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Date: Mon, 13 Dec 2004 06:19:13 GMT
From: "James Sweet" <>
Subject: Re: Car overseas US->EU ...

"Ulf" <> wrote in message news:OD6vd.10971$ > Frank Kemper wrote: > > Dave Hinz <> haute in die Tasten: > > > > > >>I can top that...I shipped a Buick Wildcat to a friend in Norway, > >>and he's watching for a specific Saab for me. > >> > > > > > > Well, currently the new Ford Mustang gets raving reviews in Germany - not > > because it is so sophisticated, but because it is so macho. And as these > > idiots at Ford USA have decided not to export this car to Germany, there > > are some companies who import grey market cars - and take 35.000 Euros for > > a Mustang V8 instead of 25.000 $, which it costs in Dearborn. > > Why don't you import one yourself? Now must be the perfect time with the > low dollar. BTW, the best way to buy a new car in Europe must be to have > someone in the US buy one with the European Delivery Program. You pick > it up and drive it more than 5000 km, so it's considered used by the EU, > and then register it. This way you get a brand new car without having to > pay any taxes at all, and at a US price! If someone was to start asking > questions you could just say you imported it from one of the new EU > countries, no one would know... > > > > Interesting idea, though in some cases you'd end up with an inferior car in the sense that DOT spec headlights are often not nearly as good, and many times the cars are detuned to comply with California emission standards. I believe this is becoming less of an issue with newer cars though.

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