Driving Costa Rican Car back home?

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#1 Sat, 11/26/2011 - 01:26

Driving Costa Rican Car back home?

Hi There,

Wondering if anybody knows about the formalities of buying a (locally registered) vehicle in Costa Rica and driving it home - to Canada - and importing it there?

I have imported a vehicle from the US to Canada before so kinda know the formalities, but what does it take until one gets there? where does one get insurance for the US when arriving there? does it need to be formally 'exported' from Costa Rica?

thanks for any advice!



Sat, 01/28/2012 - 15:13

me too!

if you get any information from another source on this could you please share it?

Sun, 01/29/2012 - 15:28

not a good idea

So it turns out that it's not really a good idea after all because cars in costa rica are really expensive, we ended up buying a 93 kia sportage which would have cost half of what we paid here if we bought one back in Canada.

it's already breaking down...

better to buy a vehicle from a traveller who drove it down, and then drive it back. seems like they pop up on this forum on a regular basis.