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Patriot Subaru in Saco, Maine, specializes in importing pre-owned vehicles from the U.S. to Canada. On average our Canadian customers save 20-40%, even after fees and GST/PST taxes. Plus, Canadian auto buyers do not pay the Maine sales tax, so you save even more. All of your import paperwork is handled by Patriot, so it's hassle free.
The selection of new and used Subarus is the largest in Maine. Low mileage Subarus are often hard to find because Subaru owners keep them for their reliability. At Patriot, you'll find on average 30-40 used Subarus, many which come with our Exclusive Lifetime Warranty.
That's right! The Patriot Subaru Exclusive Lifetime Warranty is honored throughout the U.S. and Canada, with unlimited time, unlimited miles, and for as long as you own the car. The Warranty also extends to many pre-owned vehicles we sell, at no additional charge, including Toyotas, Hondas, Nissans, Hyundais, Mazdas, and other Asian brands.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: What Subaru vehicles meet import guidelines?
All new Subarus contain the required Immobilizer Key. No additional maintenance modifications are required.
What fees do I have to pay and how much savings can I expect?
A summary of taxes and fees required are discussed here. Use the handy savings calculator below to help you determine the final cost (and savings) of the vehicle you wish to buy after import and registration costs. It will automatically factor in today's current exchange rate, duties, fees, and taxes.* Compare the results with your local costs and see why importing your Subaru from Patriot Subaru makes sense. http://www.importcartocanada.info/tools/vehicle-import-price-calculator/
Canada levies a $100.00 "air conditioning fee" on all imported cars with air conditioners.
The same 5% GST and Provincial PST you would be expected to pay when purchasing/registering a vehicle purchased in Canada would be paid on your imported vehicle, only you will be paying based on the U.S. purchase price, not the Canadian price - a significant savings!
Duty fees. There are no duties under NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) on U.S. built Legacy, Outback, and Tribeca models because they are built in Lafayette, Indiana. Duties of 6.1% are required on Impreza and Forester models because they are built outside North America. Again, the savings on these popular models far outweigh the added duty . * Note: These are 3rd party tools and we are not responsible for their accuracy. Always check with local sources to verify costs. The New Brunswick calculator is off. Total GST and PST is 13%.
Are there any "hidden" fees? NO! The final price Jackie quotes will be the drive-away cost. Also, there is no Maine sales tax for Canadian buyers and Patriot Subaru will provide you with a FREE 14 day temporary license plate to allow ample time for you to return home. You even get a full tank of gas!
Am I eligible for U.S. factory rebates and incentives? Effective January 3, 2008 Subaru of America does not permit Canadian customers to take advantage of U.S. rebates and incentives, however, your savings are so significant you will still benefit from purchasing your Subaru from Patriot Subaru.
Can you provide financing? We are unable to finance cars being imported into Canada. Many of our Canadian customers are either self-financed or seek financing through Canadian financial institutions. This would be similar to finding your own financing for a vehicle purchased in Canada. We provide your lending institution with the VIN number and any other important information they may need. When the vehicle is picked up payment is due in full by a certified bank draft (in U.S. dollars) or by wire transfer
How does the warranty work? Subaru of America (not Subaru Canada) honors warranty repairs for imported vehicles into Canada. Some Canadian Subaru dealers may take assignment of your warranty claim for you. If not, the car must either be returned to the U.S. for warranty repairs, or the owner can have the car repaired by a Subaru dealer in Canada, pay for it in full, and submit the bill to Subaru of America for reimbursement (in U.S. dollars). In comparing warranty coverage from Subaru of America (U.S.) to Subaru Canada, it appears that the U.S. coverage is actually more comprehensive.
What paperwork is required to cross back into Canada? That's our job. We will prepare and provide you with all the necessary paperwork to complete the transaction at the border. Contact us for a complete list of required documents.
Which border crossing should I use? Click here for a list of U.S.- Canada border crossing points. Be aware that the paperwork we prepare MUST arrive at the border crossing of your choice at least three business days before you cross.
Do I need a passport to cross the border? Thousands of Canadians cross into the U.S. daily for business, commerce, or vacation. The Canada Border Services Agency lists the options for documents you will need to visit the U.S.
Where can I get more information? The BEST site to obtain up-to-date information is directly from the Canadian Government - Canadian Registrar of Imported Vehicles, an entire organization created to assist Canadians in importing cars back into Canada. When we have questions, we call the RIV directly at 1-888-848-8240. They are very helpful.
How do I get started? Start shopping now, then CALL 207-284-7900 and ask to speak to Jackie, our import specialist, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions.
Testimonials from some of customers: "Our recent purchase from Patriot Subaru was one of the most rewarding retail experiences we have ever had. We purchased our 2007 Subaru Outback over the Internet. To this day we have never visited Patriot Subaru, nor have we personally met any of their employees, yet we still feel like we know them. We chose Patriot Subaru, after extensive due diligence, starting with communicating with over twenty-four dealers in the northeast United States. Through process of elimination, Patriot Subaru kept coming to the top of our list. They answered all our questions fully, and in a timely manner, and worked with us, at our speed. There was never any pressure, and with their offer of free delivery to anywhere in New England, it was easy for us to pick up our Subaru at a convenient Port of Entry and bring it home.
It took nerves of steel to send off over $20,000 to someone you had never met, but when we picked up our gleaming new Outback all our research and work was richly rewarded. Nothing is perfect, but the few minor problems that cropped up in the early days were quickly and professionally addressed to our total satisfaction. The border never once became an issue. Buying a car in the US and importing it into Canada takes care and attention to detail, but if you do your homework it is an easy and rewarding process... and Patriot Subaru will help you all the way. We had a wonderful experience working with Patriot Subaru, and our sales consultant, Jackie Parker, and are very pleased to offer this unconditional endorsement." Gerry & Nancy Curry Yarmouth County
Hi Jackie, I wanted to thank you, Brian, Vinnie, Dave and Adam for making the purchase of my new 2009 Subaru Forester XT Limited a very satisfying and easy process. The whole team at Patriot Subaru was truly a pleasure to deal with and your knowledge of the process of importing a car into Canada was very reassuring for me. As a Canadian, I was worried of all the paper work that needed to be done and sent to the border, thankfully you guys did all the paper work for me and crossing the border was a very smooth and easy process because of that! Thanks also for picking me up from the hotel I was staying at after my trip on The Cat ferry to bring me to the dealership, I really appreciated that. The fact that your dealership was very fair on the pricing and offers a Lifetime Warranty on the Powertrain at no extra charge were an added bonus! I am loving the XT Forester, its an amazing vehicle... once again a Big Thanks for all your help! John Ramia Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada