Value hunters, passionate enthusiasts and serious collectors turn to the Japanese used car market for the best deals on used vehicles.
Every conceivable make and model is available in excellent condition through Japanese dealer auctions and on dealers’ lots across Japan.
The following is a small sample of some of the vehicles available. If you see what you’re looking for here or have another model in mind, give us a shout and it will be our pleasure to help you find the car of your dreams!
Pristine example of the classic 432 with original S20 engine restored by Japan’s premier artisian!
Tops in handling. Light, rigid, hatchback body with a bigger-than-you-need engine.
Perfect package. Fine left hand drive examples are here in Japan.
Race ready and a ton of fun even it it weighs far less than that!
A perfect minitruck option for hunters: Extended cab gives dry storage space for rifle and rope, tarp and tent.
Guys! Guys!! Guys!!! You can have this car now in the USA.
Finally, good 25 year old Nissan 180SXs are available for the States.
The stock cars that can out handle an EK9 are precious few, and that’s a fact.
Good condition EK9 Civics can still be found here in Japan.
Not much beats a Benz in the top sedan class on this planet.
Unless it’s an AMG like this E-class. 6 liters of brute tuned NA power. 6 liters, Guys.
Want to buy an MX5? Look into buying one direct from Japan.
We’ve got many good, low mileage, well cared for examples of this classic roadster.
This clean B6 with silky smooth 2.8 in-line six is yet another example of a LHD gem available in Japan.
How is it that in their super long running G-Class Benz combines toughness and classiness so well?
These cars last forever and are forever stylish.
The best handling FF car ever. For sure. The best handling car ever?
Possibly. If you want handling, go for a good DC-2 from Japan.
What a beauty! The purity of the air-cooled 911 with the 2.4 liter N/A engine.
Let us find you a pristine example to import yourself.
A station wagon in the Premier League of supercars? 0-60 in under 5 seconds?
Yes, for sure. Hard body and practicality. Only the WRX STi can do it.
Few cars in the “very quick” class give you more bang for the buck than a 1990s Mitsubishi’s Lancer Evo.
And very tuneable, too.
It’s the supercar for real driving on real roads because the really high power can really be put to the road via All-Wheel Drive. Accelerate!!
First rate light commercial from Toyota’s truck division that’s #1 in Japan.
Many body styles available used, including this Low Floor type.
One of the best optional features that comes with some minitrucks is the dump body.
This 1988 truck is clear to import to USA or Australia.
Front mid-engine + Two seater + Less than 700kgs + Intercooled turbo = A total blast to drive.
The top luxury convertible in the world: SL-Class.
Pull up to the front door in one of these and it’s klasse. Marvelous. You have “arrived.”
Most people don’t know that Japan is a near paradise for classic cars in fine shape.
Cars like this lovely, and loved, 1965 Mark 2.
The very justly very famous “Hachi Roku” AE-86: King of the light drift cars; a top FR sports coupe.
Good units can still be found here in Japan.
Very nice Kei trucks with super low mileage can be
imported to the USA no problem. Grab one now!
One of the “Heavies” in the drift car world.
With its nearly indestructible turbo 1JZ-GTE the sky’s the limit for power on boost.
A stunning, thundering super powered rocket.
Well modded, bordeline extreme.
A Prince among drift car royalty.
Now a very popular import to the U.K. for the growing Drift Car Mania.
Great experience working with Japan Car Direct. Very helpful, great communication and very patient with a first time mini truck buyer and importer.
I can't recommend JCD enough. Mathew was a fantastic person to work with. As a newbie to the Japanese auctions, I was quite naïve and had far too many questions. Mathew was kind, knowledgeable, and patient through the entire process. My Minicab arrived last week and I am quite pleased. I would not hesitate to work with Japan Car Direct again in the future. Thank you Mathew!! Jay A.
I purchased a suzuki carry from here.. They made the whole process so easy..fantastic communication,and I got what I wanted.. highly recommend using this company for your next purchase. 5 stars
IF YOU ARE OVERLY CAUTIOUS READ THIS I am over the top and I am aware of it. Matthew probably should get an award for dealing with me. I dig into everything and am used to fighting for fairness at auto auctions here in the USA - we own a small dealership. Early into my fist purchase (of many) Matthew earned my trust. He’s a rare breed: a true professional and exceptional at what he does. The world NEEDS more like him in every industry. Matthew is one of our most valued partners now, as we strive to bring JDM to Rochester and the Great Lakes. I’m a tough case, I openly admit, but he worked through my caution and I’m now very happy to purchase through him. Call me if you want, I’ll recommend Matthew to anyone. Drew
IF YOU ARE OVERLY CAUTIOUS READ THIS I am over the top and I am aware of it. Matthew probably should get an award for dealing with me. I dig into everything and am used to fighting not to get taken at local auctions (I own a dealership and believe strongly in integrity). Early into my fist purchase (of many) Matthew earned my trust. He’s a rare breed: a true professional and exceptional at what he does. The world NEEDS more like him in every industry. Matthew is one of our most valued partners now, as we strive to bring JDM to Rochester and the Great Lakes. I’m a tough case, I openly admit. Find me and call me if you want, I’ll recommend Matthew to anyone. Drew
I always wanted a Land Cruiser ! Mathew helped me find 2 beautiful trucks from the Japanese auction. Had them delivered to Freeport, TX last week. He was amazing to work with. Fast response time on bids, super easy to work with, he has a lot of experience and answered all questions promptly. Will be working with JCD more in the future to purchase more vehicles !
Very pleased with my experience with JCD. Mat helped me with my purchase of a Honda Beat and its shipping to the port of Baltimore. Everything was seamless and I would (and already have) recommended this company to several friends.
Thanks to JapanCarDirect for the opportunity, Yoshi took well care of my requests with a incomparable patience and fast follow up. Will definitely pass the word around !!! 👌🇨🇦🇯🇵
Fantastic service, helped me through the process of importing my JZX100 to the UK, Everything was clear and fees were low, worth every penny though, fantastic and couldn't have asked for more!
I just picked up my dream campervan from port and have to say that Japan car direct was with me the entire way. I felt so supported all my questions were answered and I could not imagine doing something like this without them. I highly recommend the whole team, trust them and would encourage anyone to use there services.
Mathew and all stuff JCD are best. I ordered 4 cars to UA. Support was 24H. The team did its best to solve my problems. They are really good. Now I can recommend them. Unique condition of the car. P.S. sorry but the photo was taken immediately upon arrival. Thank you again!
I just wanna thank Matthew and the whole team at Japan Car Direct, they always went above and beyond in making sure their clients are always happy and informed about the vehicles they are purchasing. I am still in the buying process but so far 5/5 definitely. I’ll keep everyone posted when I do find a car!
Do yourself a favor, call Mathew at Japan Car Direct. Let him take the worry about doing business over seas off your plate. Not knowing anything about importing vehicles from Japan, I spent countless hours studying and trying to figure it all out. The headaches were too much! After Mathew walked me through the process it was a piece of cake. We've already bought a couple and are now buying more with complete confidence. Thanks guys, much much appreciated.
Can not recommend these guys enough. I dealt with Matt, who was extremely helpful and patient with all of my stupid questions. The way they have the whole process is so convenient, especially with the live video translations of the auction sheets. I will absolutely be returning to them in the future.
Trustworthy group here! They made it easy from point a to b. So glad this was the first group I tried as I have heard horror stories about the import process. Highly recommended.