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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 04-20-2006, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
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Do foreign market cars such as those originally sold in Canada, Mexico, Germany, etc. have to go through a national federalization if they are to be titled for use in a US state, even if there is no smogging (ie. MN). How about DOT safety standareds, especially if the car is older?
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RE: Federalizing

Yes, the do. However, they need only go through DOT (not DOT and EPA)if they are over 21 years old, and need no Fed-ing at all if they are over 25 years old.

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