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    Hello from Socal! Import question! :D

    Hi everyone!

    My name's Andrew. Joined this forum a while back, but haven't lurked here in a while. Just decided to look back on since I'm down with the Skyline fever again. :P Currently, I own a '89 Celica GTS that overheats, so I (pretty much) never drive it. lol
    Because of that, I'm thinking about getting another car.

    Anyways, about the Skyline...
    I was hoping to maybe import a DR30 or something 25 years or older to California. Would it be a costly process? How hard would it be to register it and stuff since the car's already DOT and EPA exempt? Do I still have to worry about smog? Insurance? What do I need to know before trying to purchase the car? Currently, the R30's I've been looking at are in the $3-4K (USD) range. What about maintinence costs? They never made FJ20's in the US right?

    Thanks so much and have a nice day!

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    Welcome to JNC. It can take a while for people to reply to intro's but I'm here in San Diego too. I'll send you a PM and maybe I'll see you at some meets. I've been told, specifically by an importer that it's roughly about $4,000 USD to import a car. DR30's are pretty sick cars. If you are really interested, send me a PM and I'll let you know the info of my contact. My personal opinion is that I'd probably try to import a Cedric, or Laurel here to the US because I don't think I've even seen any on US soil. Perhaps I'll see you at some old school meets around San Diego. Again welcome to the site.

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    Re: Hello from Socal! Import question! :D

    Quote Originally Posted by Thaifighter
    They never made FJ20's in the US right?
    Correct. No USD cars had the FJ20.

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    Re: Hello from Socal! Import question! :D

    Quote Originally Posted by datsunfreak
    Quote Originally Posted by Thaifighter
    They never made FJ20's in the US right?
    Correct. No USD cars had the FJ20.
    @ DatsunFreak - this is a bit off topic but I just noticed you've surpassed 7000 posts. Congrats. :mrgreen:

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    lol thanks for the late welcomes.
    Wow, $4000 doesn't seem too bad.

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