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    Porsche Import Services Needed-USA to Germany

    I am moving from Charlotte, NC to Hanover Germany in April for a three year stint as an Expat.  I have decided that I am going to bring my 2004 Boxster S with me but want the process to be as guided as possible.  Has anyone used a good import service that will handle all of the modifications and TUV approvals in Northern Germany before?  Does anyone know what the big modifications will need to be?  I received a quote from a company my Relo group has delt with before but they are in Frankfurt and I would like something in Northern Germany to reduce the travel costs on the car.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.


    Re: Porsche Import Services Needed-USA to Germany

    You could contact Rennteamers such as Dan L or SVNSVN who may be able to help!
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    Re: Porsche Import Services Needed-USA to Germany

    i believe that if you keep US plates on the car there will be no conversion required. i think the maximum the car can stay in germany on foreign plates is 1 year. you might want to look into that.


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    Re: Porsche Import Services Needed-USA to Germany

    That's the issue, I am going over for a three year contract.  So I need to do the full conversion and make it EU spec.

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    a4ep:

    I am moving from Charlotte, NC to Hanover Germany in April for a three year stint as an Expat.  I have decided that I am going to bring my 2004 Boxster S with me but want the process to be as guided as possible.  Has anyone used a good import service that will handle all of the modifications and TUV approvals in Northern Germany before?  Does anyone know what the big modifications will need to be?  I received a quote from a company my Relo group has delt with before but they are in Frankfurt and I would like something in Northern Germany to reduce the travel costs on the car.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Frankfurt and Hannover are only about 350km / 220 miles apart, so the location of the import service should not be a major cost factor.

    I'm guessing (but I do not actually know) that the major mod item might be replacing the instrument cluster (mph to km/h speedo), unless the TÜV will accept the fact that digital speedo and odometer can be switched from mph and miles respectively to km/h and km using the control stalk anyway.

    Changing front side marker lights to Euro version would cost peanuts and I believe that I've read that a dealer could use PIWIS to reprogramme from USA side-marker mode to Euro turn-signal mode.

    I doubt that the TÜV would insist on the US-market rear impact protectors being removed.  You see plenty of US-spec re-imports of various brands with extended bumpers running around on our roads.

    You could contact PCNA in Atlanta for advice and support. Since you have a "legitimate" reason to ship your car to Germany and are not just doing a "gray market" re-import, they may be helpful with technical information and even contact addresses


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    Re: Porsche Import Services Needed-USA to Germany

    For a 2004 Boxster, and considering you can have the car only one year abroad, not worth it...

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    If it was only 1 year I would agree.  But seeing I will be there for at least 3 years.  This makes it very worth while as opposed to leasing a decent car for three years. The PITA is just getting the logistics done, the cost is less than 1 year lease on a BMW 320. 

     

     


     
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