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Hi all,

After much deliberation and many hours on this site, I have decided to bite the bullet and buy a Koup.

I still haven't decided whether to get the EX or the SX just yet. I think for me it'll mainly come down to price and the bonus features. If I can get the price of the SX down by $1000 (does this sound reasonable?) and a few extras thrown in then I might opt for that.

Anyways, nothing left for me to do but walk into a dealership and start bargaining. Which brings me to my main question. I live in Vancouver, BC and I am wondering if anyone bought a koup in this area and if you can recommend a good dealership/salesperson to talk to. I read a few nightmare dealership encounters here and it seems like the experience would be that much better with the right salesperson.

Any tips/experiences to share?

Thanks!
 

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I got a sedan SX with moonroof, homelink mirror, cargonet, ipod cable, and mats for about 17.4k. After taxes it came to 18.7k I live in New Jersey so I'm not sure how different the price is up there, but just be prepared to hassle and you can get them down. I also suggest using AAA's car buying (I believe they are CAA in Canada) tool to help find dealers with low prices.
 

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Welcome to the forum whiskey01. There are several functional upgrades on the SX over the EX so that is why the SX would be my way to go.
 

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Depends also what type of ride you enjoy. A softer (16inch tires more rubber & softer suspension) more fuel efficient 2.0L (EX) or a harder (17 inch tires less rubber & sporty suspension) more aggressive 2.4L ride (SX). Some don't like the harder feel of the roads on the SX, but if I remember correctly Vancouver didn't have bad roads when I visited last summer but a lot of construction, but then again the olympics were being prepared too.

Aftermarket FogLamps (not equipped on EX) are available now for 85 plus shipping and wiring harness.
 

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Welcome whiskey01!
Engine and suspension are the main differences. For the $$$ value, the SX is very hard to beat.
If fuel economy plays a major role in everyday driving, then the EX with the softer suspension is your best choice.
 
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