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Old 27 May 2009, 03:31 pm
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Default RIGHT-sided cars in America?

hellooHow and where would i get in the process of buying a right-sided car if im living in the US?should i contact my dmv in california?any useful information is greatly appreciated!!!!!!!!(i think i want a japanese car, but im open to suggestions!)
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Old 27 May 2009, 03:46 pm
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You must have a death wish. Right hand drive cars are very difficult to drive in a left hand drive country. Just sit in the passengers seat and see how difficult it is to see traffic.
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Old 27 May 2009, 04:01 pm
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Your best bet is to just look at every craigslist in California especially the ones for Los Angeles, San Bernando, San Franscisco, and San Diego. Two to three times a month a Right-Hand Drive car pops up for sale that is already registered in the US. Its very hard to do unless you have connections with the DMV. I know people that have had their cars reposed by the government and the lucky ones that would just get rejected but at least get to still keep their car.If you want to import it yourself you will have to find an importer. Then get all the crash test data from contacting a dealer or honda of japan. You will also have to contact DOT and EPA for approval by sending them the crash testing documets. One of the biggest issues is the car has to be safe proof and cars in japan have weaker bumper supports. Also you will have to make sure there is driver and passanger airbag if the vechiles is 1996+.
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Old 27 May 2009, 04:16 pm
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its called right hand drive and its not difficult to drive at all. it may seem funny the first week or two of driving but itll pass. i did a conversion on my integra that i have in garage. i used to drive it until i modified in a way that makes it a track only car. you can buy a left hand drive car then go to a reputable shop that cab to the conversion if you dont know how. you should be careful because itll be theift magnet. as far as importing youll have to check what is legal so you dont get it taken away or do it illegally =]
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