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Old 02-25-2011, 07:52 AM   #1
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Canadian Focus more expensive?

So I decided to play around with the configurator on the US site, and I priced up a Focus Hatchback SEL with the winter and SEL premium package, moonroof, and arctic white package. It costs about 24,900 US dollars (About 24,421 CAD).

I was thinking, oh that's not as bad as I thought it was going to be.

Than I went on to the Canadian site's configurator and priced the same car with the same options.

For starters, the SEL on the Canadian site comes with manual so I switched it over to automatic. But wait, what? Before I even DO that, the car cost 27,063 CAD! With no added options yet? Needless to say it comes out as 31+ Grand after I add the options previously stated.

Seriously? That cannot be right. No Focus could ever be worth over 26+ and even that is really pushing it.

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The Focus I priced out in the US was $28k MSRP (has every option available to the Focus)
Canada has always been screwed with the higher prices. Back then it sort of made sense with the exchange rate but now its basically 1usd to 1cad if not less usd for a cad.

I have heard of people buying cars in the US and bringing it back to Canada
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Old 02-25-2011, 08:35 AM   #3
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Yes, but 7,000 dollars more has got to be a mistake. A high end Hyundai Elantra costs around 23,000 on their Canadian website. There are luxury cars you can get at that price here as well.
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I went to the Canada site to see. lol fail.
Is that with tax? It says in the little blue bubble that big price includes the tax and whatnot (don't know how canadian tax works)

Cuz on the tab below you can see how it starts at whatever the price is and when I select it the price on top is about another $5000 on top of it. No matter which model I pick

Showing the price like that might be working against them..

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Old 02-25-2011, 09:06 AM   #5
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pretty much everything is cheaper in the US, electronics, cars, gas, oil. right now 91 is $1.30 a liter or about $5/ gallon. oil here is stupid high too 4-5l jugs of mobil 1 or castrol syntec are about $50 when not onsale. if i ever have to go to the us i always get gas there. at the duty free right now 91 is $.90 a liter.
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$50!?!
I can buy 5qt jugs of Mobil 1 for $24.50 at Walmart..
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I can buy 5qt jugs of Mobil 1 for $24.50 at Walmart..
yup its 4.4l Mobil 1 is 44.99, 5l castrol syntec is 45.99+ (13% tax in Ontario + environmental fees). you wil see them onsale for like $35 once a month or so. oil changes usually cost me around $50 w/ NAPA gold filter
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Shenanigans. I thought buying 8 quarts for my 740 was going to be expensive but I can't imagine you guys having to do it.
You should round up your friends to chip in for a van to come over the border to hoard a bunch of stuff or something or is that not allowed? Lol
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they will make you pay duty/tax again. i live 10min from detroit so i do make trips and stock up on things. but its like $10 to cross the bridge.
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Posted via FF Mobile Canadian cars cost more then the US ones, always been like that. Go look to see what Austrailians have to pay for the focus lol.
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