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V-10 California fizzle

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I live in S.Cal and went into the Valenica VW dealer today, all excited to test drive a V-10 - just for the hell of it. (i'm waiting until Sept for the new V-6's before I make up my mind between the 6 or the 8 ).

You can imagine my shock to find out that because of cal smog rules, v-10 TDI's are not legal in CA. In fact, the dealer had no plans to get one - period.

Is that correct? I'm all for strict smog controls - it's one of the reasons the air in ca is a lot cleaner than it used to be - but there are lots of old rabbit and Mercedes diesels on the road here belching smoke and soot like chimneys.

So what gives?

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Why wouldn't the winter package be available in CA? It all depends on what the dealer is ordering or is assigned by VW. If there is a unassigned car at the port that has winter package and the dealer needs it to fill an order, why woudn't VW send it to them? It gets cold in parts of CA too.
statini said:

I have an idea on how to get that V10 into CA...I'd like to run it by you to see what you involves family, moving and out of state property......Can you email me at [email protected], and I'll reply with my 'plan'. Just want your opinion...

I'll sell you mine in another 5k miles when it has 7500 miles. Price will be $70k. \:D/
statini said:
Ha Ha.....70K???......:confused2:
It will be CA legal then.
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