|Model: || Alto Works|
|Mileage: ||13600 km|
|Fuel Type: ||Gasoline|
|Exterior Color: ||White|
So you say to yourself: “I want to buy a good second hand car from Japan.”
We say: “Sure, you can do it.”
And then you say to yourself: “I want to import a second hand sports car from Japan, from the Japanese used car auctions, or from a reputable dealer.”
We say: “That’s not a problem. Talk to us.”
And now you say: “And I want the car to be lighter than a first series Lotus Elise. I want it to be reliable and practical. I want it to be economical. I want it to be fast and fun with excellent handling and no power steering. And I want all-wheel-drive…..And I don’t want to spend too much money.”
And we say: “Suzuki Alto Works.”
All of these needs, demands, and desires are met by the Suzuki Alto Works, like this very fine first generation unit that we recently scored for a customer and shipped to the US.
You are looking here at a car that weighs only 650kgs (no, this is not a misprint), has a small, highly tuned 12-valve, turbo-intercooled engine that pumps out lots of power and red lines at a stratospheric 9,500rpm (no again, this is not a misprint) and has AWD to put that power down to burn up the road; and does it all inexpensively without burning a hole in your pocket.
Do we say this car is dirt cheap? No, but it’s sure cheaper than a Lotus. We can’t tell you here what the customer paid for it as we keep final prices as proprietary information for our customers (both dealers and private buyers) to protect their privacy, but we can certainly say that it was a very good deal indeed.
People worldwide are waking up to the joy of pure driving fun that you can still enjoy when you have a Japanese Kei sports car like an Alto Works; and the dealer network in Japan has woken up, too, so that we are now able to find some very fine, well cared for, and even well restored, examples of the pure motoring concept of the small, light, simple, practical, affordable, and super delightful pocket rocket.
Maybe no one makes joyful cars like this anymore (at least not in the affordable price brackets; pace Lotus) but you don’t have to give in and drive a boring car. Just buy a Suzuki Alto Works (or any of the great Japanese Kei class sports cars) from Japan and you’ll be a happy sports car driver indeed.
I was totally clueless and was having a really hard time finding someone that I felt I could trust to help me with these auctions. A couple folks recommended Mathew over at JCD and I very reluctantly reached out. Yeah, I have trust issues. Dude put me at ease and really walked me through the whole process. After a couple months I didn’t end up buying a vehicle, but that’s on me. When I changed my direction, Mathew helped me wrap things up and wished me well. I have zero reservations about reaching out to these guys or recommending anyone else to do so. Very helpful, knowledgeable, prompt and everything I needed. You won’t be disappointed.
Ordered an Acty Van with these guys. five star service all the way. everything went perfect!!!. I was so afraid to import a car myself. JCD made it seamless. I would import wit them and only them again and again. Thanks guys!!
Discovered KEI vehicles about a year ago and spent many hours searching the internet in hopes of finding an affordable van state side, to no avail. That is until I sent a message to Mathew at JCD. He was quick to respond, answered way too many of my silly questions, and worked diligently to find the right van for me. He is thorough, clear, and timely. Made the process simple and enjoyable. I am more than excited to work with him again.
I highly recommend the service these gentlemen provide.
The entire Team at Japan Car Direct has been incredible at making purchasing a vehicle from Japan quick and effortless.
Matt and Yoshiro are extremely friendly, and have performed above and beyond my expectations from start to finish. No matter how many questions you may have, these guys will know all the right answers!
If you’re looking for a vehicle from Japan then look no further than Japan Car Direct.
After ordering my minivan from Mathew and the folks at JCD, I will definetely use them again. Took three months to get the van but I am on the other side of the world. Van arrived in better condition than I expected although battery was dead and gas was extremely low. Other than that, the documents were sent to me promptly and the process of registering was seamless with the supplied documents. Thank you Matt and team and I look forward to working with you in the future!
When starting my path of importing a JDM classic Land Cruiser, I spent weeks doing research before actually committing because I’d never imported anything before. I was fortunate to come across Japan Car Direct, and that’s where I met Mathew. Wow, where do I start with Mathew..... (Just kidding Chicago!) Mathew was fantastic, from spending time on Skype answering all my questions to teaching me everything I needed to know to successfully find the truck of my dreams. Well today in fact I picked up my truck at the port, and it was in even better condition than I could have seen in the pictures and from the reports provided. Guess what, just ordered another one! You are the Master Mathew. Go Hawks!
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