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#7611 of 14961 Avalon and Lexus in Canada
Jul 27, 2005 (3:19 pm)
Found this by accident on a web site. Is it true, you from the Great North Woods?
In the 2004 model year Toyota sold about 35,000 Avalons...but less than 200 of that number were in Canada. Possible? Or a mistake. Seems like it would be much higher, Canadians are not poor and enjoy good cars.
A Lexus LS430 selling for about $60k (US) here in Georgia sells for $100k (Canadian) in Canada. There is a difference in the "dollar", yes, but is there that much difference? This does not look correct.
Comments......anyone.... just curious.
#7612 of 14961 Re: Other Statistics [nemodat]
Jul 27, 2005 (3:35 pm)
It's like restaurants, you never hear about the 1,000 happy diners, only about the 5 with problems, of which 1 or 2 may be because of unrealistic expectations. That said, this Avalon forum has great participants. Unfortunately, that cannot be said for some of the other Edmund forums.
#7613 of 14961 Re: Avalon and Lexus in Canada [fin]
Jul 27, 2005 (4:11 pm)
On Avalon sales, the information is correct. Unlike Americans, Canadians prefer smaller, frugal vehicles. Small vehicles like the the Civic and Corolla outsell midsize cars like the Camry and Accord. Canada's the top selling car is the Civic, SUV is the Ford Escape and the top selling vehicle is the Dodge minivan (at least it used to be). Trucks are way down the list. Canada's total population is approx. 33 million. Not very many buyers available compared to the States.
The LS430 starts at $85,300 and tops off at 106,600 (Canadian). The current exchange is at approx. 1.25.
#7614 of 14961 Re: Grota Reverse Sensor [littlejohn600]
Jul 27, 2005 (5:09 pm)
Thanks LittleJohn600, I'm going to check it out and am seriously considering it now. Much prefer a single sensor as opposed to drilling 4 holes in my bumper. Doug
#7615 of 14961 Re: Avalon and Lexus in Canada [fin]
Jul 27, 2005 (7:07 pm)
The other part to keep in mind is that the taxes are higher in Canada on gas. Add about 50% to our average costs for what it costs for a gallon of gas there. So you can imagine they use much more frugal vehicles. It's funny when we go up to Niagara Falls or Toronto, here in Buffalo it's about 50% trucks/cars with the GM and Ford plants here. Up there it's about 5-10% trucks compared to 90-95% cars on the road, and many more smaller cars.
#7616 of 14961 Re: Musings [hoop43]
Jul 27, 2005 (7:28 pm)
Right on. Thanks for presenting the big picture. We should always put things into proper perspective.
#7617 of 14961 Re: Grota Reverse Sensor [havalongavalon]
Jul 28, 2005 (3:36 am)
I also installed an Awel system in April and, so far, I have been very pleased with it.
#7618 of 14961 Re: Avalon and Lexus in Canada [toyotaken]
Jul 28, 2005 (3:56 am)
I live in Hamilton, Ontario--about half way between Niagara Falls and Toronto. I agree there are more cars on the road than in the U.S., but not in the ratio that you state. Go to any shopping mall in the Niagara--Toronto area--and you will see more vans, suvs and Ford 150's than cars. Certainly we drive a higher percentage of vans than the U.S. does compared to suvs.
Our latest stats indicate about a 55% to 45% ratio of vans, light trucks and suvs to cars, with vans, especially Dodge being #1 in sales.
By the way I drive a 2004 Highlander Limited and love it.
#7619 of 14961 Just Took Delivery
Jul 28, 2005 (4:21 am)
Just took delivery of my Blue Mirage Metallic Limited with Nav, VSC, and DLCC. Spent about half an hour at the dealer going over all the complaints I've read on this forum, so thanks everyone for posting. The only issue I noticed was the slightly loose fog lights, which the dealer will take care of on Saturday. Other than that, the tailpipes are even, interior panels pretty much line up perfectly, no fix-up paint, doors don't stick, and the audio and nav covers don't stick either. I will be checking the tire pressure later today)
One thing I've noticed is that there seems to be a plastic covering for the DLCC already on mine instead of just a hole there. I didn't take a close look yesterday since it was dark already. Perhaps Toyota finally realized that it is necessary?
#7620 of 14961 Re: Oh oh... [jose7]
Jul 28, 2005 (6:15 am)
You should've received a coupon book from Toyota when you purchased your Avy. In it there's a 90 day XM certificate if you purchase the unit from Toyota. When I purchased mine Toyota was giving away one year certificates if you added the XM service.