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Hi, I hope you can help. I have driven my 1994 toyota 4runner from Canada and want to sell it in panama, I have looked around but get lots of different answers. How long us the process to sell the car? Do I have to register it in panama first or can I take it to a dealership, sort out the paperwork to get the stamp out of my passport and let them do the tax, registration change etc? Looking for relatively quick sale and willing to get a cheaper price for convenience? Any help would be much appreciated.
Thanks so much

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Hey Sam,
Where are you located at the moment? We live in the highlands of Panama, up near the Costa Rican border, where its a bit easier.
Email me privately at and I will put you in touch with my Canadian car guy here, who will be able to steer you straight.(No pun intended...ok a bit)
best regards,
Dianne Heidke


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I can answer questions about living in Boquete, Panama. Interested in moving to the area or spending more time than just as a tourist? You don't need to become an expert yourself but you will need more specific answers than a general guidebook can provide. I can field many queries re geography,weather,getting about,visas,local government,health options,construction,real estate and processes,Jubilado discounts,and much more.


I have been living in Boquete for the past 6 years, have started and run various businesses there. I established and continue to run the Tuesday Morning Meeting which is a weekly information sharing resource and farmer's market in Boquete.

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