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Don't try and smuggle a Nissan Silvia

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  • seoulspirit

    seoulspirit

    #17393034 - 4 years ago

    into the states. Like, at all

    www.autoblog.com/2015/02/09/nissan-silvia-smug...

    Think the sentence is too harsh, or do you think 20 years +/- $250,000 makes sense?

  • MatthewFranc

    MatthewFranc

    #17409638 - 4 years ago

    This is just ridiculous. Australia has much stricter car laws for stuff like modifications and such. But we're even allowed silvia's and Japanese imports

  • AllAroundUnderground

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    #17410222 - 4 years ago

    If I had the money, I'd have a Skyline in my driveway. I ain't scer'ed.

  • Patty98

    Patty98

    #17421818 - 4 years ago

    It is not illegal to own it. Just as long as it is not driven on government owned roads you can have it. But h was probably driving it.

  • redstriker09

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    #17424015 - 4 years ago

    You can legally buy and own a R32 Skyline in the US as of last year.

  • Shelty429

    Shelty429 Mr Bill

    #17577226 - 4 years ago

    because the real threat isnt ISIS or terrorists... its preowned japanese coupes.... they are gonna get ya!!!

  • Jeremyleo

    Jeremyleo

    #32938482 - 3 years ago

    Why not just get a 240 and import the front clip and the JDM engine and gearbox? There's a guy in my area that did that. Beats the alternative.

  • Shelty429

    Shelty429 Mr Bill

    #32939605 - 3 years ago

    In reply to Jeremyleo

    Thats not nearly as much fun.... plus every 240 ive come across is always beaten to pieces or rusty.

    I'd love to build an import one day, but a classic one, like an old RX3, or an early celica, or a 240z. but Ive got enough going on with getting my wagon back on the road, and plans for my mustang.

  • 240Gordie

    240Gordie

    #32941215 - 3 years ago

    Getting an S15 in Canada is no issue. There are a good number of them in my town. But our import laws require a vehicle only be 15 years or older as opposed to the U.S. law of 15 and older.

  • Jeremyleo

    Jeremyleo

    #32941230 - 3 years ago

    In reply to 240Gordie

    Import law in the US is 25 years. Such a dumb law imo.

    In reply to Shelty429

    I saw two different 240s in two days that were in good condition this week. I was shocked because Ohio usually turns them into Swiss cheese. I would love an RX3 but have never seen one; they're pretty much impossible to find around here.

  • 240Gordie

    240Gordie

    #32941375 - 3 years ago

    Sorry, typo. I meant 25. I don't understand why that law is still in play.

  • Shelty429

    Shelty429 Mr Bill

    #32943044 - 3 years ago

    In reply to Jeremyleo

    Ive only seen an RX3 on craigslist, and its had no engine, was completely taken apart and missing a good deal of stuff....

    yet I wanted it so badly