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Importing from Japan

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by eml1618, Apr 1, 2004.

  1. eml1618

    eml1618 Member

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    I couldn't find this on the search, but i'm positive it's come up before.

    Why don't more people import cars from japan, is it too expensive or just legallity issues in driving it on the streets...or something else I don't even know about ;) ?

    Thanks guys!
     
  2. JDMilan

    JDMilan Senior Member

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    I believe it's the DOT approved and Registering it
     
  3. brian11to1

    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    Its rather expensive as well.
     
  4. SolLess16

    SolLess16 Senior Member

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    cars from japan are cheap , shipping is sort of expensive but legalization is very expensive, unless you know a couple ways around it
     
  5. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    i will never import a car from japan because RHD is fucking gay (unless of course you happen to live in a RHD country or deliver mail)
     
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    SolLess16 Senior Member

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  7. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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  8. Airjockie

    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    have you ever drove a RHD car? Exspecially a 5 speed?


    I drove them for quite a while...and I love the way they feel when shifting with the less dominate hand...
     
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    Slammed90Lude Senior Member

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    yeah see i'm thinking my dumb ass would be missing shifts all over the damn place with my left hand, my hand/eye/brain coordination sucks
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    id love to drive a RHD car.

    i hate how everyone is so jdm this and jdm that. i need a jdm front. blah blah. someone today told me they want JDM seat harnesses. wtf dont the USDM ones have that the JDM ones do? fuckin super alloy plated brass buckles? geez.

    i can understand if something is different, like a motor or even an aero part that is more appealing... but to get the same thing because its JDM is kinda stupid, and kinda expensive.

    EDIT: my mirage was assembled in japan with all japan parts, then shipped to the states for sale. does that make it jdm? probably not. id love a cyborg R though. 1.6L dohc mivec baby. B)
     
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    driverunknown Senior Member

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    Think about it with rhd, you would pwn at backing up. Back up to drive-through and atm. Parallel parking would be easy though!

    (sense the sarcasm)
     
  12. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    ok ill clarify that a little more

    RHD in a LHD country is fucking gay

    i figured that was implied by the... "(unless of course you happen to live in a RHD country or deliver mail)"... but i guess not
     
  13. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    :concur:

    JDM because its more functional than the USDM part = :thumbsup:
    JDM because itZ mAdD JDM y0!!!!!1!!!! = :slap:
     
  14. Slo86GT

    Slo86GT Super Moderator

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    [rant]

    I'm getting sick of all this "JDM is teh uber l33t sweetness" crap.

    It's a fucking CAR. It just happens to be a car in another country that is 99% the same as what we have here.

    BIG WHUPPITY SHIT.

    I'm getting the JDM front end for my car because it looks slightly cleaner, and the stock one is pretty much FUBAR, so I have some use for it. All these people putting JDM clusters in their shit, paying $400 for a redline 500 rpm higher. YOU ARE A FUCKING IDIOT. GET OVER YOURSELF AND QUIT BEING SUCH A LOSER ALREADY.

    God dammit.

    [/rant]
     
  15. eml1618

    eml1618 Member

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    Okay, :eek:t: but entertaining no less :lol: , I never realized there was such a divided view on JDM, I was just curious cuz I'd never really heard of anyone doing it
     
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