Importing 1998 V70 AWD from Canada to USA

Discussion in 'Volvo V70' started by theo.chan, Oct 24, 2006.

  1. theo.chan

    theo.chan Guest

    I have a 1998 V70 AWD (manual transmission) from Ontario Canada, that I
    want to register in California, USA while I am studying here for the
    next two years.

    I'm in California now, but still have Ontario plates and permit; I'm
    worried that I should be registering my car here to avoid any

    Has anyone been through this process at all before? What about for a
    simliar model/year of car?
    theo.chan, Oct 24, 2006
  2. theo.chan

    Roadie Guest

    My question to you is why would you want to register the car in
    California for a 2 year temporary stay. The only reason I can think of
    would be to show you were residing in California to obtain in-state
    tuition rates. Otherwise, I would just keep the car registered in
    Roadie, Oct 24, 2006
  3. theo.chan

    theo.chan Guest

    I agree with you that is a pain to import and register a car in the US
    for only a temporary stay. However I was stopped by the CHP the other
    day and given a ticket for failure to register in California.

    Apparently within 20 days of taking up residency one must obtain a
    California driver's license and registration.
    theo.chan, Oct 26, 2006
  4. theo.chan

    Roadie Guest

    Well then, the CHP officer has given you the answer you need.
    Roadie, Oct 26, 2006
  5. theo.chan


    Jan 26, 2019
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    Hi there, I am currently in the process of importing a 1998 volvo v70r. I was hoping you could help me out since you already imported same car. Registration isn't my problem, its the warning lights. My letter of compliance from volvo of north america told me i needed to change the speedo and the warning lights. I have been skewing the internet looking for parts numbers for warning lights and haven't been able to find anything. does anybody have parts codes for the warning lights? thanks!
    dheckett, Jan 26, 2019
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