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Interesting article on the focus change of VW for US sales. I've noted before that coming from the background of the people's car, VWOA seemed to be trying to move pretty upscale in general. Not that I cared one way or the other, it just struck me as unusual. It's a little long and dry for those of us that keep up on VW, but the general gist is they seem to want to move back to the more general market.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/07/14/MTGTVJUBO01.DTLhttp://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2006/07/14/MTGTVJUBO01.DTL
 

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Shoot, it would seem the article is no longer available. Sorry, it was good though... ;)
 

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Prices for the '07 Jetta will begin at $17,105, including freight, down from $18,515 for the 2006 model.
Jesus Christ, as if the American prices weren't low enough already.

Base MSRP for a Jetta in Canada is $24,975CAD ($22,500US)

Wow, looking at vw.ca I just found out that for approximately the same price as the '07 Jetta in the U.S. you can get a "City Jetta", which is VW's answer to the economy car in Canada: a 2005 Jetta stripped of all its features. Well, if you add A/C, which I think is standard on all new Jettas, you come to around the same price.

You guys have probably heard me complain enough times about how VW rips off the Canadian market. Well, this just makes me madder. The goal is obviously to make their cars more affordable in both markets and in the U.S. they cut already low prices but in Canada instead of lowering our unfairly high prices, they introduce last year's models at U.S. prices.
 

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Thanks Fastwhiteguy09 for fixing my bad post.

Sorry, Thalo - that VW is seemingly screwing Canada, while trying to bring back te US... Perhaps you need to drive down here for a good deal? ;)

I'm curious, could you get a WRX, CooperS, S2000, or even an SRT for a more equitable price up there?
 

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Base MSRPs from the Canadian websites (in US dollars):

WRX STI: $44,000

CooperS: $30,500

S2000: $45,000

SRT: Don't think it's available, can't find it.
 

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dam thats a lot of money. :eek: :eek: :eek:
Yeah, no joke. No wonder violent crime is so much lower there - nobody has any money left to buy guns...
 

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actually canada averages more guns per household then the US... and a lot of people dont even lock their doors to their house... hah. go figure.
 

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That's Michael Moore propaganda! Only a complete moron doesn't lock their house. And I don't know a single person, personally, who owns a gun.
 

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Moron here. LOL No really, we never locked our doors in east texas. Hardly anybody does there. BTW, everyone I know back home has at least 5 guns in the house. And they will shoot you and drag your ass into the house. (that makes it legal) >:D
 

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Good point, I guess I screwed up that joke. Sorry I went there... Although, even when we know Moore likes propaganda, he does make some interesting points.
 

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Touch?. :D
 
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