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So what are the legalities of a Canadian SELLING a cdi into the US.
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So what are the legalities of a Canadian SELLING a cdi into the US.
It's not technically legal, but I've NEVER heard of anyone getting prosecuted -- that's why there are 70-80 of them in the country... where there is a will there is a way.
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Let's talk about it more on the Internet - the government never monitors these sites...
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All anyone (including Uncle Sam) needs to do is get access to the Federally-run National Vehicle Database and all of this information is easily obtainable. That's what CarFax and others (like the one I am using) access. So monitoring this or any other enthusiast site is not going to be high on their priority list, if they are trying to enforce importation rules.
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All anyone (including Uncle Sam) needs to do is get access to the Federally-run National Vehicle Database and all of this information is easily obtainable. That's what CarFax and others (like the one I am using) access. So monitoring this or any other enthusiast site is not going to be high on their priority list, if they are trying to enforce importation rules.
no doubt they got bigger fish to fry...
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This year we took two cars for a test drive while in California. A volt and a leaf. Both dealers would have been happy to take our CDI on trade. Interesting.
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This year we took two cars for a test drive while in California. A volt and a leaf. Both dealers would have been happy to take our CDI on trade. Interesting.
they were 1) probably excited at the prospect of selling an EV and 2) may not have fully appreciated the implication of trying to get the diesel smart registered (especially in CA).
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Let's talk about it more on the Internet - the government never monitors these sites...
They monitor this stuff alright, but this kind of talk doesn't trip any word triggers... so it just sits in a database somewhere rather than being brought to anyone's attention. Even if it were brought to someone's attention, they'd almost certainly discard it on the thinking that they've got better things to be doing.

They're just collecting so much data they can't process it all.
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there is definitely a premium for having it already in the states -- that same car in Canadia would be MUCH cheaper!
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