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Is it me or are all the new SRT8 owners in Canada? When do the lower 48 get a chance to play????
 

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Is it me or are all the new SRT8 owners in Canada? When do the lower 48 get a chance to play????
I got a feeling pretty much everybody should be getting there's very soon. I think CARBUILDER or grunt said the last 2005 was built this week. :)

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Just got back from my dealer, after getting a bodyshop estimate on my 2nd minor fender bender and stopped in at the showroom and sitting there was a black SRT8 with all the trimmings, so I had a chance to sit in it and see what it had for options. This car was fully loaded with all the bells and whistles that are available in Canada. This car was not sold so I went to my favourite new car manager and got the figures for you Canadians. The MSRP on this car is $56,100 plus 7% GST which is $3,927 for a total of $60,027 out the door. If I had wanted this car I could have got it for 52,900 plus GST, as I am a good customer.
 

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My Winnipeg dealer seems to be bs-ing me. Ordered in early jan. Cancelled my '05 and now have a ship date for an '06 on April 3rd or 4th. Seems that his rep told him there were NO '05's. He just did a search and found the one you were looking at this weekend.

So he is calling to see if i can get that one that you were looking at. Do guys in Calgary not want this thing? As to gas tax - Manitoba does not seem to have one either.
 

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My Winnipeg dealer seems to be bs-ing me. Ordered in early jan. Cancelled my '05 and now have a ship date for an '06 on April 3rd or 4th. Seems that his rep told him there were NO '05's. He just did a search and found the one you were looking at this weekend.

So he is calling to see if i can get that one that you were looking at. Do guys in Calgary not want this thing? As to gas tax - Manitoba does not seem to have one either.
This dealer here in Calgary got this car in last Wed and put it in the showroom, and except for a guy who was looking for a silver one there really has been no interest in it. I can tell you that your dealer will not get his hands on this one as it may go to the dealer principal for his demo.
 

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That is really too bad. I really made a point to my dealer that i wanted an '05. I had a VIN and all for a '05. Then was told about a month ago "There have not nor will there be any 05's built!" Which was stated to me even today and unless i would have happened upon this site would have believed him and had to tell him to go do some research and where he found 7 or 8 in Canada - oops!

It is very frustrating to be lied to even if the dealer says his western rep lied to him. I think Chrysler needs to work on getting their pricing and delivery issues sorted out before they take deposits.

I wonder whether i should phone up the dealer in Calgary to purchase from him if he does want to sell... But I guess there would be service issues.
 

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That is really too bad. I really made a point to my dealer that i wanted an '05. I had a VIN and all for a '05. Then was told about a month ago "There have not nor will there be any 05's built!" Which was stated to me even today and unless i would have happened upon this site would have believed him and had to tell him to go do some research and where he found 7 or 8 in Canada - oops!

It is very frustrating to be lied to even if the dealer says his western rep lied to him. I think Chrysler needs to work on getting their pricing and delivery issues sorted out before they take deposits.

I wonder whether i should phone up the dealer in Calgary to purchase from him if he does want to sell... But I guess there would be service issues.
I think the only issues that you would have is having the car registered in Alberta with an Alberta address, plus insurance etc. The Manitoba government would want their pound of flesh but that is the only concern that I could see. All dealers have to service the car no matter where it is bought, although I'm not talking about buying the car outside the country. The dealer here in Calgary is Eastside Dodge.
 

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Just got back from my dealer, after getting a bodyshop estimate on my 2nd minor fender bender and stopped in at the showroom and sitting there was a black SRT8 with all the trimmings, so I had a chance to sit in it and see what it had for options. This car was fully loaded with all the bells and whistles that are available in Canada. This car was not sold so I went to my favourite new car manager and got the figures for you Canadians. The MSRP on this car is $56,100 plus 7% GST which is $3,927 for a total of $60,027 out the door. If I had wanted this car I could have got it for 52,900 plus GST, as I am a good customer.

Mikeyjohn:

You don't pay PST, which would be $4,488, or the $1,200 GGT for a total of $5,688 less than if you were to buy the EXACT same car in Ontario.

That's a big difference from my $56,090 (MSRP) + 15% = $8,413.50 + $1,200 GGT = $65,703.50. My total out the door was a little over $71,400, but with that I got tinting, all the protection packages and the best extended warranty they have available and all the necessary licencing fees etc. Gees, even all these extras get taxed as well. :(

Are you thinking of getting it? If so, would you get all the protection packages & extended warranty as well? I wonder what the new bottom line would be if you did.

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This dealer here in Calgary got this car in last Wed and put it in the showroom, and except for a guy who was looking for a silver one there really has been no interest in it. I can tell you that your dealer will not get his hands on this one as it may go to the dealer principal for his demo.
Could he travel to Alberta, buy it from your dealer, go back to Manitoba and register it there? Of course he'd have to pay his province's PST I believe.

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$71,400? WHOA. Alberta would be the cheapest place to purchase any luxury car. I think in BC we have PST+GST+Luxury tax which starts at $49,000+.
 

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Rambit has the best car in town!!
Is that who I think it is? Could it be? I think it is? Is there a picture of my car with you in it? :D

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Mikeyjohn:

You don't pay PST, which would be $4,488, or the $1,200 GGT for a total of $5,688 less than if you were to buy the EXACT same car in Ontario.

That's a big difference from my $56,090 (MSRP) + 15% = $8,413.50 + $1,200 GGT = $65,703.50. My total out the door was a little over $71,400, but with that I got tinting, all the protection packages and the best extended warranty they have available and all the necessary licencing fees etc. Gees, even all these extras get taxed as well. :(

Are you thinking of getting it? If so, would you get all the protection packages & extended warranty as well? I wonder what the new bottom line would be if you did.

Rambit - who's not necessarily happy with it, but accepts it as such, sung to the tune "Money" :p
Yes, we probably have the cheapest prices for new cars in the country. I was not aware of the guzzler tax in Ontario until recently, plus I heard from my dealer that they also added the luxury tax in BC.

It would not make any sense to buy this car here and then register it in your own province because the taxman will get you coming and going.

I'm not sure whether I would have bought the extended warranty, but I would not have bought the protection package, your dealer should be ashamed of price gouging. I'm not sure what you paid but I'm quite sure you could have done it yourself with about 50 bucks worth of product that you could have bought from Gary and spent a quiet afternoon doing it yourself.

As far as buying this SRT8? I don't think so, I prefer more colour choices, and I can get into just as much trouble with 340 horses without adding more, plus I don't want to pay for premium gas, mid grade is expensive enough, but is a lot cheaper here than other places in Canada.

Having said all that, if there is someone who wants to send me the money I will buy this car for them and drive it every so often to make sure it doesn't rust. :D
 

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Still trying to get my facts right on all the taxes, registrations and extras. Don't fell like getting nailed in the future for doing something wrong.

The car is still available although someone else has a conditional offer on it. So it may just not happen but I am still working at it anyway.

It is an '05... and it has the right options. Calgary is just a skip and a jump away.
 

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Still trying to get my facts right on all the taxes, registrations and extras. Don't fell like getting nailed in the future for doing something wrong.

The car is still available although someone else has a conditional offer on it. So it may just not happen but I am still working at it anyway.

It is an '05... and it has the right options. Calgary is just a skip and a jump away.
They must have looked at the car and put an offer on it after I saw it.

Yep, Calgary is just a skip and a jump. I was stationed in Shilo prior to leaving the forces and moving to Calgary, best move I ever made. :D

By the way, registration for this car is 58 bucks and change and I pay around 850 a year in insurance for full coverage.
 

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jeffT said:
Still trying to get my facts right on all the taxes, registrations and extras. Don't fell like getting nailed in the future for doing something wrong.

The car is still available although someone else has a conditional offer on it. So it may just not happen but I am still working at it anyway.

It is an '05... and it has the right options. Calgary is just a skip and a jump away.
I may be wrong, but it seems to me that you would only have to pay the PST & perhaps whatever GGT/Luxury Tax applies to your province when you register it in Manitoba. Why don't you check that out tomorrow? Now if you had Indian Status, that'd be a whole other story 'cause they don't pay PST anyway!

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