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I am new to this forum and here is my problem. I am looking to import a 2 year old c300 from US in near future. I live on border in Windsor so was looking to buy in Michigan. I recently found that MB dealers in US cannot sell a certified MB vehicle to a customer who will be exporting the car, they can face a fine of $50,000. No big, I would still be looking to buy one even if it is not MB certified. I understand all the issues with importing the MB, my only issue is that of the warranty. I have read where border residents just return to the US for warranty work, however the MB dealer I spoke to advises that once you register in Canada they will no longer be able to perform the warranty. Is there anyone out there who has returned to US, and how did you do it. Also, the way I look at it, if I buy a 2 year old MB, I would only have 2 years left on my warranty anyways. There is no way I am going to go to a Canadian dealer and pay $2000 just to have it warrantied in Canada. Any advise on those who have imported a similar aged MB would be great, and if you can return to US for warranty work.
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Why don't you buy reliable model after warranty period? Usually at this moment there is price drop, so you will save enough money for out of pocket potential repairs?
I have been buying used MB for years and doing my homework never got burned. The biggest problem so far was W124 with broken oil pump and leaking head gasket, but for 25 years old car that is still not bad.
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I am new to this forum and here is my problem. I am looking to import a 2 year old c300 from US in near future. I live on border in Windsor so was looking to buy in Michigan. I recently found that MB dealers in US cannot sell a certified MB vehicle to a customer who will be exporting the car, they can face a fine of $50,000. No big, I would still be looking to buy one even if it is not MB certified. I understand all the issues with importing the MB, my only issue is that of the warranty. I have read where border residents just return to the US for warranty work, however the MB dealer I spoke to advises that once you register in Canada they will no longer be able to perform the warranty. Is there anyone out there who has returned to US, and how did you do it. Also, the way I look at it, if I buy a 2 year old MB, I would only have 2 years left on my warranty anyways. There is no way I am going to go to a Canadian dealer and pay $2000 just to have it warrantied in Canada. Any advise on those who have imported a similar aged MB would be great, and if you can return to US for warranty work.
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Here's a thought: see if you can register the car in Michigan by using a friend's address. If Michigan is anything like Florida, it shouldn't require a Michigan license to register a car there. That way you'll just drive the car with Michigan plates and for all MB or the dealer knows it's a US car.

I don't know if Michigan plates will cause you any issues in Ontario, though.

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no thats not an option
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no thats not an option
Which part?

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