It wasn’t always like this, Don Santora told me. And it wasn’t supposed to be like this.
Last month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents raided All JDM Motors, a Japanese car import and parts shop in South Carolina, and seized computers and documents after authorities discovered a 1996 Nissan R33 Skyline GT-R hidden within a shipping container destined for the dealer. That car is banned under U.S.…
When my rust-addled co-worker David Tracy described the trip he wanted to take with me, he said there was a guy in Virginia who had “a few Honda Beats.” The inadequacy of this description is like saying that Pol Pot “wasn’t a great boss,” or that having your leg mangled in an escalator “stings.” What we found when we…
Here in Japan I drive a Honda Logo, a supermini that was kind of a precursor to the Fit you’re familiar with. Honda, unfortunately, never made a Logo Type-R, but I’m getting close with a few simple and affordable interior swaps. I used factory parts, just never in way the factory imagined.
Dear Santa, I’ve been good this year. Except for that one thing, but we don’t need to talk about that—I did what I had to do, remember? Anyway, you’re a busy guy, so I only have one item on my list: this 1991 JDM Honda NSX on eBay, in your favorite color.
There’s so much to love about today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Lite Ace camper that you’ll probably even overlook that it’s a right-hooker. Let’s see if its price is easily overlooked as well.
Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Hilux seemingly has it all. Its rare-in-the-states JDM body, a diesel mill, and 4x4 chassis might just fill you with desire, that is as long as you don’t mind buying it emptying your wallet.
It may come as a shock to many snooty U.S. Acura owners, but as today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe NSX proves, their cars were nothing more than Hondas in a lot of other markets. Let’s see if this JDM NSK with its right-hand drive is also right-ly priced.
It doesn’t even look real.
Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Aero Cabin is one of 500 Soarer faux-vertibles Toyota built for home market folks who wanted to soar a little more. Let’s see if this intrepid import’s price should let a new owner see the Aero of their ways.
Japanese cars started off as cheap-and-cheerful econoboxes. They were cute little low horsepower/high MPG compacts that took America by storm. Cut to the mid-80s and these “econoboxes” morphed into highly capable sports cars. By the end of the decade, they were able to go toe-to-toe with the world’s finest cars at…
Lexus has manifested their desire to be “more edgy” way too literally and turned the LX into the spawn of Predator and a blender. Remember when they just made Camrys with nice interiors? That’s kind of the vibe on the JDM 2016 Toyota Land Cruiser facelift and it looks great.
This isn’t the first time I’ve been to Mount Haruna (known as Mount Akina in Initial D), but it is the first time I’ve gone at night. To my surprise, other than a Nissan R-34 GT-R and a Mitsubishi Evo who left as I showed up, I had the entire mountain all to myself until the following morning. This is what it was like.
Two days after driving this thing, I had a McLaren 650S for a day. A friend asked what it was like. “Pretty fast,” I replied, “But it’s no AZ-1.”
Welcome to The Drift where Jalopnik East rounds up the highlights from all around the Pacific Rim. In today’s headlines, Mazda gives its Ranger-by-another-name BT-50 a facelift but not much else, Tesla is posed to push hard into the Korean market, and North Korea adds bike lanes to Pyongyang.
Is my Honda Logo GA3 old? Yes. Is it underpowered? Depends on your definition. Should it be manual? Yes, but it isn’t. Am I tempted to buy something else eventually? Yes... but I won’t. The reasons will probably upset you, fellow Jalopies. Too bad.
Sometime it’s not just about what a car is, it’s what it represents. Even just sitting there, machines project the potential for speed, for escape, for the journey. The Delica? Your ultimate adventure vehicle.