I don't believe so. There are a number of vehicles from various
manufacturers selling for comparable
prices if one keeps in mind that standard features may be somewhat different.
In this case, the cars are identical.... the price differential originates
from DaymlerChrysler..... I guess the message is Canadians are suckers.
One reason is they are different
A good start would be for the Canadian Government to have the same
specifications as the cars imported into the US.
The requirement for stronger bumpers makes no sense when the same
government encourages people to buy lighter and more efficient cars.
Also gives manufacturers the excuse to increase the price of the cars
made for Canada and protects Canadian dealers.
Do you know that American MB dealers are not allowed sell a new MB
to a Canadian resident?
I can give you an approximate cost in Can $ of importing a US$51K MB
51k x 1.1V.1
Duty 6,5 %c,793
MB mode cost up to 7,000d,893
Several inspections, about $500.00e,393
We are not including GST+PST , you lose part of the warranty and if it
is a new car, you can not get it because they will not sell it to you.
So much for free trade.
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