.

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Old 08-15-2013, 07:57 AM   #35
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cheers fellas!
got a week to myself too till wifey and little un arrive!
ive got to buy a car first i know nothing about how it works there.
i have worked in the motor trade over here for years so im good at getting a deal. But aside from the money what do i need to sort? is private best for a deal?
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Old 08-15-2013, 11:20 AM   #36
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Good luck with the move! I left England for Canada in 1971, was not too big an adjustment for me. But I was only 2.
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Old 08-15-2013, 11:22 AM   #37
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cheers fellas!
But aside from the money what do i need to sort? cheers
have a read here:

http://www.ontario.ca/driving-and-ro...ehicle-ontario
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Old 08-15-2013, 03:32 PM   #38
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Not too much of an adjustment for Ms Corbeau either. She was six when she left Leicester for Canada.
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Old 08-15-2013, 07:34 PM   #39
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cheers fellas!
got a week to myself too till wifey and little un arrive!
ive got to buy a car first i know nothing about how it works there.
i have worked in the motor trade over here for years so im good at getting a deal. But aside from the money what do i need to sort? is private best for a deal?
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If you buy used, make sure the seller gets the UVIP, the Used Vehicle Info Package. They are required to provide it. It lists any liens, accidents, etc, on the vehicle in question. There are lots of curb-siders out there.

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Old 08-16-2013, 04:11 AM   #40
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Be prepared for paying taxes on a used vehicle, that's right 13% on something that has already essentially been consumed. Not only that, if you do end up getting a striking deal, you still pay taxes on the book value (as noted in the UVIP).

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Old 08-19-2013, 10:26 AM   #41
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Be prepared for paying taxes on a used vehicle, that's right 13% on something that has already essentially been consumed. Not only that, if you do end up getting a striking deal, you still pay taxes on the book value (as noted in the UVIP).
shit! that s apain in the ass!
well im off in the morning! hello new start!!
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Old 08-19-2013, 11:35 AM   #42
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If you want a bit if familiar, an E class Merc can be had for 6k in good nick in 4motion.

Or a 4runner, paid 4k for an 11 year old one from a dealer.

Try http://wwwb.autotrader.ca/ and http://kijiji.ca/

Post up your picks and we can vet the model/price for you.
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:22 PM   #43
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Well done Sam matey - chuffed for you and the family - you are going to love it. Sadly your still the other side of the country from me, but hey never mind - maybe a trip is on the cards one day!

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Old 08-25-2013, 08:09 AM   #44
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Well im here got the house going to try and sort a car now.

Any recommendations for Insurance in ottawa area?

So correct me if im wrong but from my reading this is how i go about buying a car

1. view car usual stuff give it a good lookover, test drive, view the UVIP which the seller should provide.
Seller should also provide SAFETY CERTIFICATE AND DRIVE CLEAN (E-TEST?) too
Then if all that is ok and we agree on price pay a holding deposit.

2. go and insure said vehicle.

Now do i register it first before collecting or collect it then register it?

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Old 08-25-2013, 11:13 AM   #45
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Seller may or may not sell it safetied and e-tested.

It varies a bit depending on the sale.

When I bought a used 4runner from a dealer, it was 'as-is'. I paid them to safety it, got the papers and went down to the service ontario office to plate it, having called my insurer with the details and vin number. Provided the policy number and insurer name to clerk when registering, popped by my insurer after for a temp card, permanent one came in the mail. E-test was not needed, it was good for two years, had been done by PO.

New car from dealer for wife: They copied her licence, wrote down the insurance info, and they got the plates. No e-test, exempt first four years.


Really, hook up with one of the guys here who is local, and get some help first go round. Even if it's just somebody you can call to verify details. I live two hours away, not much help on the local, but I can answer calls if need be.
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