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I'll soon be flying to Toronto and taking possession of a C7 and driving it back to Nova Scotia. I was debating whether to go the usual Trans Canada all the way through Ont, PQ, NB and on to NS. I've done this route many times in the past and know it fairly well.

I was also considering going down through Buffalo and taking the I-90 all through upstate NY into Mass and then up to Maine and into NB-NS. Might have been on this route once in my life so get to see some variety. I will have an Ont temporary permit and all paper work with me with ID and a passport. I'm just wondering if this could be a potential problem not having a fixed plate on the car? Should be Ok with what I will have correct??? Thanks.
 
I'll soon be flying to Toronto and taking possession of a C7 and driving it back to Nova Scotia. I was debating whether to go the usual Trans Canada all the way through Ont, PQ, NB and on to NS. I've done this route many times in the past and know it fairly well.

I was also considering going down through Buffalo and taking the I-90 all through upstate NY into Mass and then up to Maine and into NB-NS. Might have been on this route once in my life so get to see some variety. I will have an Ont temporary permit and all paper work with me with ID and a passport. I'm just wondering if this could be a potential problem not having a fixed plate on the car? Should be Ok with what I will have correct??? Thanks.

Congratulations!

Since I am a risk adverse kinda guy and since you asked, I would definitely stay away from the U.S. with the temp plates. I suspect you will be stopped twice. First because the temp plates will not show anywhere in either Customs or Homeland Security systems and I feel you would just have way too much explaining to do to people who just might be having a bad day and would be more than happy to share that badness with.

Also, though you know the 401, the 2&20 and the TC highways, please know there are trucks - lots of trucks. Trucks that will kick up stones and bolts and tiny little things that will hurt your newborn child.

I would suggest the lesser traveled routes but stay in Canada. Enjoy the the smaller towns and the turned heads when they see you cruise on by. Remember, you do have a break-in period to tend to and the long trek along major highways would just not be ideal break-in conditions IMHO. Yes the route through the U.S. would give you good break-in roads, but I would just not want the hassle of people who could pull you over and then fondling your new C7.

:canada:
 
I have to agree with staying out of the US until permanent plates are attached. I'm sure you have all the correct documentation but as stated, the boarder patrol seems to have the authority to do whatever they want and it is a potential problem that I know I would want to avoid. Others who travel the states and are more familiar with the boarder may say otherwise.

Either way, what an awesome drive that will be!!!! Congratulations on the new ride!!!
 
When Colin got his car out here in B.C. that was the prime reason we had to return to ontario through Canada. The customs officials will not let you cross without a permanent plate attached even if you have proper insurance.

There you have it :)

Steamer: I came real close to using 6060 as my handle here, in memory of this brute...
6060.jpg


Not sure if the image appeared or not :confused:
 
Thanks for all your feedback. Yeah, I think I'll stay within Canada considering the lack of a permanent plate. My plan now is to remain north of Toronto and stay north of the 401 as long as I can then merge well east of the GTA. I'm having a paint protection film applied before I drive it home to help mitigate some of the risk of front end paint chips etc.
 
I am envious. That will be an adventure.

Have fun and enjoy your new ride.


Thanks, I'm hoping it goes well. I'll be parking it for the night if I have to drive through NB at night, they have some large moose.:eek: Another concern is the lack of a spare tire. I'll have to bring a puncture kit and small compressor with me. Don't want to get stranded.:driving:
 
Thanks for all your feedback. Yeah, I think I'll stay within Canada considering the lack of a permanent plate. My plan now is to remain north of Toronto and stay north of the 401 as long as I can then merge well east of the GTA. I'm having a paint protection film applied before I drive it home to help mitigate some of the risk of front end paint chips etc.

Besides the PPF, I suggest you pre order into the dealer the larger splash guards. The tires are VERY sticky and throw up a lot of loose debris.

I installed mine myself and it took me 20 minutes and I'm not the most mechanically inclined. You just need a trim tool ( I used a narrow plastic putty knife ), and a 7mm wrench for the one nut that needs to be removed on each.

This guy Untitled Document and has an illustrated guided on installing the guards http://netwelding.com/Splash_Guard.pdf

Enjoy the drive!
 
Besides the PPF, I suggest you pre order into the dealer the larger splash guards. The tires are VERY sticky and throw up a lot of loose debris.

I installed mine myself and it took me 20 minutes and I'm not the most mechanically inclined. You just need a trim tool ( I used a narrow plastic putty knife ), and a 7mm wrench for the one nut that needs to be removed on each.

This guy Untitled Document and has an illustrated guided on installing the guards http://netwelding.com/Splash_Guard.pdf

Enjoy the drive!


Thanks smackYYZ. Yeah I already have the GM splash guards ready to go with a 7mm wrench in my luggage (small) and I ordered the Dynaplug kit with the small compressor to be delivered to the dealer.
 
There you have it :)

Steamer: I came real close to using 6060 as my handle here, in memory of this brute...
6060.jpg


Not sure if the image appeared or not :confused:

Not really on topic, but here is a link to a picture of the steam locomotive: Panoramio - Photo of 6060 Steam Locomotive

Now back on topic, make sure to take some pics of the drive! I am jealous!!!
 
I'm sorry that crossing the boarder has become such a hassle for the good people of Canada while the boarder to the south is wide open .

Anyway no matter what I bet it was a fantastic ride home .
 
Congratulations!::agree: jabroni
But, In my opinion the right Acer C7 to buy is the Acer C710-2834. As of late September 2013 it may not be shipping for a few weeks from Amazon, so you might want to wait for the C720 instead! If you can't wait, consider the Acer C710-2833, which is available for $199 from other Best Buy and Newegg. Either the 2833 or the 2834 has a 16GB SSD instead of this model's 320GB slow spinning hard drive; that is an important and noticeable performance upgrade, at the cost of disk space which is simply not that important on a Chrome book for most users.
 
Congratulations!::agree: jabroni
But, In my opinion the right Acer C7 to buy is the Acer C710-2834. As of late September 2013 it may not be shipping for a few weeks from Amazon, so you might want to wait for the C720 instead! If you can't wait, consider the Acer C710-2833, which is available for $199 from other Best Buy and Newegg. Either the 2833 or the 2834 has a 16GB SSD instead of this model's 320GB slow spinning hard drive; that is an important and noticeable performance upgrade, at the cost of disk space which is simply not that important on a Chrome book for most users.

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Congratulations!::agree: jabroni
But, In my opinion the right Acer C7 to buy is the Acer C710-2834. As of late September 2013 it may not be shipping for a few weeks from Amazon, so you might want to wait for the C720 instead! If you can't wait, consider the Acer C710-2833, which is available for $199 from other Best Buy and Newegg. Either the 2833 or the 2834 has a 16GB SSD instead of this model's 320GB slow spinning hard drive; that is an important and noticeable performance upgrade, at the cost of disk space which is simply not that important on a Chrome book for most users.


Going to be rather challenging driving that from Toronto to NS.:rofl:
 
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