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Old May 4th, 2016, 09:01 AM
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When you come stateside just load your tdci into a crate and rebuild an old 110 stateside. Best of both worlds
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Old May 4th, 2016, 09:15 AM
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Like John said the 1997 has AC and they are designed to run in that climate so heat might not be as big of a deal.

I think a big question is: What would be the new monthly payment and term when all said and done?

If you are looking to come to the states in a few years and want to bring your 110 the 1997 (if it is all original) could be a nice move. If your monthly is a lot less put some each month in a savings account. When you come bring the 110 over swap the 3.5 out for an LS.
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Old May 4th, 2016, 09:22 AM
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yeah...i think that if you are thinking eventual import to the usa, you have just answered your question and that is the priority.

in that case i would find an original 300tdi with low miles if you could find one.
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Old May 4th, 2016, 10:53 AM
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Looks like the 97 has A/C in it.

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Whats the VIN number, that will tell the story?
Yeah it does and it even has vents all the way in the back.

I asked the seller for the vin number, let's see.

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Like John said the 1997 has AC and they are designed to run in that climate so heat might not be as big of a deal.

I think a big question is: What would be the new monthly payment and term when all said and done?

If you are looking to come to the states in a few years and want to bring your 110 the 1997 (if it is all original) could be a nice move. If your monthly is a lot less put some each month in a savings account. When you come bring the 110 over swap the 3.5 out for an LS.
There won't be a monthly if I sell mine which is the main point in getting the older one ... That way I can fully own he car and use the money for other things, like affording to have kids ��

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Like John said the 1997 has AC and they are designed to run in that climate so heat might not be as big of a deal.

I think a big question is: What would be the new monthly payment and term when all said and done?

If you are looking to come to the states in a few years and want to bring your 110 the 1997 (if it is all original) could be a nice move. If your monthly is a lot less put some each month in a savings account. When you come bring the 110 over swap the 3.5 out for an LS.
Can I actually do that legally? I can never register a new 2012 TDCI, right? Is there a way around it?
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Old May 4th, 2016, 11:45 AM
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Can I actually do that legally? I can never register a new 2012 TDCI, right? Is there a way around it?
That is correct, you can't register the 2012 in the USA until at least 2037 unless they change the laws and I don't see that happening.
So if you plan to move to the states then the 1997 is the best choice for you since it's a shorter wait.
No car payment is always best
Sell the 2012 take the profit and buy the 1997 as you have planned. If the VIN checks out and maintenance has been done it should be a good choice.
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Old May 4th, 2016, 12:22 PM
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That is correct, you can't register the 2012 in the USA until at least 2037 unless they change the laws and I don't see that happening.
So if you plan to move to the states then the 1997 is the best choice for you since it's a shorter wait.
No car payment is always best
Sell the 2012 take the profit and buy the 1997 as you have planned. If the VIN checks out and maintenance has been done it should be a good choice.
Thanks a lot! I will check the vin and inspect it on Saturday, posted the 2012 for sale, let's see if anyone responds
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