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Old 04 Apr 2013, 01:49 am
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I thought I had crossed all my Ts and dotted all my i's...guess not.

2002 Limited Edition has a ton of US compliant stickers (EPA, DOT, etc).

Contacted US Customs and got the info needed to import for personal use.
Get to Customs with the paperwork and novice tells me to get a Compliance Letter from Chrysler in Michigan (wasn't it supposed to come from Chrysler in Canada?). So I fax everything to Chrysler in Michigan who sez they don't do that for US citizens, just Canadian citizens, and to go hire a professional importer...and it took 10 days to get that letter from them.
I contacted US Customs again and they again told me to contact Chrysler in Michigan. argh! Tomorrow I will contact Daimler Chrysler in Canada.

But wait, aren't 2002 Chrysler PT Cruisers manufactured in north America compliant at birth?

It was allowed into the US, I was able to pay all taxes, transfers, fees,
blah blah blah, te whole nine yards, got the temp tags, got insurance...just waitng for that import paperwork in order to get the actual license plates.

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<inserting primal scream here>

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Old 04 Apr 2013, 02:50 am
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We have that in Europe all the time. If I want to get a PT from The Netherlands (20 miles from my home) I'd have to import it. It will take me at least 6 weeks to get it done and even then it's not likely it will pass Belgian inspection. In these day and age you start to ask yourself how something like this is possible in a unified Europe...
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Old 04 Apr 2013, 03:20 am
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I'm hoping that it's just due to my not contacting the proper Chrysler country of origin.

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Old 04 Apr 2013, 07:17 am
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We have that in Europe all the time. If I want to get a PT from The Netherlands (20 miles from my home) I'd have to import it. It will take me at least 6 weeks to get it done and even then it's not likely it will pass Belgian inspection. In these day and age you start to ask yourself how something like this is possible in a unified Europe...
And our fine President wants to make the us more like Europe. Go figure?
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Old 04 Apr 2013, 02:44 pm
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I suppose it would be more feasible to make the US more like Canada.
That be cool, eh...
That way I could at least actually import my gorgeous 2002 into the US.

I've just learned I must bring my beautiful awesome vehicle back into Canada as it can not change nationalities...

Keep it in south Vancouver or find it a new home...those are the options.

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Old 04 Apr 2013, 03:06 pm
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And our fine President wants to make the us more like Europe. Go figure?
What a stupid comment.
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Old 04 Apr 2013, 03:16 pm
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I really wasn't trying to start a political discussion.
Well, I mean I wouldn't be sorry to see the entire us republican party disbanded and jailed for unamerican activities, but I would much rather
whine about loosing my beloved PT Cruiser.

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Old 04 Apr 2013, 04:06 pm
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Buck up! Sooner or later the sequester depleted ranks of the bureacracy will finally get around to your paper work for your car, the VA claim, the police emergency call, ....

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I really wasn't trying to start a political discussion...and jailed for unamerican activities, ...
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Buck up! ....
Oh, really?


The spud must go back to Canadia.

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Old 05 Apr 2013, 02:42 am
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So they are telling you it's impossible to import a Canadian car into the US ? That can 't be true
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