In hindsight, we should have looked into this further because you’re right. I apologize for that vital missing context and will issue an update.
The Maine BMV clarified that while these vehicles are old enough to be classified as an antique in the state, they were still built for the safety and emissions regulations of another country and thus, the statute still applies. Read more
Depends! I only want my head to explode at how silly kei cars are, not at government red tape.
Registration and insurance were actually really easy for me. It’s about as simple as turning over the importation documents and getting a title in the mail. In my case, the title has 10 characters. Read more
The Beat could have been shipped to Baltimore as well. I picked it up in Washington because I wanted to meet the guy that helped make my dream come true. Plus, I love a good excuse to drive across the country.
You can! Baltimore was my closest shot for the van. You can also hire a company to pick up the car and bring it to your door for a full hands-off experience.
Looks like the original uploader didn’t upload the actual camera footage but recorded the recording of said footage in a busy area. lol
The intake of the Smart Fortwo takes an even worse path. The air goes through an airbox, a hose, then a massive chamber with all sorts of compartments before finally reaching the engine. All that chamber really does is hush out intake noise.
Good point! The seller calls it a “standard full-size” bed, but perhaps they’re fudging the numbers a little since the van is narrower than a true full-size bed is long.