No, actually the total fees are $300.00. The GST you would have to pay whether or not you buy a car in the US or Canada. Even if I buy a car here, I have to pay tax on the sale price when I register it. Our taxes here are ridiculous! If the same car sells 10 times, each owner has to pay tax on it!
Yeah, that's typical when you come through the border. It was a drug check. they don't care about the inspection or condition of the car unless it's held together with duct tape and bungee cords!
GTO's are $5000 to $7500 less in the US than what I can get one here for, and the closest one in Canada is 16hrs away. NC is only 22 hours away and I can pick up an 05 for $8000.00! I can't wait to get it and be the only one here with a GTO!