Originally Posted by Gearhead999s
In Canada (at least in Ontario)we have protection from the goverment against misrepresentation from registered automobile dealers,but in the US you are on your own unless you get involved in the legal crap.
I did not know about additional legal protection in Ontario. Maybe it is worth something.
By the way, when buying used from States, consider using ebay - their protection policy is fairly decent and covers you up to $50k in case the car history is significantly misrepresented (e.g. rebuilt or stolen car).
Yes, savings from buying from US are not always worth it. For me they were, as the first time I could import car duty and tax free, which changes the game entirely. And the second time I just could not find what I wanted at any price in Canada, and I was looking for two months.