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This is a quote from there:
"The warranty information you'll find in this section covers all new Acura automobiles manufactured by Honda Motor Company Ltd., sold by authorized Acura automobile dealers within Canada, and normally operated and maintained within Canada."
I've heard from someone who imported an Acura from Canada that there were issues with the warranty. On the other hand, a friend of mine imported a Nissan Pathfinder and had no problems whatsoever with the warranty repairs in the US.
I personally, was interested in importing a BWM, and BWM Canada told me that the car will not be covered in the US, I won't be able to get the free scheduled maintenance in the US, and even though they can not prevent me from buying a car in Canada with the intention of importing it into US, they very much discourage such practices.
I think legally there is a world wide limited warranty coverage on any new car, but you won't get the 3 or 4 year coverage in most cases.
Currencies: Going back 5 years the rate was consistently 1.35 for a Canadian Dollar. It didn't break into 1.40 until Nov 97. Check out http://pacific.commerce.ubc.ca/xr/
So going back five years the Canadian and US prices were more in line.
What really matters when it comes to selling a car manufactured in Japan is the yen. If you check the yen/$ and yen/CAN $ rates you will see that 7-8 years ago the Japanese were making approximately the same money on a car sold in the US and one sold in Canada. From then on they started making slightly more on the US market (see yen/US$ time series), and a little less on the Canadian market (see yen CAN $ series).
My point was that they will not change their pricing structure frequently here in the US or in Canada for that matter, simply because currencies fluctuate. Plus, they possibly buy futures contracts on the $ and CAN $, and end up even anyway.
First, the tantalizing artist's rendition:
Now, the unexciting photo:Maybe it's an optical illusion since the sketch has all that shiny glare. Regardless, I would have much preferred a production car looking like the drawing. Is anyone from Acura reading this board? Is it too late to change it for the 2003 model ;-)
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