So the steakhouse i work at is slated to open a week from today, which means the in about a month, i'll be ready to buy a new (used) car. I was actually thinking about importing either a BMW or one of the following: Supra, Skyline Failady [300zx] from japan. Why do this? They're cheap as balls because they didnt have to be exported. I can find someone to import it to canada for around 600 dollars (assuming i can find the patience to wait 3 weeks for a car.) And then from there i would import it to the U.S.
So the catch is, since it can't be directly imported to the us becuase thats damn near impossible with RHD cars, the goal would be to find someone to put the car in their name in canada and get it registered, and then "sell" it to me so that all i have to do is get the car to pass emissions before it passes the border.
This would have to be done because to get a RHD car into the us, the NHSTA requires that a if a LHd version of the car was sold in the US, the RHD version being imported match the safety ratings of the LHD version, which is damn near impossible.
WHY!? what all the complications? Because i love RHD cars, very unique when driven in the U.S. and you never get tired of the "where the hell is the driver!?" look from people you pass.
I figure besides the price of the car, i can get it here for foughly $1k in shipping and fees, which would include registration fees paid to the person registering the car in canada. $1k isn't all that much when you can get RHD japan spec M3's (E36) for around 8k USD.
Who knows... its an idea