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E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013)
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Old 11-18-2006, 03:31 PM
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I am a new member with a quick question.Back in the 80's,I worked in a shop that did work on gray market BMWs. After seeing the 130m BMW on this site,and finding that it won't be brought in as a 5dr hatch to the USA, I was wondering if it were posible a import a gray market 130m in the USA?
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Old 11-18-2006, 04:33 PM
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Did a quick search and got the answer I was expecting. I hope BMW brings the 5dr hatch over here!
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Hi
I am a new member with a quick question.Back in the 80's,I worked in a shop that did work on gray market BMWs. After seeing the 130m BMW on this site,and finding that it won't be brought in as a 5dr hatch to the USA, I was wondering if it were posible a import a gray market 130m in the USA?
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I've seen several 1 series with Mexican plates in the San Diego area. If you could work out the insurance issues you could sure "drive" one in the US (register in Mexico) but I don't think you could ever register it here.
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Old 11-19-2006, 09:34 AM
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I've seen several 1 series with Mexican plates in the San Diego area. If you could work out the insurance issues you could sure "drive" one in the US (register in Mexico) but I don't think you could ever register it here.
Why couldn't you?

Does your secretary of state car?

How would they know?

I see all kinds of crazy cars that are registered here...

if you got in an accident would the cops even know that car isn't sold here?
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