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Buying a car in Canada 2021 - getting a deal, and the process?

Old Nov 26th 2021, 4:02 am
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Originally Posted by Jsmth321
Ford = Fix Or Repair Daily (just a joke, don't take seriously.)

Dodge = 'Dead Or Dying Garbage Emitter (Less of a joke, but only because everyone I ever met with a Dodge complains about it being of not good quality, but never owned one.)

I have only owned a Chevy and a Mazda long term, about 15 years apart, Chevy was fine, Mazda we have curious to see how long it goes before something major goes and it gets shipped to the junk yard or sold for scrap, so far 170,000km and 10 years old almost and going strong.
About 3 years ago, I hired a Dodge SUV near San Francisco and drove it to Buffalo. We made it but seemed to struggle getting over the Rocky Mountains with insufficient power to climb hills without changing down. We nicknamed it the Dodgy Dodge.
I also hear that Jeep's have Just Enough Efficient Parts.
And why is it that - in BC anyway, all affordable cars don't seem to have power adjust for the passenger seat?
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Old Nov 28th 2021, 5:30 am
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I think the issue is you are going for all the cars that everyone else wants.

I bought a 2021 BMW M340i xDrive ex-demo car from auction with 8,500kms on it (MSRP $71k) for $60k even. Still has until Aug 2024 prepaid warranty and maintenance.
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Old Nov 29th 2021, 2:35 pm
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I counted the amount of cars outside of 2 dealerships as we drove past them on Saturday. One was a Dodge dealer, the other a Ford I think. One had 23 vehicles, the other 26. Slim pickings for those wanting to buy.
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Old Nov 30th 2021, 1:26 am
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Doesn't seem that bad here - Ford Dealers seem to have plenty of F150's on the lot. I have to replace or buy out my Hyundai Palisade next July, so we'll see what the situation is then.
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Old Nov 30th 2021, 2:28 am
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Doesn't seem that bad here - Ford Dealers seem to have plenty of F150's on the lot. I have to replace or buy out my Hyundai Palisade next July, so we'll see what the situation is then.
Husband did say something about them sending the stock out whilst they are waiting for the chips and getting the dealerships to finish them off. Maybe they have started?
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Old Nov 30th 2021, 2:29 am
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When I was getting my tires swapped over two weeks ago at the dealer, I noticed when leaving that there seemed to be very few cars inside the showroom. I thought maybe it was because they were going to be putting newer models in, but in retrospect it could have been due to the lack of any cars to put in there.
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Old Nov 30th 2021, 4:35 am
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Originally Posted by Piff Poff
Husband did say something about them sending the stock out whilst they are waiting for the chips and getting the dealerships to finish them off. Maybe they have started?
I was at the Ford dealer this morning, they said there are acres of F150s in Oakville and Dearborn, finished, just waiting for chips. The farrier waited ages for his, eight months maybe, while the old one got older and older and more nerve racking to count on.
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$30k for a 19 year old (US import) Land Cruiser that does 13mpg

https://www.kelownanissan.com/invent...t05j422026941/

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$30k for a 19 year old (US import) Land Cruiser that does 13mpg

https://www.kelownanissan.com/invent...t05j422026941/

I drove across America in a 1980s LC. Never saw anything like 13mpg so, if it's true of this one, it's either a great advance in engineering or a benefit of being more minivan than truck.
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I drove across America in a 1980s LC. Never saw anything like 13mpg so, if it's true of this one, it's either a great advance in engineering or a benefit of being more minivan than truck.
I'd give my right testicle to get a brand new left hand drive 70 series LC here in Canada...V8 diesel

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Old Nov 30th 2021, 10:03 am
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I'd give my right testicle to get a brand new left hand drive 70 series LC here in Canada...V8 diesel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMp8tJL7zGs
It's only money ... https://cruisersolutions.com/ and they're not the only firm that can supply one.
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Have you thought about buying a reliable beater until you have settled down? we bought my Daughter a 2003 Corolla with 245,000kms on the clock for $2,800 and the thing will not die! Most Hondas or Toyotas of that vintage hold their value so you will not lose anything when you are ready to buy new.

Facebook market place is full of them.
Hi any advice on buying a cheap but reliable "beater"? Everything that I see at the low price range on Facebook and Kijiji is scrap/for parts. I'd ideally like to get a manual hatchback but that's just not an option it seems- at any price. I'm in Ontario.
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Old Apr 28th 2023, 1:29 pm
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keep your eyes open for subaru foresters - know a few people with 200k+ on the clock & still running great.
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