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Old 01-29-2013, 01:04 AM   #1
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US dealerships are refusing to sell to Canadians, i have tried numerous Subaru dealerships to sell a brand new Wrx to me but so far no success. As soon as i tell them that i'm from Canada they inform me that they cant sell a new Subaru to me. SOA stop this unethical policy against the Canadian buyers. Please let me know if you know a dealership who would sell a new wrx to me. Thanks
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:12 AM   #2
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That's just messed up, eh.
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:21 AM   #3
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This is an open discrimination from SOA, talk about Global economy.
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:26 AM   #4
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Why is it an issue? Do you have to prove residence?
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:11 AM   #5
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Why is it an issue? Do you have to prove residence?
I wanna take the car to Canada and SOA doesn't allow that because Subaru of Canada is loosing a customer who doesn't wanna pay their outrageous price. I just wanna buy a base WRX which you can't even buy in Canada. They only sell a premium and limited edition. Limited edition would cost you over $40k out the door if only 5% tax has been applies.
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:15 AM   #6
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I bet in Miami you would be okay. We have so many snowbirds and subarus arent even that popular b.c awd & palm trees dont mix... Its just a longer drive but a nice vacation
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:48 AM   #7
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Did you go into the dealers or just call them?
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:03 AM   #8
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Retracted.... It appears that if you purchase a US vechicle, there is still a way to get warranty coverage. However, my thinking now is that if you are Financing the vehicle that takes on a whole nother aspect of information i dont have access to.

But if you buy a NEW Subaru in the US, to have any warranty work performed, by a CDN dealer, you would PAY for, then submit the claim yourself to Subaru of America for reimbursement.

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Old 01-29-2013, 07:04 AM   #9
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That's too bad and I feel bad for you in a way, but we in the US have put up with this for 30 years since the grey market got too big. We can buy from a dealer out of the country and when the car is seen coming in by the feds, if they catch it, it goes directly to the crusher.
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:28 AM   #10
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After all the work and taxes and fees, is it even worth the hassle?
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:55 AM   #11
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After all the work and taxes and fees, is it even worth the hassle?
Yes it absolutely worth it, i still save thousands.
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:56 AM   #12
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Did you go into the dealers or just call them?
I called almost every dealership in the Northwest region and none want to sell one Wrx.
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:57 AM   #13
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I'm curious to see the cost breakdown/comparison on this.
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:58 AM   #14
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I bet in Miami you would be okay. We have so many snowbirds and subarus arent even that popular b.c awd & palm trees dont mix... Its just a longer drive but a nice vacation
I honestly wont mind going that far down south if they sell it to me.
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:59 AM   #15
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If you send me money via Western Union, ill buy one and sell it to you
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:01 AM   #16
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Retracted.... It appears that if you purchase a US vechicle, there is still a way to get warranty coverage. However, my thinking now is that if you are Financing the vehicle that takes on a whole nother aspect of information i dont have access to.

But if you buy a NEW Subaru in the US, to have any warranty work performed, by a CDN dealer, you would PAY for, then submit the claim yourself to Subaru of America for reimbursement.
Im aware of the warranty complications and it doesn't worry me at all. My car will be hardly driven because i work out of town so less chances of breaking down
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:03 AM   #17
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If you send me money via Western Union, ill buy one and sell it to you
That way i will have to pay double tax. Do you know if you a buy a brand new car from out of state where do they send MSO and bill of sale?
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:04 AM   #18
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If you send me money via Western Union, ill buy one and sell it to you
Thanks for the offer though, it was very nice of you to say that.
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:09 AM   #19
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I'm curious to see the cost breakdown/comparison on this.
Premium 5door wrx would cost me $38k with no options in Alberta where we only pay 5% tax.
If I buy the same vehicle from the US it would cost $31k after paying all taxes and fees.
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:17 AM   #20
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Premium 5door wrx would cost me $38k with no options in Alberta where we only pay 5% tax.
If I buy the same vehicle from the US it would cost $31k after paying all taxes and fees.
That is a big jump. You aren't really saving much after all the expenses(travel), taxes and registration fees. Why not just save up a bit more and get the car in your area? At least I won't have to drive hours to get the car back which is bad for the break in process.
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:59 AM   #21
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SOA and Subaru Canada are trying to piss the customers off enough to get Canada to declare war on the US. When the smoke clears, SOA will have a lot more territory to sell their cars in.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:20 AM   #22
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That is a big jump. You aren't really saving much after all the expenses(travel), taxes and registration fees. Why not just save up a bit more and get the car in your area? At least I won't have to drive hours to get the car back which is bad for the break in process.
I have included all expenses in the total including my $300 airfare. I don't mind driving upto 15 hrs.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:22 AM   #23
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SOA and Subaru Canada are trying to piss the customers off enough to get Canada to declare war on the US. When the smoke clears, SOA will have a lot more territory to sell their cars in.
Lol...war is the last thing we need.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:36 AM   #24
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After all the work and taxes and fees, is it even worth the hassle?
It's not worth as much now, but in ~2007/2008-ish the Canadian dollar was worth about $1.10 USD and Canadian were flocking to American dealers for cars. It got to the point that SOC issued significant discounts to attempt to price match. The previous owner of my Legacy said he got something like $8K off the sticker for that reason.

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This is an open discrimination from SOA, talk about Global economy.
Discrimination is a little overblown. A company has every right to protect its interests. If you really don't like it call SOA and SOC head office customer service directly. If you still don't get your way, go buy an Evo.

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Old 01-29-2013, 09:56 AM   #25
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It's not worth as much now, but in ~2007/2008-ish the Canadian dollar was worth about $1.10 USD and Canadian were flocking to American dealers for cars. It got to the point that SOC issued significant discounts to attempt to price match. The previous owner of my Legacy said he got something like $8K off the sticker for that reason.

Discrimination is a little overblown. A company has every right to protect its interests. If you really don't like it call SOA and SOC head office customer service directly. If you still don't get your way, go buy an Evo.

To me $8k is a substantial saving, I work very hard for my earnings and I'm sure it's the same with everyone. I'm sure most people would like to save that kind $$ for couple of days of little hardship.
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