plenty of usa inventory?
does it makes sense to go shopping for a car in the usa? Not to save money but to get what you want faster?
Feb 22nd, 2023 1:23 pm
Feb 22nd, 2023 1:27 pm
do you know there's plenty of inventory of what you want? and US is a big place, inventory in one metropolitan area (or state) doesn't mean it's same elsewhere....just like availability is supposedly better in Alberta generally... doesn't really apply to PHEV, EVs as they get very little allocation from my understanding.
Feb 22nd, 2023 3:01 pm
Feb 22nd, 2023 4:03 pm
Yes, but fierce competition regulates their market / their prices. Just for the moment, let's imagine that you have to pay only msrp.
Feb 22nd, 2023 4:23 pm
And you ain't getting a Toyota EV at MSRP in the states ... If competition was so fierce, there wouldn't have been the outrageous market adjustments they didn't even try to hide as accessories or value add in USA compared to here.MisterWhitfield wrote: ↑ Yes, but fierce competition regulates their market / their prices. Just for the moment, let's imagine that you have to pay only msrp.
The problem right now would be the exchange rate, Canadian $1.36 to buy $1 USD.
Let's say that the OP wants to buy a 2023 Toyota BZ4X (electric).
Canadian msrp starts at $47,934 for the L trim with front-wheel drive, but the car is made of unobtanium. I am taking the price from the Toyota Canada website for Quebec, but the waiting time could be "years and years" for an Ontario buyer, according to my local dealer.
Let's say the OP can find one in the USA, the starting price is USD $42,000 or Canadian $56,950 at today's exchange.
In this particular example, it is almost $9,000 more expensive to buy it in the USA. Plus all the extra work to actually go though the process.
Feb 22nd, 2023 4:25 pm
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Feb 22nd, 2023 5:03 pm
Not to mention the taxes. Pay full state sales taxes wherever you buy from, and then pay full Canadian taxes on top of that. And yes, it compounds (tax on tax).
If money is no object, then sure. But everyone has his price.
Feb 22nd, 2023 5:04 pm
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Feb 22nd, 2023 5:38 pm
In most cases, you get sales taxes back when you export and some jurisdictions allow the car to be temporary plated with no tax paid up front. The car couldn't be registered and plated in the selling state unless the OP had a local address. Some dealers know how to get this done.
Feb 22nd, 2023 6:56 pm
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Feb 22nd, 2023 7:08 pm
Thousands upon thousands of places called "detailers" will take care of that.
Feb 22nd, 2023 7:22 pm
Depends where you buy and where the car was made.
Feb 22nd, 2023 8:02 pm
Arent there fake used cars now?
Feb 22nd, 2023 8:38 pm
Feb 22nd, 2023 9:43 pm
Used vehicles would make the most sense as they are immediately available and there won’t be any barriers to selling to you and you importing - assuming it qualifies and you follow the process/rules outlined here: http://www.riv.ca/Home.aspx
Feb 23rd, 2023 9:19 am