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Please find below a revised list of 2008 model USA Subaru vehicles that are inadmissible to Canada because of current regulations.

Immobilization Applications for vehicles manufactured after September 1, 2007 for the U.S. market that Do Notcomply with CMVSS 114 and are inadmissible are:

* All 2008 Impreza models
* All 2008 STI models
* All 2008 Forester models
* All 2009 Forester models

Immobilization Applications for vehicles manufactured after September 1, 2007 for the U.S. market that comply with CMVSS 114 and are allowed to be imported are:

* All 2008MY Legacy models
* All 2008MY Outback models
* All 2008MY Tribeca

Subaru Canada, Inc. does not supply or endorse any retrofit immobilization system. We believe to retain the integrity of the system and to meet the highest possible standard any immobilization system must be installed in the vehicle at the time of manufacture.

Please revise your list of inadmissible vehicles as soon as possible.


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You will also notice this list is pretty much split down the lines of country of origin. The inadmissable ones are coming from Japan and the admissable ones are made in the USA. If you act soon you could find and import an 2008 Impreza, 2008 Impreza WRX or 2008 Forester made prior to Sept. 1, 2007.
 

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Most manufacturers have hit on this technicality as an out with respect to their vehicles being imported to Canada. The Canadian requirement for an immobilizer is not really different from those already fitted on the inadmissable vehicles. However, the law is written such that it is up to the manufacturers to declare that the systems meet the Canadian requirements. As long as they just say, "nope, they do not meet the Canadian requirements" then they cannot be imported, even if they do meet the requirements. Bloody bastards!!!
 

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Yes, I've seen the same thing on the Mitsubishi side of things. The immobilizer issue is what is keeping it out of Canada, which really sucks. To be fair to the manufacturers, it's the Canadian government that enforced this regulation. But the funny thing is that it wasn't written until people started making mass inquiries to Mitsubishi dealerships about importing to Canada.
 

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For the Evo there is still the problem of the bumper. CDN Evo's are longer than US Evo's for some reason.
 

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We have never been able to import Evo's to Canada, nothing to do with imobilizers, just front impact tests.
 

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Except that SoA just issued the following:
Dec 4: Effective January 3, 2008, there will be no rebates for buyers, or bonuses or any incentives paid to dealers or salespeople on Canadian sales.
The statement says '..vehicle sales made by US dealers outside of the continental US, are discouraged. This includes exports or sales to Canada... (these) will no longer be eligible for any SoA incentive payment programs such as vehicle incentives (rebates), dealer sales volume bonuses, salesperson payouts..'.
Warranty remains the same with no change.
This means December is the last month to take advantage of all the discounts available!
 

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As per this link: http://www.tc.gc.ca/mediaroom/releases/nat/2007/07-h227e.htm, as long as the car has any type of anti-theft immobilizer it should be admissable, although they still show Impreza as being inadmissable on their list. This should mean that STI's built after Sept. 1, 2007 can be imported.
Update: http://canadagazette.gc.ca/partI/200...regle14-e.html

This proposed amendment modifies section 12, "Importation of a Vehicle Purchased in the United States," of the Motor Vehicle Safety Regulations (MVSR), to clarify the vehicle theft immobilization requirements for vehicles imported into Canada that are sold at the retail level in the United States. This proposed amendment clarifies that vehicles sold at the retail level in the United States, that are equipped at the time of manufacture with an electronic immobilization system, may be imported into Canada and that those vehicles that do not have an electronic immobilization system may be imported if the vehicle can be safely fitted with an aftermarket immobilization system.
If it already has an anti-theft immobilizer import it! If it doesn't, you could have one installed, but the manufacturer must certify that it will be safe with an after-market immobilizer, so they will probably not do it. So only look to import US cars that already come standard (or include as a factory option) an anti-theft immobilizer.
 

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Update: 2008 Imprezas (including WRX) and STI built after September 1, 2007, are now admissable to Canada as per the latest RIV.ca list.

http://www.tc.gc.ca/roadsafety/importation/VAFUS/list/SUBARU.htm

ADMISSIBLE

2007 AND 2008 Impreza built AFTER September 1st, 2007. [EIS] (see notes)

2007 AND 2008 STI built AFTER September 1st, 2007. [EIS] (see notes)

SoA is actively discouraging sales to Canadians as of Jan.3, 2008, but you can still find dealers willing to sell to Canada.
 
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