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Poll: Are Canadian cars overpriced

  • Total votes: 335. You have voted on this poll.
I have no voice, Canadian Dealers/Manufacturers are taking advantage of the Canadian consumer
 
112
33%
In most cases, new cars purchased in the US are almost always thousands cheaper
 
149
44%
I owe no one a living, competition is good. Thank you NAFTA!
 
61
18%
With the exchange rate factored in, Canadian prices are roughly the same
 
6
2%
With the exchange rate and financing, Canadian prices are cheaper - Buy Canadian!
 
7
2%

Poll ended at Dec 28th, 2006 1:46 pm

Newbie
Jul 25, 2005
14 posts
Just a suggestion...anyone up for a GROUP BUY for Subarus from Alberta? Of course, we all want different vehicles with different specs but we can all get quotes from one dealership and one salesperson. Just a thought, maybe save enough more $$$!! ;)
Member
Oct 29, 2005
232 posts
5 upvotes
Markham
Good idea. I am looking same group in GTA.
loplop wrote: Just a suggestion...anyone up for a GROUP BUY for Subarus from Alberta? Of course, we all want different vehicles with different specs but we can all get quotes from one dealership and one salesperson. Just a thought, maybe save enough more $$$!! ;)
Sr. Member
Jun 18, 2004
744 posts
125 upvotes
Richmond Hill
s2000 or sedan wrx is really tempting me... but is the process of bringing one over painful??
Deal Addict
Aug 20, 2004
1627 posts
54 upvotes
Gromit wrote: The argument that you won't save money is silly. Maybe there's that one or two models that don't work out, but it's by far the rare exception. From a July article:

Acura MDX
Price in U.S.: $37,740
Equiv. in Cdn.: $41,933
Price in Canada: $53,030

Chevrolet Corvette
Price in U.S.: $44,490
Equiv. in Cdn.: $49,433
Price in Canada: $67,805

Ford Freestyle AWD/SEL
Price in U.S.: $28,030
Equiv. in Cdn.: 31,144
Price in Canada: $39,099

Honda S2000
Price in U.S.: $34,600
Equiv. in Cdn.: $38,444
Price in Canada: $51,755

Mazda6 Sportwagon GT
Price in U.S.: $27,720
Equiv. in Cdn.: $30,800
Price in Canada: $34,570

Porsche 911 Carrera
Price in U.S.: $71,300
Equiv. in Cdn.: $79,222
Price in Canada: $104,300

Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX
Price in U.S.: $25,620
Equiv. in Cdn.: $28,466
Price in Canada: $36,990

Toyota Prius
Price in U.S.: $22,305
Equiv. in Cdn.: $24,783
Price in Canada: $32,520

Volvo XC70 AWD
Price in U.S.: $37,305
Equiv. in Cdn.: $41,450
Price in Canada: $49,010

VW Passat wagon 3.6
Price in U.S.: $33,955
Equiv. in Cdn.: $37,728
Price in Canada: $47,650

And my own situation, the US model was $11,189 cheaper, had more features, and way more options to choose from, to exactly fit what I wanted, instead of the "here it is, choose sparse base model or fully loaded" situation here.

Cost of aquisition was nothing, in fact the savings from the PST and GST alone due to the lower purchase price easily covered the air fare, the RIV fee, the price of gas to drive it back to Canada, etc.

The hardest part of the whole thing is actually finding a dealer to sell you a vehicle, since Toyota is leaning on them so hard and threatening them.

A helpful hint, tell the dealer you have a US mailing address (and have one). My dealership required it, so that they can essentially enter the sales as a US sale. If the customer takes the vehicle to Canada afterward it's not their problem, right? :)

what about sell the car personnally in buysell?
Deal Addict
Aug 20, 2004
1627 posts
54 upvotes
bbb0bbb wrote: Hi

I just spoke with Subaru Canada and they released the Compliance Label to Transport Canada (RIV). RIV should have the updated information tomorrow (maybe not on their website, but on the phone, they should confirm).

My Outback 2007 is comming!!!!!

where did you get the label from?
Deal Addict
Aug 20, 2004
1627 posts
54 upvotes
Monsieurmaggot wrote: I just read a few articles (http://www.torontosun.com/Money/2006/06 ... 6-sun.html) that mention that new car prices are considerably cheaper in the US.

For a couple of hours of paperwork (www.riv.ca) you could save anywhere from $8000 to $12000 on a $30,000 car.

I am looking at a Subaru Outback.

For that car, the US dealers also offer up to $2000 cash back.

http://www.cars101.com/subaru_prices.html

http://www.cars101.com/canada.html

The only drawback, the odometer is in miles. Lucky for me this model has daytime running lights as standard US equipment.

Any BC RFDers successfully imported cars to canada?
Deal Addict
Aug 20, 2004
1627 posts
54 upvotes
MMMM wrote: Quote
Mind if i ask how much you pay so we can see how much you saved in %?





I bought a base LX element with 4wd. This car is not availale in Canada (go figure). I added remote entry. Plus a few others and it equals the base Ypackage with 4wd.

I payed roughly 22134.00 Cdn for a Honda Element (all in)
If I bought the car in Canada the cost would be roughly 28863.00.

Both prices do not include GST.
The cost in Canada is based on paying invoice at the dealer.
where did you get the following mod?
[OP]
Deal Addict
User avatar
Feb 28, 2006
1355 posts
204 upvotes
Toronto, Ontario
I noticed that Subaru America is offering $750 cash rebates on the 2007 Outbacks already. They are offering $2750 US on the 2006s.

There are no rebates on the Canadian Subarus. I guess Subaru Canada doesn't think we deserve them.

Still no reply to my SIXTH request for an answer on pricing....

I guess I shouldn't expect one.
Newbie
User avatar
Dec 14, 2005
35 posts
Calgary
Going to dallas on the 22 to pick up a 2006 f 250 crew cab diesel for pulling a trailer. The truck is used but, is more $15,000 cheaper then what I can find in Canada with more options. My father in-law checked the truck out while he was down picking up a used 2006 buick lucerne he just bought( which was also over $15,000 cheaper in the US ) and bringing back up to AB.

MRA :D
Newbie
Sep 4, 2006
13 posts
What websites are you guys using to find used cars in the US?
Banned
May 5, 2003
4879 posts
34 upvotes
Toronto, Ontario
4life wrote: What websites are you guys using to find used cars in the US?
ditto same question

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