It’s been about a month since the first sticker was issued for a new car and it looks like the new auto stamping system is getting some serious love.
The province’s new sticker prices are set to rise by an average of 2.8 per cent.
They’re set to go up on vehicles made after February 1, 2020.
The government has said that this will ensure a safer and more reliable fleet.
It said the sticker prices for cars made after January 1, 2021 will be the same as the sticker price for vehicles made before January 1.
But many people are worried that the new sticker price will be much higher than what they paid when they purchased the car.
“They are really going to increase the sticker costs,” said Chris Chiaramonte.
Chiaramontes son owns a Honda CR-V, which is one of the vehicles affected by the change.
He said the new prices are “really steep” and he’s worried about the impact on the Honda owners who drive their cars everyday.
He said he is worried about people who don’t drive their vehicles everyday.
“I just worry about the drivers and I also worry about their families because if they don’t have a car they can’t afford to pay the sticker,” he said.
The sticker prices have been frozen for at least a year and it is not clear if the changes will extend to other vehicles.
There is also concern that some new cars may have to be re-stamp before they are eligible for a discount.
For those who don`t drive often, the sticker increases can be difficult to swallow.
“It’s not really easy to swallow it, and that’s why it’s going to be so hard for many people to understand why they are going to have to pay sticker increases,” said Chiaramus.
New car sticker prices will start going up on Jan. 1, 2019, with the last increase going to the most expensive model in 2021.
If you live in a city and need a new sticker, here are the best deals to go with.
Honda CRV: $32.99 2.
Mazda CX-5: $42.99 (New, 2019) 3.
Mazda 3: $38.99.
Ford Fiesta ST: $34.99, with $6,500 tax rebate (New) 5.
Lexus ES 300: $45.99 , with $7,000 tax rebate(New, 2020) 6.
Mercedes-Benz CLA250e: $36.99-37.99 with $5,000 discount, with tax rebate.(New, 2021) 7.
Lexia ES 300h: $41.99 or $50,000 for both, with discount up to $7000.(New)8.
Mitsubishi Lancer: $48.99(New)9.
Mazda RX-7: $40.99/yr, with 6 month/3,000 km/year tax rebate, with free city and provincial insurance.(New).10.
Honda Fit: $39.99 after rebate, after tax.(New.)11.
Mitsy 370: $35.99 for the first three months and $40 after rebate.($14,800 rebate for the second year of ownership, with 2.5% tax increase, after 1.5%.(New).12.
Mazda 6: $37.89 for first year and $41 after rebate.
Mitsi Lancer Evolution: $26.99.(New)(New)(1-year free registration for new vehicle owners).14.
Subaru Legacy: $43.99 and $57.50 for the 2-year-old and 3-year old, after rebate after 3- and 6-month registrations.(New), with free registration.(New for 2019 and 2020).15.
Volkswagen Passat e-Golf: $55.99 to $69.99 before tax, after 2-month registration.(1-yr free registration, 1-yr registration after 3 years, 1.75% tax hike for those with annual incomes up to and including $150,000.(3-yr tax hike, 4-yr reduction).16.
Lexica RX-8: $58.99 starting after rebate and after tax.17.
Toyota Hilux: $52.99 beginning after rebate with registration.(3 years registration for owners with annual income up to or including $200,000.)(New).18.
BMW i3: $69.(New after rebate).19.
BMW M3: Starting after rebate(3-year registration for 3-yr-old).20.
Toyota Camry: $68.(New)*21.
Subaru Impreza STI: $59.(New from $63.50 after rebate for first 3 years.)22.
Volkswagen Polo: $70.(New*23. Volkswagen