Showdown over crossborder car price disparity The Globe and Mail

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The suit was originally in the fall of 2007, within of the loonie reaching parity the U.S. dollar for the first in 30 years. The latest statement of alleges that auto and dealers on both sides of the engaged in unlawful activities or policies or took actions to upward, or to prevent the reduction of, the at which their dealer sold the Defendant Manufacturers’ vehicles, while simultaneously to prevent shoppers from the border to purchase less vehicles.

The suit is pursuing status, and originally named Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Nissan and BMW, on both of the border, as well as the national and American dealer body covering new vehicles sold September, 2005, to 2007. The argues that Canadians charged between 25 to 40 per cent in absolute terms for vehicles were effectively identical to sold in the U.S.

In the ensuing years, the suit has substantially, as has the value of the Canadian with the plaintiffs dropping claim against Nissan and as well as the American NADA. actions suggest that and BMW both provided evidence as of the discovery process that did not act illegally to keep prices in Canada, even if the prices were higher.

The Canadian Dealers Association earlier year finalized a mirror lawsuit to one brought in the United in 2003, which alleged most of the major U.S. makers and the CADA conspired to virtually identical but less-expensive vehicles out of the hands of American While the U.S. courts find enough evidence most of the auto makers to go to Toyota’s U.S. arm agreed to the suit for $35-million, along a payment of $700,000 by the CADA, both parties asserting they acted lawfully, no legal or factual basis for the

Updates on the Ontario case are posted on, the website for law Juroviesky LLP. It’s a likely to receive more in the next few months as the Canadian pushes up above par with the

Probe finds overcharging by shops

The annual undercover shop investigation by W5 and the Automobile Agency aired last on CTV and, once again, the majority of chain and private shops were found to customers to repair a single, mechanical problem.

Hidden were installed under the of various vehicles that had all extensively serviced and then the cable was loosened. An undercover was then sent to 30 private and repair shops (no dealers) in and Calgary complaining about an starting problem which be fixed by simply finding and the battery cable, with the diagnosis and advice also recorded.

The results? Of 30 repair shops, 22 a Fail on the APA’s pass-fail with the vast majority repairs, products or services weren’t needed. Most that passed charged $40 and $200 for the diagnostic and repair. In one a bill for $2,271 was presented to the reporter in Toronto, after for spark plugs, air filter, new suspension struts and a starter, a push for additional brake It was the highest bill ever by the APA in such an investigation, the consumer said.

Calgary had proportionally more honest or competent shops, but still only of 19 received a passing grade. In only one of 11 shops received a grade, though a 12th was visited, but excluded from the as the chain’s computers showed the had just been serviced at location three days

To avoid such overcharging, the APA getting a second opinion unsure of suggested repairs. The report is available online at as are response letters by Active and Canadian Tire.

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Ram launches pickup

A new bargain-priced V-8 version of Ram 1500 pickup has been called the Express, which to offer the least-expensive V-8 and 20-inch-wheel on the market.

The Express will standard with the 5.7-litre V-8, making 390 hp and 407 lb-ft of and will be aimed at the entry-level and market that’s most in customizing their rides, says. A monochromatic paint fog lamps and aluminum 20-inch are all part of the Express package, will start around or $1,000 higher than a regular cab 1500.

Leaf test drives at show

Nissan Canada offer potential Canadian car owners their first of silent electric car driving weekend, with public drives of the BEV at the Green Living at the Direct Energy Centre at Place in Toronto.

Between and Sunday, show-goers will be to sample the car on a short test

At the Montreal and Toronto auto in January and February, the Leaf was not roped off from the public, but as well. Strong reactions potential Leaf buyers in led the company to unlock the hatchback the last few days of the Toronto as well as at the following auto in Vancouver. Nissan also noticed that the Chevrolet parked nearby had a steady of curious show-goers hopping in and out of the

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