I need help on Japanese cars?

Ok here's the deal so I saw a beautiful Evo from Japan that is very cheap in fact most of the cars are cheap. In total it would cost me $6000 but I want to know if there would be an issue or more money involved, just to be able to use the car. Can anyone give me more info on how imported cars work?
Link of the

Ok here's the deal so I saw a beautiful Evo from Japan that is very cheap in fact most of the cars are cheap. In total it would cost me $6000 but I want to know if there would be an issue or more money involved, just to be able to use the car. Can anyone give me more info on how imported cars work?
Link of the car(s):https://carfromjapan.com/en/car/576a303d1982288961db306e-mitsubishi-lancer-evolution-1998

Best Answer:

edd9e: The price quoted does not include the shipping from Japan. It also does not include the taxes and fees involved in importing the car legally into the USA.

If the car was not built for the US market getting it through US Customs legally will be next to impossible. The car must meet US safety and emissions standards or it will be rejected at the port, unable to be imported legally.

Your chasing an unobtainable car. And the final price will NOT be cheap. If you want an EVO (and who doesn't) buy one form a legitimate US dealer. Buy a car you can test drive, inspect and legally register in the USA.

Other answer:

edd9e:
Here's your first problem. You can't import it for road use. Not for another 7 years.

Second problem. The car is so cheap because of emissions laws in Japan. It probably costs more to license that car than they are asking for it.

Third, your $6000 doesn't include freight shipping ($2500-3000), taxes ($1500), import tariffs (another $2000-4000), port fees.

Then there's the issue of safety inspections, emissions inspections, etc. Note that those don't apply to cars over 25 years old. But alas, this car is not legal for use in the USA.

Skoda John:
Windowphobe is correct.
Remember JDM cars are right hand drive and mostly manual.
Parts are hard and expensive.
The price does not include shipping or getting it legal.
It has to be over 25 years old to get it into.the US.
I can easily get it into.the UK.
These people ship worldwide so not all cars they advertise can be brought to the US.
john:
Well you are going to have to pay a lot of extra taxes on it and it's going to cost thousands to ship it
Windowphobe:
It's a '98. You can't bring it into the States until 2023. Period.
Noamn:
it'll be a pain in the a** to register this car in the us
Abra:
Ok

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