Jump to content

Server Lease Renewal/Software Licenses

Our yearly server lease, software licenses, as well as hardware operating costs, ARE due Dec 6th, 2021. Our current donations have fallen far short of the funds we need to renew. Please remember the RennTech.org community is Member supported so please consider a donation to help...  THANK YOU!

Welcome to RennTech.org Community, Guest

There are many great features available to you once you register at RennTech.org
You are free to view posts here, but you must log in to reply to existing posts, or to start your own new topic. Like most online communities, there are costs involved to maintain a site like this - so we encourage our members to donate. All donations go to the costs operating and maintaining this site. We prefer that guests take part in our community and we offer a lot in return to those willing to join our corner of the Porsche world. This site is 99 percent member supported (less than 1 percent comes from advertising) - so please consider an annual donation to keep this site running.

Here are some of the features available - once you register at RennTech.org

  • View Classified Ads
  • DIY Tutorials
  • Porsche TSB Listings (limited)
  • VIN Decoder
  • Special Offers
  • OBD II P-Codes
  • Paint Codes
  • Registry
  • Videos System
  • View Reviews
  • and get rid of this welcome message

It takes just a few minutes to register, and it's FREE

Contributing Members also get these additional benefits:
(you become a Contributing Member by donating money to the operation of this site)

  • No ads - advertisements are removed
  • Access the Contributors Only Forum
  • Contributing Members Only Downloads
  • Send attachments with PMs
  • All image/file storage limits are substantially increased for all Contributing Members
  • Option Codes Lookup
  • VIN Option Lookups (limited)

Drive my Italian Porsche in California...


Recommended Posts

Hi there!

I'm planning to move with my wife to San Jose next year, I would like to bring my 2000 996 C4 with us, do you think it's possible to drive it with my Italian license plates and insurance for at least one year?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

You may also want to refer to this: http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/reg_hdbk/ch12/ch12_15.htm (12.070 Direct Import Vehicles (H&SC §39024.6)). You may have some trouble with emissions requirements and similar things.

One possibility, while not strictly legal, would be to import it into a neighboring state, and try not to get pulled over while you're there.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Moderators

It looks soo complicated... It's easier to obtain a green card than import a car.

California is a bit unique in this respect as it typically sets the benchmark on emissions and safety requirement's for cars in the US.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Don't quote me on this, but speaking as a CA resident, you will eventually need to comply with SMOG in order to get California registration stickers.

This could mean retrofitting SAI, O2 sensors, another cam sensor, and an ECU flash which would be both a nightmare and a tragedy.

Again I'm not 100% certain on that, I haven't read the fine print either.

Not sure about resale values of 996's in Italy, but perhaps selling the car and picking up a USA model once you're here would make more sense, even take the money you would spend towards shipping/import/etc towards a newer/nicer model (values of early model 996's here have only slightly rebounded after plummeting recently).

Edited by logray
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.