The Top 14 JDM Cars you can Import to the USA in 2020

April 5, 2020

Every year we get closer and closer to being able to import all the best 90’s JDM cars to the USA. With 2020 upon us, American’s can now import vehicles that were manufactured and first registered in 1995 as a result of the 25 year import rule. It’s important to note that the import rule is very particular on the month of first registration of the individual vehicle. A JDM car manufactured in January 1995 but first registered in March 1995 cannot enter US soil until March 2020. Importing a vehicle early could result in the vehicle being shipped back (at your expense) or worse, seized and destroyed. Please check with your […]

Top 8 JDM Importers to Follow on Instagram

April 4, 2020

Instagram is a great platform for a company to connect with their customers. This is especially true for automotive industry. What’s better than promoting your inventory for free on the internet? We’ve compiled a list of our favorite JDM dealers to follow on Instagram. Before you get started, be sure to follow us! @jdmbuysell Don’t see your favorite JDM importer / exporter on our list? Let us know in the comments. 1. @JapaneseClassicsLLC Based out of Richmond, Virginia, JapaneseClassicsLLC has amassed over 367k followers. They claim to be the largest retailer of 100% federally legal Japanese domestic market vehicles. With over 1600 professional photos of their inventory and new cars being added […]

Top 10 Alternatives to the Nissan Skyline GT-R that You Can Actually Afford

April 4, 2020

The Skyline GT-R has always been the pinnacle of Nissan’s engineering and therefore demanded a high price. However, in the last decade the price has skyrocketed way beyond the normal man’s price range. Therefore, we’ve created a list of the top 10 cheap GT-R alternatives that anyone can get their hands on right now. 10. Honda Prelude This is yet another forgotten car from the 90’s. Back then, Prelude’s were everywhere, which is why you can get a second or third generation Prelude for substantially less than what a GT-R cost. Granted, the Prelude will have nowhere the performance that Godzilla has, but the top-of-the-line SIR V-Tec JDM Prelude makes a respectable […]

8 Cheap JDM Cars For Sale under $7,800

January 15, 2020

A lot of JDM cars appear to be increasing in value (and cost) these days due to surging demand for Japanese classics. However, many deals are still available to be had and some JDM cars for sale right now are downright cheap! Here is a list of our favorite cheap JDM cars available for sale right now. 1994 Nissan Skyline ENR33 The ENR33 is an AWD R33 Skyline coupe with a RB25DE (non-turbo) 6 cyl. engine. $6,900 USD Estimated View Listing: 1992 Honda Beat Mid-engine convertible with a 0.6L engine. The poor mans NSX. $6,300 USD Estimated View Listing: 1991 Suzuki Cappuccino Front engine, 660CC and perfect for autocross. $4,600 […]

Top 30 Best JDM Cars to Import to the USA in 2019

June 25, 2019

1994 was a great year for Japanese car manufacturing. Below you find examples that were produced in 1994 making them legal to import to the USA in 2019. Keep in mind, the manufacturing / production date is only an indicator of vehicle admissibility. For legal importation to the US, under the 25 year rule, the vehicle must have been first registered 25 years ago — to the month of initial registration. Check with your JDM importer / exporter to confirm. Click on a model to view examples currently available for import. Best JDM Sports Cars This list is in alphabetical order. 1994 Honda Civic SIR-II 1994 Honda NSX 1994 Honda Prelude 1994 […]

How to Import a Car from Japan: The Ultimate Guide

June 24, 2019

Everything you need to know about how to import a car from Japan. Buying any used vehicle has risk. When importing a vehicle that is on the other side of the world those risks are magnified. The more you understand about the JDM importing process, and the legalities within your specific country, the further you can reduce those risk. In this article, we will discuss the entire import procedure from start to finish. How to Import a Car from Japan to Canada Before planning to import your dream vehicle into Canada, it’s important for you to take into account the import rules and regulations. It is also important to know what concerned […]

6 Myths About Buying a JDM Car

May 30, 2019

At the best of times, buying a used car from someone down the street can be a daunting endeavor. But at least you can inspect the car you’re hoping to purchase and you can look the seller in the eyes before doing so. So what happens when you find a used car originating overseas – in this case, Japan – and it just happens to fit your wish list almost perfectly? Despite what you’ve seen and heard (and maybe experienced) about Japanese consumer markets, such as their work ethic, top quality manufacturing and commitment to product perfection, you still need to do your due diligence when buying a JDM car. Sure, Japanese […]

How to Verify your JDM Car’s Real Mileage Before you Buy It

May 27, 2019

Rolling back a vehicles’ odometer, typically by replacing it with a lower-KM unit from a junkyard, is an easy way to increase profits when a dealer is selling a car. Despite the fact that it is illegal – some unscrupulous Japanese exporters still do it. By some estimates, as many as 80% of vehicles have had their odometer tampered with. How can you protect yourself when buying a car in Japan, sight unseen? Look no further than JEVIC. By verifying the mileage on cars after it leaves the auction house and before you purchase it, JEVIC makes sure you know the real distance the car has covered on the road preventing you […]