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Pursuit
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Re: New Owner from Canada

Post by Pursuit » Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:53 pm

I had to help my insurer to underwrite the car. At first they said that the VIN wasn't recognized. We gave them a G8 VIN for comparison. We submitted the Caprice VIN, provided an MSRP and then let the actuaries' do their thing. Didn't take long, maybe 24 hours.

Maurice
Maurice Sheil

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2011 Caprice Phantom Black 9C3
2012 Impala 9C1
1995 9C1 Caprice
1996 GMC Sierra C1500
1974 SJ Grand Prix 455 well optioned with factory moon roof

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Re: New Owner from Canada

Post by Pursuit » Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:55 pm

How do they handle used fire trucks, rescue squads, other government vehicles?

Maurice
Maurice Sheil

mhsheil@gmail.com

2011 Caprice Phantom Black 9C3
2012 Impala 9C1
1995 9C1 Caprice
1996 GMC Sierra C1500
1974 SJ Grand Prix 455 well optioned with factory moon roof

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Mooseman
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Re: New Owner from Canada

Post by Mooseman » Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:11 pm

Pursuit wrote:I had to help my insurer to underwrite the car. At first they said that the VIN wasn't recognized. We gave them a G8 VIN for comparison. We submitted the Caprice VIN, provided an MSRP and then let the actuaries' do their thing. Didn't take long, maybe 24 hours.

Maurice
I'll keep this in mind during my quest. Comparing it to a G8 is a good idea and it was available in Canada.
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Re: New Owner from Canada

Post by Mooseman » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:36 pm

Good news! The comparison to the G8 worked so it will be insured starting tomorrow! :D Thanks for that tip @pursuit.

It's not with my current insurer but that's fine because I think they are hosing me. I'll be paying half on the '11 PPV than what I'm paying on the '07 TrailBlazer with 4.2L I6 :x I may move all my vehicles to them.

Anyway, at least that's done. Just the issue with the pre-tensioner and the safety now.
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Re: New Owner from Canada

Post by Mooseman » Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:56 am

A bit of an update.

So I bring the Caprice to the local dealer for the 3 recalls (shifter, keys and seat belt tensioner). When he asked what kind of car, I told him "2011 Caprice". He just went "a what?". Gave him the registration and he saw what it was. Anyway, would take a week for the parts to come from the US (of course). He calls me Tuesday so I book an appointment for Thurs.

Wednesday, get a second temporary permit for the car. Thursday, drop it off and go for breakfast with a friend. Later in the afternoon, the service rep calls. Says the belt tensioners he got were the wrong ones. He explained that my car was built in June 2011 so it has some parts for a 2012. The tensioners had a different connector. It will take another week for the parts to come in from the US. F@ck! Problem is that this was my second temporary permit on this car and I can't get anymore for a year and it would probably expire by the time the parts come in. Friend gave me the idea to just leave it at the dealer until next week when the parts come in and get them to do the safety. They charge $30 more than my usual place for safeties but I don't have much choice.

One good thing, when they took the seats out to replace the tensioners, the passenger side wire was broken, hence the ABS code. Said they'll fix it gratis (Yeah!).

Friday, rep calls me again. They were going through the safety and it failed for the rear doors for not opening from inside (police option). Said they'll take the panels off and check for linkages. Called back later and was able to reconnect the linkages that were there (whew!), same as the info I found here. Probably will get charged for the labour.

The adventure continues...
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Re: New Owner from Canada

Post by s/c'd cav » Tue Jul 04, 2017 3:17 am

yeah its amazing how many at the dealer have no clue what the are , i was at the dealer today checking up on my ordered warranty parts , when the service writter asked what kinda car i said caprice , and he gave me a odd look and said didnt they quit making those in early 2000 , to which i replied the good ones killed at the end of 96 , mine is a 14 ppv caprice , cop version of the SS then he got it , lol

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Re: New Owner from Canada

Post by Mooseman » Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:22 pm

I couldn't even use the SS comparison because we don't these here neither. At a local cruise night, I got a lot of interest. Everybody would go to the back to look at the name badge.

I got some info that the other three might have been completely thrashed so I may have the only Caprice PPV in the whole country :mrgreen:
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Re: New Owner from Canada

Post by Madtrasher79 » Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:30 pm

I’m looking to bring one across from Minnesota. What did you do for the Proof of Origin certificate? Do you go right to a GM dealership and request one? I need to prove it meets EPA standards. We have no smog rule in my area.

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Re: New Owner from Canada

Post by Mooseman » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:29 am

All I can tell you is DON'T! Apart from the import issues as far as documentation and such, you will have MAJOR issues getting it insured. Just read from this post on:
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=2419&hilit=canuck&start=10#p26392

And even if you can get insurance, that's if the RIV even recognizes it as a North American vehicle because it's not in their database and it's made in Australia.

It would be easier for you to import a Chevy SS since that is actually in the database as stupid as that sounds because it was never sold in Canada.
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Re: New Owner from Canada

Post by smwalker » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:35 am

Moose whats the status on yours? Ever find affordable insurance ? Or is it just sitting?
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'11 PPV 9C3 Huron White

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