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Importing a cars to ecuador

Cristhian: OK, now I am confused. I read in so many places we cannot bring a used car into Ecuador? Can I bring in a used Toyota 4Runner or other used car that is registered in the USA? Can I bring in a motorcycle that is also registered in the USA? Where can I read the regulations on this? If I bring them in when I first move to Ecuador are there any taxes to pay and how are they computed? Thank you in advance. I am slowly learning....  (Nov 25, 2012 | post #89)

Money in Ecuador: How far can $1 get you?

Dean: Thanks. I am not planning to retire for another 7-8 years and am trying to gather as much info as I can before taking a trip there. If I am ready correctly, there are three main cities and they all sound nice. I an leaning now toward a higher elevation (I am into astronomy) and would prefer to live maybe on the outskirts of a city so I still have good health care, internet, etc. If I can ask, where do you live and could you give your thoughts on the different cities and areas you have seen? I am still in the USA today and you e-mail address is LSchindler@yahoo.c om The only negative I see so far is my having to give up my 2003 motorcycle..... (bikers have a close connection to their bikes). When I come, what are must see places? Why did you choose where you are living? Did you bring your household belongings or sell them all and buy down there? If moving there, I would be an exemption for what I bring in as I remember. If when moving there, I bring a new car do I still get taxes on the car or if in the initial move if is also tax/duty free??? I appreciate your input. Also what expat sites do you recommend I join to help to get a better picture? So much to learn....  (Sep 9, 2012 | post #10)

Money in Ecuador: How far can $1 get you?

Dean: You are in Ecuador. What are the benefits of living in Ecuador over Panama or Paraguay or other countries? I am just trying to learn before I start traveling. I a in a research mode now.... Any help is appreciated.  (Aug 27, 2012 | post #8)

Money in Ecuador: How far can $1 get you?

It sounds like Ecuador is not as favorable to Americans and Canadians as it use to be. If not Ecuador, where would you suggest? Panama or where?  (Aug 24, 2012 | post #6)