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pavlo1994
06-18-2010, 05:47 PM
anyone have any idea what would it cost to import a Volkswagen Scirocco R to the USA from europe. Any country.

Just something thats interesting. Interested in hearing the rates.

BlaineWasHere
06-18-2010, 05:53 PM
You may not even be able to register it in any state. Move along, get another crazy idea.

Rabbit GTI
06-18-2010, 05:57 PM
You'll have to wait until the year 2034 to import it to the US.

Next question...move along, nothing else to see here.

BillyBob
06-18-2010, 06:24 PM
Ask Forge...
..they did it last WF..

mikegabriel
06-18-2010, 06:27 PM
$150,000 and you can get one from Canada.

BlaineWasHere
06-18-2010, 06:32 PM
Ask Forge...
..they did it last WF..

No, they brought over a show car... then sent it back.

BillyBob
06-18-2010, 06:42 PM
No, they brought over a show car... then sent it back.

So it was a cock tease?
what BS.. LoL!:rolleyes:

604GTI
06-18-2010, 06:42 PM
$150,000 and you can get one from Canada.

I've seen they HPA guys drive it around once. It looks like a beast:bow:

Electricalbox
06-18-2010, 06:45 PM
Cost to import a Scirocco R

More than you can afford pal...
http://www.premiere.com/var/ezflow_site/storage/images/media/images/ff_quote_x/593726-1-eng-US/ff_quote_x.jpg

mikegabriel
06-18-2010, 06:50 PM
I've seen they HPA guys drive it around once. It looks like a beast:bow:

:thumbsup:

Skinned
06-18-2010, 08:33 PM
Just pay off a longshoreman or two. WTF is the big deal? It'll cost ya, but if they can bring the drugs, prostitutes and all the other stuff over on the down low I can't imagine a car would be that hard. There are plenty of states, mine in particular, that don't have inspection and a couple vin tags from a car that is legal would get you registered and insured no prob. The prob would be if you ever got in a wreck and it was your fault and they started looking into things.

utekineir
06-18-2010, 08:36 PM
How balls deep on the vw dick does someone have to be to think it would be a great idea to spend $100,000 plus on a car that would be <$35,000 if it were sold here.

pavlo1994
06-18-2010, 10:15 PM
thats some stupid ass shit. i know to ship a passat from here to Ukraine is a grand. Done it before just never from there to here.

Dybz
06-18-2010, 11:06 PM
thats some stupid ass shit. i know to ship a passat from here to Ukraine is a grand. Done it before just never from there to here.

yeah... but in ukraine it's quite easy to pay a few people off and no one will say anything. here there will be all sorts of import taxes slapped on.

BlaineWasHere
06-18-2010, 11:56 PM
thats some stupid ass shit. i know to ship a passat from here to Ukraine is a grand. Done it before just never from there to here.

That's the difference between the USA and a poor, former soviet state that let a nuclear power plant meltdown.

604GTI
06-19-2010, 12:07 AM
thats some stupid ass shit. i know to ship a passat from here to Ukraine is a grand. Done it before just never from there to here.
The HPA Scirocco is $150,000 because it has 640hp and awd. Seems a bit overpriced but very nice nonetheless

Dybz
06-19-2010, 12:40 AM
That's the difference between the USA and a poor, former soviet state that let a nuclear power plant meltdown.

uhuh... except it was the soviet regime that actually caused the plant melt down by not providing properly functioning equipment to facilities capable of causing such large disasters if shit hits the fan.

Johnny
06-19-2010, 01:06 AM
They were testing a new startup procedure cause the backup diesel generators took too long. The day crew never got around to doing it, so the night crew did it. They fucked it up.

Dybz
06-19-2010, 01:28 AM
They were testing a new startup procedure cause the backup diesel generators took too long. The day crew never got around to doing it, so the night crew did it. They fucked it up.

Indeed... the backup system in that reactor design (don't remember the exact name) was fundamentally flawed, which was a well known fact. Yet, multiple reactors of that type were built around the soviet union. The new startup procedure you're talking about wasn't fucked up... it was done "right." the problem being that the backup startup procedure was itself flawed. it had already been tested multiple times and failed, but this time it failed on a much larger scale.

now don't get me wrong, i know about how the experiment was conducted and how the engineer in charge at the time totally butchered the reactor output level called for by the procedure. i am not taking blame away from the workers that were there when they created the extremely unstable reactor conditions that led to the meltdown. i do not place full blame on them though as the reactors were designed to be cheap to build.

so, did the workers fuck up by lowering the power output of the reactor well under what the test procedure call for? yes. was the reactor and it's safety systems totally flawed? yes.



now back on topic... yeah don't import it lol. one thing i have heard of people doing is importing similar cars as are available in the states, and just titling it under the other car model. i am not sure if this will work for something like titling a 'rocco as a gti, but i have heard of it being used to title special editions of certain cars, where the special edition wasn't sold in the states.

09vdubgti
06-19-2010, 02:31 AM
thats some stupid ass shit. i know to ship a passat from here to Ukraine is a grand. Done it before just never from there to here.

http://imagechan.com/images/6994e3f30b5f493cb8dfacad0dc43b79.jpg

tneconni
06-19-2010, 12:38 PM
anyone have any idea what would it cost to import a Volkswagen Scirocco R to the USA from europe.

Its one of those "If you have to ask, you can't afford it" kind of things.

Volkswagging
06-19-2010, 02:55 PM
broseph stalin would not be pleased with this thread

G-Tea-Eye
06-20-2010, 12:26 AM
http://imagechan.com/images/6994e3f30b5f493cb8dfacad0dc43b79.jpg

i lold

geboost07
06-20-2010, 12:44 AM
your best bet is to find someone who operates in the grey market. they could probably get it over there for you but it will cost, and the car won't be in one piece.

PRNDS-Eric
06-20-2010, 05:23 PM
I read somewhere that HPA was also thinking about importing Sciroccos without all the mods for around $65K.

The Fed
06-20-2010, 05:35 PM
First of all you won't be able get the car through Customs so why even discuss it?

Pav90
06-20-2010, 06:27 PM
sorry if im being stupid but why cant you import the rocco r? i swear ive heard its because of emissions etc but that cant be right!

Skinned
06-20-2010, 07:50 PM
First of all you won't be able get the car through Customs so why even discuss it?

20 Million illegal Mexican's and enough dope to float a dozen fleets beg to differ. Legally, of course you're right. But to think it couldn't be done if the price is right is a bit naive.

sethdude
06-20-2010, 10:36 PM
sorry if im being stupid but why cant you import the rocco r? i swear ive heard its because of emissions etc but that cant be right!

Has something to do with not completing testing for US crash/safety requirements.

FiveIronFrenzy
06-21-2010, 07:33 AM
It's both reasons actually. Both our crash standards and emissions standards are stricter than Europe's. I researched bringing home a 520i from Europe but it would have costed a ton to replace the bumpers, hood, glass, exhaust, and shipping, and customs would take months. Wasn't worth it.