Saturday, September 22, 2007

US Dealer Encourages Canadians to Speak Out

Submitted by: Maria Mazzarolo
Re: E-mail Response from US Car Dealer (name withheld)

Sent: Sunday, September 16, 2007 5:20 PM
Subject: Canadians Banned from New Toyota Sales

Hello Maria,

Thank-you for your inquiry.

Currently, I can only sell used vehicles to folks who live in Canada due to a prohibition from Toyota USA.

You can see my pre-owned inventory at [dealer car lot website].

I am encouraging everyone to make a complaint to your gov't about this apparent NAFTA Free Trade violation.


Anonymous said...

This has nothing to do with NAFTA or any government, this is a manufacturer decision

Anonymous said...

manufacturers cant dictate who your allowed to sell to (only leae/finance but thats a credit issue), that would be prejudice? its like stores not accepting legal tender.. its illegal

Anonymous said...

If this action violates the Competition Act and the Consumer Protection Act in Canada why is our elected government not aware of this issue and doing something about it? Could they not do the math until the looney was at par with the US dollar? As a Canadian I am ashamed that we in general did not know of the price fixing until the dollar was at par.