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#1 Iron Chef

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Posted 28 June 2006 - 09:28 PM

Is there a car you've always wanted to see in Australia but you can't get hold of?

Here's the deal, ask in here what it is and I'll tell you whether or not your chances are good for meeting SEVS criteria. If it is, you need to find a magazine article on it IN STANDARD FORM - if you can do that, then we can apply for it to be eligible under SEVS. The magazine can be from anywhere.

So ask away and let's see what other interesting cars we can get listed.

#2 89silviaQ

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Posted 30 June 2006 - 04:24 PM

toyota BB

http://www.prestigemotorsport.com.au/modul...carID=123248723 - mark II wagon
http://www.prestigemotorsport.com.au/modul...carID=123248657 - pimp crown

#3 Iron Chef

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Posted 30 June 2006 - 07:42 PM

Application for the bB will be sent off next week - one step ahead of ya ;)

#4 bendertiger

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Posted 30 June 2006 - 07:52 PM

Why can't we just pay off a few mags in Australia like 'high performance imports' or someone to drop an article in on one of our favourite cars! Then we can use it as evidence :ph34r:

#5 Iron Chef

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Posted 30 June 2006 - 08:15 PM

I'm sure that one has already been thought of...;) (Not by me I might add!)

#6 TonyL

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  • Location:Australia SA
  • Car:Alto Works

Posted 04 July 2006 - 12:29 AM

Mitsi Libero GT (CD5W)
Suzuki Alto Works RS/R (i need more spare parts :P) - CP21S/CS22S/HB11S/HB21S
can the mag be japanese?? brochure maybe ;)

#7 deviant

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 09:10 AM

Mitsubishi EVO 1-9 (I know the later ones are elligable)
Honda NSX
Lotus Elise/Exige
Toyota MR2 SW20 Turbo and the latest MRS in MANUAL!!
BMW M3 from mid 1990's and onwards.

Im sure there are more to think of!

#8 Iron Chef

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 08:45 PM

Libero GT - like your thinking but as they were sold here locally in wagon form (like yours obviously Goofy) they can't be imported.

Alto Works RSR - the later model ones would be eligible if they meet power/weight regs. Worth a bit more thought with the way fuel prices are going.


Early Evos - can't be done as they were sold here.

NSX - same problem - they were sold here.

Lotus Elise/Exige - the Elise, Elan, Esprit and 340R are all listed on SEVS already. You just have to convince someone to do compliance on one (hint: if it ends up costing more to bring one in than it is to buy one locally, there's not much point...)

SW20 - Sold here, so no go under SEVS.

M3 - No go, sold here.

#9 TonyL

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 09:04 PM

 Iron Chef, on Jul 5 2006, 08:28 PM, said:

Libero GT - like your thinking but as they were sold here locally in wagon form (like yours obviously Goofy) they can't be imported.

Alto Works RSR - the later model ones would be eligible if they meet power/weight regs. Worth a bit more thought with the way fuel prices are going.
thought so in regards to the libero :(
alto specs - http://www.suzuki-w....rCx21_spec.html http://www.suzuki-w....rCR22_spec.html http://www.suzuki-w....rHA11_spec.html
and http://www.suzuki-w....rHA22_spec.html i guess (dont like the different look personally

#10 Iron Chef

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 09:20 PM

As I suspected - they're power limited to 64ps, and at 690kg they don't meet power/weight requirements.

#11 deviant

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Posted 06 July 2006 - 11:10 AM

 Iron Chef, on Jul 5 2006, 11:28 AM, said:

Libero GT - like your thinking but as they were sold here locally in wagon form (like yours obviously Goofy) they can't be imported.

Alto Works RSR - the later model ones would be eligible if they meet power/weight regs. Worth a bit more thought with the way fuel prices are going.


Early Evos - can't be done as they were sold here.

NSX - same problem - they were sold here.

Lotus Elise/Exige - the Elise, Elan, Esprit and 340R are all listed on SEVS already. You just have to convince someone to do compliance on one (hint: if it ends up costing more to bring one in than it is to buy one locally, there's not much point...)

SW20 - Sold here, so no go under SEVS.

M3 - No go, sold here.

The SW20 Turbo was NOT sold locally, it was only available in N/A form. They where available under the old import rules but they went when the new rules came in......actually scratch what i just said, i dont think a Turbo is enough to make the car different enough to make it elligable again....damn it!

I didnt think the M3 was in a big enough number? You never see them anywhere and the few i have seen on the second hand market where either brand new or very very old Aus p00p spec, rebadged 318's.

#12 Qyng

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  • Car:Nissan Silvia

Posted 08 July 2006 - 11:58 PM

Daihatsu Charade Detomaso?
Toyota Levin GT?
Lancer GSRs? (1992-5 models that wernt sold in aus)

#13 bendertiger

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Posted 09 July 2006 - 12:06 AM

What pisses me off, is not imports, but the fact average families and mums buy them with no idea what it is! GET THE f**k OUT OF THE IMPORT YOU STUPID BITCH! IMPORTS SHOULD NEVER OF BEEN ALLOWED TO BE SOLD TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC, THEY ARE DANGEROUS! (But enthusiasts who can prove they know their shit should be granted full blown access to any vehicle ever manufactured).

The amount of times I see nice imports with a blown turbo, puffing smoke, groaning and grunting because average idiots don't realise they need more maintenence then your average aussie beater!

Btw, I'm SO not against importing, I'm all for it, just against the fact most dickheads haven't a clue what they are driving or where it came from!

#14 s13silK

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Posted 24 July 2006 - 08:11 PM

 bendertiger, on Jul 9 2006, 12:49 AM, said:

What pisses me off, is not imports, but the fact average families and mums buy them with no idea what it is! GET THE f**k OUT OF THE IMPORT YOU STUPID BITCH! IMPORTS SHOULD NEVER OF BEEN ALLOWED TO BE SOLD TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC, THEY ARE DANGEROUS! (But enthusiasts who can prove they know their shit should be granted full blown access to any vehicle ever manufactured).

The amount of times I see nice imports with a blown turbo, puffing smoke, groaning and grunting because average idiots don't realise they need more maintenence then your average aussie beater!

Btw, I'm SO not against importing, I'm all for it, just against the fact most dickheads haven't a clue what they are driving or where it came from!

hahaha my thoughts exactly. What exactly is the reason behind the import rules? (im not too switched on about the 15year rule or SEVS or importing in general). Is it to save the local economy because aust dont offer any good cars?

#15 eron

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  • Location:Australia VIC
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Posted 28 July 2006 - 12:42 AM

A good economy has more exports than imports. Australia is currently heading in the less-desired direction. Import rules, tax and regulations try to discourage people from importing at the same time putting money into the government pocket.

#16 ShadowS13

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Posted 26 September 2006 - 08:16 AM

Are we able to bring in Toyota Starlet GT? I looked on the Raws site and there doesnt seem to be anyone who complies them........but they are on the SEVS list of allowed cars but only up until 1995. Can we bring over the new Turbo models?

#17 Iron Chef

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Posted 26 September 2006 - 09:01 AM

Starlets are eligible but no-one has bothered to do them - obviously don't sell enough. If you know a RAW you might be able to convince them otherwise. The model after that was sold here in Australia, so the turbo versions aren't eligible.

#18 scindere

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 09:55 AM

 eron, on Jul 28 2006, 01:25 AM, said:

A good economy has more exports than imports. Australia is currently heading in the less-desired direction. Import rules, tax and regulations try to discourage people from importing at the same time putting money into the government pocket.


imported cars contribute to a good local economy in the long term. there is a whole local industry behind them - specialist mechanics and tuners, parts suppliers, importers and a slowly developing local aftermarket. we contribute higher levels per capita of revenue (partly because many of us behave badly, partly because we are consequently all profiled as such) in defects, fines and fees and further more continue to defy regulations after penalised. we tend to buy only premium tyres, fuels & oils and other consumables further stimulating the economy. we take pride in our cars stimulating the general auto industry shelling out for quality paint jobs, the best stereo (even media) installs, expensive alarm systems and gay F&F lighting accessories. we take out massive loans we never should have been approved for, pay more for our insurance, we keep tow truck drivers and panel beaters in business. we give ACA / TT something to scare the elderly with. because we drive for pleasure we stimulate local and regional tourism / business (we dont pack lunch - no room in the boot).

all this compared to buying a locally made car where per capita your contribution to the economy is limited to the local manufacturers (who publicly appeal for multimillion dollar government handouts to stay in business two or three times a decade) whilst supporting only a couple of thousand workers or so out of 22 million in this country...

#19 bootlegapparel

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  • Location:Australia ACT

Posted 03 October 2006 - 08:25 PM

mirage cyborg?

#20 Iron Chef

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  • Car:Datsun, Lancer GLi

Posted 03 October 2006 - 09:19 PM

Base model 3 door was sold here by Mitsu Oz, so no go.

Pulsar VZ-R is through though - drove an N1 today, in fact!

#21 llama_au

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 05:04 PM

How was it to drive?

#22 Iron Chef

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 06:45 PM

It was heaps of fun - will get on PGA and detail the drive for all the Pulsar nuts on there soon.

#23 llama_au

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 06:50 PM

YAY :D

#24 ShadowS13

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 09:42 AM

Anyone know a place that would comply a Fiat 20V coupe?

#25 .maqcr3am.

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Posted 06 October 2006 - 09:17 AM

wot yr model is it

#26 ShadowS13

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Posted 06 October 2006 - 11:52 AM

2000 Model I am looking around.........RHD as well.

#27 VicSLIDIN

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  • Location:Australia VIC
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Posted 10 October 2006 - 05:10 PM

agreed

#28 trevsay

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Posted 11 October 2006 - 04:47 PM

what about Integra type R .

#29 Iron Chef

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Posted 11 October 2006 - 05:10 PM

^^^ Sedan version only - application is already in :). Should know any day now.

#30 srlemon

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Posted 17 October 2006 - 07:38 PM

 Iron Chef, on Jul 4 2006, 11:28 PM, said:

Libero GT - like your thinking but as they were sold here locally in wagon form (like yours obviously Goofy) they can't be imported.

Alto Works RSR - the later model ones would be eligible if they meet power/weight regs. Worth a bit more thought with the way fuel prices are going.


Early Evos - can't be done as they were sold here.

NSX - same problem - they were sold here.

Lotus Elise/Exige - the Elise, Elan, Esprit and 340R are all listed on SEVS already. You just have to convince someone to do compliance on one (hint: if it ends up costing more to bring one in than it is to buy one locally, there's not much point...)

SW20 - Sold here, so no go under SEVS.

M3 - No go, sold here.


when were evo's sold in aus you meen the cc lancer gsr 4wd with the clapper 4g93t engine were sold in aus not the 4g63 real evos how can you even say its the same car , not even close





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