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 Post subject: JDM Import Service in California
PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:23 am 

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Location: Pasadena, CA, USA
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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 Post subject: Re: JDM Import Service in California
PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:37 am 

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FOUND IT! :D

http://righthanddrivejapan.com/

Anyone have experience with them?

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 Post subject: Re: JDM Import Service in California
PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:58 am 
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I'd recomend you contact JDM Legends.

http://jdmlegends.com/

Good luck :tu:

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 Post subject: Re: JDM Import Service in California
PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:39 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: JDM Import Service in California
PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:14 am 

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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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 Post subject: Re: JDM Import Service in California
PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 9:06 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: JDM Import Service in California
PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:55 am 
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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.

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 Post subject: Re: JDM Import Service in California
PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 1:37 pm 

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ericbauer wrote:
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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 Post subject: Re: JDM Import Service in California
PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 12:47 am 
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Kouper wrote:
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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