JDMVip "Mythbusters" Edition about the Importing/Exporting of JDM Japanese Used Cars We thought we'd bust some common myths about how Japan works when it comes to JDM cars. We also want to remind our readers that there are a lot of excellent quality and show-room conditon used vehicles you can purchase from Japan, but don't assume every car is perfect based on the myths we're about to bust.
*Do your research on the company you're dealing with and join our forums to post any questions about buying cars from Japan you might have.
Why we're against Canada's Import Restrictions & 15 Year Rule Our position is that the 15-Year Rule does not serve the interests or needs of Canadians.It only serves to protect the market share of car dealerships from having to compete less and drives up the price of the used car market.Here are the main points we will discuss in relation to the 15-Year Rule:
Violation Of The Consumer's Rights
Safety Is Not The Issue
There Is No Reliable Proof These Cars Pose A Danger
What It Takes To Import Your JDM Dream Car/Vehicle From Japan General Requirements
Here is a quick breakdown on the steps you need to follow to avoid problems and get the best quality car for your money.
Research what vehicle best suits your needs and tastes. Make sure you will be able to make it comply with Canadian standards (more on this later in the article).
Vehicle must be at least 15 years old to the month according to date of manufacture/production.
Find a reliable and honest local Im
All About The Japanese Used Car Auctions There is a lot of hype and misinformation concerning how good or bad the Japanese Car Import Auctions are.There are also several different types of auctions. The ones we will cover here will include the more popular and perhaps more respected ones such as USS auctions. We do not recommend Yahoo auctions unless you have a friend or exporter who can physically check the car and in this case you would also have to place your trust entirely in them to make sure the mileage and conditio