The Canadian base price of the Rogue SL AWD is $29,598. If you add the AWD Premium Package and Leather Package ($4,600) and $1,500 freight/PDI (ripoff no matter what they Nissan Canada will claim as you will read below where the car is made and shipped from), the price goes up to $35, 698. Plus 13% sales, $100 excise tax and $75 gas tax. Add in the the calculated interest (according to Nissan Canada's website if you pay in 4 yrs) is $1588. Total on-the-road price is $42,102 for a frikkin' 4-cylinder car!!!!!!!!
Now, take a seat and prepare yourself for some heart-breaking insult when compared to the US pricing from the dealer I bought my car from. The internet price of the same car with the same equipment packages is $24110 (that already includes the freight/PDI; called destination in the US; a Maryland temporary tag and processing fee of $139). I converted the US price to today's rate of $1.062 and added the 6.1% duty since the car is made in Japan. I've added the 13% sales taxes, RIV fee, gas and excise taxes, and assuming the car loan interest they will get from their bank is around $1,400 since they have $6,300 proceeds from their old car, the car just cost CAD$ 30,885! The approximate savings will be $9,800!!!! A US$500 discount off the internet price might still be given as this was an internet transaction. I got that discount when I picked up my car.
Aren't we still being gouged, insulted and taken for idiots who don't know how to use the power of the Internet?!!!! It's been more than a year now that the CAD is a bed f#@&ing partner of the USD and the price discrepancy is still staggering! What lame excuses are we gonna get from Nissan Canada again? That it came from Japan and Canada's port of entry is a bit of a left turn and further from California's? That the battery for Canadian-spec cars is a heavier duty one??? PLEASE!!
My sister's passport is valid. So is mine. Off to Maryland!
Monsieurmaggot, what do you think?