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Old 09-02-2012, 05:57 PM   #15
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5spd is perfect for me. Maybe if you don't have a buyer by the new year, we can meet in Utah or something.
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Old 09-02-2012, 07:46 PM   #16
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Canada Black book value:
Trade-in $6550
Retail $8575

VMR Canada
Wholesale $7500
Retail $9600

Seems the place to sell it is here in Canada!

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Old 09-03-2012, 05:03 AM   #17
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The current Forester is made in Japan. The dealership we bought ours from sold many Outbacks to Canadian customers at a big savings because it is made in the US. Because of the Foresters Japanese manufacture, Canadians purchasing a Forester in the US and taking it back to Canada, must pay the import duty. I am not sure if that applies to used vehicles. Raz
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:26 AM   #18
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Raz, what model year did they stop assembling the Forester in Indiana?

If the car is not assembled/built in the USA then you are correct Duty would need to be paid bringing it into Canada whether it is new or old.

But there is another kicker on *all* new cars purchased by a Canadian in the USA. Subaru stopped about 4 years ago covering the warranty work in Canada on cars bought by Canadian's in the USA if they did not have a US residency at the time the car was purchased. If you live in the US and have a problem while traveling in Canada no problem they will fix it in Canada - goes both ways. Subaru was actually the last car manufactures to put that rule into effect to stop the big flow of cross border car shopping going on - caved into pressure from Canadian dealers. I had no problems getting my US purchased Subaru's dealt with under warranty here in Canada as they were purchased before the rules changed.

Funny enough there are still a large number of people who will buy a new Subaru Outback in the USA due to the price difference and take thier chances that they will not need any warranty work done in Canada on it. Its a pretty good bet due to the reliability of them. On the chance they do need work done they just take a day trip to the closest US dealer to have it done.
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:42 AM   #19
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Psst- car still for sale

No takers yet, but at least I started a spirited discussion. How I wish I was selling the car up in Canada. It's my favorite country, present nationality included. It just seems to fit my liberal/Scottish/cool-natured temperment. Count yourself lucky, Canucks!

I know the manual transmission limits the market for my car, but it increases its driveability and performance. If anyone is thinking of towing anything with a Forester, you want the 5MT. On paper, that raises the tow rating by 400 lbs, to 2,400 lbs. On the road, the 5-speed makes best use of the engine's 175 hp. and provides just the right degree of engine braking on long descents.

In comparison, I test-drove the 2012 Forester with automatic and found it totally lame. To call it a dog would be a slander on lazy dogs everywhere. Subaru's ancient four-speed automatic got caught between gears, and I could not accelerate up a steep residential road, though I held full throttle for eight seconds. Felt like I was pulling a trailer!

Bottom line is, the Forester XS is a gutsy little tow car that punches above its weight. You can read about my towing experiences in my previous posts here, if you search. My car will find a buyer eventually, but it would be nice to find a buyer here who would make use of my tow prep improvements and mods.
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:53 AM   #20
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It's my favorite country, present nationality included. It just seems to fit my liberal/Scottish/cool-natured temperment. Count yourself lucky, Canucks!
Oh we do!! LOL except for when you hear someone try and play God Save Our Queen on the bagpipes.... then I question it!
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:57 AM   #21
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If I can't sell my car, perhaps I ought to join ya'll on this tangent.

If you're thinking of importing, can you bring in a car from Europe? Those Euro brands offer a much wider choice of powerplants and options. Somehow that's not sounding like a bargain hunt, however.
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I know the manual transmission limits the market for my car, but it increases its driveability and performance. If anyone is thinking of towing anything with a Forester, you want the 5MT. On paper, that raises the tow rating by 400 lbs, to 2,400 lbs. On the road, the 5-speed makes best use of the engine's 175 hp. and provides just the right degree of engine braking on long descents.

In comparison, I test-drove the 2012 Forester with automatic and found it totally lame. To call it a dog would be a slander on lazy dogs everywhere. Subaru's ancient four-speed automatic got caught between gears, and I could not accelerate up a steep residential road, though I held full throttle for eight seconds. Felt like I was pulling a trailer!

Bottom line is, the Forester XS is a gutsy little tow car that punches above its weight. You can read about my towing experiences in my previous posts here, if you search. My car will find a buyer eventually, but it would be nice to find a buyer here who would make use of my tow prep improvements and mods.

Subaru is one of the few new vehicles made with a manual transmission. A few years back we sold two Toyotas, both with manual transmissions. Folks were looking for them. I think there are so few manual transmissions made that the demand is there. My Nissan Frontier with the automatic is still sitting in my door yard. If it were a manual, I suspect it would have sold by now. Raz
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Old 10-20-2013, 10:56 AM   #23
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Did it sell?

Interested : )
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Old 10-20-2013, 02:56 PM   #24
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Sorry, I forgot about the ad. It's been sold, for a year.
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