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Importing A Car

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by TRuggiero_, Apr 16, 2003.

  1. TRuggiero_

    TRuggiero_ Senior Member

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    Ok, I have a thought. I can have a car imported for 1500. I know how much of a pain in the ass it is to register a imported car, and I don't want to do that. Here's my idea though. If I import a crx to the u.s. and buy a crx w/ a clean title out of a yard for 500 can I just take the vin numbers from the USDM and put them on the JDM? Disregarding the smog and EPA regulations.
     
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    liquid00meth Senior Member

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    thats like asking if you "can" commit insurance fraud, you can do it, but it's not legal. Just make sure the cars have equal mileage so the title matches.
     
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    I work with the Local Department of Transportation and that is what they told me to do, they said if you bought something crazy like a skyline to just but the title of a maxima and say its highly modified. But I also live in Montana so we can get away with anything it seems.
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Click the link in my sig. it can answer or tell you where to find the answer,to any questions you have about importing a car from overseas.This is all to get the car in the country before you could even swap the VIN's,which is illegal by the way.The price I came out with to import a rex was in the neighborhood of $8000-$10,000.Once the EPA and whoever bonds it pull it out of your ass,then it's the DOT's turn.It takes about 3-6 months before you can receive the car once it hits US shores.
     
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    Prowler Super Moderator

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    It's not all great here. No regulations at all on cars, so every farmer/hick with their '72 Chevy truck burn oil, smoke, no muffler, etc. That gets old, but nothing will be done with air quality restrictions because then the 3 refineries would have to spend $#@ cash to be in compliance. If CA's law were inacted here, I'd be so much happier. Not even half of the crap on the roads today would pass inspections.
     
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