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Re: T&T OFFICIAL New Vehicle Prices & Discussion Thread

Postby zoom rader » March 25th, 2020, 7:48 pm

CloudBoi wrote:Got a brochure for the fully loaded civic. In one word.... Disappointing.

16" rims (rather than 18), halogens (rather than led), no adaptive cruise control, no blind spot monitoring, 180 watt 6 speaker instead of the 450 watt 10 speaker audio that every other country's fully-loaded trim has. Ansa parades the vti-s as their fully loaded model, when I search to see who else sells a "vti-s" trim I find Australia, which out of their 5 trims, is the second lowest. What these dealerships really doing???
280k too!!!

I took Australia's highest trim, converted it to TTD, and it was 155k

If you robbing me, pull a gun na..I find this disrespectful.
You forgot to add the taxes, duties and Vat .

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Re: T&T OFFICIAL New Vehicle Prices & Discussion Thread

Postby agent007 » March 25th, 2020, 7:53 pm

Perhaps user drchaos can lend some insight wrt the Civic’s packaging and features as he is an actual owner since 2016. The model he has was $255k back then which is now $279k now.

Let’s just say we go to Australia and buy a VTi-S and ship it from Sydney to POS. This would be the figures below:

$112,386. MSRP
$ 21,000. Shipping
$133,386. CIF
$ 33,346.50 25% duty
$ 7,485. MVT
$174,217.50 Sub total
$ 21,777.19 VAT
$195,994.69 FINAL PRICE

We must keep in mind, the MSRP that ANSA would pay as well as the shipping cost would be far lower than the above figure because the MSRP above includes Aussie taxes and markup etc.

I would estimate that ANSA’s final cost on that Civic turbo would be around $160k tops. They are making a cool $120k profit on each unit sold.

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Postby drchaos » March 25th, 2020, 10:40 pm

The Price is inflated and ANSA is playing the fool .... but not by as much as you think.

Economies of scale ... Ansa will pay higher prices vs the Australian dealers for these vehicles.
The more a distributor buys the lower the price they pay. Also Ansa will get what honda sends them, its not always up to the dealers what models and spec's they get.

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Re: T&T OFFICIAL New Vehicle Prices & Discussion Thread

Postby slacker_83 » March 26th, 2020, 6:07 am

agent007 wrote:Perhaps user drchaos can lend some insight wrt the Civic’s packaging and features as he is an actual owner since 2016. The model he has was $255k back then which is now $279k now.

Let’s just say we go to Australia and buy a VTi-S and ship it from Sydney to POS. This would be the figures below:

$112,386. MSRP
$ 21,000. Shipping
$133,386. CIF
$ 33,346.50 25% duty
$ 7,485. MVT
$174,217.50 Sub total
$ 21,777.19 VAT
$195,994.69 FINAL PRICE

We must keep in mind, the MSRP that ANSA would pay as well as the shipping cost would be far lower than the above figure because the MSRP above includes Aussie taxes and markup etc.

I would estimate that ANSA’s final cost on that Civic turbo would be around $160k tops. They are making a cool $120k profit on each unit sold.
Base price of the VTI-S closer to $125 The EXI near 110

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Re: T&T OFFICIAL New Vehicle Prices & Discussion Thread

Postby sweeks » March 31st, 2020, 10:40 pm

CloudBoi wrote:Got a brochure for the fully loaded civic. In one word.... Disappointing.

16" rims (rather than 18), halogens (rather than led), no adaptive cruise control, no blind spot monitoring, 180 watt 6 speaker instead of the 450 watt 10 speaker audio that every other country's fully-loaded trim has. Ansa parades the vti-s as their fully loaded model, when I search to see who else sells a "vti-s" trim I find Australia, which out of their 5 trims, is the second lowest. What these dealerships really doing???
280k too!!!

I took Australia's highest trim, converted it to TTD, and it was 155k

If you robbing me, pull a gun na..I find this disrespectful.


Agreed ... had a 2015 fully loaded Accord and I felt the same way .... disappointed. No matter what is said the Koreans have come far and the euros are still ahead ....

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Postby kamakazi » April 1st, 2020, 12:12 am

All manufactures are cutting corners unless you looking at a flagship model

I honestly thought the Korean cousins got better but they are 5 year/100k km vehicles... This also goes for budget Euro models from luxury brands.

What additional features do you look for that could potentially sway a purchasing decision; many people say features are lacking but no one says what features they were looking forward to

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Postby Gladiator » April 1st, 2020, 11:01 pm

kamakazi wrote:All manufactures are cutting corners unless you looking at a flagship model

I honestly thought the Korean cousins got better but they are 5 year/100k km vehicles... This also goes for budget Euro models from luxury brands.

What additional features do you look for that could potentially sway a purchasing decision; many people say features are lacking but no one says what features they were looking forward to


When it comes to Trini car sales they just look for maximum profit. If that means reducing the specs of the vehicle below standard then so be it. I personally was totally disappointed in Toyota. I had the Rav4 (last model) and it was so bleh. The car felt cheap and light. The Engine was strong but the CVT was so loud and drony. It had very basic features, And for that legendary Toyota reliability, engine light came on and never throw any codes. Toyota tech say the harness was damaged. Even the paint job was sub standard. The clearcoat is thin and minimal.

Decided to go with a Euro after and was very pleased. Once you customize your spec you get what you want (Rims, Tyres, Safety features, Paint, Engine, Seats, Steering Wheel, Pedals, Suspension, Lights etc) I actually sat with the rep and built the car from a basic spec.

Walked into a BMW showroom on Richmond St and asked the lady to see the 3 series. She show me some 3 cyl 1.5L crap with a plastic dashboard. Damn the Rav 4 looked better than that. Saw a 2 series with an M Sport kit and a 2L engine. Asked she if its RWD or FWD. She mumble fumble and try calling somebody on the phone. I went under and check and had to educate the poor woman. Good thing they give up that dealership yes.

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Postby agent007 » April 2nd, 2020, 9:48 am

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Postby Shalom Vanamson » April 2nd, 2020, 11:09 am

If that exact XC90 in the image is what they are selling as the 2020 model year I have a serious problem with that

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Postby agent007 » April 3rd, 2020, 11:40 am

Shalom, you lost me there, care to explain?

Just an update guys, the all new 2020 Suzuki XL7 7 seater 1.5 crossover is priced at $200,000.

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Postby Shalom Vanamson » April 3rd, 2020, 12:15 pm

agent007 wrote:Shalom, you lost me there, care to explain?

Just an update guys, the all new 2020 Suzuki XL7 7 seater 1.5 crossover is priced at $200,000.


The 2020 Volvo XC90 was facelifted although a very minor one. If the 2020 XC90 that is being sold locally looks exactly like the one in the image then it actually isnt the 2020 model.

The price on that new XL7 is really competitive tho :shock: considering going against a vehicle like the Livina.

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Re: T&T OFFICIAL New Vehicle Prices & Discussion Thread

Postby agent007 » April 3rd, 2020, 12:30 pm

Yes it is quite competitive. You did well to notice the facelift in the XC90. Up to now I can’t really tell the difference.

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Postby Gladiator » April 4th, 2020, 10:54 am

I dunno bout allyuh.... but the Kia Looks much Better than the Suzuki...

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Postby Shalom Vanamson » April 4th, 2020, 11:29 am

Most definitely. But just remember its a different class of vehicle too

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Re: T&T OFFICIAL New Vehicle Prices & Discussion Thread

Postby Dave » April 4th, 2020, 1:25 pm

Kia 7 seats?

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Postby Ryan197912 » April 4th, 2020, 7:37 pm

New car fire sale??????

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T&T OFFICIAL New Vehicle Prices & Discussion Thread

Postby agent007 » April 6th, 2020, 1:14 am

I understand both may be available locally with only 2 airbags?

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Postby Gladiator » April 6th, 2020, 10:59 am

Wish they had bring back this monster.... 2.0L V6 Ladder Chassis 4WD

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Postby agent007 » April 6th, 2020, 3:17 pm

7 seats, body on frame chassis, RWD with longitudinal mounted engine with electronic fuel injection (not direct injection), automatic transmission (non CVT), 6 airbags, legendary Toyota reliability and resale value. Somewhat worthy now isn’t it? $229k
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Postby Dizzy28 » April 6th, 2020, 4:37 pm

Gladiator wrote:Wish they had bring back this monster.... 2.0L V6 Ladder Chassis 4WD





One of my past work places had that as a pool vehicle. That Suzuki was pretty horrid on gas consumption though. South runs would more or less be 1/2 tank without too much off highway driving.

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Re: T&T OFFICIAL New Vehicle Prices & Discussion Thread

Postby agent007 » April 6th, 2020, 7:54 pm

It was either a 2.5 or 2.7 old tech V6 toting 3400+lbs so I’ll cut it some slack.

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Re: T&T OFFICIAL New Vehicle Prices & Discussion Thread

Postby Gladiator » Yesterday, 10:30 am

Dizzy28 wrote:
Gladiator wrote:Wish they had bring back this monster.... 2.0L V6 Ladder Chassis 4WD





One of my past work places had that as a pool vehicle. That Suzuki was pretty horrid on gas consumption though. South runs would more or less be 1/2 tank without too much off highway driving.


Yeah... i had the smaller one with the 1.6L... it was a slow gas guzzler as well, but strong like an OX and very capable offroad...

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Re: T&T OFFICIAL New Vehicle Prices & Discussion Thread

Postby eliteauto » 33 minutes ago

agent007 wrote:7 seats, body on frame chassis, RWD with longitudinal mounted engine with electronic fuel injection (not direct injection), automatic transmission (non CVT), 6 airbags, legendary Toyota reliability and resale value. Somewhat worthy now isn’t it? $229k
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cheap plastics, uncomfortable for 4 adults far less 7 persons older than 10, narrow, reliability is yet to be proven and apparently underpowered when moving with 4 persons on hills. All my comments are from actual experience of having one for a week as a back up vehicle for my business

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