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      05-19-2017 07:11 PM #1
      I was under the impression that cars needed to be 25 years old to import..

      https://www.epa.gov/sites/production.../420b10027.pdf

      I really want an Audi S2.. If i could import a 1994 version now rather than waiting 2 more years.. Am i completely wrong about this? Is there other agencies that require the car to be 25 years old..?





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    2. 05-19-2017 07:36 PM #2
      I'm not digging through a huge file to find out where you saw that - but the EPA is only part of the problem, NHTSA / safety standards compliance being the other one.

      For USA, it has to be 25 years old. For Canada, it has to be 15 years old to the exact manufacturing date (not model year). Shenanigans involving first bringing to Canada and thence to USA don't work unless, of course, the car stays in Canada until it is the USA's required 25 years old.

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      05-19-2017 07:43 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by GoFaster View Post
      I'm not digging through a huge file to find out where you saw that - but the EPA is only part of the problem, NHTSA / safety standards compliance being the other one.
      Seriously?

      It's the second bullet point on page 3.

      Page 3 by the way, is the first actual page with text after the cover sheet and introduction page. So its not like it required a whole hell of a lot of reading.

      Non-U.S. version vehicles less than 21 years old must be modified to meet U.S.
      emission and safety standards and/or to be identical to U.S. version vehicles and must
      be imported by an Independent Commercial Importer (ICI).
      This isnt saying its legal to import them. Its saying it must be modified to meet US emissions standards.

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      05-19-2017 07:43 PM #4
      21 years for EPA exemption of the powerplant but 25 years for DOT exemption for having to meet standards for year of manufacture.
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      05-19-2017 08:37 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by psykokid View Post
      21 years for EPA exemption of the powerplant but 25 years for DOT exemption for having to meet standards for year of manufacture.
      This.

      Of course the EPA and DOT aren't on the same page with each other, so that's why they say 21.

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      05-20-2017 01:05 PM #6
      That is a heavy car with not alot of power.

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