One of my dreams is to one day import a R32 GTR from Japan. As you’re probably aware, there are a ton of restrictions on importing these JDM style cars to the USA.

Once you get the car into the USA, it can even be seized by customs and held indefinitely for not meeting “safe” regulations here in the USA.

One of the main sites I’ve been looking at using is Right Drive. They both generally sell these cars for around $10,000. Not cheap, but not as steep as a new car either.

What I soon learned in my research process, is the fact that most of these online services charge an arm and a leg for shipping. Most quotes I got added an additional $2000-5000 for shipping, which is almost half the price of the car in the first place.

On top of that many JDM buyers websites don’t follow proper processes for shipping these cars into the USA, leading to them often being impounded. I’ve recently found a couple of credible sources that I’m interested in trying. These websites promise that they can modify the car to meet USA regulation, but end up charging an additional $5,000 or so for these mods.

I’m still on the hunt for the perfect R32 and will keep you guys updated. Hopefully I can bring one home within the next couple of years!