I'm canadian, thinking of buying my Honda in the US?

Hi there,
Looking at Ridgelines up here in Winnipeg. EX-L no Navi goes for about $42000. State-side, the same vehicle goes for $32000ish US. Translates to
about $34500 in canadian funds.
Only difference? If I buy in the US and import it, I get no warranty coverage.
Are any other Canadians pissed off about this HUGE price difference? Its not just Honda, its everybody... Nobody has adjusted for the decrease in the US dollar, and the relative increase of Canadian currency.
Thoughts? t
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said:

Are you sure it's just currency conversion games, and not your "free" health care..?
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"free".... I like that... and I LOVE the 30% of my salary I pay in income tax.
Plus 6% GST and 7% PST on pretty much EVERYTHING. Those 2 taxes will be added to any new vehicle I buy, no matter if its from Canada or the US.
The Canadian dollar used to be in the low $0.60s USD 3 years ago. Then Georgie went on a war spending spree and now its $0.93 USD.
Vehicle prices have not adjusted as such.
t
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said:

Haw! Our "free" health care is made "free" simply by denying it to you. If you can't use it, no money is spent, right?
I love living in the Peoples' Republic of Kanada.
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Tegger wrote:

I wish that more socialist sob(s) would read your remarks regard "free."
Thar' ain't no such thang I tell ya.
Politicos *should be* an endangered species subject to a continuous open season with no bag limit!
Grrrrrr
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said:

Your own politicos also fail to realize this. The American medical system is almost as messed up as the Canadian one. It's somewhat less socialized, but just as whacked. Tort and third-party funding are your big glitches.
Neither the American nor the Canadian systems have any problems that could not be solved by simply prohibiting the government from having anything whatever to do with medical care.

Or the government should be prohibited from doing enough to be a dangerous nuisance. Some lessons could be learnt from Thomas Jefferson, especially from his first term as President.
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Tegger wrote:

No argument from here. Maybe lawyers should be put on the "targeted" endangered species list too...

If one is not bent on success, let the guv'ment do it fo' sho'...

thar' "every twenty years" revolutions never occurred...
Hmmmmmm, maybe we should annex Canada and mix up the two health care systems, execute all the lawyers and...
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Not necessarily true. Some stuff they just might cover; it's a gray area.

Funny, when the currencies were tipping the other way a few years ago, Americans were pissed at cheap Canadian prices.

Just like a few years ago. Plus a change...

Learn to be a currency trader.
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premium you'd be paying for a warranty. Pretty steep, considering it's a Honda. I can't address the political/economic factors that go into the currency exchange rate, but as a practical matter, I'd consider buying the U.S. version and setting aside a couple of thousand in a decent investment fund for the off chance that you'll need some major work that would have been covered by the warranty.
Or maybe I wouldn't. Honda or not, I don't see myself buying a truck that costs more than $30K in any currency. But that's just me.
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