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Used pickup from canada
« on: November 24, 2017, 10:57:57 AM »
Pros and cons. Used pickups sold at dealers in washington

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Re: Used pickup from canada
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2017, 11:25:39 AM »
Pros and cons. Used pickups sold at dealers in washington

Specifically from Canada?
There are metric crap tons of Canadian used vehicles at dealerships now. My buddy was looking for an F-150 and he was sending me VIN #'s to run and I am confident that at least 80% of them were sold in Canada originally. It doesn't really make any difference in my opinion. I'd have an inspection done by an independent party just to be safe but other than that, no immediate concerns. What was alarming to me was that I'm pretty sure he sent me 10-12 vin's and I found 2 that were salvages. That sucks, especially being sold at a dealer.
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Re: Used pickup from canada
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2017, 11:27:18 AM »
What about factory warranty jackelope? :dunno:
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Re: Used pickup from canada
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2017, 11:31:03 AM »
What about factory warranty jackelope? :dunno:

It's a non-issue with Ford.  Can't speak for other manufacturers but I don't believe it's an issue there either.


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Re: Used pickup from canada
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2017, 11:40:00 AM »
What about factory warranty jackelope? :dunno:

It's a non-issue with Ford.  Can't speak for other manufacturers but I don't believe it's an issue there either.

My daughter and her husband bought a Ford Escape from Canada in the US with a factory warranty still left on it. So far no problems.
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Re: Used pickup from canada
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2017, 12:05:54 PM »
Make sure you don't get one that only uses metric gas.   

That stuff is expensive!
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Re: Used pickup from canada
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2017, 12:48:02 PM »
Yes there are lots of used trucks from Canada I wonder if they are getting them cheaper.

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Re: Used pickup from canada
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2017, 12:53:34 PM »
Yes there are lots of used trucks from Canada I wonder if they are getting them cheaper.

Yes. Super high demand right now too, and there's a lack of supply.

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Re: Used pickup from canada
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2017, 01:09:14 PM »
This seems to be an issue when the exchange rate is good and there are supply issues. This has been common in the Skagit valley area and north for a long time.

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Re: Used pickup from canada
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2017, 08:14:18 PM »
Make sure you don't get one that only uses metric gas.   

That stuff is expensive!

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Re: Used pickup from canada
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2017, 08:20:17 PM »
Make sure you don't get one that only uses metric gas.   

That stuff is expensive!

You should see the price of metric muffler bearing fluid.  :yike:
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Re: Used pickup from canada
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2017, 08:23:43 PM »
Organic is trendy right now. Side note, I've already refused to make keys for Texas area flood vehicles that are being brought into the area.
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Re: Used pickup from canada
« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2017, 08:33:03 PM »
All the Canadian pickups used up in the north in the mines, being sold in the USofA.
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Re: Used pickup from canada
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2017, 08:35:38 PM »
We bought a Canadian truck from a Washington dealer a few months back.
Only issue we’ve had is our mirrors say” Les objets en miroir sont plus proches qu'ils ne paraissent .”

 :chuckle:, as far as I was told and discovered , legitimate dealerships bringing vehicles in , go through quite the process to make sure it is on the up and up.

Canada does use salt on their roads, we turned down a couple that had the guts rusted up.
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Re: Used pickup from canada
« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2017, 08:51:12 PM »
I bought my GMC Sierra used and it was from Canada, I seached it high and low before buying it because every other one I saw from Canada was plagued with rust.... from the road salt, like rust everywhere underneath, some dealers tried to paint over it. I ended up with a real clean, low miles rig but I had to look for awhile.  On the plus side it has an engine block heater but you can't turn off the headlights if driving. All vehicles are like that in Canada
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Re: Used pickup from canada
« Reply #15 on: November 24, 2017, 09:20:34 PM »
Just make sure that I‎t was not made in the part of Canada that is French Canada.  Wee wee  :chuckle:

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Re: Used pickup from canada
« Reply #16 on: November 24, 2017, 09:34:40 PM »
Organic is trendy right now. Side note, I've already refused to make keys for Texas area flood vehicles that are being brought into the area.

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Why?

Not trying to argue....   Just don't understand why.

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Re: Used pickup from canada
« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2017, 09:40:57 PM »
In texas they have a salvage title that declares the vehicle may only be used for parts or scrap. Keys are for driving,  not scrap. Certain members of this world don't care...they will rebuild and resell. Flood vehicles from out of state with a parts/scrap title don't get keys.
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Re: Used pickup from canada
« Reply #18 on: November 24, 2017, 09:45:26 PM »
In texas they have a salvage title that declares the vehicle may only be used for parts or scrap. Keys are for driving,  not scrap. Certain members of this world don't care...they will rebuild and resell. Flood vehicles from out of state with a parts/scrap title don't get keys.

Interesting.   Thanks.

I remember a few years back there were a bunch of chevy pickups at Spauldings that went thru a flood - Mississippi, if I remember right.

I'm pretty sure they were selling them for rebuilds.

I looked at them.  Some you could see water stains in the interior.

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Re: Used pickup from canada
« Reply #19 on: November 24, 2017, 09:59:51 PM »
I bought my GMC Sierra used and it was from Canada, I seached it high and low before buying it because every other one I saw from Canada was plagued with rust.... from the road salt, like rust everywhere underneath, some dealers tried to paint over it. I ended up with a real clean, low miles rig but I had to look for awhile.  On the plus side it has an engine block heater but you can't turn off the headlights if driving. All vehicles are like that in Canada

I thought the newer vehicles were all treated with a coating to stop the salt from rusting the underbody...

IMO I wouldn't worry about the salt on the road as much as the de icer we put out. That will chew up your vehicle a lot quicker.

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Re: Used pickup from canada
« Reply #20 on: November 24, 2017, 10:04:40 PM »
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Re: Used pickup from canada
« Reply #21 on: November 25, 2017, 01:04:52 AM »
I bought a brand new Ford F 350 in Portland in 1994 and it was built in Ontario, Canada. I'm not sure if they still build trucks in Canada now though. Any auto built in Canada will have a VIN that starts with a 2. If it's built in Mexico, it will start with a 3. And cars built in the USA will start with 1, or 4, or 5.

But here's an article that explains why many Canadian autos and trucks are sold in the USA, New or used. Basically it is because of the exchange rate and local pricing differences. They can make a few thousand more selling them in the States instead of Canada.

https://www.trucks.com/2017/02/24/canadian-pickup-trucks-currency-arbitrage/
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Re: Used pickup from canada
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Re: Used pickup from canada
« Reply #23 on: November 25, 2017, 07:07:02 AM »
We bought a Canadian truck from a Washington dealer a few months back.
Only issue we’ve had is our mirrors say” Les objets en miroir sont plus proches qu'ils ne paraissent .”

 :chuckle:, as far as I was told and discovered , legitimate dealerships bringing vehicles in , go through quite the process to make sure it is on the up and up.

Canada does use salt on their roads, we turned down a couple that had the guts rusted up.

Washington uses salt and salt brine now so not much different buying local rigs in that part.

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Re: Used pickup from canada
« Reply #24 on: November 25, 2017, 08:06:46 AM »
I shopped for a used truck and all the Canadian trucks were rusted underneath, these trucks were all 2016 less than 20k. These were all chevy
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Re: Used pickup from canada
« Reply #25 on: November 25, 2017, 09:20:54 PM »
Yeah I saw one that would leave rust on the floor step of the door every time you would close it and it was only a few years old.
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Re: Used pickup from canada
« Reply #26 on: November 25, 2017, 10:18:19 PM »
I bought a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 with 37k miles. While talking with the salesman I inquired about the warranty. He replied all rams have the 7/70.
We haggled, I walked away: he called three times with lower prices before we had an agreement. At signing the “manager” asks if I want a warranty?
I said no it is still covered. He says “No, it is used from Canada, they do not have the 7/70.”
I stood up and started to leave again. I was getting in my Chevy when the salesman comes running back out. He yells “we have a 100k mile warranty you can buy!”
I close my door and start my truck; he yells “we will pay 1/2 the cost!”
I sat there for a second then said “throw in new floor mats and you have a deal”
I know they make a lot of money of warranties, but I figured their offer was fair.
Anyway do not “assume” the warranty is the same on a used Canadian vehicle.
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Re: Used pickup from canada
« Reply #27 on: November 26, 2017, 02:03:33 AM »
 good stuff glad I asked the question. thx everyone

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Re: Used pickup from canada
« Reply #28 on: November 26, 2017, 07:59:03 AM »
You are missing the point if you don’t actually buy it in Canada. Google buying a truck in Canada. With the exchange rate and the pricing of their trucks, you can save a lot of cash if you drive north

 

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