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So Sad !
We are getting royally screwed on prices here in Canada.
With our dollar at $1.07 compared to the US dollar, our prices are significantly higher with no sight of any real change from a dealer perspective.

The SI Coupe for instance is WAY too expensive here.
I respect the guys who could afford to shell it out for an SI here.
We are paying $5000 more for each model .... for NO real f'ing reason !

CANADA
MSRP on an SI Sedan is $26,680
MSRP on an SI Coupe is $26,680
MSRP on an LX Sedan is $22,180
MSRP on an LX Coupe is $21,280

USA
MSRP on an SI Sedan is $21,310
MSRP on an SI Coupe is $21,110
MSRP on an LX Sedan is $17,760
MSRP on an LX Coupe is $17,560
 

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goto u.s and buy one since we have an advantage on the dollar

If only it were that easy ....
Apparently US dealers are instructed NOT to sell to CAN customers.
When you get to the border, the vehicle has to meet certain criteria and it has to be documented by the manufacturer (which they are not willing to supply).
Plus then we are on the hook for Duty, and the additional taxes.

REALLY humorous considering that ALL Civics are made in ONTARIO, shipped to the US and you guys pay $5000 less ! lol

The only way around it is to buy a slightly used Civic privately in the US and then get it across the border .... Getting it to meet CAN specs and all the documentation, legals, etc ... Just not worth it.

It would only be worth doing on a car like a Corvette ...

Base Corvette in CAN is $69,500
Base Corvette in USA is $46,110

Nice huh ???
 

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That sucks!! Can you explain the Canadian specs, docs, and legals? It's not bringing a car from Japan or Europe to north America?!
 

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Yup, but forget about any type of leasing/financing if u buy in the states.
got to buy in cash, or credit card.
plus even with that 5K in savings, youll spend at least half in customs/taxes/inpections/taking time off to actually go to the states to find your car/installing DRL and anything else needed.
Still im sure there is a few thousand to be saved, but at OUR inconvieniance and time off.
 

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Yup, but forget about any type of leasing/financing if u buy in the states.
got to buy in cash, or credit card.
plus even with that 5K in savings, youll spend at least half in customs/taxes/inpections/taking time off to actually go to the states to find your car/installing DRL and anything else needed.
Still im sure there is a few thousand to be saved, but at OUR inconvieniance and time off.
its not worth it for a civic, but a bmw is another story buddy up in toronto saved $17xxx, flew to ny and drove it back, and tahts after bmw issued a memo that they arent suppose to sell it to canadians
 

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It's ridiculous that they can say "don't sell to Canadians" !
In addition to that ... If you buy a Canadian Made Civic in the US and end up getting back into Canada with the 5K savings.... the Manufacturer will tell you that your warranty is VOID.
 

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saw this on another forum

Here are just some examples of how much MORE cars cost in Canada than they do in the U.S. [In spite of the fact that the Canadian dollar is worth more than the U.S. dollar]

2008 Chrysler 300C - $45,195 in Canada + $1,200 for Shipping and Handling

Same car in the U.S. is $36,070 + $675 for Shipping and handling.

That's a $9,125 difference in price. Plus $525 more for Shipping and Handling.


2008 Chrysler 300C SRT8 - $52,695 in Canada + $1,200 for S&H

Same car in the U.S. is $44,223.

That's an $8,470 difference in price. And the 300's are MADE IN CANADA!!


2008 Honda Accord EX-L Navi Coupe 6-speed $38,290 in Canada + $1,360 for S&H

Same car in the U.S. is $31,145 + $635 S&H

That's a $7,145 difference in price. Plus $725 more for S&H


2008 Honda Accord LX 5-speed Manual - $25,090 in Canada + $1,360 for S&H

Same car in the U.S. is $20,995 + 635 S&H U.S.

That's a $4,095 difference in price.
Lexus LS600hL - $132,000 in Canada + $1,775 for S&H

Same car in the U.S. is $104,765 + $765 S&H U.S.

That's a $27,265 difference in price. Plus $1,010 more for S&H


2008 Lexus LS460 - $86,500 in Canada + $1,775 for S&H

Same car in the U.S. is $62,265 + $765 S&H U.S.

That's a $24,235 difference in price.


2008 Lexus ES350 - $42,900 in Canada + $1,775 for S&H

Same car in the U.S. is $34,485 + 765 S&H U.S.

That's an $8,415 difference in price.


2008 Toyota Camry XLE V6 - $37,525 in Canada + $1,240 for S&H

Same car in the U.S. is $28,780 + 660 S&H U.S

That's an $8,745 difference in price. Plus $580 more for S&H


2008 Toyota Camry LE - $25,900 in Canada + $1,240 for S&H

Same car in the U.S. is $20,685 + $660 S&H U.S.

That's a $5,215 difference in price.


2008 Toyota Corolla LE 'auto' - $21,900 in Canada + $1,140 for S&H

Same car in the U.S. is $17,075 + $660 S&H U.S.

That's a $4,825 difference in price.


2008 Subaru Impreza WRX Sedan - $33,895 in Canada + $1,495 for S&H

Same car in the U.S. is $24,995 + $645 S&H U.S.

That's an $8,900 difference in price. Plus $850 more for S&H


2008 Dodge Viper Coupe - $98,600 in Canada

Same car in the U.S. is $86,496 U.S.

That's a $12,104 difference in price.


2007 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 - $95,605 in Canada + $1,420 for S&H

Same car in the U.S. is $71,000 + $825 S&H U.S.

That's a $24,605 difference in price. Plus $595 more for S&H


2007 Chevrolet Corvette Base 'Manual' - $68,565 in Canada + $1,420 for S&H

Same car in the U.S is $46,110 + $825 S&H U.S.

That's a $22,455 difference in price.


2007 Porsche 911 Turbo - $170,700 in Canada + $1,045 for S&H [Porsche lowered 2008 prices by 10%]

Same car in the U.S. is $123,760 + 860 S&H U.S.

That's a price difference of $46,940. Plus $185 more for S&H

[NOTE: Porsche has lowered it's prices in Canada by 10% for 2008 - but that still leave a HUGE price difference]
 

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Do you Canadians get paid more? like how much is minimum wage there? I am a Radiologic Technologist (X-ray tech) and they make $22-30 an hour here- how much do they make up there?
 

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Honda announced some new incentives today to try to curb the CDN backlash ... lol. I think they are offering $1500 off a civic if you buy it cash.

I think most people here are waitng until Jan as well because one of our taxes (GST) is dropping by another percent .... YAAAY.

Makes about a $200 difference in buying a $20,000 car.
 

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The US 08 Civic meets the three keypoints of Canadian requirements:

Daytime running lights
LATCH system
Metric speedometer/odometer

There are currently no duties on the Civic.

It does not "take" a huge amount of work. The bill of sale with VIN should show the above three items, that covers the mfgs statement requirement.

Been there, done that...takes a couple of hours work and if you are close to the border, it is a snap. You lose out on the incentives/discounts and you can not lease (at least not easily!!!), but it is possible to save that $5,000 PLUS the savings that you get with the $1.07 dollar.

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If only it were that easy ....
Apparently US dealers are instructed NOT to sell to CAN customers.
When you get to the border, the vehicle has to meet certain criteria and it has to be documented by the manufacturer (which they are not willing to supply).
Plus then we are on the hook for Duty, and the additional taxes.

REALLY humorous considering that ALL Civics are made in ONTARIO, shipped to the US and you guys pay $5000 less ! lol

The only way around it is to buy a slightly used Civic privately in the US and then get it across the border .... Getting it to meet CAN specs and all the documentation, legals, etc ... Just not worth it.

It would only be worth doing on a car like a Corvette ...

Base Corvette in CAN is $69,500
Base Corvette in USA is $46,110

Nice huh ???
The same around here ... the GM plant is about a one hour drive from where I live and the prices are way too higher compared to the US ... My Honda is an EXS ( there's a different trim level for the one that has 6 airbags ) and it costed me 20,400 USD ( 218,000 pesos aprox ) ... The Si Coupe goes around 26,200 USD ( 280,000 pesos ) :eek:mg:
 

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There have been numerous reports that US dealers will NOT sell to Canadian customers .....
 

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There have been numerous reports that US dealers will NOT sell to Canadian customers .....
I am not sure if this is true only for dealers close to the border or all dealers. For example, a dealer in Rochester, NY and another one in South Florida were willing to sell me a brand new Civic as long as I was paying in full for the car.
 

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I am not sure if this is true only for dealers close to the border or all dealers. For example, a dealer in Rochester, NY and another one in South Florida were willing to sell me a brand new Civic as long as I was paying in full for the car.
You going to try it ?
 
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