Illustration for article titled Importing an EP3 Honda Civic Type R to the USA

The only way around the universally-loathed 25 year rule is the “Show and Display” rule and the “Substantial Similarity” rule.

The substantial similarity rule dictates that the car being imported must be substantially similar to a model sold in the US. Given that the EP3 Civic Type R is closely related to the USDM Civic Si (they even have the same engine), will it be possible to import one? I drove one last year, and it blew me away.


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