As a JDM enthusiast from early on, it’s been interesting to witness the huge rise in the popularity of JDM cars in the US. While the impressive engines in these mobile machines are no doubt a great investment, it’s a good idea to understand why these cars and parts are so special if you’re looking to take your investments to the next level.
The following article includes some of the things that make the JDM such a special find in this day and age and why the presence of these impeccable automobiles can be expected to BOOM here in the US.
1. Efficiency in Every Way
The JDM was designed to be owned and operate in the land of Japan. Any high school geography buff will tell you this is a country of many people in a small space. When every square inch counts, efficiency is the national currency and they have certainly made an art of their practicality in design and performance.
This makes the JDM a practical vehicle that can be counted on for plenty of work without a fuss for decades to come. You will find a market full of compact but roomy options with sophisticated designs and all designed to be owned and operated in Japan.
2. Conditions are Immaculate
Another important advantage of these JDM automobiles is that no matter the make or model you are purchasing a car in mint condition. These cars will withstand any inspection and still appear to be rolled right out of the show room. Furthermore, the Japanese market is saturated with these models for an important reason.
Japanese traffic regulations are extremely rigid and the inspection/registration system so prohibitive that driving an older model car can be a financially debilitating move. The most cost-effective solution is to trade in your car for a newer make and model every few years and this means that many cars have hardly even been used on the pristine streets of Japan.
With depreciation so high it is not uncommon to see a 15-year old land cruiser that looks like it’s never been taken off the lot, these babies are PERFECT! Furthermore, there are makes and models of all types in this condition from sports cars and 4X4’s to utility vehicles and more.
3. Price is So Right!
There is now a small problem with space to store all these impressive Delicas, Hiluxes, Skylines and Honda’s in Japan and they have got to be taken out of the country. When markets have been saturated with so much high-quality we see the savings be shipped abroad in huge quantities for unbelievably low prices.
It has gotten so that selecting from a huge variety of cars in impeccable conditions from the JDM market then paying the price of transportation through ocean freight and importing on this side of the pacific, might be an option for you. The costs will certainly be close to what it will cost you to buy the similar make and model in a local market and you will buying a superior quality with plenty of efficient technology you just don’t see around here.
Over the past few decades these cars were being taken to markets in Russia, SE Asia, Taiwan, the UK and Even in Canada. But, now they are making a big splash in the US markets as more and more people are appreciating the benefits of a smart JDM. While the craze may have started with some fanatics of the JDM market, it has certainly spread to all factions of the consumer market.
So, get ready for it, there could be a sudden influx of smart RHD vehicles making a more common appearance in your city.