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Old 02-06-19, 05:11 PM
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^^They also came with the Neiman Marcus style wheels.
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Old 02-08-19, 02:48 PM
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So I am in Canada and have a 2010 ISF in my Garage under cover for the Winter. It has never seen a spec of salt and has no rust whatsoever, mind you it only has 25,000 miles on it. I would not at all write off Canadian ISF . The only thing is you MUST have it put up on a lift and take a look underneath.
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Old 02-08-19, 02:53 PM
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y go thru the hassle of custom, import to U.S ? just search cars inside USA .
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Old 02-08-19, 03:08 PM
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Its not much of a hassle to go through the paperwork of importing the ISF from Canada to US. especially since they are all US compliant. A quick letter from Lexus, and proof it has no liens and its an easy stop at the border, 5 minutes.
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Old 02-08-19, 05:39 PM
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And 100 lbs of weeds while u import it
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Old 02-09-19, 12:55 PM
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Like people have said already, most of these Canadian ISF's have been stored for 6 months of the year, and have redic low miles because of that.

Another incentive is the current exchange rate.

When CAD/USD was on par, there was a massive amount of USA vehicles being imported in to Canada. Its not nearly as difficult as some people think. You may even be able to find a USA spec vehicle currently in Canada, that you could export back to the states. I know there was at least 1 american spec USB ISF for sale not long ago in alberta
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Old 02-11-19, 09:59 AM
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FYI. This car is in Florida already at a dealer. So no need to import.
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Old 02-11-19, 01:19 PM
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with 8 owners and each such a short length of time, being an 09', the analog dash with no mph and all other factors, you could find another one. But is also depends on what you plan to do to the car and how long you're going to keep it. IMO.
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Old 02-11-19, 06:55 PM
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It's got low miles and it's a 2009 from Canadia.

con: Speedo in kilometers.

pro: Less likely to have spent time in climate likely to damage dash or door cards.

Just be sure to take a brief look underneath it first, you don't even need to get it on a lift.

Edit: Just noticed it's the 5,000th Isf. How cool is that??

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Old 02-12-19, 03:20 AM
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Originally Posted by tas02 View Post

con: Speedo in kilometers.
Come on! The 300km/h speedo is all kind of JDM cool!
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Old 02-12-19, 09:22 AM
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Originally Posted by graphX250 View Post

IMO these are more of a unicorn because the production #'s are so limited for the Canadian ones. They also came with front windshield heater but not sure if that was stock or an option.
Front windshield heater you say? What Part numbers are needed for this? You have piqued my interest.
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Old 02-13-19, 02:28 PM
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Confirming Quebec does use a lot of salt also may be worth noting theres a lot of drag racing and street racing in Quebec/Ontario.. May be something to consider.
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Old 02-14-19, 05:38 AM
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Originally Posted by GaaraOTS View Post
Front windshield heater you say? What Part numbers are needed for this? You have piqued my interest.
I'm not positive about the ISF's, but most windshield heaters are just a heating element (like the rear window defog elements) that is ran across the front windshield where the wipers park, so that the wipers warm up, and un-freeze themselves from the windshield.
These windshield heaters are really good at turning a rock chip in to a large crack. And the heater element in the windshield makes for a very expensive replacement.
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Old 02-14-19, 06:54 AM
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Originally Posted by BLKLBL View Post
I'm not positive about the ISF's, but most windshield heaters are just a heating element (like the rear window defog elements) that is ran across the front windshield where the wipers park, so that the wipers warm up, and un-freeze themselves from the windshield.
These windshield heaters are really good at turning a rock chip in to a large crack. And the heater element in the windshield makes for a very expensive replacement.
That sounds right! Even checked by looking at mine and the heating element runs along under the wipers and around the edge. Since I'm in FL, never really need the window defrosters
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