Canadians Taking American Cars, Leaving Barenaked Ladies

With the U.S. dollar falling even with Canadian currency, our northern neighbors are going loonie for American cars... or at least cars sold in America. According to the North American Automobile Trade Association, there's been a 68% increase in cross-border sales since September. This currency fluctuation provides another impetus for Canadians &mdash they already feel cheated when it comes to buying new cars, often paying thousands more than Americans for the same automobile.

In response, dealerships across Canada are lowering prices, offering cash incentives and giving out free hockey tickets. We're just waiting for a cross-border car accident between a Canadian driving his new Porsche and an American driving a Suburban loaded with prescription drugs. NAFTA! [National Post]