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Old 01-19-2008, 10:10 PM   #1
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Has any one imported or looked in to importing a 4 door Ranger from Mexico?? I am in Canada but the importing info is about the same. if any one could fill me in on some info that would be great. This truck would sure make family life easier
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Old 01-19-2008, 10:46 PM   #2
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every time this tread is brought up the normal saying is "it won't pass eminsions"
it would be great thought
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Old 01-20-2008, 12:27 AM   #3
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if emission is the problem, then i just register it in Oklahoma or wyoming,(no emission testing), but i wonder, being the VIN shows it being from mexico, wonder how the banks, registration, would go.
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Old 01-20-2008, 12:34 AM   #4
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http://www.foreignborn.com/visas_imm...ingyourcar.htm

i say ship that sucker in without a motor, and put the exploder v8 in that you always wanted

or maybe just bring the chassis and cab in(from a salvage yard) and build it and get a custom car title
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Old 01-20-2008, 12:55 AM   #5
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I didn't think it was emissions i thought it was side impact safety, it doesn't meet the requirements safety wise...
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I didn't think it was emissions i thought it was side impact safety, it doesn't meet the requirements safety wise...

That's what I heard too, somethin about the A pillars or somethin
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in alberta canada, we're not strict on emissions, its all about passing a safety inspection (brakes, bearings etc) the vehicle needs to be in top working order to get insured.

I think you could easily import a 4dr ranger from mexico, but driving it back would be the battle you're faced with.
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Old 01-20-2008, 04:36 AM   #8
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You could Illegally immigrate it up here and put alien as the license plate. people come why not trucks?
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The biggest problem you'll face is the the fact that, at least in the U.S., the A-Pillars do not meet DOT safety specs. I talked to a Ford rep at the New England Auto Show, and he mentioned the 4 door Ranger from Mexico and Venezuela, and specifically said that the A-Pillars will not meet safety specs here and that's why they haven't been imported yet, although he did mention that Ford is aware that Ranger fans want the quad cab option.

You'd probably have to get a waiver from whatever the equivalent of the DOT is in Canada, and get through all of that bureaucratic BS. Let us know how it goes though.
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Old 01-20-2008, 07:54 AM   #10
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Why not just get an Explorer sport Trac? Oh yeah, it's butt-ugly.
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