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      03-12-2008, 02:43 PM   #1
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built an M3 coupe on the US site

I built a new M3 on the US site, and it comes (without navi)to $66350, which is a lot less than up here.

To remind me the extra costs to bring it here are:
about $1000 for the letters from BMW
about $7K in duty
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and from what I heard you have to get someone in the US to buy it for you since BMW USA can't sell to Canadians?

also, heard it is quite a hassle on getting that letter from BMW Canada

lastly, when you finally want to sell it, it may be more difficult selling a US car in Canada
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$4-$5K to replace the cluster and the HVAC unit.
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so you basically save about 10-12k?
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A lot of dealers in the U.S. are marking up the price of m3s towards 100k. Good luck finding a car at msrp! My car is a u.s. import, the cluster wasn't changed & it passed all inspections fine...

http://www.autoblog.com/2008/03/10/2...up-to-100-000/
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M3, psssss, please.

For that kind of money get a GTR. Supposedly they will sell at MSRP in E-town.$ 81k

Better yet, get a used, low km M5 from the US and then bring that up. Plenty around Arizona.
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I built a new M3 on the US site, and it comes (without navi)to $66350, which is a lot less than up here.

To remind me the extra costs to bring it here are:
about $1000 for the letters from BMW
about $7K in duty
gst/pst
what else
its not going to happen, so don't waste your time.
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$4-$5K to replace the cluster and the HVAC unit.
Wow, is that really what it costs?
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$4-$5K to replace the cluster and the HVAC unit.
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Wow, is that really what it costs?
Sorry...I always thought the HVAC displays both celsius and fahrenheit depending on your settings...why do you need to change it? I can't imagine it being a required change either.
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Here's an image of an M3 being marked up $30K: http://www.dragtimes.com/blog/2008-b...priced-at-100k.

Mind you, I am doubtful that the GTR will be selling at list...
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Sorry...I always thought the HVAC displays both celsius and fahrenheit depending on your settings...why do you need to change it? I can't imagine it being a required change either.
Not sure. Just what I have read on various forums on the issue.

It could be that the Canadian cluster is not compatible (software wise) with the HVAC from a US unit. Sounds dumb, but I wouldn't put it past BMW.
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Not sure. Just what I have read on various forums on the issue.

It could be that the Canadian cluster is not compatible (software wise) with the HVAC from a US unit. Sounds dumb, but I wouldn't put it past BMW.
I find that highly unlikely. The manufacturing process will be designed to ensure the least variance between components for different markets.
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The main I would hesitate to get a car from the US is because when I wanna get rid of it, it would be a pain in the ass to sell.
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