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Old 10-20-2003, 05:55 PM   #1
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all right, blacknlow's taunting pix have got me thinking....just how much would it cost to have an rs shipped over and what is its retail over there?


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The Euro is worth slightly more than the dollar so I'm thinking the RS is a +$30K car. However you will have a hard time importing it here due to strict department of transportation regulations. Basically you have to convince them to let you bring in the car.
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what is the problem with importing the car. why would they care about regulating that? i'm stupid imo
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Getting that car properly registered in the us would be very tough, and expensive. You'd be required to bring it to US specs, importing it here, customs, tons of stuff. A few people import skylines here, it costs 30 grand on top of the cost of the car from japan to do it. So think 60 g's to import an rs. And if you have that much money, why aren't you getting a really nice car. I mean, i love my focus, but if i had some good money, 60's, i'd invest in a c5 corvette, a used porsche, a nicely tuned 350z, amongst other cars... If i won the lottery, i'd keep my focus and mod the hell out of it and own a ferrari 360 modena, porsche turbo, srt-10, z06, 350z, s2000, 3000gt vr4, STi, and a escalde on DUBBZ. Oh yea, the people that import the skylines, it takes a 2 month turn around from start to finish to do the whole conversion and import. just not worth it.
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element, euro cars are regulated in a different way. Emissions, saftey specs. quality controll, everything. One of the bigger things is lighting, US spec lights must reflect in a certain radius and visability and such so it'll illuminate the road and not blind oncoming traffic. Notice how euro spec bumpers and turning indicators are much more visibletoo? All in all, it comes down to emissions and safety. All new us models go through it before it can be sold and produced, the same standards would apply on any registred street vehicle. Sure you could import it over, but you legally couldn't drive it on public roads.
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diff hand drive, diff emissions/crash standars, diff.........CAR
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gosh that sux...but, i'm only curious anyways. its not like i could afford the car if i saved ten years. thanks for the info
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diff hand drive, diff emissions/crash standars, diff.........CAR
There are LHD RSes. Only the British ones are RHD.

And it would be far cheaper to make your own to meet RS specs. True, it wouldn't be an RS, but it would be damn close.
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you arnt telling me anything i didnt already know
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Then why did you say "diff hand drive"?
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