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    Canadian imports of U.S. vehicles on record pace

    - The number of vehicles imported into Canada from the United States in 2008 is well on pace to break last year's record high, according to data compiled by the North American Automobile Trade Association. Canadians imported 151,169 vehicles as of June 30, more than double the amount for the same period a year earlier, and fast approaching the 189,738 vehicles imported throughout 2007.

    "The strong Canadian dollar is definitely the force behind that (trend) and I think that Canadians are becoming more and more aware of the vast savings on some vehicles," said Mark Sandelin, chief executive of Import Trader, a company that specializes in importing vehicles and heavy equipment from the United States.

    Sandelin says once all the import fees have been taken into account, Canadians can expect to save, on average, between C$3,000 ($2,950) and C$4,000 ($3,930) on a vehicle selling for C$30,000 at a Canadian dealership. He added that Canadians can expect to save up to C$15,000 on luxury vehicles listed at C$75,000 and up in Canada.

    On Nissan Motor Co's Canadian website the manufacturer's suggested retail price for the 2008 Pathfinder S V6 is C$38,298. In the United States, the same vehicle is listed at $26,300.

    Vehicle imports from the United States began to pick up in 2007, when the Canadian dollar reached parity with the U.S. currency for the first time in three decades.


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    Whats the price of gas in oregon and washington state?

    $4.25 to $4.40
    Here's a link to gas prices across the country...
    http://www.gasbuddy.com/gb_gastemperatur...
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    Whats the price of gas in Canada?

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    Gas jumped from 99 cents per litre here (PEI, Canada) to $1.35 per litre yesterday at 4pm..
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    In England we'd drive all night to fill up at those prices. Over 1 a litre here.. that's more than 4.60 a gallon.. ($8.07US). That's around 65 a tank-full, or $115US for my Ford Scorpio. If anyone can email me a few gallons from over there, I'd be greatful.. of course I'll pay 5 bucks a gallon for your time..
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    Ottawa, Ont:Trader rating $1.34 today here in Ottawa from what i saw it as. Had to fill up with premium at $1.46/liter ($30 netted me just over 20 liters) since we're having the car tested again for the provincial government's tax grab 'Emissions Testing'.
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    $1.35 CA is $1.37 US. And since a liter is about 1/4 (3.79 L/g), that means the Canuks are paying over $5/gallon.

    Nope, still don't want to live in Canada.
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    Quote Originally Posted by biccat View Post
    $1.35 CA is $1.37 US. And since a liter is about 1/4 (3.79 L/g), that means the Canuks are paying over $5/gallon.

    Nope, still don't want to live in Canada.
    And they have a glut of oil and are energy independent. Now why is it you cons are so eager to join them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterS View Post
    And they have a glut of oil and are energy independent. Now why is it you cons are so eager to join them?


    http://www.petro-canada.ca/en/media/296.aspx

    "In 2005, Canadians paid on average 32.7 cents tax on every litre of gasoline."
    The United States pays less than that on every gallon of gasoline. That translates to $1.23/gallon in taxes alone.

    Why are liberals so eager to jack up our energy prices by artificial taxes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by biccat View Post


    http://www.petro-canada.ca/en/media/296.aspx

    "In 2005, Canadians paid on average 32.7 cents tax on every litre of gasoline."
    The United States pays less than that on every gallon of gasoline. That translates to $1.23/gallon in taxes alone.

    Why are liberals so eager to jack up our energy prices by artificial taxes?
    Which means they are paying market rate, correct? Isn't the reason for new drilling is that generating a surplus and energy independence will drive down the price of oil? Why didn't it work for the Canadians? Why are they paying the same as everyone else?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterS View Post
    Which means they are paying market rate, correct? Isn't the reason for new drilling is that generating a surplus and energy independence will drive down the price of oil? Why didn't it work for the Canadians? Why are they paying the same as everyone else?
    They aren't paying market rate, they are paying an inflated rate because of absurdly high taxes and environmental limitations. The Messiah's plan to tax oil is going to drive up prices. Are you ready to pay another $1/gallon so that he can give more money to his friends in the marxist/environmentalist lobbies?

    The point of drilling in the United States is to increase the global supply. Basic economics say that increasing supply reduces the price. Canada imports foreign oil, so I don't get where you get the impression that they are energy independent.
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    I go on EBAY Autos quite frequently and new vehicles like Corvettes are listed for sale only in the US and can not be exported out of the country. Maybe it's just certain states or mfg.'s that do not allow exporting of their new vehicle. Used vehicles is not a problem for export.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterS View Post
    And they have a glut of oil and are energy independent. Now why is it you cons are so eager to join them?

    Since no one here is routinely calling you peckerhead, why are you throwing the pejorative "Cons" around so much?

    Because it makes you look like an angry, unhinged, liberal peckerhead.

    Just sayin...
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    Quote Originally Posted by asdf2231 View Post
    Because it makes you look like an angry, unhinged, liberal peckerhead.
    Maybe he is an angry, unhinged, liberal peckerhead. It would explain quite a bit. Hopefully he can clear up this issue for us.
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