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Hi, new here...

I am in the market for a used '13 or '14 Convertible GT Premium. I have been searching wide to find just the right one and I have happened upon a few that were originally sold in Canada but are now at U.S. dealers. Anyone aware of any issues with owning Mustang that was originally sold in Canada? For example, here's a window sticker from one of them.

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That's strange. Usually its the other way round with American cars making their way across the border to Canada. Can't imagine why someone would want to sell a much more expensive Canadian car in the USA for much less money. I don't see how anyone can make a profit on it, since the prices in Canada are 20% higher to start with.


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Probably the exchange I'm guessing. I'm from Canada and from what I've seen in all my research on parts and the car itself they're the same. Maybe a block heater in ours but that's all I've noticed.

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That's strange. Usually its the other way round with American cars making their way across the border to Canada. Can't imagine why someone would want to sell a much more expensive Canadian car in the USA for much less money. I don't see how anyone can make a profit on it, since the prices in Canada are 20% higher to start with.
if an American buys a Canadian car he gains 20% more money. Cars are selling used for the same price. if an American dealer goes to a Canadian auction the'll get a good deal.
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Also, the early 2013 GT models came with the V6 grille and do not have the grille mounted foglights. This was due to some kind of Canadian DRL regulation.

Later models have the standard GT dual fog grille.

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I've heard they have a tendency to stop at hockey games.

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I've heard they have a tendency to stop at hockey games.
And when you hit your horn it says "Sorry!" instead

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Thanks for the thoughts. I guess I was thinking more in terms of emissions standards, tuning that might be different, stuff like that.
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And when you hit your horn it says "Sorry!" instead
Don't forget the Tim Horton's coffee in the cupholders..
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Thanks for the thoughts. I guess I was thinking more in terms of emissions standards, tuning that might be different, stuff like that.
no difference whatsoever.I am in Canada and have an American car. the only thing I did was change the speedo face from mph to kph. Our emissions standards are the same. But do look for rust underneath. Some idiots do drive these in winter and they salt the roads.
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no difference whatsoever.I am in Canada and have an American car. the only thing I did was change the speedo face from mph to kph. Our emissions standards are the same. But do look for rust underneath. Some idiots do drive these in winter and they salt the roads.
I drive mine in the winter time, its not a McLaren P1 But don't worry, the undercarriage is galvanized just like the rest of the car.

The bare steel suspension components are already rusted on the factory floor.

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The 2013 GT in Canada does not have the traditional foglights due to a Transport Canada issue that was resolved for 2014.
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Oh and I forgot the obvious thing. The gauges will have KM/H more prominently displayed and the MPH will be smaller. So for convenience you may want to swap those.

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Looks like all the dealers have those swapped before they list the cars. Another difference I heard about was the sync services you might subscribe to (if you have the Electronics Package) will not work in the U.S.

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I drive mine in the winter time, its not a McLaren P1 But don't worry, the undercarriage is galvanized just like the rest of the car.

The bare steel suspension components are already rusted on the factory floor.
Didn't mean to offend ,it was more for the drivability and ground clearance issues rather than it being a collector car. I know where I am from there would be many days in winter the car would not be able to move. I'll keep with the Canadian theme, sorry!!

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