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Old 01-24-2016, 10:44 PM   #1
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F150 from Canada

Local Ford dealer here in WA has some used F150's on the lot. I was interested in one of them but as I read the sticker on the door I realized it was manufactured in Canada.

Is this something I should be concerned about?


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Old 01-24-2016, 10:50 PM   #2
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Probably not. Years ago when I worked for the State of WA the legislature came out with an edit that we couldn't buy anything but US made vehicles. So then we couldn't get the Dodge vans anymore as they were made in Canada, but we could get Toyota P/U's as they were considered made in the US.
Our '08 Civic was made in Canada to US specs.
I wouldn't worry about it.

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Old 01-25-2016, 08:13 AM   #3
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Actually assembled in Canada, or just assembled with Canadian specs? Last I heard all F-150s are produced in the USA, at one of the only two assembly plants that assemble F-150s - Detroit and Kansas City. But the Ford Canada order guide is different than the USA order guide, and the specs for things like speedometer and headlights are different.

When I ordered my F-250 diesel, I wanted a Lariat with cloth seats. But that was not available in the USA order guide. However, it was available in the Ford Canada order guide. Both Ford Canada and Ford USA SuperDuty pickups were produced in the same Kentucky Truck Plant (KTP).

Used Canadian vehicles converted to USA specs are often a lot less wholesale cost than used USA vehicles. So dealers along the Canadian border often have used Canadian vehicles for sale cheaper than an identical vehicle that was assembled for sale in the USA.

I wouldn't worry about it as long as it has been converted to have the USA speedo in MPH.
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Old 01-25-2016, 06:11 PM   #4
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A lot of the vehicle manufactors have plants in canada and the US
For a long time gm had all the 1/2 tons built in Ontario and the 3/4 ton and 1 tons built in Flint they were setup for whatever country they were built for. Now with the electronics that can be set for metric or imperial they are basically all the same. Unless going to California with their emission controls
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Old 01-25-2016, 06:52 PM   #5
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Ford is not longer builds F150 in Canada. The truck you have seen maybe was built for Canadian market.
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Old 01-31-2016, 12:21 AM   #7
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Truck built in US, for Canada market. The "1" at the beginning of the serial # indicates US mfg on any vehicle. "2" would be Canada mfg, "3" is Mehico. Letters for off shore mfgs.

A lot of dealers are currently buying stuff from Canadian auctions due to the prices here in the US and the exchange rate. Most every newer vehicle from up there will meet 49 state emissions and usually the only change the dealer does is a speedo change or recalibration to correct miles. And there are some different series names, basically the same, but an Expedition EL is called a Max in Canada!!

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Old 02-08-2016, 12:55 PM   #8
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Not at all. They are the same trucks as in the US, but Canada has some additional regs over and above the US, such as daytime running lights. The Canadian dollar is cheap now, so there is money to be made importing trucks into the US.
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I once had a 1973 IHC 1010 manufactured in Canada. It was an absolute gem. They built it very strong, FWIW..
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I worked at the Ford truck plant in Oakville from 84-94. A huge number of the trucks we built were for the US market. They were built according to there destination. Many things are the same but emission controld back then varied by state so computers were installed to final delivery location. I would not worry one bit.
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The price of used trucks is going up and up here in B.C. strong Canadian dollar is sending all the nice used trucks south.
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Local paper here last month stated that US dealers are buying 300-400 used vehicles per month now in Ontario and shipping them south. Since our dollar dropped even lower after that I expect the numbers increased.

Also that many US individuals are buying more new vehicles here, an example was that a new Ford Explorer could save a US buyer $10-15K.
Built in the US (Chicago?), shipped to Canada and then sold back to the US.

Getting vehicle across the border (either way) is also apparently easier than ever (no personal experience though).

In the spring I expect it will also drive up the price for used MHs

OTH maybe I should sell mine now.

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Every where I look to see where an F150 is made it shows Dearborn since 2005 and a new plant in KC open last year.

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Nothing concerning, just remember to convert the Moosepower to Horsepower

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