Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Northwest Indiana
Car Year: 2006
Car Model: 2006 & 2010 Forester
Well about "requirements"
Here in the US(have no idea about Canada)...
Many states don't have "MOT"(using the UK term, cause I don't know what the French term is).
We get to do DPF delete on diesel...well, in the states that don't inspect*. Many states don't even have a "sell it to another person" inspection...
And as far as I know, no US state has anything as stringent as MOT anyway. Most states here just care about emissions. Brakes, tires...lights etc aren't even checked.
*Case in point where I live. There are only 3 counties in Indiana(may have changed) that check emissions. Those three counties don't care if your car can't stop, can't turn. All that has to "pass" is the sensor up the tailpipe. In this county(which does test) they only test gas. Not diesel. A diesel inspection is "yep the diesel is in there, close the hood". In Indiana, the only requirement on a "vehicle sold to another" is the horn has to work. And in the three counties...it has to pass emissions first before being plated. Most counties don't even check for a insurance. Although that has changed a bit since the state itself now processes license plates. But once your car is plated the first time, there is virtually no re-check on insurance.
I'd trade all that in for qualified drivers/cars to have higher speed limits.
'06 For X Prem, '10 For X Prem + WP, both 4EAT
Last edited by schan1269; 08-05-2012 at 08:37 AM.