Leasing: from Canada

ethanadethanad PortlandMember Posts: 5
edited September 2020 in Kia
Has anyone successfully leased a vehicle from Canada in the US? My current lease ends today on a 2016 Kia Soul EV, yet Kia has not made any of the 2020 models available in the US. There is inventory across the border in Vancouver, BC.

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Moderator Posts: 187,272
    ethanad said:

    Has anyone successfully leased a vehicle from Canada in the US? My current lease ends today on a 2016 Kia Soul EV, yet Kia has not made any of the 2020 models available in the US. There is inventory across the border in Vancouver, BC.

    I'll guess this would be impossible

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  • ethanadethanad PortlandMember Posts: 5
    Why?
  • kyfdxkyfdx Moderator Posts: 187,272
    ethanad said:

    Why?

    By definition, a lease involves financing a vehicle. With the owner in Canada (leasing bank), it seems doubtful they'll lease to a US resident.

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  • ethanadethanad PortlandMember Posts: 5
    Kia Motor Finance has me on record having leased two vehicles. As long as they have a customer with a history of on-time payments, I don't think the dealer cares.

    What I don't know is whether I can drive the vehicle across the border, if there are import duties I'll have to pay, etc., etc.
  • ethanadethanad PortlandMember Posts: 5
    So far the dealer I've been in contact with in Surrey, Canada has not had any qualms about leasing to a US resident.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Moderator Posts: 187,272
    ethanad said:

    So far the dealer I've been in contact with in Surrey, Canada has not had any qualms about leasing to a US resident.

    Let us know how it goes.

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  • ethanadethanad PortlandMember Posts: 5
    edited September 2020
    This will most likely all become moot, as I don't even have a current passport. By the time I get one expedited at whatever exorbitant price that will be, I'll be overdue on the lease turn in period.

    And seeing as no one has weighed in with any experience of their own on this topic, I gather it's not a realistic solution to the lack of US inventory on the 2020 Soul EV.
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