A friend of mine from NY did just that for 3K US...His wife had imported a Highlander Hybrid to the Dominican Republic within a year of receiving her temporary residency, receiving a 77% discount on the import tax, this is possible if you use this exemption in the residency program within 18 months after receiving Dominican residency...8 years later, the vehicle developed some problems with the Brake Actuator Assembly, for which there was a Voluntary Customer Support Bulletin from Toyota which covered all parts and labor, but which the DR Toyota dealers refused to repair under the program, because according to them, the bulletin had not arrived at their dealerships yet, and wanted 555,000 pesos, yes, 10k US to repair. So, because the Highlander was becoming dated, now over 11 years old, and with the problems it was experiencing, and the family wanting a more modern SUV with all of the safety bells and whistles, they simultaneously bought another SUV in NY and the husband applied for and received his residency card and then imported the newer vehicle, which was less than 5yrs old, also receiving over 70% discount on the import. The same company that handled the import of the Highlander to DR, also handled the export back to NY of the same vehicle. The things that made the export back to the US smooth and not costly were, the same American owner who exported the American-made vehicle to DR, was also importing the vehicle back to the US, without any changes or modifications to the fuel system, emissions system, and catalytic converter. The older Highlander now back in NY, was repaired successfully under the Toyota Customer Support Program, and the family still uses it whenever they're in NY.