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Old 07-31-2010, 07:50 PM   #16
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typically they sell for less (because of warranty concerns as you mentioned) but also buyers know the car was b ought for considerably less than a similar Canadian car cost.(in most cases)
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Old 08-09-2010, 06:25 PM   #17
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typically they sell for less (because of warranty concerns as you mentioned) but also buyers know the car was b ought for considerably less than a similar canadian car cost.(in most cases)
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Old 08-10-2010, 08:46 PM   #18
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The reason why a US car imported to Canada will have lower resale value the a local car is because its harder to trace back the history of it. I mean you can still run carfax or whatever but it wont tell you much (just number of owners and accidents). Also there are usually NO service records that could be passed on to the new owner(if the car was purchased at US auction).

All in all I bet 99% of people here in Canada would rather buy a local car then a US car(I know I would), unless they import it them self , then its a totally different story.
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Old 08-10-2010, 09:31 PM   #19
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.. I've found an amazing deal on a Ferrari F355 that I would really like to jump on so both of my cars are for sale.
Is there such thing as 'a deal' on any Ferrari ?
I mean they are an ongoing money pit, maintenance wise, no ?
Especially older ones...

PS: Post some pics of it when you get it..

GL on the sale.
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Old 08-10-2010, 10:08 PM   #20
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The reason why a US car imported to Canada will have lower resale value the a local car is because its harder to trace back the history of it. I mean you can still run carfax or whatever but it wont tell you much (just number of owners and accidents). Also there are usually NO service records that could be passed on to the new owner(if the car was purchased at US auction).

All in all I bet 99% of people here in Canada would rather buy a local car then a US car(I know I would), unless they import it them self , then its a totally different story.
Agree somewhat with the service history etc etc but the real reason is pricing.. as most know US pricing is cheaper, so when one sells a car and price it with the US value in mind. it will sell .. but all priced their car with a local car pricing,,and you know which car a buyer will buy.. isnt it?
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Old 08-11-2010, 12:22 PM   #21
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Is there such thing as 'a deal' on any Ferrari ?
I mean they are an ongoing money pit, maintenance wise, no ?
Especially older ones...

PS: Post some pics of it when you get it..

GL on the sale.
From what I've heard online and a family friend, it's a matter of staying ahead of preventative maintenance. Costs for work can be absurdly high, even for the cheaper models but that's part of the game.
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Old 09-05-2010, 03:25 AM   #22
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bump... Price drop $32,900
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Old 09-13-2010, 08:49 PM   #23
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Beautiful color combination!

Not sure why everyone's getting their panties in a bunch over the fact that it's a US-spec M3. Same thing through and through. My Z3 M Coupe was US-spec and absolutely nothing different (or wrong) with it. Cluster was in miles, big deal, I bet the E46's programming allows you to see it in km's.

I thought people were concerned with whether or not the car was an accident-rebuild, but any CarFax will show you that straight away.

People shouldn't shy away from US imported cars

Good luck in your sale!
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Old 09-24-2010, 11:12 AM   #24
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If you're concerned about US spec'ed cars, then don't buy it. If not, then bid accordingly. There's tons of info available online on US pricing on these cars. But the above posters are correct. You can get US spec cars WAAAY cheaper then here in Canada, even after you pay all the crap to get it on the road here. Do your homework. And pay to have the car thoroughly checked out at your cost if you have any concerns. This is all old news.
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