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Old 12-01-2013, 09:16 AM
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no title. He's gonna have a tough time getting rid of this. Might go look at it. 189K miles. Is that a lot?
I'd have to take a bill of sale to MVD and presumably pass inspection to get it titled. No emissions req's here. I've had untitled vehicles before but they never left the ranch. No experience with that.

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Maybe it got into the country without being approved for import somehow. If so could prove very difficult perhaps to title. A lot of imports have to meet North American standards.

Changing vin numbers in combination with the ownership from a junked golf might do. I do not live in the United States so your laws may be different in this area. From what is visable it looks decent.
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Also highly illegal to do so .... then again, who actually checks VIN numbers too hard? (I've never had my hood opened at inspection.)

This isn't a hot-button car like a JDM-spec Skyline.
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How are they legally driving this car now I wonder?

This sounds more like a flip on a flip, or someone somewhere lost the title paperwork when the car came into the country.

I wouldn't bother. The car sounds cool, but unless you have state provisions around the title for age reasons, then it sounds like a parts car
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Also highly illegal to do so .... then again, who actually checks VIN numbers too hard? (I've never had my hood opened at inspection.)

This isn't a hot-button car like a JDM-spec Skyline.
Car like that would probably be subject to a VIN verification by the police. I had to do that with an 8ft utility trailer I bought for 300 bucks, which isn't really a hot button item either.
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Old 12-01-2013, 10:39 AM
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I agree it sounds like a flip on a flip. His excuse that it isn't titled due to it's euro VIN is BS. My 240D has a euro vin and had a valid Box A title. I bet he bought it, ran into some issues at MVD, most likely fees or maybe something simple like he didn't have a bill of sale, and decided to make it somebody else's problem.
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Car like that would probably be subject to a VIN verification by the police. I had to do that with an 8ft utility trailer I bought for 300 bucks, which isn't really a hot button item either.
Depends on the state -- I've never had to bring any car I've registered in NY, NJ, or PA for VIN verification to a police station. AZ may be different, RI definitely is.

I'm sure they run the VIN in their computers, but that's about it.
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Old 12-01-2013, 11:09 AM
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Depends on the state -- I've never had to bring any car I've registered in NY, NJ, or PA for VIN verification to a police station. AZ may be different, RI definitely is.

I'm sure they run the VIN in their computers, but that's about it.

that trailer vin verification was in NY state. If that car had a previous registration, elchivito would be driving it tomorrow in RI, no title required. They are a bit more easy going than NY on titles

The NY trailer was an unusual circumstance, but this car is also an unusual circumstance im betting.
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that trailer vin verification was in NY state. If that car had a previous registration, elchivito would be driving it tomorrow in RI, no title required. They are a bit more easy going than NY on titles

The NY trailer was an unusual circumstance, but this car is also an unusual circumstance im betting.
The scenario in post #2, while illegal, would likely avoid setting off any flags.
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Old 12-01-2013, 11:31 AM
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Stiff penalties here ( and I bet elsewhere) for fiddling with VIN numbers. Pass
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Old 12-01-2013, 02:54 PM
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Ya good luck getting that registered. Neat car though. Too bad it doesn't have AC.

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Old 12-01-2013, 07:51 PM
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Ya good luck getting that registered. Neat car though. Too bad it doesn't have AC.

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not a deal breaker here, but it sure would be in Phx.
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Old 12-01-2013, 08:03 PM
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It's likely a problem anywhere... that car probably came here illegally and if you tried to get paperwork for it the DOT would notice and come take the car from you.

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Old 12-01-2013, 08:10 PM
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It's likely a problem anywhere... that car probably came here illegally and if you tried to get paperwork for it the DOT would notice and come take the car from you.

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Naw, this is the west, and the west is best. I'd prolly be able to take a bill of sale to the local MVD, they'd send some overweight bubba DPS officer out and he'd look at the VIN in the car and look at the VIN on the BOS and say "yup, looks like the same car to me" and sign off on it. Still, it's not worth the risk. I'm going to talk to the guy, maybe, but no sale would happen without a VIN search.
BTW, how do you search euro VW VINS??

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