Buying cars out of province?

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  1. AcidGord

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    I've never bought a car out of province or even looked at it before. What's the process in this case? Buy it there and register it here? Or do I have to get a temp permit there and then formally do it here later?
     
  2. DC5-S

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    pretty sure you get a temp over there, then pay taxes and register it here in NS.

    Best bet is to call the DMV tommoorw. So whatcha getting?
     
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    Not sure of anything yet. Still getting details. A guy I know in Toronto is selling a 99 GSR for a price I can't ignore. :)
     
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    sweet! get that!
     
  5. Shafft

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    buy there register here..

    did it in the spring.. tell him he doens't have to get it e-tested if it needs anything.
     
  6. AcidGord

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    Cool. I'm waffling back and forth. I want a Miata but I just don't think its feasible right now without a garage to store it and then I still have to worry about a winter beater.

    Hrm...

    Integra Pros: My Heliums, delSol Seats, Teins all transfer over. Its basically just a Civic so I already know my way around it. Its priced such that I could probably sell it for a profit in a year if I still want a Miata in the fall. AND ITS NOT WHITE!

    Cons: Its a Honda, it'll rust no matter what I do. Won't hold its value like a Miata will. GSR's are pretty high theft. (Hello debadging) Other than that not much. Its only got 80k on it so its practically brand new.

    Miata Pros: They don't rust very easily. Convertibles can be nice. My Heliums will transfer over and I can sell the rest to offset the costs. RWD FUN! I can probably find a ~94/95 in Ontario for several thousand less than the GSR.

    Miata Cons: Its a convertible (THere's more cons than pros to this to me), I can't Solo 1 with it without adding an expensive/ugly roll cage. I'd need to keep the Civic or get a winter beater and then I have to find place to store it.

    Thats basically my line of thinking. Right now I'm leaning towards the GSR. In five minutes who knows. :) Ugh... car payments again. :)
     
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    Your forgot the #1 Miata Con: people assume your :gay:

    :lol:
     
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    I'd take a GSR any day over a Miata, just for the practicality stanpoint of it.
     
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    The Miata is a HELL of a lot more fun to drive. Trust me on that one. And truth be told I don't NEED a practical car since we've also got an Impreza Wagon. Its not like I ever haul anything/anyone with the Civic either. :) But there's always the odd time its nice to be able to.
     
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    winter beaters suck. that should be reason enough!
     
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    No double insurance if you get the GSR as well.
    I agree Miata's are fun to drive, but man I find them underpowered for some reason?
    Your pro and con list is right on...
     
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    The 94-97's are pretty good power wise. 133hp and about the same weight as the EG6 Si. I'm not a speed demon on the streets and any Solo 1 I do will pretty much be purely for my own entertainment so I don't really need a lot of power.

    I checked the insurance, it would go from my curent of $875/year for the Civic to $1413 for the GSR with the same coverage. Ow. Not an end of the world rate, but it adds to the costs involved. Didn't think to ask if a Miata would be any better.
     

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