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importers and exporters

PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:20 pm
by Bear Rider
HI i'm new here and im trying to import a alltrac, i live in the us and I'm searching who can help me with that i heard about different companies in japan or us who does it but i wanna know which is the cheapest and more reliable source to help me with these

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 12:12 am
by Damu
Well first rule of thumb is that it has to be 92 or older in accordance with the 25yr rule.
Then depending on where you are located in the US, there should be some importers that can help you with selection & paperwork. I know a few on the east coast.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 12:19 am
by Bear Rider
Yeah I know the 25 year rule I live in Tennessee but I haven't found anybody around

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 12:21 am
by Damu
I know a guy in a guy in NC and a shop in VA. The VA shop is probably your best bet since they have impoted many.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 12:25 am
by Damu

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 12:42 am
by Bear Rider
i heard about japanese classics the only problem is that they bring cars for them to sell rather than order for other people so is hard to contact them, i tired before so I'm searching more sources, also they prices are kinda high compared to what can be done with a little knowledge. also im not sure if take someone inside the country or someone outside the country

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 12:45 am
by Damu
Hmm good point there. I will ask around for you.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:51 am
by underscore
Your best bet will be to talk to an importer that's based in Japan and already importing vehicles to Canada if you can't find a decent one importing directly to the US. The other alternative would be to buy a car that's already in Canada since our law is 15 years.

Damu wrote:Well first rule of thumb is that it has to be 92 or older in accordance with the 25yr rule.
Then depending on where you are located in the US, there should be some importers that can help you with selection & paperwork. I know a few on the east coast.


2016-25=1991. In Japan they don't muck around with "model years" like in North America, so it's simply called the year it was built in.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:04 am
by Bear Rider
that my point find someone who export this cars from japan, i need information on that who is reliable, who can i trust.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 5:40 am
by underscore
Contact Pacific Coast JDM and B Pro, they're two of the best ones currently exporting to Canada. I'm not sure about B Pro but I know Pacific Coast has guys living in Japan so it shouldn't be much different for them to send a car to the US instead of Canada.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 6:40 am
by Damu
I doubt it will be any cheaper or any less paper work going through canadian sources. Just might get a better selection of cars instead of having to settle. However, their laws and requirements vary and its way too easy to get jammed in a muck that you didn't expect. Find a trustworthy person that lives close to the importer in canada that can do some of the leg work if not at least follow up when stuff starts taking too long or they start asking for money outside of the initial contractual agreement. I've seen people get burned dealing with some of these places which id rather not mention.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 6:59 am
by Bear Rider
i heard about pacific coast but i don't know if trust i heard people brought cars to the us from them but i really need a good review so i can trust them.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 7:36 am
by underscore
Bear Rider wrote:i heard about pacific coast but i don't know if trust i heard people brought cars to the us from them but i really need a good review so i can trust them.


Sorry but I don't understand what you're asking for. I personally know several people who have imported vehicles through PCJDM, if you want more detailed reviews they should be very easy to find online.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:54 pm
by All-TracDreams
If you're willing & able to take care of all the required paperwork, you can just go to a website like Goo-Net Exchange or TradeCarView and look at available cars in Japan and import a conforming vehicle on your own.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:23 pm
by Covenant239
Got mine from Montu Motors in Tampa FL. Last I heard they were going to import another one. http://www.montumotors.com

They take care of all paperwork and registration as well.