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My Dealer (Western Canada's largest volume Dodge/Ram/Chrysler dealer) informed me last night that Canadian allocation of Hellcats, nation-wide, will be 7 units. They are promising MSRP if they can source a unit. However I will have no or very limited choice on color or any other options. Take it or leave it, if I can get it.....:mad:

Apparently this is not going to be a production run car, at least north of 49....
 

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USA dealers are restricted from selling a vehicle outside the USA, huge fines and restrictions, even termination of franchise agreement, the vehicle must be sold in the USA and registered for at least 6 months before it can be exported
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USA dealers are restricted from selling a vehicle outside the USA, huge fines and restrictions, even termination of franchise agreement, the vehicle must be sold in the USA and registered for at least 6 months before it can be exported
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My local dealer encountered a few months back a Saudi gentleman visiting the US. He was looking to buy several Vipers and have them exported back to Saudi. No sale even though he had cash in hand....
 

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Man, that stinks OP. I guess if you wanted one bad enough and you come across one of the 7, go snatch it up. Since options aren't a huge deal (to me) on the HC and are limited, you just need the bones! Go get one!
 

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Go buy it in Detroit and make a run for it.

They'll never catch you......
 

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USA dealers are restricted from selling a vehicle outside the USA, huge fines and restrictions, even termination of franchise agreement, the vehicle must be sold in the USA and registered for at least 6 months before it can be exported
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Holy crap!! I never knew there would be such an issue but thanks for sharing. So, how do our Non-USA Challengertalk buddies get their cars, there has to be a way right? Are there international Dodge/Chrysler dealers or car sellers they can contact?
 

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I think SRTGeek reported that 50 initial were going out to western Canada. No orders. They get what they get and go from there. It won't be different than the Vipers. There will be more.

Also the warranty is void if you buy in the US and then bring it to Canada. Some learn the hard way. It was to protect the Canadian dealers from cross border shopping. This isn't new. It's been like that for years.

The 6 months/12,000 mile deal is true to protect your warranty. I went through this once before. Also there will be out of country and out of province inspections. If there's a way to disable the DRL's... that'll have to be rigged so it's not possible.

I really don't trust what the dealers say really. I know more about their product than they do. The turn over in salesmen is crazy. Why would you sit at a dealer for 12 hours a day on commission hoping to make a sale when they can go to the oil patch?
 

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Holy crap!! I never knew there would be such an issue but thanks for sharing. So, how do our Non-USA Challengertalk buddies get their cars, there has to be a way right? Are there international Dodge/Chrysler dealers or car sellers they can contact?

We pay through the nose with toonies at about 10 to 13K above US MSRP. I'm lucky that I'm in an area that has only 5% tax. Other provinces have to pay 12% over top.

the exchange rate has no difference on our purchases either. When we were on par $$$$... we still pay that extra.
 

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The United States welcomes all. Move.
 

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I volunteer to care for your hellcat for 6 months in an secure environment and deliver it to you in Canada....no charge!
 
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FYI....No duty on any car/truck build in North American, so dodge---no duty.....only a $200 RIV fee...that's it. Most states you can get a trip permit-to drive it back and pay your own tax when crossing border.

All Dodge cars are excepted in Canada...no mods needed....possible DRL on some models need to be turned on, all the time. its done by computer, should be free, but some dealers will charge ..under $100 anyway. Car will have to be inspected by Canadian tire...thats included in the $200 RIV fee...then a emissions test here in Ontario you will have to pay for.

As for buying new...it has been done...but Dodge USA dealer are not to sell anything new to a Canadian....used is open game.

According to Dodge.....Car has to be registered to a USA owner first...then can be sold to a Canadian. Don't matter if its new, 2 months old or 10 years old.....it can still cross the border and be registered in Canada.

If for some reason you can get a Dodge dealer to sell you a new one.....it can be brought over the border and registered in Canada..age don"t matter.

Don"t forget thou...Dodge Canada and Dodge USA will void your warranty on both sides.

Some manufactures .....like GM will warranty a car in Canada after it has 12,000 km on it and been in service for 6 months or more in the USA.

Many others don't care...like Toyota....warranty is valid from day one.

I have imported before..back in 2010, I don't think much has changed.
 

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My Dealer (Western Canada's largest volume Dodge/Ram/Chrysler dealer) informed me last night that Canadian allocation of Hellcats, nation-wide, will be 7 units. They are promising MSRP if they can source a unit. However I will have no or very limited choice on color or any other options. Take it or leave it, if I can get it.....:mad:

Apparently this is not going to be a production run car, at least north of 49....
Thankfully... your dealer is wrong. There are 40 pre-built (not customer ordered) allotted to Western Canada and I have this from a lot higher up than a dealer. First cars will hit (Western Canadian) lots in Oct if they're able to stay on schedule with builds.

They are shipped out to dealers based upon a points system, and the dealers that sell quickest are then marked on the list in order for allocation with orders. These cars will be hard to get, but far from impossible.

Hopefully this is good news. What you need to remember, dealers are often last to know things. Not fair considering many of them are great guys here to help us buy cars.
 
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