Importing a car


Syn48
07-12-2004, 09:30 AM
Hi i am looking at importing a car from japan, but my question is since its going to be imported into the USA will i be able to drive because the car is a right hand drive. If its not legal is it possible to convert a right hand drive to a left hand drive? and would it cost much to do so.


thanks for your time

kman10587
07-12-2004, 02:45 PM
Don't bother, just buy an American car. Trust me.

91300zxtt
07-12-2004, 04:30 PM
youll have to check your states laws on which cars can be imported from japan, to be driven legally. i know out here in illinois its illegal to drive a skyline, but a guy a few places down has one and its registered as a 240sx haha. as for the left hand conversion thats gonna take alot of time and alot of money due to fabrication and all that. just out of curiosity what are you looking to import?

Syn48
07-12-2004, 05:32 PM
I am looking at importing a 1993 celica all trac turbo (celica gt4) i would like to import it because they are easier to find over in japan. i have looked around in the U.S but i was not able to find many. i have found one on ebay but it was a local pick up only and i didnt have the means to travel to get it so i figured importing would be easier. The only problem i think i would have is just knowing whether i can use a right hand drive in the U.S.

idf you know of any sources where i could do a search for a Celica All-trac turbo in the USA that would be very helpful.

kman10587
07-12-2004, 05:45 PM
I've been looking for that car too, but it's hard to find. I'd love to have a 1994-1999 model of the Celica GT-Four, but it was never made here. Still, importing it and have a right-hand-drive car is gonna be too much hassle. Just keep searching for a USDM one.

Syn48
07-12-2004, 06:08 PM
I am sorry a USDM? a US dealer model?

91300zxtt
07-12-2004, 06:21 PM
ya made for US. jdm= Japanese. you got the basic idea. plus i dont know if you have the money or not, not my buisness, but its really expensive to import a car from japan. i actually know a guy that did this recently.

Syn48
07-12-2004, 07:37 PM
oh well thanks for your help now i just gotta keep trying to track that car down.

91300zxtt
07-12-2004, 10:10 PM
ac427cpe (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/member.php?u=8263) hes actually a mod, so he would prolly be a huge help

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