there are a couple navy guys over in japan right now from the junkies. they're keeping eyes peeled for guys on jdm parts and stuff. one guy has an evo 8 in the US, and bought a used Evo 1 over there... ahah!
Hmmm.....compared to some of the cars you all have driven....mine seem less than spectacular....but they are cool for me...
1996 Dodge Ram 2500 Ext Cab/Bed Cummings Turbo Diesal (was dad's until traded for 05) 1998 Mercedes Benz ML320 (mom's) 2000 VW New Beetle (was mine....wish I still had it) 2002 Mercedes Benz C230 Kopressor Sport Coupe (dad's) 2003 Jeep Liberty (Freedom Edition) (my baby!!! :-D) 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited (V8) (loaner) 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 Quad Cab Hemi (dad's) 2005 Jeep Liberty Sport (loaner)
There are so many cars that I would love to drive!!! I would love to drive at least one (preferably every current model) of every make of car....and then all the high end performance cars!! *drools at thought* Must find career that lets me drive cool cars....
I driven countless hoopties, and some NEW cars, nothing real cool like everybody else. I have road rage, constantly speed, and drive wreckless, and people still trust me with their cars. I don't really get it.
nothing as highend as some of you but i have driven...
funeral home van and hearse- thats the one that carries dead people several old trucks 1996 Grand Prix 90's T-bird 2004 Impala 1985 Yukon GT 1990 Camaro Z28 rag top my 1991 Camaro (ex-police) and a John Deer tractor
1987 Toyota Supra 1995 Chevrolet Astro 1986 Chevrolet Cavalier 1992 Nissan Sentra Lexus Is300 and some others but i cant think right now...my dream car..is a 2000 Nissan Skyline GT-R R34 V-Spec II, Rb26Dett, 2.6 litre Inline 6...Twin Turbo, INtercooled...that is my dream car right there.....i know of nothing i would rather have then that car
damn, being a tech, listing this would be impossible. ill jsut say, if it was built by ford motor company, ive had my hands on it. and ive had my hands on alot of other cars. id say the coolest though were: a Peterbuilt semi (cant stall those things, had it in 6th gear poped the clutch, it was like nothing was wrong), Ford GT, Lambo Murcilago, 67 Shelby GT-500, 69 Boss 302, 69 Plymouth Hemi Roadrunner, Bigfoot (i have no idea what it all was but it was big, loud and fast), R34 Skyline, 73 Ford Mustang from Aussie land. right hand drive is kinda fun sometimes.
I've driven an assortment of nice cars. I won't bother listing the junkers.
2001 BMW 330i Sport (Everything a BMW should be, including god-awful expensive) 2004 Pontiac GTO (no car that bland should be able to go that fast) 1997 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 (Almost bought it) 2005 Ford Mustang GT (Nice, but I wouldn't pay what they were asking) 2004 Nissan 350Z Touring (GREAT track car, but a bit too pricey) 2005 Infiniti G35 Coupe (Nice luxury/sport coupe) 2003 Infiniti G35 Sedan (Nice entry luxury/sport sedan) 2004 Cadillac CTS (Interior needs work, powertrain/handling very good) 1999 Cadillac STS (Was 5 years overdue for a redesign when it was new) 1996 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham (the last of the GM B-bodies..barge on wheels) 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP Comp G (Very quick, good handling, no torque steer!) 2003 Subaru Impreza WRX (Quick once it's wound up, but a total dog around town) 2005 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe (Had to pry my hands off the wheel) 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer I6 (Silky smooth powerplant..the 4200 I6 is the greatest truck engine ever built) 1994 Nissan 300ZX TT 2+2 (I think an imprint of my ass is still in the seat) 1993 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4 (Couldn't get comfortable, and it broke down while I was driving it) 2003 Honda Accord EX V6 (Surprisingly quick) 2005 Honda Accord EX Hybrid (Surprisingly not as quick as I was hoping) 2004 Toyota Prius (Surprising amount of off-the-line torque) 2005 Mazda6 S (Damn good sport sedan for the money) 2005 Nissan Altima 3.5S (Handling left something to be desired but it hauled ass) 1956 Chevrolet Bel-Air (Slow, handled like mush, loved every second of it) 1968 Dodge Charger 440 R/T (I'm sure I suffered permanent hearing loss from that big-block Mopar) 2005 Dodge Magnum R/T (Phenomenal car. Loads of power, good handling, lots of room, really comfy) 2005 Chrysler 300C (Very classy ride. Looks and feels much more expensive than it is) 2006 Dodge Charger R/T (Felt very similar to the 300C, but sportier) 2003 BMW 745i (FUCKING iDRIVE!) 1999 Ford Contour SVT (Surprisingly quick and agile. Was compared favorably with BMWs of the time) 1998 Ford Taurus SHO (Another shocker. Actually performed well, although it's still fugly)
Got to sit in a Ferrari 360 Modena (I'm lucky I got THAT far) and I saw a Rolls-Royce Phantom the other day (closest I'll ever get to driving it)
Lets see: 1978 Chevy El Camino (restored and owned at one point in time) 1980 Corvette (Moms) 1982 GMC Truck (POS) 1986 Chevy Silverado ( My first ride) 1998 Dodge ram (Grandpas) 1999 Dodge Ram 3500 (Cummings Power) 2000 Chevy S-10 Xtreme (Current) plus all the cars I've moved and drove with a towing jobs.
Problem with importing a Skyline is the same with any other Non-DOT certified vehicle. I thought about importing my old Bimmer back in Germany, but found out it's a lot harder then most people think, and therefore didn't even consider importing a Skyline.
BEFORE the vehicle is loaded onto the ship to head back to the United States, it MUST be converted to meet the minimum DOT standards. This means replacing all the glass, airbags, crumple zones, etc. Also means emissions standards and what-not. To do this in the States, sure, not too much. But like I said, it MUST be done BEFORE the vehicle is even loaded on the ship, so say a Skyline, it must be done IN JAPAN by a mechanic certified by the US DOT. There are some, yes. The problem is, they charge a LOT. I'd say the cost of the conversion of say, a $24,000 R33 96 Nissan Skyline GT-R would cost arond $8,000-$9,000. Minimum. If it weren't so expensive, trust me. There'd be a LOT of Skylines in the US, especially from military. Every US military installation I've been to in Japan had at LEAST 20% of the cars on base being Skylines or Silvias. The only easy way to bring a car back from overseas is say in Germany, you could buy a brand new BMW, and get it IN Germany as a US Spec vehicle (But you pay extra from the dealer for it). And to my knowledge, there are no such deals offered in Japan by manufacturers since there is no direct equivilent to things like Skylines and Silvias. Don't get me wrong, I wish your brother the best of luck. But realistically, he's going to find out it's not near as easy as one might think. And VERY costly.
theres a company called motorex that basically you tell them what kinda of skyline you want and they take care of the rest. jsut pay the bill and go. and ive seen some of the prices and they arent too bad at all. for a skyline thats been imported at least.
i got a new one to add to my list. i test drove a 1976 Chevy Camaro with an awesome sounding 350. i was going to buy it but the kid wanted too much for it. plus it was put together all the way. almost fell into the passenger seat because the seat only had two bolts holding it down.
90's Honda Accord Wagon Misc Volvo's (mostly 240's - family cars) 1975 Fiat Spyder
I am working on getting to drive a Porsche 912 that a friend owns. A Ferrarai restorer lives fairly close to my hometown, and I really want to become friends with him. I did manage to get a tour of his shop . . . drool fest! He must have had many millions worth of exotic cars in there . . . crazy.