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#363 of 1954 Re: Importing Sequoia to Canada [ganan]
Nov 20, 2007 (10:02 pm)
I have done some investigating and consideration of importing a vehicle into Canada. I talked to a Toyota and GM dealer in Washington state. They advise that the manufacturers will not alllow them to sell new vehicles to Canadians. Yes, it almost seems criminal that the manufacturers are allowed to place such restrictions, especially in view of our free trade agreements. They threaten to punish any dealers who do so and say there is no warranty on the vehicle. Apparently they can sell used vehicles and if over 12,000 km there is no warranty issue.
I am seriously considering purchasing a 2008 Sequoia from a Canadian dealer, but I have decided that I will only do so if the price is within $1 - 2,000 of the US price, now that our dollar is at par or even higher than the US dollar. I will not pay $10 - 15,000 more than the US price. I would suggest to all potential Canadian purchasers of new vehicles, if they hold off purchasing a new vehicle until the manufacturers price their Canadian product the same as the US product, that it will probably only take a few months at most until they come in line. If they don't, or I don't like the new Sequoia once I actually see and drive it, my 2nd choice is importing a 2007 Escalade. I have been checking prices and can save $10 - 15,000 by doing so and apparently it is quite easy to do.
#364 of 1954 Re: Importing Sequoia to Canada [regraham]
Nov 20, 2007 (10:24 pm)
Isn't the higher price in Canada due to higher federal and provincial taxes? If not, then I agree there needs to be a broad campaign against these car companies to bring their prices in line with US prices.
Nov 21, 2007 (9:39 am)
Ok, so what color combos are people desiring?
I'm leaning between the following:
1) Black ext, Red rock/Black int
2) Slate (grey'ish) ext, Red rock/Black int
3) Slate ext, Light grey interior
4) Light Silver, Light grey interior
To me, those are the 4 choices I'm considering, I'd be curious to know what combos people would choose?
#366 of 1954 Re: Importing Sequoia to Canada [coupedncal]
Nov 21, 2007 (9:55 am)
The prices I am quoting in my comments (#308) are not including taxes. Taxes, whether our GST, provincial, or state are all extra. When our Canadian dollar was equal to 70 - 80 cents/US dollar, these differences were understandable, but now that the Canadian dollar is at par or of greater value than the US dollar, the manufacturers are gouging if they want to sell their vehicles in Canada for $10 - 20,000 over the US MSRP.
In answer to healthnut. I am considering the Platinum edition, black ext. and would prefer the sand beige interior, but according to 7/20 specs, sand beige is N/A with black, only in the Limited. So, if N/A, my 2nd choice is graphite interior. I do not like the red rock. It is too orange for me. Instead of red rock, I wish Toyota offered an interior color like the Ford King Ranch pickup. I also hope they offer the 2nd row bench as an option in the Platinum.
Nov 21, 2007 (10:09 am)
Is there anything besides laser guided cruise control that you can't get on the limited? Seems like you can have the limited fully loaded to the level of the Platinum, except for the laser guided cruise control...
I have to agree with you on the black/tan combo... some of the girls I ran the choices by also like that combination...
do any of you like the Slate color? I think that is also the color shown in a few of the pics on auto blog... seems like a nice darker color...
To be honest, all the dealers I talked to so far make it sound like they can't order one for me now and still get a VIN number before Dec 31st... I agree, I'd like to take one of somebody's lot, but for tax purposes, looks like I'm going to have to take one that is currently in the assembly stage... I guess that means I have to pay full MSRP? didn;t someone say the south cal dealers are doing some discounting? I'm mad these came out so late, I'm not in a hurry but I need to make sure I can do the tax deduction. If anyone has any further information or advice, please email me, it would be greatly appreciated.
by the way, what is the difference in cost for a Limited loaded to the same level as a Platinum? If the vehicles are configured to the same level, wouldn't they cost the same? Do you actually pay more for Platinum even if it is identical to the Limited fully loaded? Is there anythign unique about the Platinum besides the option to get laser guided cruis control? What about the suspension?
Nov 21, 2007 (1:53 pm)
I have been waiting for the release of the new Sequoia for almost a yr now. I was convinced that this was the car I had to have...at first glance...very disappointed. The exterior seems average. It appears that someone ran out of time when designing the front end. Lights are too small for that size truck and the grill is offensive. The interior is equally concerning. I would expect that style of interior in a Pontiac (not that there is anything wrong with Pontiac) but not on a 50,000 plus vehicle. Possibly my expectations were too high? Maybe I need to see the truck in person? Anyone else feel similar?
#369 of 1954 Re: bench in Platinum? [healthnut]
Nov 21, 2007 (3:32 pm)
I think the captains chairs are optional - however the challenge you will likely find is what is being ordered by the distributor for your area. This seems to be common with Toyota.
FWIW, I like the idea of captains chairs...
#370 of 1954 Re: Black/Tan [healthnut]
Nov 21, 2007 (3:38 pm)
I think the air cooled seats are platinum only...
Nov 21, 2007 (4:59 pm)
I have to agree that they could do more for both the Limited/Platinum. If you watch the youtube videos someone already kindly posted, they do show some nice 'ergonomic' improvements. I too had some higher expectations of the interior and extrerior. I also had higher expectations in terms of cubic volume for cargo storage. I wish it was another 1-2 inches wider and 3-4 inches longer... As far as captains chairs, I too think the idea is growing on me...
#372 of 1954 Re: stuff [healthnut]
Nov 21, 2007 (6:56 pm)
I do not dislike the captains seating in the 2nd row. We took our pastor and his wife for a long drive in the mountains last week. They said it was wonderful with the separate climate etc. I think the bench is more practical. It would also be nice if they folded flat for more cargo space.
It sounds like Toyota has figured out how to integrate XM with the NAV on the 08 Sequoia. My biggest complaint. You may as well get it loaded if it is a tax write-off. I think it is safest that way.
If you are looking for an Internet sales person with her act together. Email Poway Toyota in San Diego County. You can use my name, not that it will get you any better deal. Got my business because she was no nonsense and was on the ball with a great price by email. No, come on down and we will jack you around like most dealers.