Porsche car prices: U.S vs. Canada

Car Tips | September 28th, 2007 by 12

In our previous article, we wrote about Porsche slashing their prices in Canada to keep up with the recent changes in the U.S dollar vs …

In our previous article, we wrote about Porsche slashing their prices in Canada to keep up with the recent changes in the U.S dollar vs Canadian dollar parity. We have also mentioned that the price discrepancy between U.S and Canada is still fairly large and we think it could be interesting to show you how this relates in some of the Porsche models base prices.

2008 Cayenne Tiptronic
2006/2007 MSRP: 64,300
2008 MSRP: 59,400

2008 Cayenne
2006/2007 MSRP: 60,100
2008 MSRP: 55,200
Current U.S. MSRP: 43,400

2008 Cayenne S
2006/2007 MSRP: 80,100
2008 MSRP: 72,200
Current U.S. MSRP: 57,900

2008 Cayenne Turbo
2006/2007 MSRP: 126,900
2008 MSRP: 115,300
Current U.S. MSRP: 93,700

2008 Cayman
2006/2007 MSRP: 69,600
2008 MSRP: 63,500
Current U.S. MSRP: 49,400

2008 Cayman S
2006/2007 MSRP: 83,300
2008 MSRP: 75,300
Current U.S. MSRP: 59,100

2008 Cayman S Porsche Design
2008 MSRP: 89,100

2008 Boxster
2006/2007 MSRP: 63,600
2008 MSRP: 58,100
Current U.S. MSRP: 45,800

2008 Boxster S
2006/2007 MSRP: 77,300
2008 MSRP: 70,200
Current U.S. MSRP: 55,700

2008 Limited Edition Boxster
2008 MSRP: 61,700

2008 Limited Edition Boxster S
2008 MSRP: 73,900

2008 911 Carrera
2006/2007 MSRP: 100,700
2008 MSRP: 93,200
Current U.S. MSRP: 73,500

2008 911 Carrera S
2006/2007 MSRP: 114,800
2008 MSRP: 105,800
Current U.S. MSRP: 83,800

2008 911 Carrera Cabriolet
2006/2007 MSRP: 114,800
2008 MSRP: 105,800
Current U.S. MSRP: 83,800

2008 911 Carrera S Cabriolet
2006/2007 MSRP: 128,900
2008 MSRP: 118,400
Current U.S. MSRP: 94,100

2008 911 Carrera 4
2006/2007 MSRP: 108,700
2008 MSRP: 100,400
Current U.S. MSRP: 79,400

2008 911 Turbo
2006/2007 MSRP: 170,700
2008 MSRP: 158,300
Current U.S. MSRP: 126,200

2008 911 Carrera 4S
2006/2007 MSRP: 122,800
2008 MSRP: 113,100
Current U.S. MSRP: 89,700

2008 911 Targa 4
2006/2007 MSRP: 119,100
2008 MSRP: 109,700
Current U.S. MSRP: 87,000

2008 911 Targa 4S
2006/2007 MSRP: 133,200
2008 MSRP: 122,400
Current U.S. MSRP: 97,300

2008 911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet
2006/2007 MSRP: 122,800
2008 MSRP: 113,100
Current U.S. MSRP: 89,700

2008 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet
2006/2007 MSRP: 136,900
2008 MSRP: 125,700
Current U.S. MSRP: 100,000

2008 911 Turbo Cabriolet
2006/2007 MSRP: 171,000
Current U.S. MSRP: 136,500

2008 911 GT3
2006/2007 MSRP: 147,300
2008 MSRP: 133,800
Current U.S. MSRP: 107,500

2008 911 GT2
2008 MSRP: 235,400

2008 911 GT3 RS
2006/2007 MSRP: 171,200
2008 MSRP: 155,100
Current U.S. MSRP: 124,900

12 responses to “Porsche car prices: U.S vs. Canada”

  1. Murray says:

    Porsche – I know when they announced the big 8 percent decrease I said to my wife – great now they are only 20% cheaper in the US (vs 28%). One question – will a Porsche dealer in the US actually sell me a new car ? Or are the manufacturers still restricting who can buy a car from their dealers ? If us Canadains cant yet buy a new Porsche from a dealer due to there attempts to keep Canadian prices high and protect there juicy margins in Canada then I feel like telling Porsche to “stuff it” and I will buy something else. Problem is the manufacturers (including Mercedes) are conspiring to all take this stand as they all want us Canadians to simply pay up. The whole thing is a mess, probably illegal, corupt, discriminatory and smells of price fixing. I sure as hell wont buy a car or any big ticket items from anyone trying to screw us Canadians ( in Canada or US). What are we second class citizens who must pay more because we are “what ?” Yell it loud – Price fixing – Price fixing – Price fixing !!!

  2. Dave says:

    Murray’s sentiments echo my concerns. However until the demand by the consumer has an impact the dealer/Porche will not be motivated in any substantial way to reduce pricing. Although I could walk into a dealer tomorrow and drop cash down, on the first Posche I would have bought, I highly rescent this form of exploitation. I intend to try a US source but if the answer is ‘no’ then I’m not going to be the one to support this kind of manipulation. Dear Posche keep in mind that you not only loose this sale but future sales as well …..but then again I’m only one cusomer and you have a lot more don’t you.

  3. Gavin says:


    What’s really sick is that, using BMW as an example, the manufacturers have created lease and finance incentives which may resolve some of the disparity on a monthly payments basis — but that doesn’t help those who are paying cash — very strange.

  4. John says:

    A US dealer will not sell you a new car for import to Canada. You would have to buy it and somehow register it in the US. I am looking at a well optioned Carrera 4S Cab and the difference is almost $50,000. And this is at a time of a Canadian dollar stronger than a US dollar!!!

  5. Arthur says:

    You can buy in the USA. I just bought from a Virginia dealer and he was very happy to sell me a car and did a lot of the required paperwork for me. check out Euroclassics Porsche out of Richmond.

  6. L schwegman says:

    It is possible and not hard to buy your posche in the US. A little homework is all it takes , and I found the dealers very helpful in assisting with the paperwork while I enjoyed the things to do in town. And the drive back was great..had the opportunity to check out the finer performance of the car.
    Quit whining about the discepancy in prices…these guys rely on their buyers just being lazy…start by deciding what city you want to visit for a week, then contact the dealers in the area, a 5 min phone call , then off you go..the rest is simple as they will tell you

  7. Ryan says:

    Did you have to modify the bumpers?. I ordered, and paid for, a turbo 911. When I contacted RIV they informed me that the bumpers needed modification. When I contacted the US porsche dealership, the parts manager informed me that the modifications listed on the RIV website are indeed a waste of time. The parts that the RIV claimed needed to be replaced are the same parts that are already on the vehicle. The only difference is that the parts shipped to Canada have a different stack number than the ones shipped to the US but they are identical. Where you able to get the car inspected and passed with the existing US bumpers or did you modify them and if so how much did it set you back. Thanks

  8. Philippe H says:

    Ryan, the only mod you need to do is daylight.

  9. Jerome R says:

    The hole thing about car prices is crazy!
    As far as i know their is not tax on products in the US. I’m not sure about Canada. In Europe every country has different taxation on cars.
    Here is a list with the prices of Targa 4 is US,Canada and some European countries

    US 55,680 Euros 87,000$ (87,500$ few months ago)
    Canada 68,120 Euros 107,100 Canadian Dollars
    Switzerland 90,000 Euros 146,100 Swiss Francs
    UK 91,500 Euros 71,290£
    Germany 95,646 Euros
    France 97,082 Euros
    Italy 97,359 Euros
    Spain 106,808 Euros
    Netherlands 134,326 Euros
    Greece 135,170 Euros
    Denmark 272,718 Euros !!!

    Yes it’s true! Targa 4 costs about 272,718 Euros in Denmark.
    And no you can’t buy the car and register it in Germany and use it in another country for more than 6 months with paying a tax. Though there is supposed to be a free market in European Union, you can’t buy the car from country A and regisrter it country B with paying a tax either.

  10. Richard S says:


    I am in the US and am shocked at the price differences, and wondering if it is really true.

    I would really greatly appreciate it if you could e-mail me. Thanks.

  11. Canadian dollar compared to US dollar has small difference but when you compute them on a large sum,it became big.Thousands worth for cars give a big difference.

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