[Es2] importing car from canada problems
Elijahallen92 at aol.com
Elijahallen92 at aol.com
Mon Dec 6 17:59:24 EST 2004
I wish it were that easy with a car but its not. In order to register the
car in the US you need a copy of the form from customs stating the car
complies with all US standards which is obtained if Audi gives a letter of
conformity which they will not do since the car I bought never came with an airbag and
falls into the year that law changed. Anyway, I now know there is no way
without spending way to much $$$$$$$ to get this car here so luckily we have a
house in Canada and are able to register it there. I plan to do this and drive
it over and just try to drive with Ontario plates as long as I can. If this
fails I will sell the car to someone in Canada who plans to move to the US and
would sell it back to me if they are able to take it with them. Hope this
In a message dated 12/6/2004 4:47:18 PM Eastern Standard Time,
klkinc at gis.net writes:
I don't think getting the car into the US is the real problem.
The problem is getting it registered and titled!
I am not sure what the laws are in your state, I live in Mass(which is
pretty strict when it comes to titles)
I brought a Canadian Spec Motorcycle in (Suzuki RG500 2 stroke) and had no
problem getting it Registered and a title for it.
Now things might be different for bikes, but they both have to conform to
DOT Standards, I know bikes do not have EPA(Emissions)requirements(Yet!) but
considering that I brought a 2 stroke Streetbike in, a model that was never
allowed in the US (because of Emissions) has to say something.
The Loophole that I found and used was this.
It was no problem as long as the car(bike) was registered in Canada.
In Canada they don't have titles (or they didn't then) all they have is a
type of registration and all that I need to get a title in Mass was a copy
of the bill of Sale and the Sellers Canadian Registration.
Well i submitted the 2 with an application for a title and in 3 weeks I had
it , and never had any type of problem(I even sold it to a guy in CA and he
had no problems).
So My advice is go to your Registry and ask them How would I register a car
I bought in Canada, what do I need? I think that as long as the car was
available here in the US and you don't say how and what do I have to do to
convert it, who knows you might get lucky.
I Imported a few Euro Fords back in the "Grey Market days" when it was
rather easy to get cars in, but with the current laws, if you have to Get
EPA and DOT releases you might as well forget it.
Its somewhat possible but not very cost effective.
Good Luck and keep us posted
Cheers from Boston
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