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One month ago I start procedure to buy a Lexus LX470 because it's the only Landcruiser available in Canada. Hopefully I found the FJ Cruiser and pre-order it last week.

In the process, I ask Toyota Canada why we pay 101k CAD when LX470 is $70k USD (81k CAD). It's 20k more!!!!

Same problem with FJ Cruiser. 24k USD (28k CAD) vs 34k CAD?
 

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One month ago I start procedure to buy a Lexus LX470 because it's the only Landcruiser available in Canada. Hopefully I found the FJ Cruiser and pre-order it last week.

In the process, I ask Toyota Canada why we pay 101k CAD when LX470 is $70k USD (81k CAD). It's 20k more!!!!

Same problem with FJ Cruiser. 24k USD (28k CAD) vs 34k CAD?

because you dont have a morally upstanding goverment like we do that fights for the people - that's why.....

(how you say sarcasm in canadian?) :D
 

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I exchange a lot of email with Toyota Canada but the major point is volume. Volume is to low for truck and overhead must be paid by less buyer.

But this reason is not the only one. Competition do the same and nobody want to loose oportunity to make money.
 

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About our socialist government, next election in couple of week will fix the problem by the election of the Conservative party... This new government will not declare war to the first petrol country availeble for invasion but it will be less socialist...

As you see Canadian can by sacarstic to...
 

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Hopefully our next vote will have the same outcome... hell, i'd be happy if they picked one that could read his own speaches.
 

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Aside from political sarcasm, the pricing difference has become a pain in the canaidan ass only in the last couple of years when our dollar got close to 90 US cents. 5-6 years ago when it was around 65 cents the situation was exact oppposite.
 

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Hey Percy,
I've been enjoying the site for awhile now,
anyhow, living in southern ontario, I'm very close to the border.
My cousin just brought a new honda van up from ohio. cost plus, exchange (+/- 18.5%), and then canadian taxes 15% and still saved around %7000 !
The key thing is its built in North america so under the North American Free trade agreement, NO duties.
Now the FJ coming from Japan, will be exempt and subject to some duties and thus negate any significant potential savings.
Also, all the manufacturers try and discourage this to protect the dealers. How you ask? Well, my cousin has to go to Detroit for any warranty work.
Pain in ass.
Another example, Porsche made a fortune dealing in currency last year. ie. new cayman, $59000 U.S. and $84000 CAD? W. T. F.? The math doesn't work
 

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That blows. I mean, yeah we have a crummy government but the average American will tell you that we are still being raped on vehicle costs. So to see that you guys - not much different folks really, just a bit further north - have to pay even more! That really, really blows.
 

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That blows. I mean, yeah we have a crummy government but the average American will tell you that we are still being raped on vehicle costs. So to see that you guys - not much different folks really, just a bit further north - have to pay even more! That really, really blows.
and arent canadian's income highly taxed already? i recall skiing at silver star in BC and talking to a local who said dam near 50% of his income was taken by taxes - that was 10 years ago - but that's what i remember....
 

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Whoa, don't get me started on the taxes, depending on your bracket, it could go to 50%, and 15% sales taxes in Ontario!
The thing is, there are a few big differences, we take better care of the poor, health care is covered, you need anything, you go to the hospital and its covered, no need for seperate insurance, also i went through university on less than $20,000 tuition for 4 years (10 years ago) due to goverment subsidies.
although as far as I know, none of this has any bearing on the price of vehicles. I figure it has to due with much lower volumes?
 
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