I have some theories about that Grand Forks dealer:
1) they are unaware of American Honda's warranty policy;
2) they have a personal animosity against out-of-country vehicles;
3) they don't see the point of spending their warranty budget, or the
time and trouble of applying for reimbursement, for somebody who will
never be a regular customer.
And that was the question which I had which may have prompted (at least
in part) this "I'm from Missouri, show it to me!" discussion. I can
understand how the concept of buying what is essentially gray market
goods, i.e. US produced/warrantied auto by a non-resident who
immediately heads back across the border, might impact on ones warranty
work. Similarly, I fail to see how a legitimate change of residency
would defeat the warranty owed to an otherwise bonafide purchaser.
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