Buying a car in the US

Steve Sears steve.sears at
Sat Apr 2 17:20:38 EST 2005

Hi Radek, another Canadian here,
I'm sure you know about all the procedures to bring the car in on this side
of the border - like chacking with to see if the car is
admissable, and all the taxes and papers you'll need to bring it in.
Very important, though, you MUST provide the original ownership documents to
US Customs a minimum of 72 hours in advance before showing up at the
border - if you don't, it can mean fines, seizure of the car and your rig,
etc. etc.  You want the border crossing to go as smoothly as possible in
these tense times, so contact US Customs directly to find out their
requirements for letting you out of the US.
Steve Sears
1987 Audi 5ktq
1980 Audi 5k
1962 and '64 Auto Union DKW Junior deLuxes (- not sourced from Canada, nuff
----- Original Message ----- 
> From: radek at
> Subject: Buying a car in the US
> To: quattro at
> Message-ID: <E1DHUbL-0007EM-00 at>
> Hello group, a Canadian here.
> When buying a car (or anything else for that matter) south of the border,
is there a way
> of checking if
> there are no liens or other encumbrances on the car?  I wouldn't want to
have the car
> taken by a
> sheriff at the border because the PO didn't pay off his loan.
> Radek
> 91 V8Q 5-sp.
> 88
> he

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