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RHD in Ontario, Canada?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:54 pm
by camry90
I have a GT four RC plated in Quebec and i amd moving to Ontario. How would it work for a Rhd car? Can it be exampted from inspection if it's more than 25 years old? And how much is insurance on average? I have a clean driving record

Re: RHD in Ontario, Canada?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2016 9:07 pm
by klue
insruance is pricey most companies dont take RHD. if you have another daily driver you can insure it as a classic car. You will probably need an inspection and emissions test both of which are easy to pass if your car is in good shape

Re: RHD in Ontario, Canada?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 2:42 am
by Akihero
you can always sell it to someone in the usa or an even swap lhd for a rhd :)

Re: RHD in Ontario, Canada?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:37 pm
by camry90
Is it difficult to plate it as classic? Am i exampted from anything if inplate it classic? I have an other daily driver.
Which company do you guys insure to? I call belairdirect and lapersonnelle, they both don't do it :(

Re: RHD in Ontario, Canada?

PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:19 am
by klue
camry90 wrote:Is it difficult to plate it as classic? Am i exampted from anything if inplate it classic? I have an other daily driver.
Which company do you guys insure to? I call belairdirect and lapersonnelle, they both don't do it :(


silver wheel and hagerty do classics.

To plate it is just like a normal car. I think they require yearly safety checks

Re: RHD in Ontario, Canada?

PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:10 am
by camry90
klue wrote:
camry90 wrote:Is it difficult to plate it as classic? Am i exampted from anything if inplate it classic? I have an other daily driver.
Which company do you guys insure to? I call belairdirect and lapersonnelle, they both don't do it :(


silver wheel and hagerty do classics.

To plate it is just like a normal car. I think they require yearly safety checks

glad you replied. i was just about to facebook you. i've moved from montreal to Borden. hope to pass by your shop one day :D

Re: RHD in Ontario, Canada?

PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:15 pm
by Locker
Welcome to Ontario!
I'm just up the road in Barrie! :D

Re: RHD in Ontario, Canada?

PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:06 pm
by camry90
Locker wrote:Welcome to Ontario!
I'm just up the road in Barrie! :D

awesome! we should do a hooter meet lol

Re: RHD in Ontario, Canada?

PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:06 pm
by Locker
it is the best patio in Barrie.
Hopefully my car will be back on the road this summer. There is a meet every wednesday down at the water front. Mostly Muscle cars but a few imports here and there.

Re: RHD in Ontario, Canada?

PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 4:59 pm
by Brad_91
Hey, Love the car!

I am insured in Ottawa with my JDM '92 GT-Four, and I am just turning 25. I have been paying ~$220 per month as a young male (First car as well).
I believe I am with State Farm, or whoever recently bought them out (Forget the new name).

I've heard some horror stories from friends trying to find a good insurance quote, but if you have a clean record and other cars etc, I doubt you'll have too many issues.

Look forward to seeing your car sometime! I have not seen a GT-Four RC edition in real life before :notworthy:

Probably the only car I'd trade mine for: a real RC version :D

Re: RHD in Ontario, Canada?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:30 am
by camry90
Brad_91 wrote:Hey, Love the car!

I am insured in Ottawa with my JDM '92 GT-Four, and I am just turning 25. I have been paying ~$220 per month as a young male (First car as well).
I believe I am with State Farm, or whoever recently bought them out (Forget the new name).

I've heard some horror stories from friends trying to find a good insurance quote, but if you have a clean record and other cars etc, I doubt you'll have too many issues.

Look forward to seeing your car sometime! I have not seen a GT-Four RC edition in real life before :notworthy:

Probably the only car I'd trade mine for: a real RC version :D


thanks for replying
i don't get why they are giving a hard time to insure a car that is leagal in canada. i will look into it. thanks.
i got quoted 134$/month for my G37x and i can't afford to plate and insure 2 cars at the same time right now.

Re: RHD in Ontario, Canada?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 1:38 am
by Jeebus
I tried to purchase a '94 GT-Four in Ottawa a few years ago, but could not get it insured despite my 10+ years of clean driving. I tried to get my dad to buy it (35+ years of clean driving), and still could not get any insurance.

Seems like they're really clamping down on RHD cars over there, and it seems to stem from a report by ICBC claiming higher accident rates. Funny thing is, in BC, ICBC allows RHD cars no problem so long as it follows the proper import laws.

I ended up purchasing my GT-Four in Calgary and drove it back to BC. I still wish I'd been able to buy it in Ontario and driven it across the country though.

Re: RHD in Ontario, Canada?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:56 am
by underscore
I remember looking into that ICBC report and figuring out it was complete crap. It doesn't help the stats when ICBC more easily writes off JDM cars as well.

Brad_91 wrote:I am insured in Ottawa with my JDM '92 GT-Four, and I am just turning 25. I have been paying ~$220 per month as a young male (First car as well).
I believe I am with State Farm, or whoever recently bought them out (Forget the new name).


That's brutal, the next time I hear someone complain about ICBC I'll tell them this. I'm about the same age but I was paying something like $130/month for my RC.

Re: RHD in Ontario, Canada?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:43 pm
by camry90
Brad_91 wrote:Hey, Love the car!

I am insured in Ottawa with my JDM '92 GT-Four, and I am just turning 25. I have been paying ~$220 per month as a young male (First car as well).
I believe I am with State Farm,


state farm just said they don't do that no more :(

Re: RHD in Ontario, Canada?

PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2016 4:19 am
by athousandleaves
Hagerty won't touch any RHD cars until they're +25 yrs old.

https://www.hagerty.ca/insurance/classic-car-insurance/does-my-vehicle-qualify

1991 is presently the 'newest' year you can register.

You can thank the scumbags at UCDA for RHD insurance being so damn difficult to get in Ontario... oh and also the kiddies that got skylines and did nothing but race on the 400-series roads while driving under hagerty. :bangshead: They used to do any RHD car if it was within the 14-yr import ban.

Some agents will write you a RHD policy and give you facility rates (+$200/mo) if you have multiple other items insured with them; house, car, life, dog, RV, etc.