Does anyone know if we who live in the US could purchase a Murano from a dealer in Canada? I live in New York, and it seems to me that I would save thousands if I were to buy one in Toronto and drive it home.
Let's do the math... Considering the US dollar is worth at least 1.50 CAN, you could walk away with a nicely equipped AWD SL w/sunroof (40.5K CAN) for no more that 27K US. The same vehicle would cost over 30K in the US.
In Ontario, we have to pay 15% in federal and provincial taxes. I think the better deal is in the US ...unless you can get away without paying the taxes.
According to the Bank of Canada http://www.bankofcanada.ca/en/exchform.htm, the exchange rate from US Dollars to Canadian dollars is 1.58. Also, US Citizens who purchase in Canada should be able to fill out a form to get the tax back when they cross the border back to the US. That makes a fully loaded SE including NAV which costs about $50000 canadian equivalent to about $31650 US. The same configuration in the US is over $37000, a savings of over $5000.
So is anyone familiar w/ buying a car in Canada to bring back to the US? What are the downsides? I've heard that the Canadian warantee won't be honored at nissan dealers in the US. Does anyone know if it's possible to "buy" a warantee?