About Japanese Imports

This section contains a whole range of posts about Japanese imports. Ways to buy a Japanese import car, parts, servicing, insurance and many more subjects will be covered in this section.

Picture of Toyota Alphard chassis plate to illustrate Japanese import towing weights 1
Why are Japanese import towing weights important? A lot of the popular vehicles being imported from Japan at the moment are large, with big engines and loads of torque.  These characteristics generally make for a good towing vehicle, but what about these Japanese import towing weights?  This is a hot […]

Japanese import towing weights

Picture of the odometer on a car imported from Japan: the subject of a Japanese import mileage check 3
“How do I know this low mileage is genuine?” This subject comes up frequently in discussions about Japanese import cars. Many used cars in Japan have extremely low mileage.  In the vast majority of cases, this is genuine.  Public transport is generally excellent and road tolls can be expensive.  As […]

How to: Japanese import mileage check

Picture of the target for Nissan Elgrand Japanese to English conversion. 48
I was asked recently whether the buttons and interface on the Nissan Elgrand could be changed from Japanese to English.  This seems to be asked frequently, so I thought I’d post my response to the question.  The following is based on the most commonly encountered Nissan E51 Elgrand as per […]

Nissan Elgrand Japanese to English conversion?