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#1 of 118 guizmo
Feb 04, 1998 (7:10 pm)
I am from Canada and am in the market for a new car. How do I get to know dealer cost in this country? In the states, many companies offer this service but I've been looking all over for something similar in Canada and couldn't find a thing! Do the american companies offer such a service for canadian customers or is there a way to convert the american dealer cost into canadian dealer cost?
#2 of 118 sascha
Feb 10, 1998 (10:42 pm)
I looked a bit more and Edmunds says, "There is no surefire method that can be used to calculate Canadian invoice from U.S. pricing because of market-specific models, trim levels, and options. However, you might want to try calculating the percentage of markup between U.S. invoice and MSRP, and then applying that percentage to the Canadian car, working backwards from MSRP to establish a ball-park invoice amount."
(The answer is in Edmunds' FAQ.)
Hope this helps.
#3 of 118 guizmo
Feb 11, 1998 (3:00 pm)
Think it's the only way to go!
#4 of 118 worried and pregnant
Apr 24, 1998 (2:33 am)
I am 3 months pregnant and drive a Ford Festiva. Too small to cart a little one around. A friend suggested I buy a Chevrolet Malibu. I want to know the safest, most reliable vehicle on the market. What do you suggest??
Apr 24, 1998 (4:17 am)
Here's a government site that has very good crash test information. Probably the safest, most reliable car on the market, if there is such a thing all wrapped up in one car, would have a very nasty price tag...the crash testing helps to make a decision on safety, and you might try a site like intellichoice.com for reliability issues.
PS: Keep in mind that there is no such thing as a "safe car"...but some are safer than others...
#6 of 118 Cdn Pricing
Apr 28, 1998 (3:40 am)
You need to get with a car broker or try the APA in Toronto or Montreal. APA charges fees to get dealer invoice prices - or you join as a member.
It is a scam compared to US where everything is here on the Web for all to see for free. In Canada, there is no competition for APA and no one putting on the Web.
It needs to be done, but we are repressed up here it seems!!
#7 of 118 alby
Jun 06, 1998 (10:46 pm)
If I have a small business , is it better to buy
or lease my new vehicle , also I reside in Canada
#8 of 118 Car_man
by Car_man HOST
Jun 07, 1998 (9:06 pm)
Many people who own small businesses find that the tax advantages make leasing a vehicle extremely attractive. However, this is in the United States and I am not familiar with Canadian tax laws so this may be different in your country.
#9 of 118 kennard
Jun 07, 1998 (10:09 pm)
Dear Raptor (Gregg)
What is the "APA"?
Jun 08, 1998 (11:33 pm)
Dear Alby.....hi.....It's really best to check with your accountant before deciding if a lease or buying works best for you. Some types of business operations don't offer an advantage with leasing. I went over this quite thoroughly with my tax guy and he showed me that in my case leasing didn't work for me...so, I'd say it depends on what you do and how you do it!