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Old 10-02-2000, 04:56 AM   #1
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Unhappy Help importing Evo V!!!!!!

Help!! Anyone out there with any information on titling an Aussie licensed RHD Evo V? Ryan Plum and I have a friend who is buying one out in CT this weekend. Rsquire, I thought maybe you would have some insight. ANY help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Old 10-02-2000, 06:20 AM   #2
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Old 10-02-2000, 07:29 AM   #3
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Be thing is to check on a site called Ben's Rally Page (do a search on Nescape or similar for it, it will come up). There are always Evo's for sale. I looked at one in Michigan last ear (an evo 6) thata college kid from Singapore was sellling, as he was moving to Taiwan. He had imported it here through Miami, and registered it as a Mirage (yes, it was RHD,m and his everyday car)....he wanted $60k though so naturally, it went elsewhere. You may also want to call Generation Performance in Texas...Lance Smith there has a few Evo's he rallies in the pro rally series here.
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Old 10-02-2000, 08:13 AM   #4
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Trent

Check out these sites
http://www.customs.ustreas.gov/imp-e...formal/car.htm
http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/rules/import/

It ain't easy dude... Let me know how you go..

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Old 10-02-2000, 10:24 AM   #5
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Thanks, Richard and Adam. The amount of knowledge on this board never ceases to amaze me. I think he will probably try to register it as a Mirage. Richard, I will let you know how it goes. How is the 22B? What a cool car, I am so jealous! It seems that if you could register an Evo as a Mirage, that you could register your 22B as a 2.5RS or an Impreza L? I am in wayyyyy over my head when it comes to import and registry laws! I will let you know! Thanks, again.

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Old 10-02-2000, 11:11 AM   #6
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Trent,,

A word of warning.. Someone had an EVO 6 in the US. Then had an accident and totalled the car. When their insurance company couldn't make sense of the VIN, they checked with the NHTSA, were told that the car was an illegal import.. Result they refused to pay out to the owner of the car.

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Old 10-02-2000, 11:22 AM   #7
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An evo would be awesome...but...

They don't just let them in for anyone.

I think some foreigners have gotten temporary permits for the ONE LAP OF AMERICA and other events like that, but the car has to be exported after the event. Some others have made it as ralley/offroad cars.

There are left hand drive EVO's made for Germany, and other countries. There is a dealer www.mgracing.com in St. Martin who sometimes has left hand drive EVO's, but getting them through customs is not going to happen unless you prove it is not going to be used on the streets.



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Old 10-02-2000, 11:30 AM   #8
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Thanks for the warning, Richard! This car is already in the states, I don't know how but the car is currently in Connecticut, so my friend won't have to deal with all that nonsense. It is good to know that he might have trouble collecting on an insurance claim, though. Thanks for all the help!

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Old 10-02-2000, 05:18 PM   #9
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What worries me more than insurance claims is insurance liability. If the VINs are doctored and you crash the car, fine you're out of pocket.

If the VINs are doctored and you (god forbid) hit a person, and that person sues you and gets a judgment for say...one million dollars, the insurance company will not pick up the tab. You're on the hook. This is the biggest dis-incentive IMO from screwing around with a car that may or may not be legally registered.

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Old 10-02-2000, 05:48 PM   #10
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People are skirting the system all the time now. Listen, the economy is crankin', and people are making ALOT of dough in the stock market. For lack of a more polite term, these folks have F.U. kind of money.

Take my neighbor for example;
He just bought a brand new 2001 Lotus Elise. It's imported and sold legally as a weekend track racer. Full cage, fire system, removable steering wheel, and, of course, no airbag or door beams. He then purchased a '67 Lotus Elan. One afternoon spent switching all the numbers, and the happy dude is driving to the grocery store in the coolest ride in town!
That's right, the brand new Elise is presently registered as a late '60's classic.

The moral of the story is this;
Governmental regulations will never prevent wealthy people from having fun. There is ALWAYS a palm to grease to get your way, if you know what I mean.

Life is short...
Vote Libertarian
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Old 10-02-2000, 06:18 PM   #11
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What I want to know is: How the heck people afford these things? Let me in on the secret.
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Old 10-02-2000, 08:06 PM   #12
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hey you should yet you friend know that the car was totalled befor the now owner got the car and it has also been stolen once

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Old 10-02-2000, 08:44 PM   #13
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Wealthy or stupid Bedward? I have no doubt your neighbour loves his car, but if he gets into a bad accident and seriously injures somebody or somebodies, he's in deep ****. America isn't called land of the law suit for nothing; damage awards in civil cases can be enormous. Aside from punative damages, courts can stiff you big time for pain and suffering, loss of income, etc. How would your neighbour feel if he got slapped with a civil law suit, lost his house, stocks, savings, had his wages garnished, etc. Essentially everything he owned.

I dunno, everybody's different, it's a risk and some people are prepared to accept it. But my take on the situation is it's just not worth it. Skirting the law is one thing, exposing yourself to HUGE liability is another thing entirely.

Above is IMHO; vive la differance!

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Old 10-03-2000, 12:48 AM   #14
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Is Denmeade selling this car? Did he ever track down the one stolen from outside his residence?

(Whole lot of thoughts running through my head...)
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Old 10-03-2000, 12:52 AM   #15
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Does this car happen to have no seats? If so, it's Denmeade's car. Yes he found it, and yes it's for sale...

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