JDM Export Import Pros

The Guy Who Started It All

Why have so many guys imported a used car from Japan via us here at JCD? For 15 years now we've been exporting good second hand JDM cars to the USA, the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the EU, and many other countries. It's our job and our pleasure to...
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The Best Toyota Luxury Cars, Part 8

The best cars come from the best times….But as soon as I say it, I know it's not strictly true, and I can think right away of a half dozen great cars that were designed in hard times; and I'm sure that the readers of our Japan Car Direct blog...
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The Best Toyota Luxury Cars, Part 7

If you want to import a Japanese luxury sports car you've got to put the Toyota Soarer (Lexus SC) at the very top of your list. These cars are well built, well designed, and very good looking vehicles; with the Z30 Soarer (Lexus SC300 and SC400) being ravishingly beautiful. It's...
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The Best Toyota Luxury Cars, Part 6

What a privilege it was for me to actually watch the Toyota Century G50 being built! Right there in the "Century Shop" of the F201 factory at Kanto Autoworks Higashi Fuji Plant; right before my eyes, the best Japanese luxury car took shape. And it all happened in near silence!...
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The Best Toyota Luxury Cars, Part 5

The Toyota Crown Athlete: Toyo's Heavy Cruiser on the Drift Track A lot of guys these days are looking to import a drift car from Japan. Some guys go for the "light stuff," like the classic Toyota Levin (AE86) that dances around the drift track. Some guys go for the...
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The Best Toyota Luxury Cars, Part 4

The Toyota Crown Majesta A clean used Toyota Crown Majesta from Japan gives such good value when you are looking to import a secondhand luxury car from Japan that we are going to give it its own post here in our blog series on the Best Toyota Luxury Cars. Let...
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The Best Toyota Luxury Cars, Part 3

The Car I Was Not Supposed To Have So I told you at the end of our previous post on the Best Toyota Luxury Cars to import from Japan here how one day the design team leader for my 1997 S150 series, fender mirror, Crown came over to me in...
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The Best Toyota Luxury Cars, Part 2

The Sweet Deals on Secondhand Crowns and What the Best Engines Are In our first post in this series on the best Toyota luxury cars to import from Japan we said that the best years are the two decades from, roughly, 1985 to, roughly, 2005. That's my personal take on...
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The Best Toyota Luxury Cars, Part 1

Stay in the '90s (or close) for the Best of Toyota's Luxury Iron to Import from Japan Today I've got some stories to tell you about my experience with Toyota luxury cars and about the feedback and info that some of my car fan friends here in Japan have shared...
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Suzuki Jimny (Part 3)

Looking Back So We Can See Forward In our previous two articles about the Suzuki Jimny light 4WD vehicle that we have posted here on our Japan Car Direct blog (you'll find them here and here) we talked about the early history of the Jimny, starting with the little Hope...
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