Date registered: Nov 2002
Vehicle: 10 GLK 350 4Matic
Location: Sonoma County CA
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RE: importing a car
Diesels have disappeared from American roads because they haven't met the Clean Air standards.
I think it would be extremely unlikely that you could import a non USA spec anything and get it approved for the roads.
It's not just all the emissions stuff - if you could even meet them, it's the crash standards, lighting standards, seat belts, seats, windows, doors.
There are some specialty importers that do this for a living. Research for them to do the job for you. They usually do rare Italian jobs or something weird for a media type with more money than sense.
Realize this typically costs $50,000 to $75,000 to do ( no kidding)
I would look for the diesel MBZ's that are here, and find one you like. I mean, if you're trying to save money.....
I hear they may be importing them again soon, too.
Now: 2010 GLK350 4Matic Then: 2003 C320 4Matic, 2006 E320 CDI, 2000 E320, 1994 E320, 1991 190E, 1985 300D, 1983 300D
"Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines."