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Buying a car in BC 14-Jan-2012 At 9:59:01 AM james

>Fair point about the bag/ being prepared for overnight and i'll avoid
>Ford Windstar's and dodgy gear boxes. What's the consensus on a Chevy Astro

a mate had a 2wd Astro & it was fine for a old cheap van. Extra street cred for driving a Mr T mobile... The 2wd versions are rear wheel drive so you would need chains. Not sure how many of the AWD versions are around.

Unless you plan on driving on lots of dirt forestry roads in the summer I wouldn't stress too much about 4wd - good snow tires help more than 4wd. Having said that, my g/f has a Imprezza, with snow tires its unstoppable in dry AB snow.

I drove on my Aust license for more than 2 years no problems. Aust licenses don't transfer so I had to do written test, get learners then do a driving test (painful).

ICBC is the provincial gov't insurance company scheme & the only place to get 3rd party. Comprehensive insurance comes from other insurers, but you still need ICBC 3rd party even if you have comp.

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