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Buongiorno everybody,

I imported form italy an Alfa Romeo spider 2001; I was told by the local DMV that it was easy to register it in California.

Instead, it is a nightmare. They gave me a temporaly permit for 3 months and they asked me to convert the car to USEPA compliants during these 3 months otherwise I won't be able to register the car.

DMV, referee, dpt speak 3 different languages. Finally, I found a person that can help but it looks like I have to spend $4000 to convert the auto.

I do really like this car but I am not sure whether I want to convert it and take the chance to fail the test at dmv - how can I be 100% sure tha it will pass the test?

I am looking for someone tha had/has the same problem so he/she can advice me. I am considering als selling the car.

Please help me with your precious advices.

Giacomo
 

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The question is what standards does the car have to meet...

Is it just changing the catalyst and computers? If you do that, and the car passes emissions I wouldn't see a problem. This is a very unprofessional opinion just sense talking.
 

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