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By: Import Car To Canada  09-12-2011
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Import Car To Canada! » Car News

Len Dezoete was being driven to distraction.

He couldn’t understand why Honda Canada appeared to be charging thousands of dollars more for a Civic ELX than consumers pay for the same car when purchased in the U.S.

He found it more galling that Honda Canada and its dealers also appear to charge more for freight and delivery, especially since the Civic he wished to buy is made right here in Ontario.

But things aren’t as bad as they look.

“I have compared two vehicles with all the same features right off the official websites of Honda Canada and American Honda Motor Co.,” Dezoete told us. “Brace yourself! I certainly cannot understand the freight charges. And the MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price) blows me away, considering our dollar has been at par for a long time now.”

He told us he priced a Civic EXL model with leather, automatic transmission, power windows, locks and mirrors, aluminum wheels, sunroof and 160-watt stereo system.

If purchased here in Ontario, the car has an MSRP of $24,680, with a freight and delivery charge of $1,295, he said. Using Honda America’s own website, Dezoete said the same car can be had for $20,710 in the states, with a delivery fee of $635. That’s a combined difference of $4,630.

The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

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