Originally Posted by kinyu
This question will probably sound dumb to people in the know about how buying across the border works, but I have two questions:
1. What do you mean import? Can't you just come down here and buy one?
2. What kind of modifying needs to be done to get an american car to meet canadian standards? I know the plate size is the same.
1) By doing that we would be importing it by any definition of the term.
2) Its things like 5mph bumpers, day running lights, speedometer, antitheft systems, and a bunch of other things. There is a list of cars that can and cannot be allowed, but rarely are explanations given.
Plus, many US dealers have instructions to not sell to Canadians. Toyota threatens to revoke the dealers license, Chrysler won't honor waranties for American cars bought by Canadians. GM, Ford, and all the others have similar methods to deter the selling of cars to Canadians.