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May 30, 2001 (5:54 pm)
Scroll to #33 and email me. I'll tell u what to do. Going through Customs etc is fairly easy but certain things have to be done beforehand. If VW says they'll give you a letter there should be no problem. Where in US are you?
#80 of 118 Taj I played w/some numbers
May 30, 2001 (7:00 pm)
Looking at carcostcanda.com, the MSRP for a TDI 1.9 with only auto trans. as an option, I came up with 26,055 CDN. That's about 17,000 US. And that's MSRP - you could probably get it for a tad less. Using Edmunds as a guide, multiply that figure by .94 for the approximate dealer cost. Depending on where that car is built, you may have to add duty of 2.5% to that figure. (VIN numbers that begin with 1,2,3,4,or 5 are duty-free.) Now add the fact that you say there is a color (isotope??lol)
that is only available in Canada. Let me know when you're leaving. It's awfully nice in the summer up there.
#81 of 118 Pricing an Altama in Canada. It's new, yet old?
Jul 28, 2004 (5:37 pm)
I'm shopping for a new car and the Altama is my probable choice. My local nissan dealer has several 05's on the lot and no more 04's. However the dealer does have two new 03 models that haven't sold from over stock. They are both 2.5s. automatics. One has the convenience package and both have under 1000 kms. Can any one give me a suggest price to offer the dealer for a car that is two model years old yet still new for warranty purposes? I don't want to find out too late that I've paid too much for a "new" car that has already depreciated two years. Also I wouldn't be suprized if the fluids in the engine are also two years old! If I buy either car what fluids should I have the dealer change?
#82 of 118 Re: Canadian auto web sites [ejonavin]
Nov 24, 2004 (6:52 pm)
I'm trying to get a good deal for a new Odyssey in southern Ontario. Just a quick update on these suggested websites:
AUTOBYTEL.Ca is a US site only
CHARIOTS.COM defaults to AutoTrader (used cars only)
CARPOINT.CA defaults to Sympatico/MSN for list prices only.
CARS4U.Com is the only good site that gives discounted quotes.
Are there any Canucks out there that either got a good Honda deal or can recommend Canadian websites?
#83 of 118 Cheap used cars
Jun 10, 2005 (1:22 pm)
I am looking to buy a cheap used car from Canada (under $1000). I am wondering if the customs fees will outweigh the car cost. What needs to happen when buying a car in Canada when I'm from the U.S.?
#84 of 118 Re: Cheap used cars [mbagrad]
Jun 10, 2005 (2:24 pm)
I have been in Canada a couple times this year. While NEW cars are significantly cheaper than in the US (and most Canadian dealers do NOT sell to US residents), I have seen used car prices that seemed much higher than you could land the vehicle in the US for (and I AM accounting for the 0.79 exchange rate that is currently in place).
Another snag is that you will find that some cars marketed in Canada, cannot be imported as they do not meet US safety and pollutions standards. That is not generally a problem with the American makes.
Personally, unless you have some "sweetheart" deal with a friend or a relative, I'd forget about it.
#85 of 118 What about winning a Canadian car by a US citizen???
Jun 16, 2005 (10:09 am)
Casino Windsor is running a promotion where you could win a Smart car. We do not have these in the US, so I was wondering if a US resident wins the car, what happens when he brings it back to the US? Are those cars federalized?
On a related subject, what if a US resident wants to buy an Acura EL (not offered in USA) just to be unique. What are the pitfalls? Can he have it serviced by US Acura dealers? Just wondering....
#86 of 118 Fabric protection and undercoating
Jul 04, 2005 (4:37 pm)
I would like to know if it's a good idea to pay for fabric protection when you have a baby. Moreover, I would like to know if that make a difference to pay for the paint sealant and the undercoating? Let me know if I will just waste my money or if it's a good idea?
#87 of 118 Re: Cheap used cars [jlawrence01]
Jul 05, 2005 (12:39 pm)
While NEW cars are significantly cheaper than in the US
That may have been true when the exchange rate was C$1.40 to the US$, but now that it's more like C$1.25 I don't think there are many cars that are significantly cheaper in Canada if you compare like with like.
#88 of 118 Re: Cheap used cars [grandtotal]
Jul 05, 2005 (2:07 pm)
**I don't think there are many cars that are significantly cheaper in Canada if you compare like with like. ***
Back in September, when the exchange rate was something close to C$1.23, I bought five Ford F250s that were identically equipped. Three went to Montreal, Toronto and Edmonton and two went to the midwesterm states. There was about a $1500 difference in the price that I paid taking into account currency exchange. I bought them through the same leasing company and took advantage of all available incentive programs from Ford.
For the most part, it is a moot point since the overwhelming majority of Canadian dealers will not sell to residents of the United States and visa versa.