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Importing a US HR-V into Canada?

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I'm wondering if it will be economically feasible and practical to buy a HR-V in the States and import it to Canada. What happens to the warranty and 3 year roadside assistance ? Is the 1.8l HR-V engine made in Japan and will it be liable for duty at the border? Will the present 17% exchange rate nullify any chance of saving money on the car? Will buying the car in a no-tax state (e.g. New Hamphire) be more benefitial? I'm hoping other forum members who have had experience in buying Honda products in the US and importing them to Canada will add their knowledge to this thread.
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I bought my current car, 1996 Honda Civic HX in Minneapolis, and drove back to Ontario.
The HX (39 mpg city, 45 highway) has been our only car for 20 years now, but you could not buy them in Canada.
I bought it with no tax, then paid regular tax at the border.
Research ahead of time, to confirm duty.

But with current exchange rates, Canada gets the LX cheaper, and with more features, so the only reason would be choice of models or colours.

Honda has never had a problem with service or warranty.
You're right, I shouldn't complain considering the exchange rate. But I have unique scenario where I have to buy a red one for my job. In Canada, the red ones only come in EX-L! So I have to spend $30,000 instead of $22,000 just because of colour (ugh).

They didn't let me test drive them because they were all in "service" mode. No dash lights, instrument panel, etc.
I"m in the same boat as you.
I just want an LX, but I wanted red

I could pay to have it repainted for cheaper then buying the EX-L:crying:
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If you cross the border with the car it voids the warranty unfortunately.
I had full warranty on mine in Canada, but bought it new in the US.
Doesn’t quite make sense if you go on a road trip, and the car breaks down, they’ll fix it where-ever you go.
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