Thanks. I actually happen to live in a border city and looked into importing a new Lexus IS 250 back in 2006. I ended buying it in Canada because it seemed like too much red tape and too much time. I spoke with the Lexus dealer and due to strict Lexus/Toyota dealership policies, he could not sell directly to a Canadian. The loophole we found was that I would have had to have my American relative purchase the car under his name and I would have to, in turn, purchase the 'used/brand new' car from him. I think I will revisit this possibility and see if the savings (after duties, taxes, etc) will be worth my time and troubles.michelb said:In your shoes, I'd price out one from the US as well. Without getting into all the details here (I'm sure there's already an importing thread existing), it is a pain to buy new from the US but a broker will be able to do it for $1000 or less (if you can't manage to find a dealer that will sell new) and then you can probably have it shipped to pretty much any US border city for another $500-$1000. FWIW, a FWD LE can be gotten for about $27k US and a loaded LTD AWD is about $42k US (although you have to look closely since the trims /options aren't always exactly the same).
Hi,I paid $34,700 after taxes on the road for a 2012 Sienna LE.
I am looking to purchase a sienna.
Was this for the V6 model?
Did you finance it with the 0.9 percent financing? I was quoted 33,700 for the v6 le it seems like you got a much better deal.
Which dealer was this from?
Yes.... But keep in mind of the time of year to go buy a car. Is my next best suggestion too.That being said, Maverick got a pretty good shake...