Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Edmonton, AB Canada
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I wasn't trying to start a flame, I am really just curious.
In Canada we may be a little sheltered... no 2wd versions of a lot of things (XTerra, Jeep, etc) and we don't get the 4cyl option a lot of the time. Good luck finding a 6-cyl p/u truck (full size) unless you order it from the factory (fleets will do this, but not individuals).
Also, the Toyota dealerships up here are pretty much like Saturn dealerships--pay one price! They even try to rape you on their used vehicles. I was once quoted msrp on a year old used Matrix--sales manager's response to my walking him through Toyota's website pricing and comparing the new to this year-old was "you don't have to pay the freight and PDI!" Needless to say I never bought. I picked up this FJ from a Chev dealer, 12,000km (7500mi) for $10,000 less than new MSRP (C-pkg up here is just short of $40k).
It would be interesting to see 2wd vs 4wd sales figures from Toyota. Maybe in Canada this streamlining of product offerings from auto mfgrs has led to our healthier auto business (in comparison to the US).
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