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    JDM Import Service in California

    Hey there!

    I distinctly remember a business here in California which imported JDM classics. Anyone know what the name might be?

    I completely forgot their name and location.

    If you know of such a company in California, please let me know.

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    Re: JDM Import Service in California

    FOUND IT!

    http://righthanddrivejapan.com/

    Anyone have experience with them?

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    Re: JDM Import Service in California

    I'd recomend you contact JDM Legends.

    http://jdmlegends.com/

    Good luck :tu:

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    Re: JDM Import Service in California

    I concur and advise you give Eric a call in SLC at JDM Legends...

    He's got a great thing going, and will help you thoroughly.
    I've been talking to him a bit about getting my own Hako, and all the communications have been very detailed and thorough. He clearly knows the process and will find you the car of your dreams...

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    Re: JDM Import Service in California

    Ya I would call eric. I called him just to talk about cars and he talked with me for like half hour.

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    Re: JDM Import Service in California

    Is the pricing from JDM Legends pretty fair? Looks like they bring in some pretty high quality cars. That Celica on the site now it's sexy time.

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    Re: JDM Import Service in California

    What Eric does really well is to handle the shipping & especially the importing into the states...

    Sure you could book a flight to Japan, board the plane with a duffel full of cash, and go used car shopping. You might even find a decent hopped up Skyline GT-X (with 2.8-3.0L triple Mikuni PHH, etc) for about the equivalent of $12-15000.

    But then you have to find a shipping company
    Get your car to the dock
    Hope it gets packed up good
    Wait while it's on the slow boat to CA
    Deal with importing through US customs
    Get a Title created so the vehicle can be registered in the States
    etc

    Add up all those hours, and it's a no brainer that using an established service like Eric's is the way to go.

    Yeah sure you end up paying a bit more than the retail price in Japan, but it takes time and effort to do the above legwork, and well it's only fair that he make a bit of cash on the side too to pay his bills.

    Go with Eric - you'll be happy.

    -e

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    Re: JDM Import Service in California

    Quote Originally Posted by ericbauer
    What Eric does really well is to handle the shipping & especially the importing into the states...

    Sure you could book a flight to Japan, board the plane with a duffel full of cash, and go used car shopping. You might even find a decent hopped up Skyline GT-X (with 2.8-3.0L triple Mikuni PHH, etc) for about the equivalent of $12-15000.

    But then you have to find a shipping company
    Get your car to the dock
    Hope it gets packed up good
    Wait while it's on the slow boat to CA
    Deal with importing through US customs
    Get a Title created so the vehicle can be registered in the States
    etc

    Add up all those hours, and it's a no brainer that using an established service like Eric's is the way to go.

    Yeah sure you end up paying a bit more than the retail price in Japan, but it takes time and effort to do the above legwork, and well it's only fair that he make a bit of cash on the side too to pay his bills.

    Go with Eric - you'll be happy.

    -e
    Even for cars over the 25 year age limit you are still required to have a Registered Importer responsible for taking the car through customs for any conformity work that needs to be done. In otherwords, even with all that you still need a place like JDMLegends involved.

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    Re: JDM Import Service in California

    Quote Originally Posted by Kouper
    Even for cars over the 25 year age limit you are still required to have a Registered Importer responsible for taking the car through customs for any conformity work that needs to be done. In otherwords, even with all that you still need a place like JDMLegends involved.
    Not true, to clear customs on these you can either do it yourself or use a licensed customs broker. I just did mine last year.

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