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Importing Canadian 2005 CDI to the USA

Has a member imported/titled a Smart cdi to the USA?
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mostly otherwise! LOL

really depends on your state, and how big of a risk you are willing to take since neither the roadster, nor the CDI can legally be imported into the US
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There are 18 of them that we know of.
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Here's a link to a 2005 cdi for sale in Ohio, looks like a great buy>>>> 2005 Euro Smart Car fortwo for
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There are 18 of them that we know of.
And not one of them legal! LOL
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Actually, there are a couple of ways to legally own a Cdi in the US. Just takes a little bit of reading and then throw some money at the problems that crop up.
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Actually, there are a couple of ways to legally own a Cdi in the US. Just takes a little bit of reading and then throw some money at the problems that crop up.
Sorry, without a million bucks, you simply can't do it legally. Do MORE reading and you'll see that it's VERY hard to do properly (stupid, but it's reality).
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Actually, I don't have to read up on it. I have had my 2005 Cdi for quite sometime now and it works GREAT. I have the title paperwork for my state and the proper paperwork from when it was sold brand new in 2005 and the orginal owner paperwork. It did not take a million dollars to do, I have read up on the ownership of a Canadian car in the US, maybe you should read a little more before saying it can't be done, I did, and there are up to 18 Cdi in the US that are "known".
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Ah, but is it fully compliant with U.S. EPA and DOT regs and was it legally imported into the USA. Since G&K didn't import any diesel smarts I'm guessing the answers are no.

PS - as the owner of a "1976" Spi Mini I know these cars make it into the U.S., but not through official channels.
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