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Old 04-14-2009, 12:33 AM   #1
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Jealous of the selection in the U.S...

Ok so now I know why Julian got the AW in the States. Once I get all the baby stuff paid for I should start shopping...

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Old 04-14-2009, 12:47 AM   #2
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Yea selection is way better. Milage is low too.
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Old 04-14-2009, 08:44 AM   #3
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Not just used, new too. It really bugs me sometimes. It's like every manufacturer makes a car for the European, US, Japanese markets (and some one-off cars for South Africa). Then the US branch goes "oh shit those stupid Canadians will be able to afford a few cars too eh... fine convert some to KM's and send a couple of basic combos their way, none of the fancy models though". I was looking at the new Sequoia, there's pretty much one interior color option for any given exterior color. In the US you can pick any combination. How many GM high performance models will we never see?
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Old 04-14-2009, 09:44 AM   #4
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they just dont care about our igloos
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Old 04-14-2009, 09:49 AM   #5
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it's partially based on Canadian's incompetence to demand better pricing. We've consistently always paid way more than MSRP for our cars here, creating a separate market from the US. The USA has better cars, better selection, lower mileage often, and way better pricing. Now that the US-Canadian dollar is unequal again, we've created this separate, more expensive Canadian market for used cars. Used car sales across Canada have actually gone up in the past few months because of the US-Canadian dollar disparity. If you bought an M3 last year, chances are its worth more this year than last year, that's how retarded the used car market is right now. We're getting jipped as Canadians because we can't get cars with US prices and options- part of the benefit of living in Canada.
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Old 04-14-2009, 09:26 PM   #6
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I guess we just have to face the fact that we are the smaller market with less market share and therefore little to none in terms of companies market and product responsiveness to our needs.
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Old 04-14-2009, 09:49 PM   #7
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The car prices are going up because people can't afford new one's i recently talked to someone who work's at a Bmw dealership in the west end and he said they are booked 3 weeks in advance for service people bringing in there cars are actually doing 3000 in work when they would normally say screw it and trade the car in for a new one everyone's sacred to buy new right now
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Old 04-15-2009, 09:09 AM   #8
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Why would it bother you? Canadian population is 30Million and the USA 300Million. Their taxes are a lot lower then ours therefore more disposable income.
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Old 04-15-2009, 09:51 AM   #9
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their taxes may be lower, but they have no health care, there econimy is the worst in the world, where ours is still one of the strongest. Let them have their cars with more option, I'd rather be able to see a doctor when I am sick then have more choices of interior options.
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Why would it bother you? Canadian population is 30Million and the USA 300Million. Their taxes are a lot lower then ours therefore more disposable income.
Soooo we have less money and our prices are higher... yeah I don't see anything wrong with that, never mind.

That idea aside, what I also find funny is the fact that we're across the proverbial road from the US. It's one thing when Lincolns and Lexuses are crazy expensive in Russia - if you don't like it, try to import one on your own for less! But we don't have that. Even now it's retarded but back when the dollar was at parity, the C6 Z06 was 76k in the US, and the equivalently equipped car was 106 here. This is a NAFTA product. Other than the inconvenience of driving it across the border and maybe a grand in federalization costs, you're basically paying an extra 40% here! The used market is no different. I'm not sure what it is. It really makes no sense to me. We get paid less for the equivalent work than the US, our currency is at best the same, usually way weaker, and our taxes are higher. So there is less demand here and less money to buy with. Yet we pay higher prices. Weaksauce.
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There is something that can be done...people can move to the states, and live there if they don't like things in Canada. Sorry guys but i hate seeing people complain about things when they can do something about it. We chose to live where we want to, and shouldn't complain about these things unless we are actually doing something to change them.
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Soooo we have less money and our prices are higher... yeah I don't see anything wrong with that, never mind.

That idea aside, what I also find funny is the fact that we're across the proverbial road from the US. It's one thing when Lincolns and Lexuses are crazy expensive in Russia - if you don't like it, try to import one on your own for less! But we don't have that. Even now it's retarded but back when the dollar was at parity, the C6 Z06 was 76k in the US, and the equivalently equipped car was 106 here. This is a NAFTA product. Other than the inconvenience of driving it across the border and maybe a grand in federalization costs, you're basically paying an extra 40% here! The used market is no different. I'm not sure what it is. It really makes no sense to me. We get paid less for the equivalent work than the US, our currency is at best the same, usually way weaker, and our taxes are higher. So there is less demand here and less money to buy with. Yet we pay higher prices. Weaksauce.
Yup that's why I'm Proud To Be Canadian!
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There is something that can be done...people can move to the states, and live there if they don't like things in Canada. Sorry guys but i hate seeing people complain about things when they can do something about it. We chose to live where we want to, and shouldn't complain about these things unless we are actually doing something to change them.
Leaving isn't the only thing I can do about it - I can buy my car from the US. I just find it strange that the market isn't regulating the prices down naturally. It happened somewhat when the dollar was at parity, when the difference was just SO huge that even the indifferent nature of the Canadian couldn't overlook it. But not nearly to where it should be, in my opinion.
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their taxes may be lower, but they have no health care, there econimy is the worst in the world, where ours is still one of the strongest. Let them have their cars with more option, I'd rather be able to see a doctor when I am sick then have more choices of interior options.
True they have minimum health care. I have relatives in Cleveland Ohio. Their income is close to my parents, however they pay $40,000 US less in taxes. They have the best medical coverage including dental and private room for 4 people all under $6,000 per year.
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True they have minimum health care. I have relatives in Cleveland Ohio. Their income is close to my parents, however they pay $40,000 US less in taxes. They have the best medical coverage including dental and private room for 4 people all under $6,000 per year.
no kidding. The US has plenty of advantages, with lower taxes healthcare bills are affordable on your own instead of paying the government every cent you make in this semi-socialist state for your neighbor to buy low-grade medicinal weed (YES I AM JOKING, BUT THE POINT REMAINS...). I love Canada, but I admire how much more democratic the US is than us; if people aren't buying cars, prices drop huge. If people are buying cars, prices stay competitive. Here, us Canadians get raped no matter what.
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