Suzuki Jimny
Suzuki Jimny

The Suzuki Jimny is small yet so versatile and hardy that it can decimate any full-size SUV. It’s hard to believe such a small car could outdo a Toyota Landcruiser or a Nissan Patrol. Especially since most only have a 3-cylinder or 4-cylinder engine, which are incomparable to larger V8 engines. In Japan, the Suzuki…

Nissan Cima
Nissan Cima

With JDM sports car prices increasing daily, sedans are becoming more popular and cheaper for those who want a piece of JDM automotive history. The Nissan Cima is among Nissan’s flagship luxury sedans produced in the late 80s through the 90s, and it’s among the few JDM sedans that made it to the 21st century….

Nissan Gloria
Nissan Gloria

If you are familiar with the Nissan Cedric, then the Nissan Gloria is not your new name. Both cars were first produced in 1960, but there is a twist in Gloria’s early history. Unlike the Nissan Cedric, which Nissan made initially, the Nissan Gloria started its life under Prince Motors’ production line. The Gloria was…

Toyota HiAce
Toyota HiAce

You probably see the Toyota HiAce, the JDM van, daily on your commute to work or school and wonder why someone would buy it. If there is a van that can do it all, it’s the Toyota HiAce. Well, it’s not that common in the US, but you can easily buy or import one. This…

Nissan President
Nissan President

Nissan is well known for making two of the, arguably, best JDM sports cars; the Nissan Skyline and Silvia. But even before they merged with Prince Motors in 1966, the production of their VIP luxury sedan, the Nissan President, was already underway. The Nissan President was among the first cars solely produced, marketed, and sold…

Nissan Cedric
Nissan Cedric

The Nissan Cedric is among the best-looking JDM sedans ever made. Considering that there are not many in the US, they are unique. But part of the reason the Nissan Cedric is not common on US roads is that it’s overshadowed by Toyota Sedans such as the Chaser and Mark II. Both cars are also…

Toyota Century
Toyota Century

The Toyota Century screams luxury and mafia vibes, especially when you see one with the factory black paint but is it better than a Lexus LS400? Toyota began producing the Century in 1967 as its flagship ultra-luxury sedan sitting above its smaller brother, the Toyota Crown. It was made for the wealthy and high-ranking government…

Daihatsu Copen
Daihatsu Copen

Daihatsu is one of the oldest automakers in Japan. Initially starting out as Hatsudoki Seizo Company Ltd in 1907, mainly specializing in small gasoline-powered engines for power plants, then moving on to three-wheelers mini trucks in 1937. The Hatsudoki Seizo Company also built engines for the Japanese National Railways. Later on, Niigata Engineering and Shinko…

Suzuki Every
Suzuki Every

The Suzuki Every is not what you’d imagine fast or great looking. Still, it reigns in the Kei van category sitting above competitors like the Daihatsu Hijet. But it wasn’t always known as the Suzuki Every. The Suzuki Every comes from a lineage of Kei trucks and vans (Microvans) made by Suzuki, mainly sold in…

Mazda Cosmo
Mazda Cosmo

If you thought the Mazda RX-7 or the Mazda Miata is the coolest Mazda you can own, there’s probably one you’ve never heard of, the Mazda Cosmo. But if you played Need For Speed (NFS) underground, you have an idea of what the Mazda Cosmo is. In the late 1960s, Japanese manufacturers were going out…