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US vs Canadian made Tundra!

Discussion in 'Tundras' started by AMOCAT911, Mar 27, 2014.

  1. Mar 27, 2014 at 4:50 AM
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    AMOCAT911

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    Hello everyone,

    I'm looking for some information regarding the difference between US and Canadian made Toyota Tundra? I live in northern Canada and was considering to purchase a Tundra from the US. Local dealer informed me that Canadian made Tundra has a "Cold Weather Package" that would be necessary in Canada but US Tundra don't have. Can anyone set me stright on this and recommond if I should buy a truck from the US or not given my location.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Mar 27, 2014 at 5:01 AM
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    Cold weather package is probably just a block heater. :) ;)
     
  3. Mar 27, 2014 at 7:27 AM
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    They make Tundras in Canada ?
     
  4. Mar 27, 2014 at 8:12 AM
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    I believe I've read TMMTX, Toyota Manufacturing of San Antonio, Texas, is the only place the current Tundra is manufactured.

    A cold weather package is available in the US. Not sure if it's the same as the cold weather package in Canada.
     
  5. Mar 27, 2014 at 8:34 AM
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    ^^This^^

    Other things to note, Canada requires a third brake like (usually over the back window) and Day time running lights.

    Both can be added later but will be required upon safety
     
  6. Mar 27, 2014 at 8:46 AM
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    from my experience buying a us model tacoma here in canada i would not do it again. anytime something wasn't right the dealers just said well it's american, it's not the same as a canadian tacoma, they always used the american statement when it came to warranty work as a way to try getting out of things, that's my experience... also i was not able to purchase the toyota extended warranty, even though i bought my american model tacoma from a toyota dealer that imported it from another toyota dealer south of the border as toyota certified used. i should have known right at that point i was in for headaches. also if you ever want to trade that thing in or sell it later the trade in value will be less, myself and two friends with american tacos looked into trading and were all told, even by the toyota dealer i bought from that the fact the truck is american reduces its trade value.. so all in all not many good points, but i had to have the reg cab tacoma... just had to!

    lastly the cold package your dealer is talking about is bullshat, ask him to provide specific details as to why his truck is better and watch him fumble words.
     
  7. Mar 27, 2014 at 9:40 AM
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    More than likely the " cold weather package " comes standard on the Canadian trucks while it is an option on the US trucks
     
  8. Mar 27, 2014 at 9:41 AM
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    and that took 5 seconds on Google

    Cold Weather Package - $160
    Heavy duty starter; Heavy duty battery; Heavy duty anti-corrosion protection; Front and rear mud flaps; Windshield wiper de-icer w/timer; Requires: [HM] Power Heated Outside Mirrors; Or [SM] Color-Keyed Bumper Package; Or [HM] Power Heated Outside Mirrors; Excludes: [MG] Mud Guards


    http://www.motortrend.com/cars/2010/toyota/tundra/packages_options/
     
  9. Mar 27, 2014 at 10:01 AM
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    The inside of my sport rims say made in Canada.
     
  10. Mar 27, 2014 at 10:04 AM
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    So they make the wheels here I guess , pretty certain the trucks are assembled in Texas
     
  11. Mar 27, 2014 at 10:25 AM
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    how about it really doesn't matter where the truck is actually made but it matters which version somebody purchases; canadian vs american..?!? my american truck came with a block heater and started everyday in this cold as fawk winter we've had, never actually use the block heater..
     
  12. Mar 27, 2014 at 10:34 AM
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    I posted what is included in the cold weather package from the info I found , the OP can now decide if he is comparing apples to apples
     
  13. Mar 27, 2014 at 1:39 PM
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    5 seconds to you is 5 hours with my connection speed.

    That said, $160 for all that had to be the deal of the decade.
     
  14. Mar 31, 2014 at 12:20 AM
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    Well I have a "Canadian bought" Tundra and it was made in San Antonio, Texas. It does not have a block heater or Wiper De-Icer or Colored keyed bumpers or Heated Seats. Not sure if the starter is or battery is HD. I assume it has HD Anti Corrosion package and I have mud flaps and Heated Mirrors.
     
  15. Mar 31, 2014 at 4:37 AM
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    I am looking to purchase a Tundra but if it doesnt have the heated steering wheel , I guess I will have to look at Ford Chev and Dodge . I will not purchase another vehicle without a heated steering wheel .
     
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