cwerdna wrote:You might have issues w/reselling the car later if the odometer and other instruments still in miles and degrees F. Last year, I thought of trying to sell my US 350Z to Canadian Nissan dealers. It basically seemed extremely troublesome. They didn't want to muck w/it unless I completed the import process and other stuff.
I thought about doing the opposite when I lived in WA as Canadian prices on Nissans (LONG ago) were tempting. Back then, I found out that if I wanted to have warranty work done, I'd have to pay out of pocket and then file a claim. I'd also have to pay to get the instruments switched to US measurements in addition to import duties.
The dash can be easily switched to metric, I have tried this already, since I'm considering shipping a Leaf to Germany. There are three languages the dash can display: English, Spanish and French. No German, unfortunately. This is obviously the NA version. Aside from the incompatible SIM card in the TCU, about the only difference I'd be aware of is DLR. I believe that they are required in Canada, or at least so I've read on this forum.
If I recall correctly, 2012 was the first MY to go on sale in Canada. The majority of US 2011 Leafs will not have the winter package. Seat heaters can be installed, but not the battery warmer. If the vehicle is to be operated in Vancouver, BC, this might not be a big deal since the climate is very similar to Seattle, one of the launch markets in early 2011.