Have any of you imported a car yet? I need help

Chewy4000 at aol.com Chewy4000 at aol.com
Mon Jul 15 09:48:51 EDT 2002

In a message dated Sat, 13 Jul 2002 11:40:19 PM Eastern Standard Time, themercedesbenz at hotmail.com writes:

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> I was wondering if any of you have experience in importing a car over from
> Europe. I need to find out exactly what is involved and what the costs are.
> Any info would be greatly appreciated. I don't know if it makes a difference
> or not but the car I am talking about is an RS2. Has anyone brought one of
> these to the states yet? Anyone know? Would it be the only one?

This is a email from a pro rally friend of mine, when I asked him about this same question for someone else.
This is his Job and hes a big audi guy so ou could ask him better if you like.
Let him know Chewy sent you.

EPA, DOT and Customs will not let you bring it in for road use unless you go
thru all the testing and modifications needed to meet emission, crash and
anti theft standards, and to go thru everything will cost you anywhere
between 15 and 25 thousand dollars. Forget about it. As the laws stand right
now, the only way you can bring a vehicle from abroad is as a race car, and
you have to prove it. But even so, you could never title it, register it, or
insure it. My suggestion is forget about it, unless you can sell it for 100
grand, it's not worth it.

Best regards,
Jose M. Vicente

DFDS Transport (US), Inc.
Export Sea Freight Operations, NYC area
100 Walnut Avenue, Suite 405
Clark, NJ 07066
Tel: 1-732-850-8000 ext 2153
Fax: 1-732-850-8020

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