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Old 07-04-2009, 12:47 PM
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I purchased a Mazda 2 2008 (gas, not diesel) and would like to import it to the USA. I need to know if it has a catalytic converter and if it will meet the EPA standards.
 
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Where are you at?
Does the car run on Unleaded Gas?
 
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I am currently in Guatemala. The car does run on Unleaded Gas. It is the 1.5L model, I am curious why the USA hasn't imported these smaller cars previously?
 
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Ford and Mazda are supposed to be bringing it in next year.
As for the Catalytic converter, if you run unleaded gas it should have 1, but I think you could ask at your local Mazda Dealership also.
 

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I need a letter from the manufacturer's US
representative declaring that the specific Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) was
manufactured to meet EPA & DOT standards. Any idea where I might find a US representative that can write this letter for me ?
 
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You will have to specify what state it will be registered in; California cars have different emission control systems (and norms) from anywhere else.
You could also have it emission tested and certified by a Mazda dealer in Guatemala before starting the red tape of US importing/registration, because it would a bummer if it didn't meet US norms and you had to unload it after arrival.
 
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