Flare?

Cars in Japan are required to carry a red flare.  This is to be used to notify others of an emergency, such as a car being broken down on a level crossing.  In most cases your imported car will still…

Toyota Voxy

Picture of the rear of a 2005 Toyota Voxy
About the Toyota Voxy MPV / minivan available to import from Japan.

How to import a car from Japan

How to import a car from Japan in 10 steps This is a quick ‘how to import a car from Japan’ guide.  Here we go! Decide on the car you want.  You could always have a read of my reviews…

Toyota Noah – the thinking person’s minivan

Picture of the front of a 2004 Toyota Noah

How I chose the Toyota Noah The impending arrival of my first child was a great excuse to buy another car and I went for a Toyota Noah.  I wanted something  more suited to family life than my bulletproof Toyota…

Why are imported Japanese cars better?

Short answer Higher quality, better design, more reliable, fun and different. Long, more considered answer Higher standards in design and manufacture I’m of the opinion that Japanese cars in general are designed and manufactured to a higher standard than cars…