These prices are going to have to change or the auto industry in Canada will suffer even worse than it already is. And sorry, Greg, but I think it has very little to do with the exchange rate. Why are car prices in Canada still 30% or more higher than in the U.S. - just like they were when the Canadian dollar was worth .65 U.S. - now that the Canadian dollar is worth 1.07 U.S.? And an option that costs under 2k in the U.S. costs two and a half times that up here? I don't think so!Whammer said:I'm in London, Ont. Canada. I was at my dealer this morning and that $4495 number is what he got in a memo from Ford. I told him that that was crazy! I said last week the general manager told me $1895 dealer cost, so it should be around $2200.
He brought it up on the computer and the Bullitt option came up as $2200.
So there is some real confusion at the moment. The systems won't accept orders or give any final pricing. So we'll see how this all plays out.
31,000US is about $28,000Can right now. Why would I give a dealer here in Canada $40,000 when I can get it for $12,000 less in the US?
Something is really wrong with this damn socialist country we live in.
Of course our Gov't did make the stores adjust the cost difference in books and magazine- big deal!!!!
The DRL is an expensive modification to a car. IDK, sucky to me...Bullitt3817 said:WHAT?! That's bloody highway robbery! The premium in the U.S. is under $2,000 but it's almost $5,000 up here? And all the while our dollar is worth more? Nice. Guess if I was going to buy one I'd have to make a trip south of the border. But, since I'm totally happy with my '01, I'll just stay put and maybe buy a used one in a few years. Let somebody else get screwed first.
Sure, just don't try to cash it...Bullitt3817 said:I guess I'll wait for the prices to drop before I buy anything, then. Not that I was planning to buy anything in the near future, anyway, unless Paul wants to write me a nice, big cheque.