Good news/bad news time
Good news: finally got an offer from the insurance company. I bought the car for about $600 in 2014, stock and in need of repairs. It's in decent shape technically now, and ok in the looks department as well, but the prospected resale value doesn't reflect the spendings (as with all modified cars). So over here I could maybe have managed to get about $2500 for it, when completed with Rotiform wheels etc etc.
After a lot of back and forth, I was offered $4700 for the car, and I get to keep it to take off all the parts I want to keep (to put on a new car or sell them) and then scrap the car myself. You get about $400 from the government when you scrap a car over here. So can't be anything other than pleased with this
Bad news: other than finding a stock Yaris Verso and begin the whole circle again (it's time to move on now), you don't get many cars like these over here. xBs have never been sold here, and only 7 of them have found their way to Norway through used imports. One of them was actually for sale just now, I was going to make an offer when I got the insurance money, but it had sadly been sold a few days earlier.
But anyway, cars imported from the US that are less than 30 years old (not only US, but anywhere that is not EU (european union) compliant, or eurospec to put it another way, can only be registered if they are 100% stock, and has to remain this way forever. And that's no fun! Even a set of different wheels, or a wrap can make the car non-road legal.. and JDM imports are even worse, you cannot register them at all unless they have been already registered and on the road in another EU country first. And the same rules for mods.
So the only way to get a road legal and modifyable toaster/fridge/box car is to find something that has been sold new officially in Europe, and the closest thing is probably a Nissan Cube. For two years they sold them in Germany and Italy (2009-2011).
So we'll see