Picture of Toyota Alphard chassis plate to illustrate Japanese import towing weights
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 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?

I’ve already covered why you’d want to buy a car imported from Japan.  In this post I’ll deal with the how. There are a few different methods.  I’ll describe them below, along with the advantages and disadvantages of each as I see them.  Some of the advantages and disadvantages are common […]

Routes to buying a car imported from Japan