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Old 06-15-2000, 11:47 AM   #1
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....what would the ramifications be, IF, I wanted to bring over a Ver. 5 STI? Am I going to run into your same problems RSquire?

Probably huh? Stupid question isn't it?

But I already put in a search with a friend of a friends father (isn't that always how it goes) whom brings in ferrari's and italia's for his collection.

mmmmmmmm, MY00, Ver 5 STI, steel blue mica, RHD.

I'm all about being different!

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Old 06-15-2000, 01:24 PM   #2
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And crash tests!!!! Ouch! One reason that the McLaren F1 never made it to the states as a road car (I have seen some on the track but that is very different) is because no one wanted to crash test it. I heard of a group of guys who were planning to buy two F1's and bring them to the states. One to crash and one to sell. They never did it because they would never have made back the $1,000,000 that they had to demolish. This may be a problem with any non-USA scooby. Maybe not.
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Old 06-15-2000, 01:30 PM   #3
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actually i think there is a company who sells McClarens to the US...it had add on bumpers and headlights and other junk to make it pass US safety standards...of course these additions were easily removable....also there's a guy in Texas that has a F1...

and yea...the biggest problem with importing cars personally is not the emissions...but the safety regulations...which requires a crash test...the company selling Skylines here had to go crash one before they could start selling it...

hey if we all got STI's we can split the crash test car amongst all of us...then it won't be that bad...hehe
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Old 06-15-2000, 01:31 PM   #4
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You can have all the money in the world, but Bill Gates still has 2 Porsche 959's with zero mileage sitting in a customs warehouse in California, tires rotting dry.

How much money are we talking here?

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Old 06-15-2000, 01:33 PM   #5
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These sites have all the rules for importing any car into the USA

Customs.
http://www.customs.ustreas.gov/imp-e...formal/car.htm

NHTSA
http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/rules/import/

Importing a Ferrari and certainly an Italia will be a no brainer if they are over 30 years old. DUH! Like that helps the environment.

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Old 06-15-2000, 01:39 PM   #6
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Hey 8, that place is called MotorEX. I should know. I've sat in front of my computer drooling over that damn R34 VSpec. Sigh... 4WD TT.. Sigh...
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Old 06-15-2000, 01:54 PM   #7
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MotorEX's site.

And yes... I'm drooling all over the place right now.

Makes me wonder about trading my car in...
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Old 06-15-2000, 02:17 PM   #8
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I am merely going off the top of my head without any real knowledge of the subject (obviously), just through looks alone, the Ver 5 looked relativly close to a RS type of vehicle. With whom would I inquire about crash test's. I'm gonna get ripped on for this aren't I? Oh well, I was fortunate to fall into a bit of money, and, really do not want BASIC transportation.

mmmmmmmmmm, maybe an A3 quattro would fair better. I must go E-mail an inquiry about that little beauty.

ta ta for now, and thanks for the info.
 
Old 06-15-2000, 03:20 PM   #9
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Nah, german, to expensive to fix. As for a Ver. 5, all the parts should be at the dealer, if not all, then most. You also get the japanese reliability. Hmmmmm, besides not being able to go through drive thru's easily, and if its not terribly expensive to get in-line with emissions, what the ......, I bet this has been beaten to death!


I'm running into a brick wall aren't I?

 
Old 06-15-2000, 04:21 PM   #10
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read the rules at those government websites. If you want to get EPA certification then you're up for 150%, of the cost of the car as a bond. If you pass certification then you get the money back. If you don't then you lose it. Oh yeah and the car must then be exported.

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Old 06-16-2000, 12:24 AM   #11
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If you've got enough money you can probably bring in any car you want. But I think you are limited as to har far you can drive it and where. Like 2000 miles a year, and only on a race track. Note: I haven't tried this or even researched it, this is just what seems like a logical answer to me. But since when did government regulations become logical.
Good luck
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Old 06-16-2000, 12:42 AM   #12
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Thats it....

GROUP BUY ON STI V5's!!!

I could only wish.

To answer your question, though, you have a LOT of things to deal with with customs, plus you have to make it pass US emissions standards.

I know there is a place that imports Skyline's (I don't remember what it was called but someone mentioned it on the board... you might be able to search for Skyline or Cosworth in the General Forum and find it). They might have better information for you, though.

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