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    Importing a car from japan

    Anyone ever import or have knowledge of importing a car from Japan?

    Basically getting it cleared from customs.
    Can I clear it from customs without having to go through all the emissions standards??

    How much does it cost to import a car.

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    Are you trying to get a Skyline.

    You are talking about some serious dollars$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
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    No. Im talking about an MR2 that was made in Japan. It will cost 4k to have it shipped. My inquirey is getting it registered and cleared through customs.

    I read that customs can keep the car until it meets us emissions standards but they usually let the person take the car if it is for show.

    I can get the car smogged so the DMV will clear it. Im just wondering if there is anything else I need to do? Keep international stickers on it or what..

    Yeah, I heard a skyline cost around 10k to get it state side.

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    One of my friends that was stationed in Japan brought his car back and it was a pain in the ass. It ended up sitting in the customs house for nearly six months before he could get it cleared. He also had to make a lot of changes to it to make it street legal in the states, such as changing the entire windshield.

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    r u going there yourself or doing business through a domestic auto dealer?

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    A domestic auto dealer. Sweet sweet car with many upgrades. Plus I always wanted a right sided drive.
    I wish I could just tell them it will be a show car and then just register it with the DMV.

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    bermich,
    u might as well give us some more info on the MR2 u r planning to import (turbo i assume, lol).....i am sure there are a lot of car fanatics here bro. pics would be awesome if u have them...

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    It is identical to my old 91 turbo MR2

    It is a 93 turbo ttop 63 k on new turbo
    All black. Clothe interior JDM parts. flywheel clutch short shifter turbo timer.
    Wide body kit.
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    I want it. The shipping is fine but I dont want customs to keep my car.
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    Plan on doing a steering conversion? lol

    Sorry bro, I have nothing to offer ya

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blown_SC
    Plan on doing a steering conversion? lol

    Sorry bro, I have nothing to offer ya
    Right side steering is legal in the states isnt it??

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    I import cars from Japan as a small part-time business, but I dont live in the states so I cant tell you about your standards over there.

    I dont usually pay more than US$1000 to have it landed in australasia so you might want to reconsider having it imported yourself. There should be plenty of legal Japanese cars available over there anyway so I'm wondering why you're trying to import one??

    If you wanted to import a skyline however.. www.motorex.net

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    Quote Originally Posted by durkheim
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    I dont usually pay more than US$1000 to have it landed in australasia so you might want to reconsider having it imported yourself. There should be plenty of legal Japanese cars available over there anyway so I'm wondering why you're trying to import one??

    www.motorex.net

    Cause I like the right side steering

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    Quote Originally Posted by durkheim
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    I dont usually pay more than US$1000 to have it landed in australasia so you might want to reconsider having it imported yourself. There should be plenty of legal Japanese cars available over there anyway so I'm wondering why you're trying to import one??

    www.motorex.net

    Cause I like the right side steering
    Plus it is a good deal if I can get the importing worked out.

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    you know you want an evo, mine was imported from japan, but sorry i live in UK, can only tell you that now its a pain in the ass, you need to do sva tests, you need model reports, you pay import tax, vat, and so on when it arrives here, but im sure its got to be different over there

    peace

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Original Jason
    you know you want an evo, mine was imported from japan, but sorry i live in UK, can only tell you that now its a pain in the ass, you need to do sva tests, you need model reports, you pay import tax, vat, and so on when it arrives here, but im sure its got to be different over there

    peace
    Hey OJ.... what hand drive is yours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bermich
    Cause I like the right side steering
    Are you going to deliver mail in it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blown_SC
    Hey OJ.... what hand drive is yours?
    UK is an island i think, its surely on the right side

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    all we import in quebec, is those lil dirty thing called JDM not the whole car, cause its waaay too pricy...

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    Man the Skyline is bad ass!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRLS63
    UK is an island i think, its surely on the right side

    I was referring to if he imported it or not.. but thanks

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