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JDM Export Professionals

JDM Export Import Pros

Enjoy the Process, Love the Results!

Friendly professional service・Fully translated auction sheets・Pre bidding inspections・Additional photo service・Parts and maintenance assistance

Find The Car of Your Dreams!

Use our search engine to view the largest selection of excellent condition used vehicles anywhere in the World!

Win at Auction or Buy Wholesale

JCD can bid live for you at all of the over 120 dealer auctions and source from 1000s of dealer lots across Japan!

Receive Your Car at Your Nearest Port

The earliest ship booking will be made. Track your shipment and documents online as we help you prepare for import.

Recently Exported Vehicles

Browse through a selection of second-hand vehicles we have recently sourced for customers and exported from Japan.
1987 Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera

1987 Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera

Porsche’s best selling 911 ever, the Porsche 911 3.2 Carrera! Between 1984 and 1989, when the global economy was booming, Porsche had the right performance car to steal people’s hearts and wallets — the 911 3.2 Carrera.

1998 Toyota Chaser

1998 Toyota Chaser

Relive The Glory Days of Toyota Sedans! During the glory years of Toyota’s 4 door sedans, the Mark II, Cresta and Chaser were known as the, “3 Brothers”. Although they shared the same platform and many parts, the X100 Chaser...

1991 Subaru Sambar Dump truck

1991 Subaru Dump Truck

Perfect for long hauls and heavy loads, the 5-speed Sambar Dump Truck!! The Subaru Sambar is the most unique Kei mini truck out there, and there are plenty of great condition ones available for purchase daily...

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Professional Service

We love our work and that comes thru strongly in all that we do. Having trouble breaking down the costs or understanding the process? We are available to chat online and would be happy to give you a call.

Streamlined Process

We are ready to take care of you in whatever time zone you reside, send you translated auction sheets, organize inspections for the requested vehicles, arrange for delivery to your nearest port and take care of export.

Knowledgeable Staff

With over 12 years of experience providing JDM vehicle export services we know where the potholes are and how to navigate them. We’ll keep you fully informed during every step of the process.

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  • FIRST TIME BUYER So…. I have just ordered my second car from Yoshiro Nakajima at Japan Car Direct. Keep in mind my first car has only just gotten to the port, I think that alone speaks volumes. So far it has been an awesome and painless experience. I did not go the advised route of auctions. Not because I could not have save a bunch of money but because I have no patience. Not only was Yoshi understanding and responsive to my constant questions, He accommodated nearly all of my requests(some were just crazy I admit). Even so we found a car at a local to Japan used car dealer and he helped me obtain the car, get it fully serviced and delivered to the port. I will update this review once the car is here and I can let you know how smooth the import process was and how my paperwork came. Trust, I have full faith in Yoshi, and Japan Car Direct that this will go painlessly as well. I will do a follow up review so people can get a full review of all process points. One last thing I want to add is that my budget was extremely low and he never made me feel it was not important or a priority for him. He never made me feel like this was a petty or small job. I feel this too speaks volumes about character. Thus far nothing but five stars.

    thumb Alpesh Patel
    September 11, 2022

    Great service. This was my first time importing a car from Japan. Everything was well explained and the whole process went very smooth. Would highly recommend!! Thank you Yoshi!

    thumb John Power
    September 8, 2022

    Importing through Japan Car Direct has been a great experience through and through. Their assistance in the auction and bidding process and arranging shipping is top notch. More importantly their knowledge of the Japanese car market and auction process was extremely helpful as a first time importer. I have my van now, and it’s been great. You get a dedicated agent, and my agent Mason has been incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. I had a million questions, and he had a million helpful answers. I can’t recommend them enough!

    thumb Peter Hagemeyer
    September 7, 2022
  • Awesome experience working with Taylor, he was extremely helpful and patience. It was my first time exporting a vehicle and he walked me through step by step and didn't mind answering all my millions of questions. I probably looked at 100+ different trucks and Taylor was instrumental in helping me make informed decisions on which trucks I should try to bit on and which ones I should probably avoid. I ended up purchasing three mini-trucks, one for myself and two other family members. We love them!!!! Great for working around the farm or yard, hunting, taking to the mountains and cruising the back mountain roads or just a daily commuter as I use mine for. If you are looking to import any vehicle from Japan, I would highly recommend the friendly and knowledgeable staff at JCD.

    thumb Eric Southerland
    September 6, 2022

    Japan Car Direct made buying a car from Japan dangerously easy. 🙂 Yoshiro was a great help. He was responsive and supportive through the whole process. They have the export processes well smoothed out and the car arrived and I was able to register it without any problems. No issues or complaints about Japan Car Direct. I'll be back for my next unique and interesting vehicle.

    thumb Tim Meunier
    September 4, 2022

    I had an excellent experience working with Matthew at Japan Car Direct. I was a first time auction buyer and importer to the United States. Mathew walked me through every step and pointed me to all the right resources both online and here in the United States to complete the import process successfully. Communication wise prompt and helpful, as well as convenient. his insight into the auction process including the vehicle inspection was especially helpful. I ultimately ended up with exactly what I was looking for within budget. I would work with Japan Car Direct again and recommend them to anyone.

    thumb Alex Spiegel
    August 11, 2022
  • A great experience for my first time importing a car from Japan. Mike’s customer service was second to none and all the paperwork was in order.

    thumb Bobby Crumpley
    August 3, 2022

    Matthew at JCD is the man. I’ve now imported three of my own cars through him. JCD was able to accommodate my unique needs, everything from short turn around inspections, expert opinions on bidding, arranging quick turn shipping, and handling of docs. I have no reservations sending more tens of thousands of dollars for future imports. At the end of the day, they really wanted to make me a happy customer.

    thumb Chan Shin
    July 29, 2022

    I highly recommend Japan Car Direct. They help you find exactly what you are looking for and are with you throughout the entire process. Import was seamless. Mike was great to work with. Highly recommend the team at JCD.

    thumb Sir Selrahc
    July 14, 2022
  • Before this I have never imported any vehicles to NZ let alone one from Japan! I decided to give these guys a shot and bought a JDM Tesla into the country in the midst of the oil price hikes. The process is painless end to end and I was well looked after by Mike. Definitely recommend Japan Car Direct for the auction and shipping service.

    thumb Edward Yuan
    July 11, 2022

    Great experience. Extremely easy process and Kept me well informed. Highly recommend them if looking to purchase a vehicle from Japan.

    thumb Antonio Sevilla
    July 8, 2022

    It's hard to say anything that hasn't been said from other reviewers! This was my first experience importing a vehicle. Mike Nguyen was super patient with me and my indecisiveness. He was very quick to respond, and very informative on all my questions. He helped my sort through options until landing a 1kz-te Land Cruiser Prado. It ended up being in better condition than I was anticipating, and was able to drive it 5 hours home from port without a single issue. Cannot recommend Japan Car Direct enough!

    thumb Law_of_the Za
    June 30, 2022
  • I used Japan Car Direct's services to import a Nissan Silvia from Japan to Australia. Mike was very helpful from start to finish and definitely made the process stress free. The detailed videos where Mike would translate and explain the Japanese auction sheets and inspections provided great clarification so I knew exactly what I was getting with my car. I have to also commend Mike's swiftness when it came to replying to emails and phone calls, he would always reply near on instantly and even outside of normal business hours just to ensure I was never left in the dark through the bidding and shipping preparation processes. I could not recommend JCD enough for any potential self importers!

    thumb matthew martin
    June 24, 2022

    Just picked up my car that I bought through JCD. I was a complete newbie about buying a car overseas and Mathew was kind enough to basically hold my hand and help me through the process. It seems pretty daunting at first but if I can do it anybody can. Highly recommend JCD!

    thumb TK Mad
    June 18, 2022

    I worked with Mathew on getting my first Japanese Kei truck. The process and communication were great. For me the back-and-forth communication was the reason why I decided to go with japancardirect. Being able to see the auction trucks that are coming out and getting a detailed translation of the auction sheet is awesome. At first, I was a little hesitant sending money for a car overseas that I haven't actually seen in person, but Mathew stayed with me even at times when I was less patient. Thanks for all the help you and your team provide.

    thumb John Penny
    June 12, 2022
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