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I mean you could say this with any country. I long debated a move to the UK to be with some friends and own one. I'd personally move to Japan before I moved to Mexico to own one though
 

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I don't believe you can in the states
You can but only as a tourist and you need permission from U.S. customs. There's a certain limit of time you can have it in the states as a tourists though. It was mentioned in another thread that the GRY was brought from MX to the U.S.A. for some Toyota engineers to drive and compare to the GRC. I'm just surprised the GRY is sold in Mexico! That was news to me. I wouldn't be surprised if those who own it would be the "exclusive" people of the country. My family is from MX and I've never heard of anyone buying a brand new car.
 

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I was looking into it a few years ago to try and get a Hilux without having to wait until it's 15 years old, it seemed like it was technically allowed through NAFTA but you had to have citizenship in Mexico to buy a vehicle there. That killed it for me so I never dug into it any further but I assume there's some other limitation or somebody who does have citizenship would be doing it.
 

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You can but only as a tourist and you need permission from U.S. customs. There's a certain limit of time you can have it in the states as a tourists though. It was mentioned in another thread that the GRY was brought from MX to the U.S.A. for some Toyota engineers to drive and compare to the GRC. I'm just surprised the GRY is sold in Mexico! That was news to me. I wouldn't be surprised if those who own it would be the "exclusive" people of the country. My family is from MX and I've never heard of anyone buying a brand new car.
Yeah I knew about that but I was pretty sure owning one is a whole different story. As far as I know, the only way to own a car not sold here before the 25-year mark is the Show And Display Act which the GR Yaris wouldn't qualify for unless it was the GRMN or the Mexico launch editions but you won't be able to drive those cars much. I'm surprised the GRY sold well in Mexico. They did that first 300 as a test and it did very well clearly
 
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You cannot own one here. It’s not possible, unless you go the “Show or Display” route. But even that may not be possible because more than 500 GRY were made.

The only exception to this is if you were to bring the GR Yaris GRMN from Japan under “Show or Display” because fewer than 500 will be made of that particular model. It definitely meets the criteria for historical or technological significance, as well.

Assuming you can find a GRMN, you’d probably be looking at $100k+ for the car and more $$$ to have it imported legally. And then only be allowed to put no more than 2,500 miles per year.

When all is said and done, you could own two brand new GRC CE’s for that money.
 

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Yeah I knew about that but I was pretty sure owning one is a whole different story. As far as I know, the only way to own a car not sold here before the 25-year mark is the Show And Display Act which the GR Yaris wouldn't qualify for unless it was the GRMN or the Mexico launch editions but you won't be able to drive those cars much. I'm surprised the GRY sold well in Mexico. They did that first 300 as a test and it did very well clearly
I remember there were some importers in Florida that were buying cars disassembled from Japan, then reassembling them once they got state side, and they had to be registered and insured as kit cars. I'm pretty sure the company I'm talking about got shut down in 2020, but there were a few others finding loopholes to bypass the 25 year law... which may also have been shut down. Florida had a lot of shady importers...
 
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