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After reading some things about options I was wondering what the options are for the US version. It seems like the canucks get a lot of things standard that are options for the US. This is a general trend in cars here, but I would like to get an idea of the specifics.

Here I think options like the moonroof, hids, park assist are standard.
 

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You are right that we get a lot of things standard on the Cdn C, as a matter of fact the only options are the Nav and the side airbags which include the back-up sensor(protection group II)
It is quite funny that the real wood steering wheel is listed as $400.00 in the US and it is listed as $295.00 Cdn on the Cdn site. It was first listed at $275.00 when I ordered my car on the 27th of April.
They also list the smokers group as an option, but this is a no brainer to me as I don't smoke. The cold weather package is standard in Canada.
 

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Y but don't forget that there are U.S. options that us Canadians don't even have like the UCONNECT for example. And thats B/S!!
 

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niner49 said:
can anyone tell me when we will have the UCONNECT available to us?????
The u-connect is already available in Canada if you factory order it, they just released it after they got the French issue resolved.

I just had the after-market one installed and it works great. I don't know how I did without it. I am hearing impaired due to my military and police time and I had to take a hearing aid out to use my phone and then it was difficult to hear, now I can adjust the volume and hear perfectly and I don't have to worry about making a mistake when I am driving, by reaching for a cell and pulling out a hearing aid.

Rogers here in Canada supplied me a Ericcson T616, free of charge when I told them my predicament and after they had supplied me with another phone about 6 months ago. I only paid for shipping and the pairing of this phone to u-connect was seamless.
 

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I was at my dealer yesterday because i put a deposit on a 300c and he told me it wasn't available yet. Are you talking about and aftermarket or factory option? i want the factory opt.
 

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I was at my dealer yesterday because i put a deposit on a 300c and he told me it wasn't available yet. Are you talking about and aftermarket or factory option? i want the factory opt.
No, I am talking about the factory option. You might want to call DC Canada customer relations number and they should set you straight. Some of these dealers don't want to do their homework by checking what is or is not available and are losing money in the meantime, but regardless the after market one works great too.
 

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niner49 said:
Thanks I will do that ..do you happen to have the number for DC Canada?
No, but go to the website I believe you will find it there, but it should be in your local phonebook.
 

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You guys think Canadians get the standard opinions because the car is built in Canada?
 

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What I mean is in Canada you only have 3 options to pick from and the rest are standard. In the US you more opinions and less standard features. For example the wood trim package is around $275 in Canada but $400 in the US. I believe (US Chrysler site was down) moonroof and HID's are a options on the 300c in the US but standard in Canada. So I was just wondering why customers in Canada have standard features which are options down in the US?
 

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What I mean is in Canada you only have 3 opinions to pick from and the rest are standard. In the US you more opinions and less standard features. For example the wood trim package is around $275 in Canada but $400 in the US. I believe (US Chrysler site was down) moonroof and HID's are a opinion on the 300c in the US but standard in Canada. So I was just wondering why customers in Canada have standard features which are opinions down in the US?
Not to be picky here, but they are 'options', not 'opinions'.
 

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This is the DC Marketing Department at work, I think. Automakers often conduct all sorts of focus-group testing to determine what options aren't always considered 'value-added', and grouping them by country is often convenient. I noticed that there were also big differences between standard vs. options available here and in Australia.

The automakers try to offer what they anticipate the market will support. Also, if cars move like hotcakes in one area versus another, they use this feedback to tweak their offering, because sometimes the options and pricing determine whether a car sells well versus stellar, regardless of how coveted the model itself is.
 

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300Con23s said:
What I mean is in Canada you only have 3 opinions to pick from and the rest are standard. In the US you more opinions and less standard features. For example the wood trim package is around $275 in Canada but $400 in the US. I believe (US Chrysler site was down) moonroof and HID's are a opinion on the 300c in the US but standard in Canada. So I was just wondering why customers in Canada have standard features which are opinions down in the US?
I really don't know why the woodtrim is such a difference, but the reason for the difference in standard and options is the price. If this car was to be priced as in the US market it would not sell here due to the difference in the dollar. I know there should be complaints from the US but finally we are getting a break here, right or wrong.

At one time you could come to Canada and buy a car and vica versa, but now the warranties are not recognized unless you are a tourist.

I paid $41,000 Cdn for all options except Nav. which would have cost an extra $2700.00 Cdn. I wish now I would have got it but for now I will stay lost. The u-connect and sirrus was not available north of the border at the time I ordered mine. :)
 

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If this car was to be priced as in the US market it would not sell here due to the difference in the dollar. I know there should be complaints from the US but finally we are getting a break here, right or wrong.
It's all sales-driven as to what DC thinks the local markets will support.
I work in the pharmaceuticals industry, and the hot topic of the day is the big difference in $$ between drugs re-imported from Canada versus those same drugs sold directly in the US.
Oversimplified, the pharma industry charges more in the US for the same drug because the US market will buy it at that price, but less in markets where either the consumer pays higher out-of-pocket or because the mighty marketing studies have shown that the locals would rather go without a certain pill if they have to pay over $X.
So, DC charges less for the same item in Canada because market research has proven to them they will have a hard time moving cars off the Canadian lots if they charge the same price as they do in the US.
I'm not defending the practice, merely offering one explanation. :)
 

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Lol, thanks JJS for pointing that out.
 
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