Amazing little car...you definitely won't see another one at Cars and Coffee. I just imported a vehicle and did a ton of research including talking to various border patrol agents and motor vehicle officials. You absolutely CAN import AND register this vehicle. The 25 year rule is pretty much air tight. The only thing the vehicle has to do is pass your state inspection and emissions...in TX that was a piece of cake. In other states (CA..) it may be different. No matter what the effort to import will be worth it with this one...now please someone in south TX buy this so I can see it in person!