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Ways to know you drive a weird car

The spelling mistake - undeniable proof!

So, I recently put my truck for sale on kijiji.ca (and then linked it in with the classifieds), and noticed something odd. They spelled Daihatsu wrong.
Clearly this problem would never happen with a car like a Buick, or Cadillac.... and both of those words are kind of weird too!
So, being a good citizen of the internet, I made a report of it. Now, for those who don't know... I'm a programmer, and a programmer will eventually get to this ticket. I know that this is a trivial thing to fix, and most people wouldn't want to waste their time on it... but this is a feel-good fix. The perfect way to waste 20 minutes and be productive. Anyway, should be interesting to see how long it will take for this to be fixed.

While I'm on a rant and talking about kijiji... it bothers me when people say their bone-stock right hand drive is 'unique'. Was it a one-off from the factory? Is there no other cars like this in the ENTIRE WORLD? I think not. It's neat. It's different. It's rare to see in Canada. But unless you have done some pretty profound work on it... it's not unique. Sorry.


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Canadian Business Journal – RightDrive Inc.

Congrats to RightDrive Inc. for a very nice article on the Canadian Business Journal website. This is a good article for the legitimacy of right hand drive vehicles in Canada - way to go RightDrive!


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Great importing discussion

If you're thinking about importing, you need to think about how you're going to buy a car that's literally on the other side of the globe.

Even once you've found a car, you need to know whether it's good or not. Going to go 'kick the tires' is financially not really a great idea. So, how do you know if the car is junk or not?

Turns out that jdmvip.com's members have the same concerns. There's an amazing thread about import houses, and how to import. The thing that makes this noteworthy is that actual exporters in Japan have been giving their advice.

Mark from Brave Auto International, John from TS-Export, and a few other exporters have some very good comments.

It's worth a read, if you're thinking about importing your own JDM!


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