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Any Lease Takeovers in Canada?

Discussion in 'Want to Buy' started by Phthalate, Jan 22, 2017.

  1. Phthalate

    Phthalate Member

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    I'm an impatient early Model 3 reservation holder who wants to go electric sooner than later. Being on the east coast of Canada, I suspect I won't get my 3 for another 2 years.

    Looking around to see if anyone in Canada has a lease takeover they'd like to do (as I'm assuming taking over one from the US is near impossible/big pain in the ass)

    Not picky on the car, it just needs to be a Tesla.
     
  2. Al604

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  3. Phthalate

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    Thanks for the share, I'm just looking for the cheapest and quickest way to get into a Tesla.
     
  4. myblubu

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    Just curious, what makes it hard to transfer a car from the US to Canada?
     
  5. Phthalate

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    Call me ignorant but I actually haven't looked into the details of an international lease transfer.

    Based on my experience doing trade to the US and dealing with money payments and transfers across the boarder, I can only assume it's a pain. The banking system in the US is very different from what it is here in Canada. If it isn't a pain and a world of cars are available to me, I would jump for joy. If anyone has any information regarding an international lease transfer from the US to Canada, please share. I will go do research now.
     
  6. Gen3

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    US Spec tesla a are prohibited from being imported to Canada. They are not on the approved list, because Tesla does not want them on the list.
     
  7. Phthalate

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    Well that takes care of that.
     
  8. myblubu

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    Wow! Interesting. Never even thought there would be much difference other than the english/metric and odometer, etc. Never would have thought that would have been an issue. live and learn - thanks!
     
  9. Phthalate

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    I'll leave this at: If anyone in Canada wants to get out of their Model S lease, shoot me a message, though I won't hold my breath. Makes far more sense to just wait for the 3 anyway.
     
  10. Gen3

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    Its possible as far as I know to switch the units, but I'm not sure how. There was a thread about autopilot going well above speed limit if you set the units to the opposite of where you are. I don't know why tesla won't allow importing.
     
  11. DMC-Orangeville

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    There are a few technical things to "Canadianize" the car
    Daytime running lights
    Red seatbelt sockets

    among others

    But I understand it's as @Gen3 says; Tesla did not wish to add used Teslas to the import list. USA may import used Canadian Teslas.....
     
  12. Al604

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    The MS 60 is probably the cheapest lease you will find.

    There's a few older MS's on craigslist and autotrader for around 60K cdn.

     

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