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      07-17-2007, 05:21 PM   #1
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Canadian Pricing Estimates

After Doing Certain Calculations And Estimates In My Opinion I Would Say The 2008 Bmw M3 Would Be Between 77400 To 79400 More Than This Bmw Risk On Losing many customers who would buy M3 in the USA with great savings. As we stand right now most car manufacturors have not adjusted their prices in canada to compare to the USA and are still using a exchange rate of above 1.30 and the current exchange rate is 1.06.


For Example At 63000us X 1.08(exchange Rate) X1.061 (import Duty)=72190 Cdn. So I Do Not See How Then Can Price It More Than That Without Losing Sales To Us Dealers.

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      07-17-2007, 05:38 PM   #2
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After Doing Certain Calculations And Estimates In My Opinion I Would Say The 2008 Bmw M3 Would Be Between 77400 To 79400 More Than This Bmw Risk On Losing many customers who would buy M3 in the USA with great savings. As we stand right now most car manufacturors have not adjusted their prices in canada to compare to the USA and are still using a exchange rate of above 1.30 and the current exchange rate is 1.06.


For Example At 63000us X 1.08(exchange Rate) X1.061 (import Duty)=72190 Cdn. So I Do Not See How Then Can Price It More Than That Without Losing Sales To Us Dealers.

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I think you don't have to title case everything.
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I think you don't have to title case everything.
lol i just noticed that too.

Back on topic, hmmm well you guys get free health care, and our health care system is pretty much crap right now. A bunch of people run across the boarder to buy prescription drugs at a huge discount. In the end i dont think it will hurt BMW that much. Either way they are still selling cars.
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      07-17-2007, 05:44 PM   #4
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After Doing Certain Calculations And Estimates In My Opinion I Would Say The 2008 Bmw M3 Would Be Between 77400 To 79400 More Than This Bmw Risk On Losing many customers who would buy M3 in the USA with great savings. As we stand right now most car manufacturors have not adjusted their prices in canada to compare to the USA and are still using a exchange rate of above 1.30 and the current exchange rate is 1.06.


For Example At 63000us X 1.08(exchange Rate) X1.061 (import Duty)=72190 Cdn. So I Do Not See How Then Can Price It More Than That Without Losing Sales To Us Dealers.

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I don't think any of these prices represent a premium... they are all incredibly good value for money...
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Well The Globe and Mail had a review of the M3 in the past couple of weeks and they suggested a price of 85k, starting, before tax and options. Based on that, a lightly optioned M3 with tax could be close to 100k.

I just built comparable 335s on the Canadian and US websites. the CDN car was 55,300 and the US car was 44,300 for a ratio of 1.25. Based on a US price of 63,000 that gives a Canadian price of 79,000. With tax, we're talking about a 90,000 car.
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lol i just noticed that too.

Back on topic, hmmm well you guys get free health care, and our health care system is pretty much crap right now. A bunch of people run across the boarder to buy prescription drugs at a huge discount. In the end i dont think it will hurt BMW that much. Either way they are still selling cars.
no, we don't have free health care. we have a tax funded public healtcare system. It definitely costs me money to use, but its indirect.
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no, we don't have free health care. we have a tax funded public healtcare system. It definitely costs me money to use, but its indirect.
Yes thats true, in the end you pay for it through taxes but at least everyone can benefit from it.
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Well The Globe and Mail had a review of the M3 in the past couple of weeks and they suggested a price of 85k, starting, before tax and options. Based on that, a lightly optioned M3 with tax could be close to 100k.

I just built comparable 335s on the Canadian and US websites. the CDN car was 55,300 and the US car was 44,300 for a ratio of 1.25. Based on a US price of 63,000 that gives a Canadian price of 79,000. With tax, we're talking about a 90,000 car.
and to the OP, if the car was American built, your exchange rate calc of 1.06 may be applicable. But although the CAD has being doing well against the USD, it's not a valid comparison because BMW Canada buys their cars in Euros. BWM can keep Canadians from buying in the US by not allowing the American dealers to sell to Canadians (it happens) and by not honouring the warranty.
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