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We have had ours for 16 months now and love it. Our friends want to now purchase one and the local dealers (Southern NH) are telling them that they can only get 'Canadian Versions' quickly, otherwise it will take upwards on 3 months for delivery. Since our beloved MDX is made in Canada I can't see any problems...


What do you all think??

Is the only real issue the speedo in kilos?

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do a search for "Canada Warranty" or similar.

You'll find a couple of people who are happy with their decision to "roll the dice" (their words) and a couple of others with horror stories (their words).

Answer = no factory warranty on Cdn units in US.

The selling dealer can arrange for a 3rd party warranty, which likely will not be as extensive as the factory orig warranty and will not include TSBs or recalls.
 

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Munch.....

from what I've seen discussed before on this board, if one purchases a "Canadian" version, there will be issues with warranty work, lack of lemon law protection, etc. I certainly don't want to mis-speak or, mislead you. If you do a search on this site for 'canadian', you'll find a lot of information.
 

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NO NO NO NO NO NO NO


And furthermore,

NO.

Do the research, if anybody thinks it is a good idea, they have too much money or no sense...

I'd also not do business with a dealer offering a grey market vehicle...

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I wouldn't do it unless you got a couple thousand dollar discount as well as getting it sooner. It really is not that big of a difference. Any repairs should probably easily be covered by the couple thousand dollars you should save on the purchase. Any recalls would be covered. I don't know about TSB's. Warranty work might or might not be covered.

I could see not trusting a dealer that sells a "grey market" vehicle without telling the purchaser. I do not see anything wrong with a dealer who is upfront about it. It is only because of the American dealers complaining to Acura/Honda that the Canadian vehicles are labeled as grey market. It sounds like the dealer is a hyprocrite, but ethical.

Also, you get running lights with a Canadian vehicle!
 

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"Warranty work might or might not be covered."

Does anybody think this is a 'minor issue'???

The Canadian warranty does NOT apply in the US. You have no warranty.

The warranty you can purchase is typically worst than Acura's US warranty.

Recalls are NOT covered!!! unless it is a CANADIAN recall...

Any dealers should know the issues involved with grey market cars. Either they are (a) ignorant or (b) looking to make a fast buck on the buyer's ignorance.

My never to be humble opinion...

Ard


PS the only good news is that you can use whatever service schedule you'd like since there is no warranty to worry about... :cool:
 

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Recalls not covered??? Why would a recall not be covered? Most, if not all, recalls concern safety issues. Can you image the liability Acura would have if they knew there was a problem with the brakes, but would not fix them on a vehicle?

At least you stated it was your opinion and not fact.
 

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Recalls are not covered, unless you take it to Canada. It doesn't matter if its a safety issue or not, Acura of America would not be liable no more than Ford would be. The same with the warranty. Acura of America and Acura of Canada are two separate companies. No doubt the quality is the same but without a warranty, the power plant cost over $6000 dollars and a transmission is about the same, I would not want to take the chance. Lets say you save a few thousand dollars, by the time you get an extended warranty that will not be as good as the factory warranty you probably won't be saving that much. Then if you do have a warranty claim everything has to be approved by the warranty company before Acura will work on it. And if they call for tech support as soon as they see the vin number, tech support will say that is Canadian, call Canada. We've already seen unhappy customers on this website that had to deal with this problem. Just not worth it to me.
 

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TSB's aren't covered either, unless they're issued by Acura Canada. I tried to get the Weeping Mirrors done (I had the TSB copy in my hands), but the dealer would not do it under warranty, since Acura Canada had not issued this TSB. "Yous takes your chances...".
 

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Boris-

Any other thoughts, er opinions?

(My opinion was only the last line, BTW.)

A recall is (usually a voluntary) action by the manufacturer to correct a defect in a particular market. It is done on a market-by-market basis. Canada corrects all the canada cars, the US corrects theirs, etc.

That's why you CAN have a recall in the US and not in Cananda or Japan. So if you have a Canadian MDX and a US recall, you're SOL.

Finally, Canadian owners are required to perform maintenance at the "severe Duty Schedule" PERIOD. They have no standard schedule.

So, if you have one of these canadian vehicles, and perhaps you live on the border, you must follow the Canadian schedule if you plan opn sneaking back to Canada for any major warranty work (an unlikely scenarios to be sure.)
 
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