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Offline BlindDruid

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Auto prices between Canada and US
« on: June 13, 2012, 07:37:47 AM »
This is nothing that people dont already know about.  THe best example is the Acura MDX which is made in Ontario.  In ontario the cost is roughly $54,000 but in New York the car is $10,000 cheaper.  If you are interested in crossing the border to buy a cheaper vehicle?  Good luck as the automakers have told the dealers that if any are found doing so will lose their franchise. 
 
http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/story/2012/06/12/ottawa-car-price-disparity-border-shopping.html
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Re: Auto prices between Canada and US
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2012, 11:47:12 AM »
Also some Manufacturers wont honor the warranty on the cars bought outside of Canada...
Heres a list
http://www.apa.ca/CanadianWarrantyinformationonnewcarsboughtintheUS.asp


Im currently looking at the New Hyundai Veloster Turbo.
$27,249 here with $1400 Delviery and Destination charge...
$25, 450 in the States with $700 delivery and destination charge...


Last year the Top of the line model (non-turbo) only had a $400 difference between Countries..
But this year they are charging a premium to Canadians...
Ridiculous but....   :beat:


We are always going to get screwed

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Re: Auto prices between Canada and US
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2012, 12:59:21 PM »
The thing is BD that the dealers and automakers can be found guilty of SEC violations if they try and stop people from buying vehicles in the US for fear of their Canadian dealerships losing out or even closing.

And I found the reasoning behind the price difference absurd.  Even with the cost of putting manuals and the like in both languages it doesn't cost $10,000 per vehicle to do so.