Importing.

March 07, 2010 @ 22:04:53 PM
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Join Date: Apr 2009
say like i am importing a car to canada/us from japan. approximately how long would it take for the car to arrive?
March 07, 2010 @ 22:22:57 PM
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Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: nyc
is the car legal in north america?
March 07, 2010 @ 22:27:25 PM
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Join Date: Feb 2010
Depends, it can take up to a month if you reside in Canada. The car would have to be 15 years old to import it.

As for US, not sure, but I heard it's hard to import cars to the US.

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March 08, 2010 @ 11:39:54 AM
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Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: toe ron toe
What exactly do you mean by "how long"?

That all depends on how fast the boat is. < lol.

If you mean how to get it done, this link should help you. google is your friend.
http://www.riv.ca/ImportingAVehicle.aspx
March 08, 2010 @ 15:34:56 PM
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Join Date: Mar 2010
Nissan R33 Skyline is technically a federalized car according to paper work sorted from Motor-X who use to import Skylines.

I hear if you import a car into michigan. You can get a goat registered there. So I think thats your best bet.

Just because its legal in canada does not mean its legal in the US.

I've seen many many cars impounded because of it.
March 08, 2010 @ 16:01:41 PM
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Join Date: Apr 2009
dont know much about US. i am from caanda aha. thanks for much infos guys
March 08, 2010 @ 16:16:19 PM
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Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: NJ
It would greatly depend on what you are importing, but chances are it will not meet the DOT standards. You can import a car temporarily, I believe for a year at a time, as race/show car, but it will not be street legal. You can import any car, regardless of it meeting standards or not, if it is 25 years old, thus being allowed under the historical car provision. You can also import any vehicle for personal use by a nonresident, but this cannot exceed one year.
March 09, 2010 @ 22:15:14 PM
Post: 1862
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: toe ron toe
Just to set this straight, it would be a Canadian thread, thus we are adhering to Canadian rules. Please refer to the website I posted earlier. There are however a couple of loopholes, but I won't get into that.
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