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Thread: Petition to change the 25 year rule into 15.

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    Petition to change the 25 year rule into 15.

    "Stop using Homeland Security funds to seize imported vehicles, and change the DOT/EPA exemption to 15 years. The Department of Homeland Security spends a shockingly disproportionate amount of its budget not on security initiatives, but on customs seizures. In particular, importers of grey-market vehicles have been targeted by monies taxpayers have intended to be used to secure our country against terrorism and terrorist activity. We call upon the Executive Branch to immediately cease this wasteful activity, and furthermore to change the DOT/EPA exemption time on grey-market vehicles from 25 years to 15 years (to match the vehicle regulations of Canada), recognizing that the 25-year rule was enacted due to support from special interests such as Mercedes Benz North America."

    The law currently states (in the US) you can import any grey market vehicle legally if it is 25 years or older (classic car rule). This is a petition to change it to any vehicle that is 15 years or older (same classic car rule as Canada).

    Click on the link to sign the petition. And pass it on to other forums.


    https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions#!...-years/L50BZzwj

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    Re: Petition to change the 25 year rule into 15.

    No way.

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    Re: Petition to change the 25 year rule into 15.

    Not sure that it is spam yet only cause I have seen it posted by a few people and groups (Project Car Magazine). Would be nice if it was real.

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    Re: Petition to change the 25 year rule into 15.

    I've seen this in many forums as of late and have posted this there as well. This is a good idea and I would love to see it happen, but for the government to even consider a petition, it must have actual signatures. Electronic means does not lend enough credibility because it can be tampered with quite easily.

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    Re: Petition to change the 25 year rule into 15.

    With slow car sales, the U.S govt will not give in for you to import a 15 year old car from overseas...

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    Re: Petition to change the 25 year rule into 15.

    Quote Originally Posted by Robb
    With slow car sales, the U.S govt will not give in for you to import a 15 year old car from overseas...
    They'll end up crushing many potential spare-worthy cars before that shit will ever happen. Fucking Cash for Clunkers....

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    Re: Petition to change the 25 year rule into 15.

    I have also seen this popping up everywhere. My biggest problem with the idea is that it has nonsensical justification. To come in line with Canada? Seriously? When has the US government ever changed a law to accommodate another country? If the argument was well thought out with some tangible benefits to the consumer explained, I would sign up. I agree in principle, but if it just looks like a stupid demand, it's a waste of time, imo.

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    Re: Petition to change the 25 year rule into 15.

    This is on whitehouses own website.

    "The White House has agreed to respond to any We The People petition that accrues 25,000 signatures in a month."

    http://www.autoblog.com/2011/11/16/peti ... 5-to-15-y/

    Autoblog explains a bit more. Even though it's poorly argued in the wording... I still signed to see them respond and acknowledge the issue.

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    Importing vehicles into the US

    Someone has put together a petition to lower the import age of vehicles into the US from 25 years to 15 years.

    https://wwws.whitehouse.gov/petitions/! ... n=shorturl

    I have already signed and was hoping to get some support from you guys... bring on the GTR's

    Thanks
    Rory

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    Re: Petition to change the 25 year rule into 15.

    ^rory didn't read a few threads down i guess

    since ppl keep posting a new thread on this, we'll just merge it with this one from now on
    -Matt

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