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Why no more Gen 3\'s in NZ?
« on: January 21, 2008, 01:44:46 PM »
It was one of the things I was looking forward to if I do emmigrate to NZ (A possibility in he next few years) but it seems that they\'ve stopped allowing imports of Gen 3\'s... Any reason why?

And anyway to get a nice newish one from Japan still?

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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2008, 06:54:53 PM »
Think its down to emissions. Was looking at moving out there and when i found out they wouldn\'t allow my car i scrapped the idea..

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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2008, 07:34:55 AM »
Its probably best you dont take anything over there faster than a one of those Wizz electric cars.

Their speed limits are harsh...and the enforcement even harsher!

I got stung twice in 2 weeks.....

Shame as the roads over there are stunning....and so twisty
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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2008, 07:51:21 AM »
It wouldn\'t stop me from moving out there, (my gf is from there so we\'ll definately give it a go at some point!) and I hear what your saying atomic, I got the same, pulled over twice in 2 weeks! D\'oh!

But there was plenty of places for fun to be had ;) The rimutaka\'s are great and one of my mates from there was saying how they used to do timed run from bottom to the top! Scarey stuff when the fence is a bit of string attaed to twigs ;)
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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2008, 08:36:09 AM »
Nah the fence isnt that good!!!! ;)

And the drop off the side would just about give you enough time to write a will!

But if it wasnt for my Son being here....Id be there in seconds.  Just have to drive on my UK license, and have a big fund for speeding fines lol
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Why no more Gen 3\'s in NZ?
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2008, 08:40:53 AM »
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Think its down to emissions. Was looking at moving out there and when i found out they wouldn\'t allow my car i scrapped the idea..



i wouldnt let any car stop me moving somewhere like NZ, i assume there are other reasons,  if not, you may have your priorities a little confused :spank
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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2008, 09:12:00 AM »
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Just have to drive on my UK license, and have a big fund for speeding fines lol


Absolutely! I\'d do it for as long as possible ;)

But then the points system over there is very different as well I was told, something like you need 100 points to lose you license, but then you can take point or pay more money or something weird... Either way, some of the guys out there were saying you generally wouldn\'t need to worry too much.

And when I told them how it worked over here they were shocked! 4 times and you\'re out!?!?!? Never!!!

And yeah, a car wouldn\'t stop me at all... TBH I\'d probably get something "European" and a bit more exotic over here and take it over, as Jap stuff is pretty common while the Euro stuff is a bit more exclusive.

In fact, I could probably face driving a Beemer as the badge has a different meaning over there ;)
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« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2008, 09:27:56 AM »
I saw very few BM\'s

One of the B&Bs we sayed in the guy had a new Merc.....and that was rare as rocking horse poo.

Saw 1 Fezza in Auckland.  but the Jap cars are everywhere.  Get a Holden and/or a LandCruiser  plenty of off-roading fun, and speed where you want it.
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« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2008, 09:03:42 AM »
I\'m abit late to find this thread (dont come on here much anymore) but the i\'m 90% sure the lack of fresh Japanese imports is that the fd doesn\'t meet the new frontal impact laws. We don\'t have emissions testing in NZ last time i checked.

I doubt this affects personal improrts though.

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« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2008, 09:27:20 AM »
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I\'m abit late to find this thread (dont come on here much anymore) but the i\'m 90% sure the lack of fresh Japanese imports is that the fd doesn\'t meet the new frontal impact laws. We don\'t have emissions testing in NZ last time i checked.

I doubt this affects personal improrts though.


Any imports including personal imports of the FD are not allowed in NZ now.
Those that made it through before legislation on safety regultations stepped in are ok.
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« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2008, 09:34:19 AM »
I bet it\'s to do with pop up headlights... Not good for hitting peds apparently :/
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« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2008, 02:09:25 PM »
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I bet it\'s to do with pop up headlights... Not good for hitting peds apparently :/


We still allow bullbars on 4x4\'s etc so i\'m not sure if that\'s it.

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« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2008, 03:14:22 PM »
I know what you mean but apparantly that\'s why there\'s no more cars with pop up lights any more.

Just not very ped friendly so gotten rid of...
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« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2008, 09:38:13 AM »
Just to clarify some things, NZ has introduced tougher emmissions laws, but the problem was that only the later FD\'s were able to be imported under the tougher frontal impact laws.
 
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« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2008, 10:26:44 PM »
howzit :)

its nothing to do with emission laws, although they are tougher in nz and you have to have a cat if the car came with one factory,
the cars being imported can not be over 7 years old, it is to do with the frontal impact laws :(

but....... if you wait till it is classed as vintage car then you can import it :)
but nz vintage is 30 -35 years old not like uk classic which is 15 years old
dont quote me on years as its an approx

when i was last in nz 4 years ago you couldnt import series 4 rx7\'s :( to put on the road that is,
you can import anything if its not to be used on the road, hmm track/drag/drift car :)

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