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The inspiration for our community grew since 2004 since the rise of imports of amazing Japanese cars from Japan's domestic market (JDM), most of which were previously unavailable in markets outside Japan.

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In that time there have been many different websites, communities and of course companies formed to serve the JDM Import Car enthusiast community.  Unfortunately since this is the automotive industry, there are a lot of underhanded and dishonest things that do go on when it comes to JDM Cars.

Most concerning of all are communities sponsored by different JDM import companies that ensure negative opinions and information cannot be circulated about their dealings, many hiding under the guise of being an enthusiast site and trying to claim they are unbiased.  There are certainly many great communities and importers to serve the needs of the import community but there are perhaps just as many that are waiting to take advantage of unsuspecting JDM Japanese Used car buyers.

Unlike many other communities and sites, we have absolutely no involvement or ties to anyone in this industry.  We are individuals who want to get the most out of Japan's finest offerings of JDM Cars and help others do the same.

This site was created first and foremost with the consumer in mind. Our goal is to provide real exciting, unbiased and factual information about the excellent variety of JDM cars available for import.

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Other Information About The JDM Car Market

  • Imported Vehicles from Japan are common around the world, not just the UK (United Kingdom), Australia, but Africa, Europe and the Caribbean.
  • Canada Imported Vehicles from Japanese Used Car Auctions. Importing JDM cars from Japan has become very commonplace in Canada.
  • Most cars from Japan are sold through "Japanese Used Car Auction" such as USS Nagoya and other auction houses around Japan from Tokyo to Hokaido.
  • Japanese Cars for Sale are usually originally purchased from auction houses in Japan such as USS or JU.
  • JDM Used Cars are in high demand around the world.
  • Enthusiasts and casual owners import japanese cars
  • JDM Imports are known for their reliability and value
  • You can find JDM cars for sale on jdmvip.com
  • We have lists of Japanese Car Importers & Exporters

Most Popular JDM Cars/Japanese Imports:

  • Nissan Skyline Cars (R32,R33,R34 GTS-T,GTS-4 and GTR)
  • JDM Toyota Supra (MKIII JZA70/MKIV JZA80)
  • JDM Mazda RX7 (FD3S)
  • JDM Subaru Impreza WRX STi,Type RA,STi Type RA (GC8,GDA,GDB)
  • JDM Toyota Celica (ST185 and ST205 GT-Four WRC)
  • JDM Honda CRX, Civic, Accord, Prelude, Integra
  • JDM Toyota Aristo 3.0V/V300 Vertex (same thing as USDM Lexus GS 300+ series)
  • JDM Mitsubishi Delica/Pajero

Hot Regions for JDM Cars

  • Canada: BC (British Columbia), AB (Alberta), SK (Saskatchewan), MB (Manitoba), ON (Ontario), QC (Quebec), NS (Nova Scotia), NB (New Brunswick), NL (Newfoundland and Labrador), PE (Prince Edward Island), NT (Northwest Territories), YT (Yukon), NU (Nunavat).
  • Canadian Cities: Vancouver, Victoria, Vancouver Island, Calgary, Edmonton, Red Deer, Regina, Brandon, Winnipeg, Toronto, Markham, London, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax, St. John's, Charlotteown, Yellowknife, Iqaluit.
  • Caribbean: Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Africa: South Africa
  • Europe: UK (United Kingdom), London, Ireland, Scotland
  • Australia/New Zealand: Perth, Sydney.

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ICM Japan now in canada - Import Discussion -> Canada - Importing JDM Cars From Japan

Hello everyone, We are the worldwide leading used car exporter working in 60+ countries and we have expanded our business in Canada. We are operating directly from Japan. We can provide any sort of vehicle in best possible price and at the same time we don't compromise on quality too. For more information please email or call.

Thanks and Regards,

Shahrukh | Business Development Executive
ICM Japan

Call: +81-45444-4320 Extension 3484
Fax: +81-45444-4322
Email: [emailshahrukh-ca@icmjapan-to-north-america.net[/email
Great Deals, Great Quality and Unparalleled Customer Services


Bg/sblc For Lease And Sale - JDM Buy & Sell Section -> Private Sales

We specialize in Bank Guarantee lease and sales, there are two types of bank guarantee which are Direct Bank Guarantee and Indirect Bank Guarantee. Its used as Bid Bond, Payment Guarantees, Letter of Indemnity,Guarantee Securing Credit Line, Advance Payment Guarantees, Performance Bond Guarantee E.T.C. Intermediaries/Consultants/Brokers are welcome to bring their clients and are 100% protected. In complete confidence, we will work together for the benefits of all parties involved.If Interested kindly direct your enquiry to

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Skype id: nathani.abhishek1


2001 Sti GDB - Subaru -> Impreza

Hey guys,

Wondering if anyone on this forum has imported one of these cars? If so how has it been?

Geoff
I got one this spring, had a lot of trouble with it engine wise. Once I got it all fixed the car has been a dream, I love it.
Best importable Subaru by far in my opinion.
I really like the forged internals from the factory. Along with the 6 speed transmission. Seems like they are going at good prices William?

RHDGC8, what kind of motor troubles?
Rod knock, was defiantly a very costly issue to fix. Mileage does not matter, mine only had 106k with that issue. You can check out my build thread for the full explanation of everything if you'd like. These are normally very strong engines and a good car to import, I just had bad luck.
I just read it! That really sucks. From what I took away from that thread is too steer away from any cars with the description of engine noise.
Yes defiantly stay away and you shouldn't have any issues. Also pick a good exporter/importer.
I was looking at B-Pro auto or JDM Connection for importing a car. Waiting on the time to be right.
geoff123p;93411I really like the forged internals from the factory. Along with the 6 speed transmission. Seems like they are going at good prices William?

RHDGC8, what kind of motor troubles?

They're not as expensive as others cars in the same class, and in my opinion are great value for the money. That also said though, the good ones aren't super cheap and you get what you pay for with regards to grade, mileage, etc.
William;93419They're not as expensive as others cars in the same class, and in my opinion are great value for the money. That also said though, the good ones aren't super cheap and you get what you pay for with regards to grade, mileage, etc.


That was my opinion as well. I would shoot with one with low mileage and good grade. Unmodified is much more preferred as well.
geoff123p;93417I was looking at B-Pro auto or JDM Connection for importing a car. Waiting on the time to be right.

I can't say much about B-Pro as I have never dealt with them.

My husband bought two cars from William, we never had any issues. One was right from auction and one was from his local stock. I would recommend JDM Connection to anyone looking for a smooth and headache free transaction.

When do you plan on purchasing?
rhdgc8;93421I can't say much about B-Pro as I have never dealt with them.

My husband bought two cars from William, we never had any issues. One was right from auction and one was from his local stock. I would recommend JDM Connection to anyone looking for a smooth and headache free transaction.

When do you plan on purchasing?

I never purchased a JDM but when I was entertaining the idea William was soooooo helpful props to him :)
geoff123p;93408Hey guys,

Wondering if anyone on this forum has imported one of these cars? If so how has it been?

Geoff
I have not heard of many issues outside of rhdgc8's the EJ207 is considered a reliable and well-built engine though. Always apply the normal beware of Subaru engine reliability for most Subaru's. You really need to fuel these vehicles right and use a high quality IMHO. I also suspect a lot of problems are caused by bad fuel, oil starvation due to high G's and also improper oil changes (eg. not prefulling the oil filter) so try to avoid ones with unexplained noise IMHO.


FS:18x8.5 +35 18x20 +37 SSR Vienna Dish - JDM Buy & Sell Section -> Private Sales

Staggered set of wheels
18x8.5 +35
18x10 +37
5x114

Pics in link

$1100

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-tires-rims/calgary/18-ssr-vienna-dish-wheels-vip-5x114-staggered-reduced/1198503240?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true


Near "New" Nissan Skyline R33 GTR - Sponsors -> Brave Auto Japan Intl -> Brave Auto - Auctions

1997 Nissan Skyline R33 GTR up for auction Thursday.
5,556km's from new and Grade: 5.0 / A - do not get any better than that.

http://auctions.braveautointernational.jp/auctions/?p=project/lot&id=248478638&s

C-PAS photos are on my FB page - https://www.facebook.com/braveautointernational/ - (if you are not sure what C-PAS photos are this will explain - http://www.braveautointernational.jp/wm/page-88-1-japanese-car-auction-c-pas-photos.html)

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The near new Skyline R33 GTR has just been through, there was also a Nissan Silvia S15 Spec-R going through around the same time in a different lane (10 different lanes at this one auction) that I was bidding on for a purchase to order customer.

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V3/4 Sti running on 97Stb engine - Subaru -> Impreza

My 20k had a spun bearing so I bought a 97 Forester Stb engine and it dropped right in! The harness matches up and the car idles smoothly. Ej20k's seem to a bit hard to find right now and they're pricey so for anyone looking for other options this will work. Subaru advertised these engines as 20g's but the heads are almost identical to the wrx.

Only thing I transferred over from my v4 Sti was the downpipe and the turbo. I'll have to transfer my injectors over as well. I won't be running full boost because I don't think it'll be able to take it without a proper tune so I'm gonna run it at around 13 or 14 psi once I get a boost controller ( for now I'm running wastegate so around 8psi)

Question:
One thing I was wondering is if running the grey 380cc injectors it has right now could cause it to run lean? Would the car run good until the injectors can't keep up anymore or is the whole fueling gonna be messed up even at lower rpm with low boost? I'm assuming the Ecu would adjust to the injectors and I would only have problems if I was running full boost because the injectors max out at around 300 hp so they wouldn't be able to keep up.
Won't the tune on the ECU be quite different? Are you running the STi ECU or Forester? From memory I think the Forester engines are more similar to the WRX than the STi. Yes it will drop in, but the tuning would be quite different I'd think.
Get your injectors transferred over. The ECU can't adjust enough on its own to add enough fuel from what I can tell on my 20K ECU. Also the closed loop fueling doesn't adjust anything when on throttle(at least in an ESL moded ECU), so you will lean out if you go into throttle at all.
What I decided to do is run the forester Ecu and Maf. It'll be the safest bet.
Thought i'd post a bit of an update. Car is still running great! I'm running a 97/98 forester stb Maf(# 22680 AA280) and ecu. Only part that's still from the sti is the downpipe and o2 sensor. Everything plugs right in so i'm essentially running the same setup as it had in Japan when it was in a forester.


Subaru Impreza 22B Up For Auction - Sponsors -> Brave Auto Japan Intl -> Brave Auto - Auctions

Up for auction (26th-Aug-2016) at USS Nagoya.

Not a very clean one but it will be interesting to see what it makes.

http://auctions.braveautointernational.jp/auctions/?p=project/lot&id=247688646&s

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Just been through and sold for 9,075,000yen car cost (9,175,000yen FOB)......I thought it would fetch around 5-6m yen.
Wow are these really worth that type of money?!
I had a email request asking if they could buy this car for $6000 Cad landed, cleared customs. I don't think they would even believe me if I told them what it actually sold for!
William;93399I had a email request asking if they could buy this car for $6000 Cad landed, cleared customs. I don't think they would even believe me if I told them what it actually sold for!

Good to know I am not the only one that receives these emails.

Normally I receiveÖ.

New Customer: How much is an Skyline GTR.

Me: Which version, colour, max kmís and budget.

New Customer:
R32, R33 & R34, Under 150,000kmís and do not really have a budget.

Me: two hours of typing out model, year range, km range (80kmís is going to cost more than 120kms) and prices.

New Customer: that is expensive, only have $5,000 to spend, what type of Skyline will I get for that and are the fast.

Me: God give me strength.
Mark - Brave Auto;93403Good to know I am not the only one that receives these emails.

Normally I receiveÖ.

New Customer: How much is an Skyline GTR.

Me: Which version, colour, max kmís and budget.

New Customer:
R32, R33 & R34, Under 150,000kmís and do not really have a budget.

Me: two hours of typing out model, year range, km range (80kmís is going to cost more than 120kms) and prices.

New Customer: that is expensive, only have $5,000 to spend, what type of Skyline will I get for that and are the fast.

Me: God give me strength.

LOL, sounds familiar. I feel you!
lol to the above very disappointing and frustrating all around. If anyone finds a good condition 22B for $6000 CAD cleared or a $5000 Skyline GTR please sign me up dudes. :)


Start buying JDM Half-cuts and parts - JDM Buy & Sell Section -> Where To Buy

Hi Guys.
I have a business in Potugale to sell European car parts and performance parts. I wanna expand my business and what I'm searching is a good opportunity to start a good connection with Japanese car parts.
What I need to buy mostly is some JDM Car half cuts and maybe some "bulk" parts like engines and other minor parts like brakes / wheels. I'm more focused in some half-cuts of Subaru Impreza STI , Honda Civic Type R EP3 , Honda Integra Type R , 2JZ , + others half-cuts and other parts from other cars like complete engines with gearboxes etc..
I have address in UK if this helps with the negotiation with customs and a better price on shipping.
Thanks for your time. I hope you can help me.
Regards.


2001 Infiniti Q45/ Nissan Cima - JDM Buy & Sell Section -> Private Sales

2001 Nissan Cima /Infiniti Q45 RHD JDM

67,000KMS
Automatic + Tip-Tronic transmission
Dark Blue Exterior
Leather interior
Wooden steering wheel
Power everything - windows, doors, mirrors, seat, sunroof, steering wheel, locks
Smart Key
Heated Seats
20" Impul wheels - 85-90% tread on tires
Impul Bumpers and Skirt
Impul Exhaust
Impul Air filter
Impul tuned engine
LED foglights
Navigation and Pop up screen display

I definitely could have missed some things, so feel free to ask

$9200 - no trades

call/text 778-863-7611
dropped, $8400
WOW that is a lot of car for $8400!!!
Wow very nice example GLWS


Start buying JDM Half-cuts and parts - Import Discussion -> Japan Car Export/Auction Discussion

Hi Guys.
I have a business in Potugale to sell European car parts and performance parts. I wanna expand my business and what I'm searching is a good opportunity to start a good connection with Japanese car parts.
What I need to buy mostly is some JDM Car half cuts and maybe some "bulk" parts like engines and other minor parts like brakes / wheels. I'm more focused in some half-cuts of Subaru Impreza STI , Honda Civic Type R EP3 , Honda Integra Type R , 2JZ , + others half-cuts and other parts from other cars like complete engines with gearboxes etc..
I have address in UK if this helps with the negotiation with customs and a better price on shipping.
Thanks for your time. I hope you can help me.
Regards.
Anyone people?


Looking for jdm fenders - JDM Buy & Sell Section -> Where To Buy

Im looking for some Toyota Cavalier fenders. They are wider then the north american version.

Im sure its going to have to be brought over. Just hoping I can find a good source as they are hard to come by.
Any ideas?
Those will be very hard to get.... have you tried making a post on j-body.org ?
Yah..there is a guy that can get them through new Zealand. He charges a stupid amount though. I know he gets them much cheaper and is gouging people.

I was hoping maybe someone is able to get parts from japan shipped over in a container maybe or even a website that sells those parts.

Ive dealt with great guy on here that is in new Zealand but dont rally want to hassle him with parts as large as fenders.


Has anyone used IBC Japan lately? - Import Discussion -> General Discussion

Has anyone used IBC japan lately?

Experiences? Good/bad? Looking at importing some of their cars in "stock".
used them years ago. were slow on shipping


downpipes - Subaru -> Impreza

Hey guys, I was wondering if anyone with a ver3 or ver4 wrx/sti have an aftermarket downpipe from a 02-07 wrx/sti. Did anyone have to cut the oem heat shield to make it fit with the aftermarket downpipe?
Yes 02-07 fits. As for the heat shield I just removed mine, so I am not sure if it would need to be cut.
rhdgc8;93332Yes 02-07 fits. As for the heat shield I just removed mine, so I am not sure if it would need to be cut.

Thanks!

I just got a invidia DP with 2 02 bungs. My ver4's o2 is located on the neck of the oem downpipe.

The invidia has 1 on the bellmouth and 1 near the end. Safe to say I can relocate my oem o2(buy a ntk 24520 with the long wires) to the bung at the end? I'm planning on installed an AEM wideband in the bellmouth bung.


Negotiate and Sold - Import Discussion -> Japan Car Export/Auction Discussion

Hello to All,

New to this forum.
Ive found some great info/comments on this website in my search to import a vehicle from Japan, so thank you all.

As my topic says, I'd like to know how to avoid the pitfalls in an auction where the customer's agent in Japan negotiates a a final price for an auction.
As Ive been watching some auctions, Ive noticed some completed ones showing "negotiate and sold" posted in the completed auction listing with no start or final price (auctions that have no reserve price, or do all auctions have a reserve price?)

My concerns:

1) if this is negotiated, how does the buyer protect himself from not overpaying for the final price when its not posted for the rest of the public to see? or is it posted later?

2) I've heard of agents that have "marked up" the negotiated price presented to the buyer (ie. actual negotiated price is say $300000Yen and its been presented to the buyer as a negotiated price of $360000Yen as an example)

3) Since the buyer is the defacto owner, is he entitled to get a real copy of the negotiated final price directly from the Auction House?
If so how would this be established?

4) Ive also heard stories of agents that act on behalf of a buyer (with a maximum bid) and unknown to the buyer until the auction is complete, they have been informed they won but not informed they won thru negotiation.
Is this common?

Just trying to understand this type of process.
Thanks
Bill


BH5 radiator fans - Subaru -> Legacy

Hello to all,

Fairly new BH5 owner, and one thing I've noticed is that the radiator fan (one of them) is on almost all of the time.
Just the one near the battery, in my unscientific observations, I've yet to see the one on the other side, under the air intake duct activate.

My coolant temp guage has yet to rise above 'horizontal', or the middle of the operating range but I just found it odd to continually notice the one fan kicking in.
Normal? Should they both turn on at the same time? Sequential activation?

Any thoughts, comments, other observations are appreciated.

Thanks.

G.
I checked my BH5 last night when I got home and it was just the left side fan (battery side) that was on. I sat and watched it until it turned off (didn't take too long).


Toyota Aristo - $7800 - JDM Buy & Sell Section -> Private Sales

Hey guys,

I got my Aristo up for sale

79,000KMs

S300, 3.0L I6
Automatic transmission
Power everything (windows, locks, seats, steering wheel, sunroof etc)
HID and LED Headlights
JDM foglights
18" alloys
Adjustable Coil Overs - suspension
Full Leather Interior
Heated Seats
Touchscreen display
Carrozeria sound system
Aftermarket exhaust system
Blue mood lighting

$7800

call or text 778-863-7611

*more photos to follow, camera crapped out midway *
more pictures
bump it up


Problem with Steven Smith:Owner of Sastrad KK, Japan - Import Discussion -> Vendor & Exporter Feedback

Hi there,

We are reaching out to the community to help us deal with a situation that we have had over the course 2016. We are a small parts company in Canada. We regularly bought speciality parts from Japan through a company called Essex County JDM Tuners. They are located in Ontario so visiting them was easy, and they are very easy to deal with. We have never had an issue before with them until they started using an exporting company called Sastrad KK. The fellow that I have directly contacted a few times myself, his name is Steven Smith the owner of the company Sastrad in Japan. Webpage-sastrad dot com. The problem is not with the company we use for specialty parts here in Canada, Essex County JDM Tuners. The problem is with this Steve. I have seen the emails personally and the wire transfers to prove that this Steve character has indeed been paid for all of the parts and vehicles that we have ordered from Japan.

To say the least he is very unprofessional and always has an excuse as to why things are not shipped, or lack of communication.
A small run down of all the things that have happened:
Three vehicles were supposed to be booked on shipping vessels numerous times, and were not. (It has actually been about 6 months for one of the vehicles). He has put them at port, with no schedule of shipping for months. Who pays for damages when our vehicles sit there for months on end? On top of that, they were sent to the WRONG port. They were originally going to Nova Scotia Canada, but Steve was taking so long to get a quote for this service, that he was finally told to just ship them to British Columbia, Canada. No one told him to send the vehicles to port in the first place, and one of the vehicles was leaking oil, which was supposed to be looked at by Sastrad KK, but was obviously not. Essex County JDM Tuners received an email from Steve last week saying that the cars are booked for the 15th. But he has failed to update us since. We do not know if the cars are even actually booked, or if this is just another one of the many fibs from Sastrad KK.

Another thing. We have a bit of money invested into parts from Japan. We have been slowly building a parts cache over in Japan with Steve. However, he was told to ship this container months ago, and we still have yet to hear ANYTHING about the container status, or if he even has the intentions of following through with a service he has already been paid for, he charges 20% on all items by the way, so he is making some hard cash on most items, so there is no excuse for all of this. He emailed Essex County JDM Tuners last week, saying, and I quote: "Hi there
We will be shipping out your container this month. That's no problem. Also the cars are being booked. I have to have them moved from Nagoya port to Kobe.
Steve". This has been the response every week for a while now. At this point I would advise anyone from using him. I do believe that Steve is on this website, if he wishes to challenge these accusations, we have the emails to back everything up. From what we hear though, he has gone dark on everyone, so I do doubt we will hear from him on this forum.

Does anyone have any info on what the next steps can be? He is a registered dealer in Japan, and posts on other sites. As well, he has a dismantling license. There has to be something that can be done. He is a Canadian, and I have seen on his facebook that he visits every year. If anyone has any ideas please let us know. We are working with Essex County JDM Tuners in trying to have this resolved as quickly as possible.

This HAs been the regular for over a year now. Does not ship parts on time, looses parts. No communication for weeks. Bad excuses. Just all around bad business, STAY AWAY from Sastrad KK in Japan. DO NOT DEAL WITH STEVEN SMITH.
It seems like everyday there is another issue with Steve. This is just terrible all around. I wish I could help you out about what his next step would be, but he does not respond to me anymore either. I have been dealing with my own issue regarding my blown up STI he exported for me.

Have you tried contacting him through Skype? That seems to be the only way he ever talked to me. I would get the odd email but Skype was always the way he would communicated.

He mentioned to me that he had the dismantling license and I thought about bringing cover a container, but after reading through your experience and dealing with my blown up STI, I defiantly will not be doing anymore business with SASTRADKK.

I will be discussing with the forum owner about our sponsor(SastradKK). Hopefully he will be removed from this forum, so others will not end up in our shoes.

I really hope you get your parts, but don't hold your breath...
Essex County asked us to update the forum. Steve is going through quite a trial in his personal life all at once. He is assuring everyone that he is not looking to scam anyone, and is doing all he can to provide service as soon as he can. I will update the forum as to what comes of this. I was asked to remove my thread, but I will not be doing this until we are provided a reason to.
@horizonperformance Are you Horizon Performance or are you Essex County JDM tuners?
You seem to have quite high for them but you also have the exact same phone number and similar online presence.
meka;93318@horizonperformance Are you Horizon Performance or are you Essex County JDM tuners?
You seem to have quite high for them but you also have the exact same phone number and similar online presence.

I am a close friend with the owner of Essex County JDM, and no we do not have the same phone number. But we do alot of the same things, mostly selling parts in Canada and the USA however. Where Essex sells specialty parts and imports vehicles.

I'm not really sure what that has to do with the issue at hand anyways.
HorizonPerformance; Send me an email and I may have some info for you with regard to Steve Smith
Thanks

[emailtracydepner@hotmail.com[/email
bump, any updates?


A choice between cars. HELP - Import Discussion -> General Discussion

I am in possesion of both '99 3000gt and a 1992 miata. The miata was meant to be daily but i rather like it. Miata parts are cheap and i can barely afford little things for my 3k. Would be a mistake to sell my 3k to fund my miata? Any thoughts appreciated!


FS: 1997 STi RA (Kelowna, BC) Low Km`s - JDM Buy & Sell Section -> Private Sales

Selling my 1997 Subaru STi Type RA. I am the first owner in Canada, I imported the car myself from Mark at Brave Auto. The car was imported in 2011 with 31,000 km. When it came over the car parked above it leaked transmission fluid on to the hood and bumper. Shipping insurance covered a respray of the front end of the car. I also had the roof vent and rear spoiler resprayed as the clear was coming off. The rest of the paint is is good condition. Car has a clean history in Canada. The car was a 4B when imported. The car now has 68,000 kms.

Asking $12,000 OBO

Typically Type RA cars have manual windows and manual locks, this car has power windows and manual locks. Car also has roof vent, DCCD, inter cooler sprayer.

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Since the car has been in Canada I have rebuilt the front calipers with new seals, new front pads and rotors.

Additional Mods, Maintenance:
Steel braided brake lines on all corners.
New Struts
New Radiator
Valve Cover Gaskets
Sony Double DIN Deck
Rally Armour Mud Flaps
Dunlop Direzza Star Spec z2

Car also comes with Yokohama iceGUARD iG20 winters on 2.5RS wheels.

I didn't replace the rear pads/rotors as they were in good shape. They are near the end of their life. I had planned on doing the H6 upgrade or adding WRX 2pots but never got around to it.

The car leaks a small amount of oil. I believe it is the oil separator plate (aka plate of doom), which is a simple fix when it comes time to do the clutch.

The car has always been garage kept since import. Oil changes with Subaru filter and Rotella. Motul in the tranny and diff.

The wife refuses to drive it so it is time to move on. Serious buyers only please.
bourdon83 "at" gmail dot com or PM for more information.
New price $10500 OBO.


Austin, Texas Lots of JDM Cars and Trucks for Sale - JDM Buy & Sell Section -> Private Sales

I am a licensed car dealer just outside of Lockhart, Texas. I lurked on here for a while and finally decided to travel to Japan and purchase some cars for myself and others to resell.

I have all kinds of interesting stuff.

Kei Trucks (Suzuki Carry, Daihatsu HiJet, Subaru Sambar, Mitsubishi Mini Cab)

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All Vehicles are inspected and have a clear Texas Title along with all export documents.

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