I'm German living in Massachusetts, USA. I plan to stay here for 4 more years for work.

I just bought a reliable new car Toyota Corolla LE 2023. I am a defensive driver who would do maybe 15k miles a year max. After 4 years, I don't want to sell my car here e.g. $8000 lower for depreciation and get another new car in the EU. I would much rather pay e.g. $2000 for shipping with some stuff in the seat/trunk and I can wait for up to 3 months for my car to arrive (container sharing or any inexpensive & reliable shipping option). By that time I would have completed the customs-free category to import my own car from the US to Germany/EU by having lived in the US for at least 1 year and having owned a car for at least 6 months.

The only thing apart from shipping is to make sure my Corolla conforms to EU standards. As it's a 2023 model, it comes with Amber style indicators/blinkers/turn signals and the emission standards should be up to the EU regulation.

Am I missing something obvious or do I need to consider anything?

Although the US is fun, I look forward to going back home in 4 years with my reliable car and being done with moving for good. Thanks in advance!



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