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<p>The Japanese car market goes by calendar year, not &quot;model&quot; year as in the US.  So in Japan the first year for the car was 1990, while in the US the NSXs sold in 1990  were considered model year 1991.</p>
 
<p>The Japanese car market goes by calendar year, not &quot;model&quot; year as in the US.  So in Japan the first year for the car was 1990, while in the US the NSXs sold in 1990  were considered model year 1991.</p>
 
<h3> US vs. Canada </h3>
 
<h3> US vs. Canada </h3>
<p><strong>[GM]</strong> US and CDN version both have metric and English markings on the speedometer. The  US versions have English markings in bold white with metric in a smaller darker font, the  CDN versions are reversed. DRL's are standard on CDN cars as noted. 1991 Canadian cars  also came with a special bolt for securing a child safety seat in the passenger's seat and  a leather case for the owner's handbook and dealer information.</p>
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<p>US and CDN version both have metric and English markings on the speedometer. The  US versions have English markings in bold white with metric in a smaller darker font, the  CDN versions are reversed. Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) are standard on CDN cars as noted.</p>
<p>Regarding warranty coverage you are on your own. I'd patronize one dealer and try and strike up a good relationship so if something goes wrong you have a history of doing  business with them before you ask for a favour. Dealers I've used in OH and GA have been very kind but they are under no obligation to honor the Acura Canada warranty.</p>
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<p>Regarding warranty coverage you are on your own. I'd patronize one dealer and try and strike up a good relationship so if something goes wrong you have a history of doing  business with them before you ask for a favour. Dealers I've used in OH and GA have been very kind but they are under no obligation to honor the Acura Canada warranty.</p>
<p>It's incorrect to think a Canadian car is a cause of trouble. The NSX is  emissions certified for all 50 states including Canada. When I brought mine into this country there was no need for re-certification or testing. All Hondas have the speedometer calibrated in both metric and imperial units. And while the  odometer is metric only I don't agree that you must think about this as 1.6  times the miles. The mileage is the same! Or is a temperature of 68F different  from one of 20C?</p>
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<p>It's incorrect to think that because the car is from Canada, it will have unique problems. The Canadian emissions certification will also qualify for all 50 states. When I brought mine into the United States there was no need for re-certification or testing. All Hondas have the speedometer calibrated in both metric and imperial units.</p>
<p>One reason for buying a Canadian car is the uniqueness of it. No need for go-fast parts when you have a speedo that goes to 300!! Many folks like the daytime running lights which mimic the look of the car as it is sold in Japan.  One concern might be the climate control which reads out in Centigrade and there  is no way to change this back to Fahrenheit without purchasing a new head unit for the system.</p>
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<p>One reason for buying a Canadian car is the uniqueness of it. No need for go-fast parts when you have a speedo that goes to 300!! And you don't need to explain that 'kmh' means 'kanadian miles per hour. ;-) Many folks like the DRLs, which mimic the look of the car as it is sold in Japan.  One concern might be the climate control which reads out in Centigrade and there  is no way to change this back to Fahrenheit without purchasing a new head unit for the system.</p>
<p><strong>[KS] </strong>The US cars include the tether attachment point for a child restraint system which uses a top tether. The tether bracket and bolt are AVAILABLE from the dealer, presumably  at extra charge. (The tether attachment point is located on the panel behind the  passenger's seat back.) Apparently, with the Canadian cars, the bolt comes with the car. I  don't know about the bracket but I would expect that that would be included as well.</p>
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<p>In 1991, CDN cars also came with a special bolt for securing a child safety seat in the passenger's seat and a leather case for the owner's handbook and dealer information. The US cars include the tether attachment point for a child restraint system which uses a top tether.The tether bracket and bolt are available from the dealer, possibly at extra charge - the tether attachment point is located on the panel behind the  passenger's seat back. Apparently, with the Canadian cars, the bolt comes with the car. I  don't know about the bracket but I would expect that that would be included as well.</p>
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<h3> US vs. Europe </h3>
 
<h3> US vs. Europe </h3>
 
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