I think in LA you have to pass a smog test. Plus the vehicle has to meet DOT safety requirements. Safety belt, glass, etc. there are outfits that do the importation for you and they worry about the DOT requirements. Then you just take it to your local Purrfect oil change shop and get her smogged.I'm looking on craigslist for a TJ in (Mexico) and find a lot of real good deals on jeeps. Has anyone bought a vehicle out of the us and brought it back? If so what did you need to do to register it here?
I would say... forget about it. There are a million excuses that will be given to you, by the alphabet agencies ,as to why you cannot import it into the USA. The mpgs are too high (it pollutes too much by burning less fuel), the bumpers are not up to US spec (yeah... the bumpers, wonder what they would think about the bumpers we all use as OEM replacements).I'm looking on craigslist for a TJ in (Mexico) and find a lot of real good deals on jeeps.
Has anyone bought a vehicle out of the us and brought it back? If so what did you need to do to register it here?
Lol awesomeReminds me of somthing I did in my younger years. Back in the 80's when you could still buy a new vw bug in mexico, I took a 69 bug I bought for $50. , drove it from VA to mexico. Bought a brand new bug for $4500 US , put my plates on it and drove it back to va. Kept it registered as my 69 and drove it for years. 69 was the last year vw had no dash vin. Only problem was I could never legally sell it, and it eventually became a Baja bug field car I gave away. To this day I wonder what became of the 69 I left in matamoros mexico.