LA Recap, Soave out at Fiat, ZL1 "you're welcome," Gray-market petition



Episode #257 of the Autoblog Podcast is here with Chris, Dan, Zach, and Autoblog Executive Editor Chris Paukert this week. Topics include the turmoil at Fiat USA with Soave stepping down and 500 sales creeping along, a recap of the Los Angeles Auto Show, the "you're welcome" to Ford fans from the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 chief engineer, and the petition underway to reduce gray-market import restrictions from 25 to 15 years. Your questions and comments power the end of the 'cast, and we'll have our live 'cast back at our UStream channel soon. We've embedded our Q&A module after the jump for you to scroll through and follow along, too. Thanks for listening!

Autoblog Podcast #257:
In the Autoblog Garage
2012 Subaru Impreza
2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
2011 Toyota Avalon
2012 Honda CR-V
2012 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

Hosts: Dan Roth, Chris Shunk, Zach Bowman, Chris Paukert
Runtime: 01:35:51

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      BrandX
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      You guys were talking about importing grey market cars into the US, and the legal problems that might arise. Do it just like the Canadians - the car must pass all safety and emissions standards for the US in the year the car was made, so a 1995 Mercedes has to meet 1995 US regulations. Canada also adds a 6.5% import duty for cars less than 15 years old. Back in 2007, that still made a 2002 Porsche C4S I bought in Chicago a great deal at the time. I saved about $10,000 when all was said and done. Cheers