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3x Beemer
03-31-2008, 07:03 PM
Check the price difference between BMW USA and Canada It is mind blowing
$30,000 difference for an M5?
$11,000 difference for a 335 coupe
Come on now This is robbery
I thought our dollar was at par or pretty darn close

Meegis
03-31-2008, 07:32 PM
Welcome to reality. Meet the rest of world... we have been here for quite some time now.


This "robbery" has been happening since October when the dollar changed.

Boots R
03-31-2008, 08:13 PM
supply and demand.

erikIS
03-31-2008, 08:31 PM
M3 sedan starts $ 53,000

3x Beemer
03-31-2008, 08:34 PM
As I already have with travel trailer. Maybe if all bought across the border they would have to lower $$. Amazing how complacent we Canadians are

Meegis
03-31-2008, 08:38 PM
As I already have with travel trailer. Maybe if all bought across the border they would have to lower $$. Amazing how complacent we Canadians are

Wow, you really are out of the loop.

1. It has become increasingly difficult to import cars due to stringent rule changes and Corporation backlash.

2. Most canadian manufacturers have already been offering price matches (Lexus and Mercedes)

BimmerboyPH
03-31-2008, 09:55 PM
If your gonna buy from the states, its alot easier to buy used. You can still get a 2007/ 2008 just makesure its a demo with some miles.

summit425
03-31-2008, 10:10 PM
Guys.. canadian price is cheaper compare to Asian market

BMW price in Korea cost x 1.5 here.

645 or 650 cost almost $200000 USD

when my mom told me the price of the car that she was looking for in Korea and I thought she inquired about M6 :(

back to the main topic..

yeah I don't know why Canadian Price is higher than US price.. maybe because of the tax??

Boots R
03-31-2008, 10:49 PM
yeah I don't know why Canadian Price is higher than US price.. maybe because of the tax??

Many reasons.

Lower car sales, additional crash testing needed for all cars sold on the market, slightly different regulations, etc.

People don't seem to realize that.

JazzM
03-31-2008, 10:52 PM
Higher import duties as well... Canada customs charges 6.1% duties on all german made automobiles.

That's already included in the price.

US duties are much lower, only 2.5% on any imported vehicles.

T.

tominizer
04-01-2008, 10:01 AM
We're looking at buying from the USA in the next month. Maybe a 2007/08 5-er with minimal mileage. Just trying to do the homework right now to see what all the *REAL* costs are going to be.

Some things I do know are:

Waranttee is covered - 4 years or 80K km.
Courtesy servicing is voided.

Cost of car in USD - $ ???
Taxes (GST & PST) - $ ???
Foreign Import Tax (6%) - $ ??
Duty - $ ???
Broker (including RIV fees) - $600 (?)
Provincial Inspection - $100
Shipping costs - $ ???
BMW Admissibility Letter - $350 + taxes = $395
BMW Recall Letter - $500
Cluster modifications and DRL activation - $3000 (????)


My understanding is that the US module and cluster permit activation and deactivation of the DRL's through idrive. This is not allowed in the great white north hence the need for the changes. This is the reason for the module. The cluster is due to the E-Brake indicator and the Odometer. Transport Canada confirmed that these need to be changed. Another thought if we do go through with this is I'm going to look into having these things changed by a Dealer in the USA as the costs may be significantly cheaper.

Nascar318is
04-01-2008, 01:46 PM
My buddies boss just picked up an M6 from the US and he saved around 40K when all said and done. Of course it's not BRAND NEW.. but it does have under 10,000 miles on it.
Not bad if you ask me:)

ara325
04-01-2008, 01:53 PM
Many reasons.

Lower car sales, additional crash testing needed for all cars sold on the market, slightly different regulations, etc.

People don't seem to realize that.

And prolly b/c BMW Canada pays for its inventory in USD's, and at the time of securing their quantities, i'll bet that it was before the dollar hit parity. So, rather than discounting the price and taking a hit to GP, i'll bet they're pretty open to bargaining.