Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Lawton, Oklahoma
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Re: I drove a New Zuk in Kuwait!
I've already looked into importing a vehicle back to the states. The vehicle has to be 25 years or older to pass through all of the regulatory agencies.
It sounds like the Samurai you drove is the latest version of the leaf sprung Samurai. It is built in Spain. They sell them here in Germany also. I'd love to buy a LWB version (they are about $10k new) but I could never get it back to the US. No air bags, emissions etc. It would have to meet the same standards of a US vehicle of the same year. A 2000 model must meet the 2000 US standards.
That severely limits what vehicles you can take back. Most stuff here in Germany rusts out within 15 years. I did find a 1956 Beetle though and I'm taking it back.
1988.5 Zuk: OD Green Paint, ARB Bumper, OME Lift, 1.6 engine, ISKY DP Cam, Weber Carb, CF II Clutch, 4.16 Transfer, 30" tires, etc.