I have not posted for a while, during which this time a lot of things have changed.
The US buck has tanked and continues to do so, while the Canadian buck hit par today, and may move even higher in the near future.
Here is a pdf outlining the requirements for importing cars into Canada:
Is anyone here, contemplating making their next new car purchase in the US?
There are some major savings to be had. But MB is NOT passing those savings
onto its Canadian customers. They, MB continues to pocket the difference.
This has nothing to do with the Dealers, because MB sets the pricing.
Doing a quick Can/US/ retail value subtraction at par, on an SLK 55:
$87,500 - $63,725 = $ 23,775 (furthermore, Oregon has no sales tax.)
I could be saving $23,775 by buying an SLK 55 in the US.
Now I suspect their will be some red tape. After all NAFA was not set up for an average bean counter like me, but rather for the benefit of companies doing cross border business. Regardless there appears to be a lot of beans thats still left over that would stay in my pocket, rather then go towards paying for the Mercedes-Maclarens $100,000,000.00 fine.
I'm interested in your comments, cheers!
(I'm sorry for the dbl posting to the R171 slk forum)