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Old 01-27-2014, 09:15 PM   #11
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Even with the Canadian dollar at 89 cents, I think you'll pay a premium by heading north for a vehicle.
Prices for cars are considerably more in Canada than in the U.S.
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Old 01-27-2014, 10:03 PM   #12
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Toyota Canada (the toll-free customer phone line) confirmed the towing prep package on my Sienna, based on the VIN; Toyota USA would likely do the same. I doubt it is anywhere in the VIN itself; they would be checking their records for the specific vehicle. A dealer may be able to do the same, but dealership staff competence varies widely by specific location and individual (in any brand).

I agree that for a U.S. resident, buying any Canadian vehicle - and a Toyota in particular - will carry a significant cost penalty. It may also cause warranty support problems, as with any other "grey market" product.
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Old 01-27-2014, 10:51 PM   #13
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I think you slipped a decimal point, J Mac.
Woops!
Evidently I, from time to time, get my dollar signs and my fours mixed up.
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Old 01-27-2014, 10:58 PM   #14
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And, I need to clarify. I provided the brake controller, but class III hitch receiver, hitch and wiring was included in the $650 installation.
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