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GSX-R35

Paying It Forward: R32 Edition

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Hello ladies and gentlemen. If you own an R32 here in the US you probably already know that it's not exactly the easiest car to own and maintain largely because of a lack of widespread resources and info here in the land of apple pie and easy gun ownership. I know from my own experience that I would have had a much harder time getting my R32 GT-R registered if it hadn't been for the assistance of some wonderfully helpful JDM car owners here in my state of Arizona. Since then I've started my blog 23gt.blogspot.com to help spread info about JDM car ownership in the US to prospective and current owners but I can't possibly answer every question of course.

So, here's what I'd like to do – if you own an R32 or other JDM imported car in the US I'd like you to contact me if you'd be willing to help others out if they have questions about their own cars that they are importing or have already imported. Since registration and ownership situations can vary greatly from state to state I'd like to compile a list of owners who can help someone out if they have trouble, preferably someone who lives in the same state or at least in the same part of the country.

There would be two situations you would probably be called on to help:

  1. Someone has a car on the way or already here but needs help getting it registered.

  2. Someone needs help finding a good shop locally to get their car inspected or fixed.

I may contact you to help with other issues but only if it's appropriate.

Email would be the preferred contact method but if you have an alternate way you'd like to give (such as PM on a forum) that'd be great too. What would basically happen would be if someone contacts me through my blog or a forum I go to, or if I see a forum post asking for help you would then get an email from me asking if I can share your contact info with that person and extend an offer to help them out. I'd just like you to share your knowledge, I don't expect you to do anything financial or anything like that and won't hold you to a standard – just the fact you're willing to help another person out is enough.

So what'll happen would be something like this (this is just an example mind you): I see someone on SkylineOwnersAnonymousAndOnlineDating.Com who posts “Hi! My name is Stacy and I'm an ex-porn star and I just imported an R32 Skyline but the DMV won't let me register it even after I flashed the clerk! Helps me plz!”

You'd then get an email from me saying “Hey, have you seen this girl Stacy with the R32? She's hot! Here's some links to her vids! Oh., and you wanna give her advice on getting her car registered?”

Only after you give me the okay would I then share your contact info, discreetly by the way so you don't get more emails from Nigerian princes and male enhancement vendors (I won't just post your email publicly – I'll either post mine and ask them to contact me or send a PM).

So if you'd like to participate in this charitable endeavor and help the Stacys of our country then please contact me by PM, email me at 23gtblog(at)gmail.com, or post in this thread how I can contact you. Here in Arizona, I have someone already on board besides me but more people would be appreciated of course. I know SAU doesn't have a lot of activity from US owners right now but I hope I can get some interest from here as well.

Thank you very much,

Oliver

P.S. Please participate only if you have a 100% legally imported JDM car. This isn't because I have anything against quasi-legal cars but it's for your safety and the other person's. If your car isn't quite legal then you probably shouldn't advertise it by sharing your contact info with others. At the same time it's not good if prospective owners get advice that's not quite on the up-and-up. Thanks.

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Genius post, I'm located on the east coast of the united states and currently trying to source an R32 GTR. I've bookmarked your blog in preparation for what to expect!!!

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Genius post, I'm located on the east coast of the united states and currently trying to source an R32 GTR. I've bookmarked your blog in preparation for what to expect!!!

I hope you find the blog helpful then in your search and subsequent ownership! :)

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I recently have purchased a skyline. I live in New York.

I bought my car from a dealer in Richmond, VA.

www.Japaneseclassicsllc.com

Since I got my car from this dealer I did not have to do any importing or all that jazz. I simply went emailed them to get the car, called to make an appointment for a test drive, and went down to seal the deal. This was in no way different then buying any other car.

The guys I got my car from are a fantastic group of people. I have nothing but good things to say about them. The process was simple and stress free. It was a pleasure to do business with them. They even work with a financing company!

If anyone wants other info just pm me.

😆

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can one of you lads send me some sedan weather shields?
it seems you guys keep importing sedans with shields, and shields are gay af.

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Patrick Harris

In Lafayette Louisiana.

My brother owns a shop in Scott Louisiana about 3 minutes off of I-10. I'm SURE he or I could help fix your skyline after doing mine!

His shop is Harris Automotive Services, Scott, LA.

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