View Full Version : How hard would it be to import a e36 touring.

10-07-2005, 11:28 AM
I'd love to grab one.. They started making them in 1995 or so? So I would have to wait 5 more years so I can import one?

Ted in T.O.
10-07-2005, 12:10 PM
Correct.the car has to be 15 years or older before you can import 1 in.

10-13-2005, 02:10 PM
one lives down the street from me. even harder in the states to get an e36 here than an e30. If I get a chance maybe I'll take pics of our two tourings together some time

10-13-2005, 02:41 PM
Correct.the car has to be 15 years or older before you can import 1 in.

would this be the same for importing from the US to Canada?

10-13-2005, 02:54 PM
importing between the states and canada is no problem. just need a letter of compliance from the manufacturer, and a letter that the car is free of recalls. just call up bmw canada or u.s., whichever country the car is coming from

10-13-2005, 03:04 PM
what's a touring? just a hatchback? there's a 325 hatchback on my street. e46

10-13-2005, 03:07 PM
touring is a wagon, a 5 door. like my car, in my sig.

they were never brought to the states until the e46. so e30 and e36 tourings are INCREDIBLY rare.

even moreso in the states. there are only 6 documented e30 tourings in America, I have one of them. I only know of ONE e36 touring, and it belongs to a woman down the street from me. she had it imported from italy back in 95

10-13-2005, 05:43 PM
Just wondering, why? lol
i m not sayin its not good lookin and etc.. but why bother with all the trouble? wouldnt it cost a lot to do all the paper work ?

btw, why dont u get the audi tourings? they lookk meannn

10-13-2005, 10:04 PM
if you want a 175hp rear wheel drive car that you can haul your shit in, get a 3 series wagon.

if you want a fwd pig that transfers some power the the rear wheels when you slip on snow, and continues to have a shitload of electrical problems, buy an audi.

10-13-2005, 10:06 PM

10-13-2005, 10:30 PM
anybody have pics of a E36 touring, I don't think I've even saw one before

10-13-2005, 10:32 PM
anybody have pics of a E36 touring, I don't think I've even saw one before they sure are nice

10-13-2005, 10:39 PM
not bad, thanks Mike *th-up*


10-15-2005, 06:38 PM
yea thats sick! sooo friggen rare!

10-17-2005, 08:11 AM
If you really wanted one, Couldn't you take the engine out and ship the Body / engine over as Parts? I'm pretty sure this works when doing US - Canada ... not sure about Euro - Canada.

Let me know if u need me to check out any Euro cars, I'm currently living in Europa and I see plenty of nice "BeeEhmVees" everyday :)

10-17-2005, 07:58 PM
yea I know...I'm from poland (neighbour of the bmw nation) and it seems like everyone has a brand new bmw there! even cabs are like 2003 3 and 5 serier!
and yea you can part he car and shit it as two separate peices (body and motor). They then consider it a "kit-car" but it needs to be safeteed with north american standards and emission tested before it can be registered

10-18-2005, 04:58 AM
i'm actually kickin' it in Poland right now. ;) aka "BMW heaven" Its where all the dead and accidented German cars go for a new life! hehe... lots of bmw bad boys here thats for sure. They love doing burnouts on the main street and the cops couldn't care less.

currently looking for an e30 myself but not being able to read Polish is a bit of an obstacle...

10-18-2005, 12:15 PM
Wooo hooo POLSKA

I'm from former Yugoslavia

I'm going back home in May or June of 2006 and I'm planing on shipping back some parts that I find (Rims are dirt cheap in my country) maybe even an entire car or two... a BMW E30 Wagon and a "Fico" yeah baby Fiat 850 mmmm yummmy I cant wait man its gonna be sick

10-19-2005, 04:32 PM
You can Import Europe Into the US then Into Canada, but you better get ready to pay a shit load of money in taxes and duties

10-19-2005, 06:14 PM
why would you do that?
it's easier to import it into canada. going throuhg the u.s. is where it accumulates all the fees. In America, unless a car is 25 years old or older, you have to pay to federalize it. If its obdI it's ~$7500 U.S. if its obdII expect to pay double that

just bring it into canada, all you need to do is add a catalytic converter as long as its 15 years old or older. hassle free