Realy? Is that so complicated over there? I thought you in the US could drive everything with four wheels.. but i think you can get every car you want in the United States?! It seems to me when I look at ebay.com etc anyway...
omg..my english must be horrible but i´ll work on it
Don't worry, your enlgish is better than many people who are native english speakers!
It's very hard to import cars into the U.S. unfortunately. My understanding of the situation is that back in the 80's Mercedes got upset that gray market cars were being imported into the US from Europe and they put pressure on the US to change their importation laws. But yes, before M-B got all upset, importation into the US was pretty lax. Now you have various layers of importation regulations-- from pollution control to demonstrating crash worthiness according to US regulations--that makes importing something pretty cost prohibitive. There are an exception or two here, but by and large it's very difficult to get euro-only cars over here. The Department of Transportation has a list of modern cars that are reasonably easy to get into the US, but the last time I saw it, none were worth even considering. Though we do have a 25 year rule, where you can pretty much import anything you want if the car is at least 25 years old.
I guess the availability of desirable cars in the US depends on your perspective. If pony and muscle cars are you thing, then the US is the best place to be. If you have a greater interest in european or asian cars, then the US didn't always get the best cars available. For instance, the US never got the Focus RS (or some of the ST models; I believe our Focus SVT [generation 1] was similar to the ST170 however). We never got any of the hotter Mitsu Evo and sube STI models that I know were available in the UK. And there were a bunch of Porsche, Audi, and MB cars that we didn't get---at least until very recently. Audi is FINALLY starting to offer their RS models in the US---we got the B7 RS4 and will be getting the TT-RS and supposedly the RS5 as well. Up until what, 8-10 years ago, mercedes refused to import the G-wagon as well. So some things are changing for the better IMO, as emissions and crash standards between countries become a bit more similar. If only I had the money to afford these nice cars!
But cars from Peugeot, Renault, and Fiat/Alfa (aside from the current 500) are almost non-existant here, save for some older cars that were from when those companies sold cars in the US [my family had a peugeot at one time and it was an awful car; I can see why they left the states!). The Renault Clio V6 would have been an awesome car to have officially offered in the US. And I personally have a twisted interest in the mkII Golf Rallye and Country editions (saw one of these in person when I was in Poland). But they may be verging on old enough to actually import now.
Sorry, for writing a book!