Hi, 2 aussies, my wife and I, plan to purchase a vanagon on the East coast of the USA or Canada in April 2009 and travel for 6 months, drive up to Canada, across to the Victoria in British Columbia. Then drive down the West coast of the USA, into Mexico and Panama. Sell the car there? Then fly to Peru and travel through to Chile by public transport.
Question, is it better to buy the vanagon in USA and licence it and insure it there or in Canada? ie, is it cheaper or easier. My daughter lives in Victoria B/C, on a Aussie work visa. I have purchased 3 cars before in Hawaii and insured them with Progressive. Is USA car insurance valid in Canada if you are a visitor? I realise we will need to purchase Mexican insurance for Mexico.
Any help with likely problems we will encounter in registering and getting insurance for our Vanagon would be greatly appreciated! Anyone with a Vanagon for sale on the east coast?