Import Spotting

It’s finally time for my first post of 2012 and I must start by apologising as it isn’t a massive one! However, I thought it might be of interest to a number of you.

The other day while walking into town with my girlfriend I decided to have a quick look around All Japanese Motors as it’s on the way and is always worth a visit. I didn’t have my camera with me at the time so I had to make do with my phone’s camera and Instagram to make the pictures a little more hipster-esque. First up was this Nissan Gloria that was parked outside:

Even though the car’s visual appearance might be an acquired taste I can’t help but think that its appeal is in its uniqueness. Some larger diameter wheels with a more aggressive offset would definitely look brilliant on it.

The first cars to catch my eye upon walking through the entrance gates was this pair of Nissan Elgrands. Strangely enough I see quite a few of these on the local roads on a daily basis but that still doesn’t stop them from standing out – I think they look absolutely fantastic (for an MPV!)

I don’t think I could say the same for the Nissan Largo closest to the camera in the below picture as it looks a little too over the top for my taste!

As you can see, the emphasis of the cars they import is definitely on MPVs.

On the way out I spotted this spotless Toyota BB which didn’t appear to be wearing number plates or a tax disc, so I’m assuming it hadn’t been registered at the time, unlike the little Nissan Figaro behind it.

Although none of the cars above are hardly the most desirable Japanese imports in comparison to S bodies, Skylines and whatnot they are obviously attractive to those requiring practicality while still retaining a hint of individualism. As I’m in the market for a new daily driver at the moment I might have to keep my eyes peeled for something along those lines…

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