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Hello folks.1st of all i just wanted to tell every one that i have sold my 89 190E.I am actually moving to toronto canada in 2 months. My question is about the mercedes market there. Mainly to the mercedes owners in canada. I want to buy another mercedes 190E preferebly and wanted to ask if 190E's are more expensive there or cheaper than US. Should i buy it after moving there or look for a car here in the US and take it with me? Would i have to do some modifications in the car in order to meet canadian requirements? Any suggestions will be highly appreciated, thanx in advance.
 

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Hi,
If your MB is older than 15 years it can be imported to Canada. Otherwise required modifications are becoming too expensive for a 190. Modifications are bumpers, daylight running lights, child seat anchor points. Changes have to be made and certified by MB dealership.
In general many used 190s for sale in Toronto. Problem is to find a good rustfree one. It is easy to find the Cdn Government regulations for importing cars from the USA to Canada with help of Google. Not sure what the taxes will be in your case. For regular imports from the States you will have to pay 9% duty, GST&PST 15% for a MB.
Hope, still helps
 

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I agree, finding one in good condition will be hard. When I was shopping for mine, I would find one with a good body but worn out interior. Then I'd find one with a good interior and you guessed it, bad exterior or some other problems. But in the end I did get lucky, I got mine from a wholesaler for $5500 cash. And he did the "safety" (changed any crucial parts, like brake rotors, flex disc..etc.) Here is a small sample of what you can expect to see here in toronto.

1987 MERCEDES-BENZ 190E 2.3
$ 2,000.00
250,000 km


1988 MERCEDES-BENZ 190E 2.3L
$ 2,300.00
270,000 km


1991 MERCEDES-BENZ 190E 2.3
Automatic, dark grey with matching interior. Looks & runs great.
$2,500.00



1989 MERCEDES-BENZ 190E 2.6
$4,200.00
240,000 km




1993 MERCEDES-BENZ 190 2.3
Auto, 4 dr, 4 cyl, 2.3L, burg. ext. beige int. A/C, AM/FM stereo, tape, CD, pw, pdl, pm, cruise, alarm, remote starter, ps, pb, very clean, drives exc. Cert. e-tested, 2 yr. ... more
$ 5,900.00
184,000 km




1990 MERCEDES-BENZ 190E 2.6
Automatic, 4 dr., 2.6, 6 cyl., gas, black exterior, black interior, alloy wheels, sunroof, leather, air cond., AM/FM stereo, cassette, Power windows, power locks, power ... more
$ 6,100.00
160,150 km



1992 MERCEDES-BENZ 190E 2.3
automatic, 0 dr., 4 cyl., gas, 0 exterior, 0 interior, alloy wheels, sunroof, leather, bucket seats, am-fm stereo, cassette, power windows, power locks, power mirrors
$ 6,500.00
119,300 km



1993 MERCEDES-BENZ 190E
Auto, 4 dr, royal blue w/beige cloth int. Low km. 4 cy. Economical, luxury car. 121,000 km.
$ 8,995.00
121,000 km



Now thats just a few, you might also want to check out 300s 300Es or 300CEs.

Go onto http://www.trader.ca (in the cars section search for any make and model, this site is a great way to get a feel of the market)
 

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Thanx [email protected] and mykg4orce for all the info. So bringing a 91 or a 92 MB is not a good idea since they are not more than 15 year old cars. And the duty 4 MB is 15%, waaooo, thats alot. But i've heard that if u are migrating to the country, u can bring anything as ur personal belonging with u, duty free.I dont know if its true or not, iam going to find that out. As for the MB prices in canada, it seems they are more expensive than US. Here in the US u can get a 92 to 93 190E 2.6 in good condition for around $5000 US or may b less, which i believe is equal to around $5900 canadian. Overall iam getting a feeling that it'll be better 4 me if i get a car in canada since iam not sure about the duty and modifications. If any one else wants to shed some more light on this or has some more info, please do so. Thank u again.
 

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Hi,
my present 86 MB I bought 2 years ago in Florida and it was subject to 9% duty and GST 7% and PST 8%.
Your belongings will be settler's effects and are subject to special rules and regulations. However, still think a car has to meet the Canadian requirements for respective year if not 15 years old. Have heard that the changes will easily cost a couple of thousand dollars and can hardly be justified for an old mass produced car. However, check the Canadian Government web site where all the cars are listed.
Cheers
 
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