Originally Posted by borderguy
You are telling me that our federal government is now training customs officers at these ports to double as mechanics?
If you have no clue what you're talking about please don't open your mouth because you just make yourself appear stupid. This is from kbb and it explains it for you.
"7. What is the difference between Factory, Port, and Dealer Installed Options?
PIO stands for "Port Installed Options." These items are installed on the vehicle after it leaves the foreign factory and arrives in the United States---literally "at port." Both Factory Installed Options and Port Installed Options must be factory approved. Therefore there is some price control. There are also "Dealer Installed Options" which are items added to the vehicle at the dealership. We do not list Dealer Installed Options, as they do not have to be factory approved. Since we cannot be certain of what brand or grade the dealer may choose to put in the vehicle, we cannot address this type of pricing."