Articles about Japanese Domestic Market Cars

As discovered by the hosts of Top Gear
If you like cars-and if not, may we humbly direct you to a different part of the internet that deals with needlecraft and patchwork-you'll be aware Japan is a Really Quite Interesting Country. So Really Quite Interesting, in fact,
Small, practical, and snow-proof
Part of our jobs as motoring journalists involves regular sojourns to Japan, the birthplace of many major carmakers. So we're no strangers to the Land of the Rising Sun and the many cool cars that can be found in cities like
Set for rollout on 3 car models
High-tech safety systems are normally associated with premium vehicles. When we say "high-tech," we're not necessarily referring to airbags and antilock brakes, as these are standard fare already. The safety gear we're talking about are stuff like vehicles
Limited to just 300 units in Japan
Subaru has built a reputation for building sporty cars, even if most of these vehicles are either high-riding SUVs or everyday compact cars. Thanks to technologies such as Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and horizontally opposed engines, the carmaker manages to achieve
How about a 1.5-liter VTEC turbo?
The Honda Mobilio is the latest model to take center stage at the Japanese carmaker's showrooms. And why wouldn't it? For less than a million pesos, you've got a handsome, seven-seater MPV that is well built and offers
Meet the Shuttle MPV
It's no secret that many folks find the Honda Jazz pretty amazing. In fact, several of our editors have had or currently own this cool little subcompact hatch. While it looks just like a tidy hatchback from the outside, the space
More stunning than Maria Ozawa
So, everyone is talking about Maria Ozawa being in town. If you don't know who she is, you're probably a girl. Or a priest.Anyway, our colleagues from FHM Philippines had a nice date with her last night, while we
A cute-looking car for the open road
The Integra, the S2000 and, of course, the Civic Type R--these are just some of the names that come to mind when the Japanese automotive brand Honda is mentioned. While the company is known the world over for churning out practical,
And it's marketed toward women
The Toyota 86 has always been promoted as a driver's car, with its balanced handling and back-to-basics approach to driving. That marketing strategy has--pardon the implied sexism--probably alienated members of the fairer sex who want a classier
There\'s a reason for the ship-at-your-own-risk clause
When you place an order for a secondhand Japanese domestic market car from a gray-market dealer that operates out of Port Irene in Cagayan, there\'s a ship-at-your-own-risk clause attached to it. Well, it seems the very
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