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What 25-Year-Old Foreign Car Would You Import For Yourself?


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Starting in 2018, the first generation of Mondeos will be able to be imported without the DOT and EPA crushing them into cubes.  So I'm planning a little vacation to europe to get the diesel fastback Mondeo I've always wanted, or maybe a wagon...whichever is less rusty.  I'll be on the continent to get a left-hand-drive, so I'll have a language barrier rather than have to get a job at the post office.  I wonder if I should rebadge it as a Contour in case the police notice it?  

 

Anyway, what unavailable cars do you desire?  A diesel Toyota Hilux? A japanese Kei car?  One of the original Ford Transit vans?

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Two month old post with no replies, but I'll bite.

 

I would like a Lancia Delta HF Integrale. I'm not too particular about the Integrale trim, but I want one with a 2.0L turbo, a 5-speed, and AWD.

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Land Rover Defender.  

 

I lived in the UK for 3 years and these were the most fun RHD vehicles I was around, by far.  Being military, there were plenty of Skylines, BMWs and other toys around but the Defender owns my respect.

 

While I was there, I sampled the local driving experience by owning a few cars and a bike.  '99 Citroen Saxo, '01 Rover 600, and a  '97 BMW 328i.  I'll never own a French car again.  Rover went to hell when they started selling Hondas and after that starter experience with the Bimmer, my driveway will always have a roundel.

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Ford Escort Cosworth 
Sierra Saphire 4X4 
Mondeos 

If only I had $   :greedy:

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Im with Demon on this one, anything with a Cosworth YB 200 Block is it for me. 

 

Then of course if money is no object, you could always pick up the Audi Quattro Sport. A cossie sounds the most aggressive for all 4 cyl turbo applications, but that 5 cyl audi is another animal.

 

That Lancia Delta was amazing too, shittt Id take all 3 hahahah

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The Sierra XR4i is an automobile from Ford, with rear wheel drive, a front positioned engine and a saloon (sedan) body style. It's powered courtesy of a naturally aspirated engine of 2.8 litre capacity. This power plant features overhead valve valve gear, a 60 degree V 6 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It produces 160 bhp (162 PS/119 kW) of power at 5700 rpm, and maximum torque of 216 N·m (159 lb·ft/22 kgm) at 4300 rpm. A 5 speed manual transmission transmits the power to the driven wheels. Maximum speed quoted is 209 km/h (130 mph).

Seen occasionally in the States as a Merkur XR4Ti which is similar, but the main difference is the Merkur came with a 4 cylinder 2.3 Turbo engine. We can thank Ford VP Bob Lutz for bring the Merkur to the US Market.

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