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      05-27-2011, 03:00 PM   #332
gobrigavitch
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Originally Posted by TLCanada View Post
no chance... unless you are buying in the states..M3's are way.......overpriced here in canada.. actually cars in general
This is what I found. I just bought a 2009 E90 M3 with 4500 miles for 45,500 CAD (47500 USD). To import it I paid 1950 for Transport, 250 Brokerage, 6.1% import fee (about 2600), 205 for RIV and about another 150 for some other fees I can't remember now. (I left off the taxes, because, unless you buy a private sale car in your home province the taxes will be the same.) That's still about 50-51K for a barely used 2009 M3 with good options. I have been looking across Canada for about 12 months. I think I've seen less than 10 sedans for sale across the country in that time. Of those I believe 8 or 9 were 2008's. The typical car was a 2008 with only a few options and usually had around 40-50K Km. They were all priced between 60-70K. So I was looking at a year older, 20K miles more, with less options for a minimum of 10K dollars more.

There just aren't very many used M3's for sale in Canada and the prices are about 20-30% more when compared to importing, even after taking into account all fees and costs. If you're Canadian and want an M3 you owe it to yourself to look south of the border. It's really a no-brainer.

Last edited by gobrigavitch; 05-27-2011 at 03:11 PM.