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Old 03-04-2011, 03:53 PM   #26
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I don't why Canada is so ignorant when it comes to LHD and RHD cars sharing the road. Majority of the world has RHD and LHD cars on the same road. I was in Japan last year, first time ever, and every RHD vehicle I saw, there was an equal amount of LHD cars. We, need to start catching up to the rest of the world.
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Old 03-04-2011, 05:30 PM   #27
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I don't why Canada is so ignorant when it comes to LHD and RHD cars sharing the road. Majority of the world has RHD and LHD cars on the same road. I was in Japan last year, first time ever, and every RHD vehicle I saw, there was an equal amount of LHD cars. We, need to start catching up to the rest of the world.
I agree with you. However, we have enough idiots here that could barely drive. Put them in a RHD car... oh boy
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Old 03-04-2011, 05:58 PM   #28
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Yeah, the car itself is not any less safe, but it takes a lot more training and discipline to be a safe driver in one. Unfortunately it is just too easy to get a license here in NA...
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Old 03-05-2011, 01:38 PM   #29
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It's more like a lack of proper driver training and primitive road rules.
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Old 03-06-2011, 02:16 PM   #30
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I'm not sure about primitive road rules, but I will agree that it certainly is a lack of proper driver training. I think a big part of it is also a lack of common sense and respect for other drivers. A lot of people seem to think that the area around their car belongs to them, and they can drive however they damn well please.

But, back to the topic of JDM and RHD cars... I can't really see myself driving a RHD car. I know, it's possible to learn to drive anything, but sometimes I have a hard enough time gauging the limits of a car when sitting in the passenger's seat, let alone having to drive like that daily. Plus, then most of the traffic would be coming at you from the passenger's side (oncoming traffic, and the closest perpendicular lane at intersections). The drive-thru point is a good one too...
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Old 03-06-2011, 02:28 PM   #31
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I don't care if people want to drive RHD cars on our roads but I don't know if I would... they just don't seem to be 'optimized' for driving on the right side of the road. Those JDM cars are tempting tho...
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Old 03-06-2011, 08:51 PM   #32
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If idiots drive RHD cars, you won't see them on the roads for too long. The same applies to LHD drivers. This is my daily driver and the so call obstacles can be overcome by slowing down and staying alert. My van isn't in the fast car category but It has actually made me became a better driver. My experience tells me LHD cars always want to pick on RHD cars though. You can look, stare, or just continue driving but just pay a little respect on slower vehicles. I do make sure that I stay in the right lane if at all possible and I maintain and a little beyond the speed limit too. I don't get why people have to tailgate. I dunno about other bigger or regular RHD cars but mine is drive thru possible. If you can get into one, you can move around inside no problem.

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Old 03-06-2011, 10:10 PM   #33
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I only go through a drive through if the storefront is closed, which is usually late at night so I just go through backwards because there are no other cars
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Old 03-07-2011, 02:19 AM   #34
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I'm not sure about primitive road rules, but I will agree that it certainly is a lack of proper driver training. I think a big part of it is also a lack of common sense and respect for other drivers. A lot of people seem to think that the area around their car belongs to them, and they can drive however they damn well please.

But, back to the topic of JDM and RHD cars... I can't really see myself driving a RHD car. I know, it's possible to learn to drive anything, but sometimes I have a hard enough time gauging the limits of a car when sitting in the passenger's seat, let alone having to drive like that daily. Plus, then most of the traffic would be coming at you from the passenger's side (oncoming traffic, and the closest perpendicular lane at intersections). The drive-thru point is a good one too...
Primitive road rules. Well, maybe I said it wrong...but look at it this way, in the states, its a new road rule, drive in the right lane unless passing. There isn't any coasting or cruising in the fast lane and yes, this is actually enforced down there cause my friend got pulled over by Highway Patrol and was ticketed for "using the left lane for non passing". Just stupid stuff like that. Our road rules (at least in the LM) is a joke and the politicians don't ever feel a need to change them or have them propery enforced but instead, lets target so called "drunk drivers" and "street racers".

I do agree on the common sene issue. Drivers are too involved in their little own world. Not to mention these days, everyone feels they have a right of way.

oh and btw, if your driving RHD, the oncoming traffic isn't coming at you....thats only if its LHD

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I only go through a drive through if the storefront is closed, which is usually late at night so I just go through backwards because there are no other cars
People seriously do this? I thought it was an inside joke or something!
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:00 PM   #35
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Those model Turbo Legacy's are fairly rare to come across for sale in Japan, and most of them are the wagons.

I say go for an early WRX, as they are quite cheap and easy to obtain in Japan. Would you be converting it to RWD as well? I saw a RWD WRX go through the auctions the other week, would be a really sick project if you have the money.
don't want an other impreza the jdm legacy would be replacing my 25rs as a daily

keep me in mind if you see any 5mt 1st gen turbo legacy (jdm91-93 not the preface lift 89-90)
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Old 03-02-2013, 04:41 PM   #36
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wow!
two years have passed since i started this tread!"
lots of things changed and here's an update
shortly after disaster stroked Japan i put it on hold
but now it seems we're going some where
my friend bought and sent me some vehicles and he got carried away just a bit
(well, that's his money anyway)
3 WRX's and 3 STi's being loaded on a car carrier today. years 97-98 w/mileage 53 to 130k's
at this point i'm not looking to make any money,
for VIC members will let them go for what each was paid for (+ his commissions)
and will keep one and of course it's gonna be WRB type RA =o)
i thought i'd share a picture of her. can't wait to meet this lady in person =o)


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Old 03-04-2013, 02:03 AM   #37
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Cool!

Whats the retail on one of those?
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:58 AM   #38
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wow!
two years have passed since i started this tread!"
lots of things changed and here's an update
shortly after disaster stroked Japan i put it on hold
but now it seems we're going some where
my friend bought and sent me some vehicles and he got carried away just a bit
(well, that's his money anyway)
3 WRX's and 3 STi's being loaded on a car carrier today. years 97-98 w/mileage 53 to 130k's
at this point i'm not looking to make any money,
for VIC members will let them go for what each was paid for (+ his commissions)
and will keep one and of course it's gonna be WRB type RA =o)
i thought i'd share a picture of her. can't wait to meet this lady in person =o)

def interested in a JDM STi pending orice and condition. PM?

wow, someone who actually uses Shaw Photoshare... that's a new one to me. lol

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Whats the retail on one of those?
more than you can afford pal, JDM XDDD
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:45 AM   #39
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Wouldn't mind seeing some pics of the ones you're selling when they get in!
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:58 PM   #40
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Cool!
Whats the retail on one of those?
that i don't know yet. i know f.o.b price and price for shipping
but there're still taxes and brokerage fees to pay, also they will need
driving light/hedlights/tires/blinkers maybe brales and other **** and inspection pass
plus i'm sure there're some other costs
and on cars around 100k i'll replace timing belts. will also change oil/filter in all of them
so each one is different but roughly it'll be between $5,5-7,5k's the way i see it
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def interested in a JDM STi pending orice and condition. PM?
wow, someone who actually uses Shaw Photoshare... that's a new one to me. lol
more than you can afford pal, JDM XDDD
pm works for me
i have a web site with shaw, that's why i use photoshare =o)
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Wouldn't mind seeing some pics of the ones you're selling when they get in!
sure thing and we'll have to meet some time this week re that endlink anyway
and i'm not selling, i'm giving them away! =o)
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:41 PM   #41
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If you're thinking of importing or buying an imported car do your research. A great place to start is JDMVIP.com. Be sure your getting what you paid for and know how to read auction sheets. It is not uncommon at all for these cars to have replaced/rolled back odometers. If the importer can not show you the original auction sheet than don't buy the car. period. The original auction sheet won't lie, google how to read auction sheets, if there is a little star in the interior section close to the dash then you know the odometer has been tampered with.
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:43 PM   #42
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more than you can afford pal, JDM XDDD
Lol...I was expecting a reply like that!

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that i don't know yet. i know f.o.b price and price for shipping
but there're still taxes and brokerage fees to pay, also they will need
driving light/hedlights/tires/blinkers maybe brales and other **** and inspection pass
plus i'm sure there're some other costs
and on cars around 100k i'll replace timing belts. will also change oil/filter in all of them
so each one is different but roughly it'll be between $5,5-7,5k's the way i see it
pm works for me
i have a web site with shaw, that's why i use photoshare =o)
sure thing and we'll have to meet some time this week re that endlink anyway
and i'm not selling, i'm giving them away! =o)
Is that ready to insure at that price? Dang..not bad. When are you expecting these to show up?

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If you're thinking of importing or buying an imported car do your research. A great place to start is JDMVIP.com. Be sure your getting what you paid for and know how to read auction sheets. It is not uncommon at all for these cars to have replaced/rolled back odometers. If the importer can not show you the original auction sheet than don't buy the car. period. The original auction sheet won't lie, google how to read auction sheets, if there is a little star in the interior section close to the dash then you know the odometer has been tampered with.
Good to know!
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:23 PM   #43
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Is that ready to insure at that price? Dang..not bad. When are you expecting these to show up?
they will be here in 20 days if there're no major storms or tsunami happen =o)
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Old 03-26-2013, 01:31 AM   #44
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update
today was a looong day,
picked them up from WWL and took all four through inspection facility
all need driving daylights otherwise passed
to my surprise tires and lights approved because they have "DOT" and "E" on them
WRX with 43k is one very clean car but STi Type RA is a monster. loved it!
and... i wonder what's up with Japanese dudes - do they rub steering wheels with sand paper?
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Old 03-26-2013, 01:36 AM   #45
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update
today was a looong day,
picked them up from WWL and took all four through inspection facility
all need driving daylights otherwise passed
to my surprise tires and lights approved because they have "DOT" and "E" on them
WRX with 43k is one very clean car but STi Type RA is a monster. loved it!
and... i wonder what's up with Japanese dudes - do they rub steering wheels with sand paper?
Pictures!

My RA V-Limited should hopefully be on the boat next week.

Ryan
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Old 03-26-2013, 05:26 AM   #46
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update
today was a looong day,
picked them up from WWL and took all four through inspection facility
all need driving daylights otherwise passed
to my surprise tires and lights approved because they have "DOT" and "E" on them
WRX with 43k is one very clean car but STi Type RA is a monster. loved it!
and... i wonder what's up with Japanese dudes - do they rub steering wheels with sand paper?
Sick, post pics and all. Btw i didn't get that doc with the info last time.
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i should've taken pix of them while in docks side by side fresh off the boat next to Mini and Pajero EVO (i think) =o)
will do later.

DIGGY i'm gonna send You a pm with RA details

Ryan will You do paperwork Yourself of use a broker services?
just wanna say i'm really impressed with Serrena @ Cortney's.
after i submitted all doc's she called next day and said they're cleared (including soil exam) and ready for pick up!

and to all interested - my spending on each car including inspection varies
from $4709 for the cheapest to $6098 for RA
these are today's sale price to NASIOC members exclusively
...still have to wire headlights though
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Old 03-26-2013, 03:57 PM   #48
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Wow Alex, I wish I had $6100 to throw at you.
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isnt importing jdm cars illegal?
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Canada. Land of the free, home of jdm awesome (15 years old that is)
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