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« Reply #60 on: May 05, 2011, 06:01:38 AM »

Chev - you're talking *export* here.  I'm guessing what your friend did in South America was illegal there but that's not the point.  Motor vehicles, parts, and (especially) engines must be declared to US Customs and must be US-compliant if they're imported into the US.  If US Customs approve the import of the parts, that's OK but this isn't an easy hurdle (and it ain't gonna happen on an engine).

I'm sure that you know people who have done it and got away with it (I have too) but I've also known people (and by this I mean people I know personally) who had a ride to the nearest Federal Courthouse in handcuffs.

Sorry about all this thread drift but many people out there think "oh, this doesn't apply to me", or "I can find some way around it because I want to" or "I can outsmart US Customs".  These are BAD mistakes to make.
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« Reply #61 on: May 05, 2011, 06:45:30 AM »

Ok.. no further comment.
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« Reply #62 on: May 13, 2011, 12:03:24 PM »

I've no idea if Renault sells cars in the States, but if they do you might be about to get the new Twizy model, which is another smaller-than-a-Smart alternative. Not only is it shorter, but is significantly narrower too as it's two seats are in-line rather than side-by-side.

Renault is a major manufacturer (equivalent to Mercedes), but I don't know if they have any presence at all in the States.




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« Reply #63 on: May 13, 2011, 05:46:42 PM »

I'm waiting for the "Loading a dumb car" post now!!  Wink
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« Reply #64 on: May 13, 2011, 07:45:57 PM »

at least you spelled dumb the right way with a lower case "d"
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