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Old 04-06-2013, 07:06 PM   #2661
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Technically there was only one official RS owner in the U.S. and that was Ford, since the cars aren't road legal except on M-plates afaik, but yeah some of the executives get all the perks.

Spotted SGM SEL on I96 east around 6pm tonight just east of Wixom Rd.
Thats what he was saying . After their three years with it its getting crushed because its unsellable , whats the reason for it being unsellable here ? Emissions ?

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Old 04-06-2013, 07:44 PM   #2662
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Thats what he was saying . After their three years with it its getting crushed because its unsellable , whats the reason for it being unsellable here ? Emissions ?

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Not crash certified, the engine was never emissions certified in that vehicle, etc. Basically its not road legal in the U.S. as it hasn't passed the tests even if it was still safe and clean burning, etc.

It would also be too much of a liability for the manufacturer, after all if they sell it where are you going to get parts for 10 years at a minimum? You'd say Europe or Mexico, but that wouldn't be accepted by the government afaik.

Even models that they do sell here, test cars or early build units of the Focus or Fusion can't be sold at a minimum due to the legal aspect of it even if it was pretty much a finished product that was being tested.
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:55 PM   #2663
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Idk if that's entirely true. There's a guy in Chicago that leagally owns one and I believe there's one other one out west somewhere..
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Old 04-06-2013, 08:33 PM   #2664
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Idk if that's entirely true. There's a guy in Chicago that leagally owns one and I believe there's one other one out west somewhere..
Both are registered and plated in Mexico.
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Both are registered and plated in Mexico.
They are also legal in Mexico since they sold them there, however they are not legal for registration in the U.S. which is due to the car not having been certified here. Which was what I was trying to say. Thanks for the back up/ confirmation. The Ford owned ones outnumber the mexican registered models in the U.S.
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Old 04-06-2013, 11:50 PM   #2666
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I knew that..I was going off of the "road legal" comment. Didn't see any mentioning of "plated and registered" is all. Carry on
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:50 PM   #2667
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Black zx3 svt at kakaos liquor sto at 14& Woodward , was only one guy in the store , a Jewish fellow. Car was super clean but the machs were quite oxidized and faded.

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Just about every RS you will see has an M plate. And there are more than just that white one and the green one.

I say just about because someone will tell me about this guy on a forum who knows a guy who's cousins' boss' daughters boyfriends uncle has one which cannot be confirmed. I see a green one every day. :)
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Comp orange svt zx3 just north of I-94 on west side of middlebelt rd.
Has temporary paper plate. Been there the last 2 mornings.
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:03 PM   #2670
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White zx5 , black racing stripes over whole car , rocker area stripes that said " se " and aftermarket wheels . Would not play........ integra did though ;)

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