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Thank you very much for this info!!!!! I am really beginning to like this little vehicle and I think it would suit my needs very well.The iltis is a great vehicle. It is a blast to drive and we never had any problems during the 6 years we have owned them. The only problem you will have is that you face will hurt from smiling all the time while driving it.
Fuel economy and a military vehicle do not go together. Enough said.
We had one person here drive one as a daily driver for 2 years (even in winter), so it is possible.
No diesels available. They were never made for the Canadian military. But if you want a diesel, just pull out the current engine and drop in a vw rabbit diesel and it will work with no problem.
Don't forget though that the iltis is not 25 years old, so while you can bring it into the US, you cannot register it for road use for another few years. Check with the DMV in your area.
Forget those companies that sell the iltis. They will rip you off bad as you can buy one from other places for 1/2 the price that they will sell one to you for.
A reasonable iltis, in decent shape will set you back about $2000-2500. Price goes up if it is a special unit like an ambulance, linesman or radio version.
I drive my all summer with no doors even in the rain, and it is a blast.
When I read this, I thought that someone at the license office was just being an ass and that it was untrue....until today.Does anyone know what the issue of registering ex military trucks are i called a registry office and they told me that a memo was sent out by transport Canada that no military trucks were to be registered for on road use.
I was told "unofficially" that the military is scared about possible lawsuits in the future from accidents due to the old style breaking system (i.e: selling "dangerous" trucks to the public"). They don't want to look bad in case someone rules that someone got killed because of the outdated breaking system. They informed Transport Canada about this and told them not to issue registrations.This cannot be from the Army. They have no legal say in regards to assets as such. It is important to find out which department of the Government made this decree.
Such BS, sorry to hear of this guys. Sounds like what happened to the M-151 here in the states. I find it amazing however, that they will allow us antique auto collectors who have cars like Model T's with mechanical brakes on the road.I was told "unofficially" that the military is scared about possible lawsuits in the future from accidents due to the old style breaking system (i.e: selling "dangerous" trucks to the public"). They don't want to look bad in case someone rules that someone got killed because of the outdated breaking system. They informed Transport Canada about this and told them not to issue registrations.
It may not be the military who made the official decision, but it has been made sadly.
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