So I am in Mexico right now for a couple months and have noticed (I haven't been here for about 6 years) and I cannot help but notice all the different makes and models of cars they sell here. It is wild! Here there is what we have in Canada: All the American companies, VW, all the Japanese, BMW, Mercedes, Volvo, Audi, Jag, Range Rover etc but they have so many European cars its not even funny. There is Renault, Seat, Peugeot, Fiat and Citroen. Also, they sell the Chinese made cars! They are sold through a Leon's or The Brick equivalent type of store.
When I was here many years ago the market was dominated by Americans, VW, Nissan and the premium European manufacturers. Now there is probably every car maker here in the world selling in this country.
Considering the Canadian perspective two things immediately popped into my head: Due to the market competition cars here are a lot cheaper. A fully loaded 2009 Honda Accord here 33,000 roughly w/ tax, in Canada the car is roughly 45,000 dollars (both cars without accessories)! Wooooow that is a big difference!
Also, considering our increasingly rising price of gasoline and our dependence on cars, why aren't these SUPER efficient European cars being sold in Canada! We are depending on car makers in Canada to give us all these hyrbid and super efficient diesel cars and they are not really providing. They already damn exist! We oooohhh and awww at the size of the smart car in Canada when these other Europeans have been selling similar cars for ages.
This has fully confirmed my belief that our government is well under the wings of GM, Dodge and Chrysler. Same deal for the Americans down south; so much for free capitalism.
If I had the money I would buy a whole bunch of these and import them into Canada!
That was my somewhat informative rant! (with lots of exclamation marks )
I wonder if you are a bit out of touch - I think the prices have dropped pretty dramatically now.
So much so that cross border has effectively stopped AND a number of car suppliers in Canada are geared up for a record year. ..go figure
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Mark, ZENN cars are now legal in Manitoba as well. Since I could not buy one here in St.John's, I decided to buy stock in the company, when it dipped below $3 a share. I also bought stock in a small BC company called Western Wind Energy for about $1 about a year ago, during one of our typical wind storms. A local CBC Radio 1 commentator joked that NL would not need any oil if we could only harness the force of the winds that rage over our province for most of the year. This company is now setting up wind turbines in California .......... but not NL. Western Wind Energy
Still, if we can't buy their products, we can at least support a company like ZENN or Wester Wind Energy by buying their stock.
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