rasandgeo asked this question 2 months, 1 week ago:

Convert car to German specs

Has anyone ever converted their US car to German specs? I read in another forum that if you go to the TUV inspection centers, they will give you a print out of what you need. I can't imagine they would know that for every US car. I have a VW Tiguan and a Toyota RAV - not sure which one I should keep to convert. Has anyone gone through this? Thank you.

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2 months, 1 week ago

Quote by rasandgeo:

Has anyone ever converted their US car to German specs? I read in another forum that if you go to the TUV inspection centers, they will give you a print out of what you need. I can't imagine they would know that for every US car. I have a VW Tiguan and a Toyota RAV - not sure which one I should keep to convert. Has anyone gone through this? Thank you.


Why do you want to convert either?

2 months ago

I will have to convert when I retire - no more sofa card.

2 months ago

Quote by rasandgeo:

I will have to convert when I retire - no more sofa card.


I have always been told that it is cheaper to buy a Euro spec car than to convert.

2 months ago

Just talked to a shop near Dusseldorf - they covert US spec cars all the time. It will run 900-1200 Euro, it's done in one day, and they inspect it for you through TUV. He said there's a shop in Kaiserslautern as well. I will have to investigate. Much cheaper than buying, right?

2 months ago

Quote by rasandgeo:

Just talked to a shop near Dusseldorf - they covert US spec cars all the time. It will run 900-1200 Euro, it's done in one day, and they inspect it for you through TUV. He said there's a shop in Kaiserslautern as well. I will have to investigate. Much cheaper than buying, right?

Sounds like it. As long as you aren't planning to take the car back to the U.S.

2 months ago

the TüV in Kaiserslautern Merkurstrasse use to have a specialist for this question.. Name was Mr. Vandercar (spell wan-da-car ... about). He use to work in homogolacion US to Europe for many many years...   best - set up an appointment there...

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2 months ago

I appreciate your help. Thanks!

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2 months ago

Quote by rasandgeo:

I appreciate your help. Thanks!


Diwil is the resident German helper.  He's always helpful about anything Germany.  



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