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Concerns buying an Expedition with a Canadian VIN?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by SublimeHiPpOs, May 12, 2020.

Is a Canadian VIN a deal-breaker?

This poll will close on May 26, 2020 at 9:44 AM.
  1. No

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  2. Yes

    1 vote(s)
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  1. SublimeHiPpOs

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    I've been shopping around for a 2018 or 2019 Expedition and found a 2018 with the right combination of features at a dealership about 5 hours away. The catch is that when I pull up the window sticker, it appears to be a Canadian VIN. I assume since a US dealership is selling, there aren't any import concerns, but I'm wondering what else I need to worry about? I got a quote from my insurance company and they said they don't have any issues insuring it. Could I have any issues with registration at my local DMV, warranty work, etc? I'm just not sure what all I need to consider with this.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Adieu

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    Does it have US plates and US title? Then all good

    If not, then that's just weird
     
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    My only "concern" would be the speedometer. The outside ring would be in kilometers while miles would be the inner ring, opposite to what you are use to seeing. And the first aid kit would be pathetic but included at no charge, so dont complain whydoncha, ehhh.

    I would make a US-spec gauge cluster swap a part of the negotiation with the dealer.
     
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    It’s going to smell like maple syrup and Labatt Blue.
     
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    Enjoy dlr day time running lights.
     
  6. SublimeHiPpOs

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    dlr?
     
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    Drl

    Day time running lights
     
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  8. SublimeHiPpOs

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    So you're saying that the Canadian model has that while the US models don't?
     
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    My expedition is a Canadian unit with no DRLs. Never once was I even looked it. But then I got the mentality of be seen. Just like when I'm in the semi.
     
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