We do our best to buy local goods and support our community and those who live in it. We also try to balance these actions with prudent personal finance decision. When it comes to buying a car, new or used, Canadians pay much more than do our American neighbours – 20%-30% more. The currencies of both nations are more or less equal, yet Canadians pay more for, well, everything. We saved over $9300 purchasing our Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle which is one reason why we chose the Subaru Outback and bought it stateside. New hybrid cars are extremely pricey to buy in Canada so any savings one can get by importing really helps in such an expensive purchase. Feel free to check out our New Car Import DIY – Save Thousands article to find out it really isn’t THAT difficult to import a car.
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