I just moved to Canada from the U.S. I have Permanent Residency in Canada.
I would like buy a new Volvo in Canada and return with it when I snowbird in the U.S.
My research so far is that I will owe 2.5% duty on the car as I cross the border.
What I don't know is: will I need to modify the car in anyway to be compliant with U.S. laws.
Volvos do not allow FULL switching between Kilometers and Miles. Specifically a Canada Volvo will display kph on the speed dial and a U.S. Volvo will display mph. It counter intuitive that they just don't make this easy to change on a configuration screen on the car, but the salesman said Volvo intentionally does it to "protect markets". I confirmed this both at a U.S. dealer and a Canadian dealer.
The good news is: the speedometer will switch the smaller digital speed display (so maybe that will pass inspection?).
What is the experience of others importing a newish Volvo from Canada to U.S.?
When I imported my car from U.S. to Canada, Canada had a list of cars and what would need to be modified and what cars just plain could not be modified (Spoiler: U.S. Teslas cannot be imported into Canada.) So when I brought my car in I had some idea of what needed to be done to pass inspection.
Is there a list of cars that can be imported into U.S. with little or no modification?