Honda Car Forum


Go Back   Honda Car Forum - Accord Parts Civic Tuning Acura Racing > Discussion > Acura Technical

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 27 May 2009, 04:31 pm
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 3
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!)
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 27 May 2009, 04:46 pm
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 1,017

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.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 27 May 2009, 05:01 pm
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 87

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+.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 27 May 2009, 05:16 pm
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 891

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 =]
Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
RIGHT-sided driving cars in the US? mango Honda Technical 6 26 May 2009 07:39 am
Are integras still at the top of the list for most stolen cars in america anymore? sa a Acura Technical 9 13 May 2009 03:46 am
Is all Acura cars imported from Japan or made in the N. America? Jeff L Acura Technical 9 12 Jun 2008 07:31 pm
Re: are civics in America different from those in Europe? Sean Dinh Honda 3 2 16 Jul 2003 08:33 pm
Re: are civics in America different from those in Europe? Paul Bielec Honda 3 1 15 Jul 2003 05:34 pm

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:37 pm.

Honda News | Autoblog
Powered by Yahoo Answers

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2 © 2011, Crawlability, Inc. is not affiliated with Honda Motor Company in any way. Honda Motor Company does not sponsor, support, or endorse in any way. Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended or implied.