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March 22, 2015, 12:53 AM #0

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Anyone looked at any vehicles here? purchased? experiences?

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    March 22, 2015, 01:25 AM #1

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    Went and checked out an impreza a few weeks ago. Pretty much all cars are from quebec or ontario with accident history. Over priced for the condition. 
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      Originally posted by Igor
      Went and checked out an impreza a few weeks ago. Pretty much all cars are from quebec or ontario with accident history. Over priced for the condition. 

      Getting a second vehicle?

      Also just to ad to the thread; provided the cars do come from out east, if you choose to pursue this dealership, keep in mind to thoroughly check the vehicle you are looking at over for rust as the rust out east is horrendous.
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        March 22, 2015, 02:48 AM #3

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        Originally posted by CodyLoewen
        Getting a second vehicle?

        Also just to ad to the thread; provided the cars do come from out east, if you choose to pursue this dealership, keep in mind to thoroughly check the vehicle you are looking at over for rust as the rust out east is horrendous.

        Nope, was helping someone look for one.

        Agreed with Cody. Check for rust. A few of the cars i've seen recently had major rust issues in the engine bay, quarters, roof, inside of doors, and the trunk lid
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          March 22, 2015, 09:11 AM #4

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          Ontario isn't bad for rust.  They use sand in winter.  Not so sure about Quebec but my car is from there and has 0 rust

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            Originally posted by Lowridah
            Ontario isn't bad for rust.  They use sand in winter.  Not so sure about Quebec but my car is from there and has 0 rust
            Give it another year or two.

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              March 22, 2015, 09:19 AM #6

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              Originally posted by Lowridah
              Ontario isn't bad for rust.  They use sand in winter.  Not so sure about Quebec but my car is from there and has 0 rust
              Lmao. Most inaccurate post of the year.
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                Originally posted by Lowridah
                Ontario isn't bad for rust.  They use sand in winter.  Not so sure about Quebec but my car is from there and has 0 rust
                Brought back a red car from Ontario in the winter and by the time I came home I had greyish white car. They use lots of salt.
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                  March 22, 2015, 01:39 PM #8

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                  Originally posted by fruitloops
                  Lmao. Most inaccurate post of the year.
                  I only lived there 33 years its OK.  Salt cannot be used in vicinity of the great lakes as the runoff was damaging them.  As I was from Kingston I can tell you for FACT that salt is not used.  Can I atest for every area of Ontario? No .. I know they stopped the salt about 10years ago due to the dmg.  Thx for the neg rep on a post you call most inaccurate of the year... Wanna post your living experience from southern Ontario or continue to label every car from those areas rust machines? I gave input on a thread which requested it if you cannot accept that then don't bother posting.  As for my car, I'm treated, I don't need to wait for rust to show up ..

                    March 22, 2015, 01:50 PM #9

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                    Originally posted by Lowridah
                    I only lived there 33 years its OK.  Salt cannot be used in vicinity of the great lakes as the runoff was damaging them.  As I was from Kingston I can tell you for FACT that salt is not used.  Can I atest for every area of Ontario? No .. I know they stopped the salt about 10years ago due to the dmg.  Thx for the neg rep on a post you call most inaccurate of the year... Wanna post your living experience from southern Ontario or continue to label every car from those areas rust machines? I gave input on a thread which requested it if you cannot accept that then don't bother posting.  As for my car, I'm treated, I don't need to wait for rust to show up ..

                    I also lived in Ontario, where they did use salt. I would bet most of southern Ontario does as well including the GTA. Kingston is not really a good representation of Ontario as a whole.

                    "London has used an average of 27,200 tonnes of road salt annually in the last five years" from this 2015 article http://www.theobserver.ca/2015/01/21/ontario-municipalities-could-see-ramifications-from-precedent-setting-superior-court-decision-over-use-of-road-salt.
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                      London doesn't have great lakes runoff problems

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                        Originally posted by Lowridah
                        London doesn't have great lakes runoff problems
                        Ok, lets try Toronto then. Salt usage facts:

                        200 salt trucks
                        City typically uses 130,000 - 150,000 tonnes of salt annually
                        City budgets for 14,000 tonnes of sand annually

                        http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=9297a84c9f6e1410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD&vgnextchannel=cd3d4074781e1410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD

                        So Toronto uses about 10x as much salt as it does sand.
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                          Anyways I gave input from my time in Ontario.  Where people get the impression that cars rust more there then here I'm not sure.  I never had any of my cars rust from being in Ontario.  I know in Quebec a ton is used.  That's as far as I can vouch

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                            Originally posted by Nhil
                            Ok, lets try Toronto then. Salt usage facts:

                            200 salt trucks
                            City typically uses 130,000 - 150,000 tonnes of salt annually
                            City budgets for 14,000 tonnes of sand annually



                            http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=9297a84c9f6e1410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD&vgnextchannel=cd3d4074781e1410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD







                            So Toronto uses about 10x as much salt as it does sand.


                            Back in 2007 useage was curbed due to the belief that saving lives was more important then the environment.  It seems another report in Toronto from 2010 warned them of the DMG being caused by their continued use age.  OK so maybe I should have stated from my area I never saw salt, it was sand.  Apologies for the Ontario wide statement.  Was only 1\2 right
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                              Originally posted by Lowridah
                              Ontario isn't bad for rust.  They use sand in winter.  Not so sure about Quebec but my car is from there and has 0 rust

                              Same.

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                                I should have confirmed stats before posting

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                                  Accurate research ftw

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                                    Originally posted by Lowridah
                                    Anyways I gave input from my time in Ontario.  Where people get the impression that cars rust more there then here I'm not sure.  I never had any of my cars rust from being in Ontario.  I know in Quebec a ton is used.  That's as far as I can vouch

                                    I'm a TBay born lad, and was there over 30 years as well.  Right on the shores of lake superior.  More salt than you can shake a stick at sir.  There is a saying in the car business - vehicles from Ontario and Quebec are considered "easter bunnies" as they are from the east, and you get to find surprise rust everywhere.  I'm in the trucking business, and can tell you in winter when a tractor comes in from the east, it is VERY obvious  ;)

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                                      Good read, I am also from Ont and go back atleast once a year.  They use tons of salt, even along Hwy 400, Hwy 69, Hwy 17 (which runs almost on the bank of Lake Huron) and Hwy 401 (Runs within 5km of Lake Ontario for more than 3/4 of the lake).  I drive these Hwys every year and can atest to the amount of salt used.  I have no knowledge of Kingston but perhaps the city has taken action by itself to help the enviroment.
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                                        So basically Carvista = Salt + Rust

                                        They do have some nice looking vehicles though (from what I see as I drive by)

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                                          Manitoba Uses a **** ton of Salt too on the highways. Alot in the city if its between 0 and -15.
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                                            I'd just make sure to give whatever vehicle a solid look at the under carriage no matter where its from. 3 of our cars (2 2002 and 1 2001) are from southern Ontario and 2 have way less corrosion underneath than my dads 2005 which was bought new in Winnipeg and cleaned regularly.

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                                              I had a very bad experience there when looking for a car. Sales person was great but the manager was quite rude and condescending when I made my offer…basically told me to eff off..Mind you that was in September 2013…maybe things have changed since..
                                              Also i"m not as familiar with cars as most of the guys here, so I usually get a "pre-purchase" inspection done by a certified garage (usually the Canadian Auto on St Matthews) 
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                                                Most "used-only" dealerships like Carvista, Auto Gallery, Auto List... Auto anything actually will have a good deal of their stock likely be accident history vehicles from out East. Reasoning? They're much cheaper on auction than the same car from Central or West for the above stated reasons.

                                                Also, if a dealer cites a CarFax and not a CarProof, run far far far away. CarProof is not perfect for reporting history, but CarFax is known in the business to be intentionally very very limited in the search parameters.

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                                                  Visited here a couple days ago to look at a couple CTS's.  Friendly staff and very forthcoming with any accident info each vehicle had.  Was intending to trade the Eclipse in but am going to trade the TL in instead to grab one.  If/When I go through with a CTS purchase Ill make sure a full review post is done of the location.

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