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What's it cost to get one here? I'd be willing to drop the dough if it weren't TOO incredibly spendy.. i mean, christ, look at this:

That's hot as all hell, I'd hit that every day of the week and thrice on sunday.
 

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Re: Are there many polo's in the US? (supergti)

Right, but I mean, what would it cost to get one overseas to the US?
 

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Re: Are there many polo's in the US? (thompo)

Actually around my area there is one that i see constantly roaming, it is silver and the older model actually. I met the guy at a restaurant and it turns out that because he is the consulat's son who could bring a car from his country emissions free. The car is completly euro and bad ass. He said he cant mod it or anything though cause it is technically property of his country. So... if you want one for cheap just get adopted by a counselate or a diplomat from another country
 

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Re: Are there many polo's in the US? (thompo)

I feel you bro. If they had the polo here I wouldn't have settled for the golf =\
 

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Re: Are there many polo's in the US? (thompo)

buy in mexico, cross the border back, u just got urself a new polo in the states!
 

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Re: Are there many polo's in the US? (NFS7)

I'll bring you back to reality after drooling over the factory rally car.

BTW, the co-driver of that Polo is this man:

A legendary German showman.
 

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Re: Are there many polo's in the US? (Son of a B...5er!)

Quote, originally posted by Son of a B...5er! »

BTW, the co-driver of that Polo is this man:

A legendary German showman.

No he´s not (he wouldn´t have time for that), IIRC the Co-driver of Dieter Depping is Timo Gottschalk.
 

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We saw one in Austin Texas - actually might have been near Austin - back in 1999. The older model. It wasn't cleaned and shined up at all... just a regular looking dirty VW.
 

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I've done some research on the importing thing, and it's almost impossible to do it nowadays. It's even hard for military people to import cars they buy when stationed overseas - they can never sell them. Like someone said, if you see one in the States, it's probably owned by a foreigner stationed at an embassy here or something, and I'm sure they'd never be allowed to sell it to an American. Probably have to take it back home with them.
 

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Basically getting a new car that isn't sold in the USA into the USA costs a good deal of money. For a Polo, you could expect the price to virtually double. If a regular Polo costs $14,000 US, expect to pay $30,000 by the time the importing is done.
The worst thing about it is that grey-market cars, which can be imported through a relatively lengthy process, cannot be financed.
No bank will lend you the money to do this - you have to spend it out of pocket. Furthermore, it's very hard to get insurance for grey-market cars. Insurers don't know how to appraise such cars, and they don't like taking the time to do it. I know somebody with a '96 Alfa 155 and I almost bought a '96 Fiat Bravo (both here in the states) from the Alfa's former owner. But the cost and difficulty of insuring it put me off. Both cars were brought in by foreigners, then titled in a local state. Once the cars have a state title, the government can't deport them. Some cars sneak in this way - but the penalty for title fraud is not one you want to learn about.
 

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Ive seen two diff ones in DC before. Even a Sharan at one point while crossing Key Bridge.
 

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Re: (Braga_Dub)

in Dc you see all sorts of cars you can't buy in the US, that are owned by diplomats.
In the past 3 months i have seen several a3's, even a tdi, , an s3, and the highly lusted over 4motion tdi passat.
Personally, I would like to see some sort of reciprocal agreement between the US/Europe and japan for safety standards. That would make the costs involved in federalizing a car, signifigantly less, and would pose fewer barriers for the few people that actually want grey market cars.
 

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Quote, originally posted by profbooty »
Personally, I would like to see some sort of reciprocal agreement between the US/Europe and japan for safety standards. That would make the costs involved in federalizing a car, signifigantly less, and would pose fewer barriers for the few people that actually want grey market cars.

You know what's funny? You can drive one of these legally on the roads:



But you can't drive one of these in America:

 

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i think the easiest way it to import a car and get it classified as a kit car, but i really do not know the process.
 
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