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Hello, or should I say Hola!

I am a newbie ... I am looking for a Diesel Smart Car (used) and was hoping to find one near the California border somewhere.

Anyone have any suggestions?

Thanks!
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If you're lookinf for a diesel one you'll have to look near the Canadian border, there are no diesel Smarts in Mexico.
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If you did acquire a Diesel smart, you probably won't be able to register it in California as well as many other states. These cars can be brought in by a Canadian resident on an extended stay in the US for their personal transportation. When they leave, the car is supposed to leave with them. This is how a few diesel smarts find their way into the US.
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It would have to be formally imported into the USA by an agency licensed to do such things. Many modifications would be required; maybe including changing the engine to gasoline!
I've had diesel Rabbits and MB (the Rabbits were better than the MB) in the past and would love to have a diesel 450........only a dream in the USA or Mexico.
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