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North Carolina and Mini Trucks?

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by nepegg89, Jul 9, 2017.

  1. nepegg89

    nepegg89 New Member


    I am going to purchase a 1991 Subaru Sambar from a dealer in Virginia. He has a VA title in hand but I live in North Carolina. I know that NC has no laws on mini trucks but I am wondering if anyone else has been successful in the state or knows and tips/tricks for DMV interactions as I'm sure it will be a first for them.....
  2. matt167

    matt167 Member

    1991 is Federally exempt for DOT regulation and EPA regulation and is legal in 49 states... Don't treat it like a " Mini Truck " it's not once it's 25 years old. If he has the title in hand for VA, then that title is all you need

    The same process and legalities stand for a 1991 Nissan Skyline or any other Japanese Import as they do for a Sambar or any other KEI vehicle we may call a " Mini Truck " in the USA and Canada
  3. nepegg89

    nepegg89 New Member

    Figured out the DMV but now I am having issues finding an insurance company that will liability insure it! Any tips?
  4. subaru-mimi

    subaru-mimi New Member

    I insured my sambar through USAA no problem. Hope this helped!
  5. nepegg89

    nepegg89 New Member

    Called six agencies and finally geico had no problem liability insuring it, everyone else didn't want the hassle of it!
  6. nepegg89

    nepegg89 New Member

    Here it is! Titling is tomorrow!

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  7. nepegg89

    nepegg89 New Member

    DMV process was successful, got a plate, hoping their is no issues with them finally issuing the title.
  8. Tuskano

    Tuskano Member

    Congrats! I had my Hijet through USAA too with no issues. I am surprised you had to try multiple insurance agencies.
  9. fmartin_gila

    fmartin_gila Active Member

    All insurance Agents are not created equal, neither are DMV employees. It seems as if some individuals think their job is to make life hard for others. I guess it probably comes down to how things are interpreted by different individuals.

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