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Topic # 248022 7-Mar-2019 11:13
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Hey Lads,

 

I was looking into importing a 1999-2002 Nissan Silvia Spec R into New Zealand from Japan. Was just wondering if anyone knew if this car would fit into New Zealand vehicle importing regulations and be would be allowed to be imported.

 

Been searching online and read so many articles, but can't seem to find any relevant information. 

 

Any help or information is greatly appreciated, cheers for you time.

 

-Parzan

 

 


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  Reply # 2192900 7-Mar-2019 11:30
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Talk to an import specialist. 

 

Read the below - this is the official side of things.

 

https://www.nzta.govt.nz/vehicles/importing-a-vehicle/

 

https://www.nzta.govt.nz/vehicles/importing-a-vehicle/step-2-evidence/used-vehicles-from-japan/

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 2192903 7-Mar-2019 11:34
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You will likely have to do it as a special import as it will not met the current emission rules.. ( not sure about the frontal impact one either)

 

https://www.nzta.govt.nz/vehicles/importing-a-vehicle/exceptions/special-interest-vehicles/

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2192985 7-Mar-2019 13:38
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Swiped from another site.....

 

 

 

Vehicles manufactured on or after 1 January 1990 are required to meet the emission standards in place at the time of entry certification into NZ.

 

A vehicle does not have to meet Frontal Impact if it was first registered outside New Zealand more than 20 years before it was certified for entry into New Zealand. However, it may be required to meet other standards depending on date of manufacture.

 

Remember also, all vehicles regardless of age are subjected to an in-depth roadworthiness check as part of the compliance process.





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  Reply # 2192992 7-Mar-2019 13:49
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I always understood that a pre 2005 vehicle doesn't need to comply with the post 2005 standards etc. It is relevant to the era it is made in.
So maybe those new emissions laws are coming into effect now or just have. As nothing stoped a mate and I from bringing in a 180SX with a SR20DET 2 months ago...





 




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  Reply # 2192998 7-Mar-2019 14:00
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Appreciate the help lads.

 

 

 

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  Reply # 2193020 7-Mar-2019 14:19
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The emissions rules are now on a twenty year rolling basis, just like frontal impact.

 

Car age is measured from first registration; i.e. a 1999 June can't couldn't be put through an entry inspection yet but a 1999 March car could. 

 

Twenty years is the kicker. If it's over twenty years, it won't have to comply with the standards that a modern vehicle would. Make sure you read up on the entry inspection; it's far more serious than a WOF and any modifications are going to cause significant head-ache. Try to buy a vehicle as close to factory standard as possible and walk away from anything with rust or from a Monday - Weds auction. 

 

 

 

E: A car newer than 20 years old has to comply with frontal impact rules and current emissions standards. Cars over 20 years just have to comply to the standard that they were built to at the time. At least that's how I've managed to get my cars in over the years. 


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