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I live next to the Canadian border here in Blaine, so we have dozens, maybe hundreds of Canadian vehicles stored in lots around the area. When I was looking for a Suburban I looked at several and everyone of them had a lot of rust, dirty trans fluid and dirty oil and lots of miles. I guess they get them from northern British Columbia where it snows a lot and use a lot of salt. I wouldn't touch them. Finally found a local creme puff one owner always garaged 94 K1500 GMC with clean underside. the 350 engine from that year wouldn't do the towing job so now have a 383 stroker with dual exhausts. Go as fast as I want now (no faster than 65 tho).


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there are a few difference due to canadian requirements vs. U.S. but AFAIK canadian versions are ok in the U.S. but NOT the other way around. For example candian vehicles have different DRL requirements that few if any U.S. vehicles have. Importing one to Canada can be a real hassle when trying to register it since that is one thing that will be checked.

The canadian version of course meets the canadian requirements. Dash warning icons are different for U.S. and Canadian versions as well.

And in some cases the nomenclature may be slightly different than the U.S. version, along with a few different std. vs. optional accy.

As an example our 2019 Acura MDX hybrid is U.S. version but the Canadian version in addition to the DRL requirement has a couple of features not on U.S. models and some of the warning icons are different between U.S. and Canadian models, along with Metric readout (which can be changed)

Sale in the U.S. as a NEW vehicle may be an issue, but as a used vehicle it is likely entirely different.


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When we were looking for a new to us used Ram, used the Ram VIN tool that provided the build sheet with all options installed and delivery location and whether is was US or Canadian.

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ktmrfs wrote:

there are a few difference due to canadian requirements vs. U.S. but AFAIK canadian versions are ok in the U.S. but NOT the other way around. For example candian vehicles have different DRL requirements that few if any U.S. vehicles have. Importing one to Canada can be a real hassle when trying to register it since that is one thing that will be checked.

The canadian version of course meets the canadian requirements. Dash warning icons are different for U.S. and Canadian versions as well.

And in some cases the nomenclature may be slightly different than the U.S. version, along with a few different std. vs. optional accy.

As an example our 2019 Acura MDX hybrid is U.S. version but the Canadian version in addition to the DRL requirement has a couple of features not on U.S. models and some of the warning icons are different between U.S. and Canadian models, along with Metric readout (which can be changed)

Sale in the U.S. as a NEW vehicle may be an issue, but as a used vehicle it is likely entirely different.



I imported a new Superfuty from the US to Canada in 2011. I had to learn proper procedure but once I did my homework it was a simple process. The 2011 US Super Duty was exactly the same as the Canadian model other than the speedo. The Canadian version had the km marked large and miles small where as US version is Km small and miles large. A person could easily change the gauge face if he wanted.

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So, is it hard to sell a Canadian vehicle into the US? Been looking at pricing and it seems mine (2015 GMC Sierra with max trailering) would fetch about the same dollars south of the border, just they'd be USD so 25% more cash in my pocket.


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DRL's are a non-issue as they are all switchable via a scanner.
And there isn't a spot of rust on the frame or body my buddy's Ford.

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Years ago a guy that hauled for same company I did bought a used class 8 in Canada. It took him near a month to get the paperwork so he could us the truck. It might of been him, might not apply to light duty stuff, but it happened.

Not as far back, guessing about '03, company was clearing snow in a lot where Ford stored vehicles before loading on a train. Loader tire got into bed of a little truck. Enough damage to total the truck, but the owner of the snow removal co also had a package delivery service. He wanted to put his custom bed on a new truck but because that truck was built for export he could not just pay what the dealer would for it. might of been Ford knew that one was sold, wanted to sell another. Ins paid for 1, Toyota sold another

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gmckenzie wrote:

So, is it hard to sell a Canadian vehicle into the US? Been looking at pricing and it seems mine (2015 GMC Sierra with max trailering) would fetch about the same dollars south of the border, just they'd be USD so 25% more cash in my pocket.


I don’t know if any way for us to bring our trucks south and sell them in the US. It is easy if we find a US buyer who wants to import a Canadian vehicle. A US citizen is permitted to import, I believe, one vehicle per year for his own use and it’s easy for him to import so long as he drives it across the border. (He needs to look after a bit of other paperwork before hand)

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Fish mojo wrote:

Is there a Maple Syrup dispenser on the Canuck models?


No.....but you will have problems with those metric radios!


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dodge guy wrote:

Fish mojo wrote:

Is there a Maple Syrup dispenser on the Canuck models?


No.....but you will have problems with those metric radios!


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