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    Default Chrysler car prices - all the good DR-CAFTA has not done..

    I just got an ad from REID & COMPAŅIA, C. por A., who must be the Chrysler dealer here in the DR.

    These are the starting at prices they sent followed by a US List starting price

    Durango DR US $54,000 - US list price $30,790

    Jeep Grand Cherokee DR US $51,000 - US list price $31,790

    Jeep Wrangler DR US $55,000 - US list price $23,390

    (sell prices in the US were lower than the list prices)

    Isn't it great for what DR-CAFTA has done for US made cars?

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    Quote Originally Posted by windeguy View Post
    Jeep Grand Cherokee DR US $51,000 - US list price $31,790
    Jeep Wrangler DR US $55,000 - US list price $23,390
    i want this explained. how come that in the USA wrangler is cheaper than grand cherokee and in DR is is more expensive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8 View Post
    i want this explained. how come that in the USA wrangler is cheaper than grand cherokee and in DR is is more expensive?
    Could be several reasons. It could be a different model is for sale here other than the base model. Or they just set the price where they want to here based upon the taxes and profit they want to make.

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    I've been considering a Grand Cherokee lately.... have had great success in NoAmerica with them.

    Any comments on their performance here? Should be good, I see some on SuperCarros.

    My imported 2005 Wrangler Unlimited is still kicking at 56,000 miles.... very durable

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    my FIL bought grand cherokee last year. followed by a tundra because it looks like jeep does not do all that well in the farm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windeguy View Post
    I just got an ad from REID & COMPAŅIA, C. por A., who must be the Chrysler dealer here in the DR.

    These are the starting at prices they sent followed by a US List starting price

    Durango DR US $54,000 - US list price $30,790

    Jeep Grand Cherokee DR US $51,000 - US list price $31,790

    Jeep Wrangler DR US $55,000 - US list price $23,390

    (sell prices in the US were lower than the list prices)

    Isn't it great for what DR-CAFTA has done for US made cars?
    18% ITBIS, 17% first placa, freight, insurance, port charges, dealer markup, gas guzzler tax, etc., all calculated off MSRP.

    How naive of us to think they would/could actually forego those now disguised import taxes. After tourism, exports and remittances, the importation of vehicles/ewquipment is one of the largest sources of revenue for the government.

    Remember a large percentage who buy/receive those vehicles do so with government money anyway.....so they do not feel the effects of the taxes financially.....just the benefits.


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    Quote Originally Posted by playacaribe2 View Post
    18% ITBIS, 17% first placa, freight, insurance, port charges, dealer markup, gas guzzler tax, etc., all calculated off MSRP.

    How naive of us to think they would/could actually forego those now disguised import taxes. After tourism, exports and remittances, the importation of vehicles/ewquipment is one of the largest sources of revenue for the government.

    Remember a large percentage who buy/receive those vehicles do so with government money anyway.....so they do not feel the effects of the taxes financially.....just the benefits.


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    I actually pointed this very situation out to a US official in charge of DR-CAFTA enforcement. I am sure they just let it slide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dv8 View Post
    my FIL bought grand cherokee last year. followed by a tundra because it looks like jeep does not do all that well in the farm.
    They advertise them as 'off road' vehicles but I doubt they are true 'trucks'..... wannabe trucks which is what most consumers want.

    As a farm vehicle, I suspect there are better choices

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    Quote Originally Posted by playacaribe2 View Post
    18% ITBIS, 17% first placa, freight, insurance, port charges, dealer markup, gas guzzler tax, etc., all calculated off MSRP.

    How naive of us to think they would/could actually forego those now disguised import taxes. After tourism, exports and remittances, the importation of vehicles/ewquipment is one of the largest sources of revenue for the government.

    Remember a large percentage who buy/receive those vehicles do so with government money anyway.....so they do not feel the effects of the taxes financially.....just the benefits.


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    Do those same 18% ITBIS and 17% first placa apply to car imports from all countries?

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    Quote Originally Posted by windeguy View Post
    Do those same 18% ITBIS and 17% first placa apply to car imports from all countries?
    Yes.

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