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  1. Chris28

    2001 540i Japanese Import

    Hey, I have been in the market for a good 540i for a while. All decent ones seemed to either have too many miles or low mileage Japanese imported ones for silly money. I decided to have a look at importing my own from Japan. I found a company called jdmauctionwatch.com. On the website, you get access to all the car auctions in Japan. So I simply checked the website every day for only a couple of weeks until the perfect car came up. I transferred a £500 refundable deposit to get access to bid. I bid and won! Total price including all shipping and fees - £5440 This was back in March. The car is currently on a ship, it will arrive into Dublin port on June 21st. I live in Northern Ireland so I picked Dublin as my delivery port, you can chose Southampton and Bristol as well. I have a few questions for anyone else who has a Japanese import? Is it easy enough to get all the radio etc into English? The trip computer into miles? Did you have to undercoat the car? Did you have to fit a rear fog light or is that only Japanese brands? I have bought new dials from Lockwood international. Anyone fitted these before? Easy enough? The car comes with sat nav and TV. Can you change the TV settings to work in the UK? And can you buy new maps for the Sat Nav? Heres a few details about the car; 2001 540i M sport (apparently in the US and Japan, their called M sports but Europe its just Sport?) Topaz Blue 70k miles So many extras including electric rear blind, TV, sunroof. I'll add the cars spec with the photos. After I won the car I recieved 126 detailed pictures of the car. I shared the photos on a local car forum, one member recognised the pictures. Check out this youtube channel - jdm auction watch must use this other company - Pacific Coast Auto as their agent. So if I was to do it again, I would probably go straight to PCA to cut out the middle man. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo0_6VxevokFfUbf8ECJkAw
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