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The following is feedback from former J-Spec Imports customers, the majority are comments directly from customers to our email and were unsolicited, and some are written directly for this section after customers wished to do so.

These are just from customers in the last few years, we have not gone back through the full 10+ years and 1,500+ cars of J-Spec's customer base.

David L
Melbourne, Australia

Just letting you know everything has gone through with the Caldina. It's registered and cruising the streets of Melbourne! Thanks so much for the great service and always getting back to me promptly.

Just about everything is as good as I'd hoped! Overall a very pleasant experience dealing with you and J-spec and if I ever import a car again I would definitely be hitting you up!

  • 2005 Toyota Caldina GT-FOUR
  • 1989 Nissan Skyline GTR
Anthony D
NSW, Australia

I spent a few months looking for a car locally before researching the importing process. I discovered the J-Spec website and I began to realize that importing would save me money compared to buying a car locally, while at the same time getting me a better quality vehicle.

That's exactly what happened. J-Spec saved me thousands of dollars and I got an immaculate R34 GTR, exactly as I wanted it. The process was seamless and Ben was always responsive and attentive when it came to my many questions. I truly felt comfortable every step of the way.

I'll be recommending J-Spec to all of my friends and family. Awesome job Ben.

  • 2000 Nissan Skyline GTR V-Spec
Wanli X
Adelaide, South Australia

Ben was very helpful and professional. He was always touchable and ready to help. Provided correct and useful advices to save our time and $$. Honest and patient to any question I asked. He did his promises. Highly recommend. Will definitely choose Ben again if another imported vehicle needed. Have to say this again even I said many many times. Thanks a lot Ben!!

  • 2010 Nissan Elgrand Highway Star Premium
Tom W
Sydney, Australia

Hey Ben, I picked the car up today. It's exactly what I wanted from the start, and I got a fantastic deal on it, altogether its cost me under $(removed) and that's registered, comprehensively insured and 4 brand new tyres.

Thank you so much for all your help with this, if asked I couldn't find a fault with how your end of things went, I will definitely be recommending you to friends. Your service and knowledge has certainly surpassed anything I received from other brokers I was speaking to, I'm really pleased with what you did for me.

All the best mate.

  • 2002 Mazda RX-7 Type R
Mike F
New South Wales

This was simplicity itself. I specified what I wanted and Ben found it, imported it, found someone to put the steering wheel back where it belongs and then had it delivered to me. Minimum fuss. Maximum information. Continuous status on the whereabouts and condition of the car. Clear advice at all times. Thank you for my car Ben. The only problem is, it was so easy now I want another one. Oh, and the best part, I still don't know what is involved in importing and compliancing a car!

Seriously - thank you Ben for a very pleasant transaction. I am recommending you to everyone I know.

  • 2010 Ford Mustang Convertible
Perth, Australia

After hearing a few good things from friends and being a regular visitor to the J-Spec website, I took the plunge and asked their assistance to import me a vehicle. Initially wanting a Toyota Aristo, I ended up sourcing a VVTi 6spd Toyota Supra. My dealings with Ben during this time were excellent. Although we were on different sides of the country, contact was regular and I was always informed of the process via email and phone. Ben would always reply promptly to questions asked and was very knowledgable on vehicles and the auctions process. Car came as described and I was very pleased with the purchase and service, so much so that I am now currently using the assistance of Ben @ J-Spec to purchase another vehicle, a Toyota JZX100 Chaser.

  • 2000 Toyota Supra RZ
  • 1998 Toyota Chaser Tourer V
  • 1996 Nissan Skyline GTS25t sedan
  • 2002 Toyota Crown Majesta C-Type 10th Anniversary
Brett G
Sydney, Australia

Hi Ben,

Went to see the car at compliance. It's a fine piece of machinery in great condition. It's a really unique set up with the body kit and rims etc. As you can probably tell I am very happy.

Thanks for all your help. No doubt some my friends will want to do the same so ill send them your way. Ill also be back in a couple of years to get the final year 2012 model.

  • 2010 Nissan Skyline 370GT Type SP
Rob B
South Australia

The car was delivered this morning, it has been to Regency Park for checks all passed and the car is now registered, washed and charging.

It arrived in great condition really happy with it, the whole process has been very smooth, thanks for your efforts.

  • 2016 Nissan Leaf 24X
Jason H
Canberra, Australia

I have got my Alphard two months ago, I really love it. Thanks for the help, the whole process is really easier than I expected.

  • 2015 Toyota Alphard hybrid SR-C Package
Maurice B
Sydney, Australia

Hi Ben, just a quick note to thank you for organizing and taking care of all the details both here and in Japan in purchasing the car for me. I am extremely pleased with the car it is in beautiful condition as you said almost new condition.

I could not be happier with the restult it came in under what you predicted by $300. Once again thank you for your effort.

  • 2005 Toyota Estima Aeras Premium Navi Special
Matthew B
South Australia

Its been a while since receiving the car from compliance and would like to share a quick review of my import experience of my Nissan Cima.

Ben, thank you for making this experience an easy going and enjoyable process for me. I have always wanted to import a car from Japan, but have been hesitant when i thought of all the possibilities that could go wrong when importing. But your processes and knowledge on importing cars put my mind at ease. It was great that any questions i had were answered promptly and accurately.

2 months on from the car landing in SA and i'm still loving it. I have had no issues or bad surprises and its simply an amazing, good condition machine.

I am more than happy to recommend your service to anyone i know that's interested in importing a car.

  • 2004 Nissan Cima 450XV
Nathan R
Perth, Australia

The condition is amazing considering it's a 5 year old car. The previous owner really looked after it.

The guys inspecting the car at the licencing centre initially thought it was a brand new car and could not believe the features it had for the price.

I'm really impressed with it. I hadn't driven one before mine. I was just going by reviews. Although I did drive a couple of 350Zs which is close enough. It's a big step up from my old R33. Handles brilliantly and I don't miss the lag!

Thanks once again

  • 2004 Nissan Skyline 350GT coupe
Stef K
Sydney, Australia

Ben made the process of importing my E-type from Sweden very simple. I gave Ben the details and he organized everything from there on.

All I had to do was sign the odd form and read the status updates when something happened.

It took a while to get here, but I knew pretty much where it was and what to expect next all the time

It's easy importing a car this way

  • 1963 Jaguar E-Type OTS
Dimce B
Western Australia

I just like to say that i have received my car and iam very happy with it, it cost me as we agreed and its exactly the way you have described to me at the begining cant ask for more very thankfull the whole process was very easy with you help so many thanks to you and all the others involved. I will be back soon to buy another car.

  • 1997 Toyota Mark II Tourer V
  • 1993 Toyota Aristo 3.0V
Bryan M
NSW, Australia

Ben, I have already had a couple of strangers ask about the car and wonder if it was for sale, certainly stands out in a crowd. Thanks for everything, the car is everything I had hoped for and more, the money the previous owner must have spent is mind numbing.

Again thanks for everything it has been great doing business with you and I will certainly be telling everyone about J-Spec.

  • 1988 Porsche 911
Darren P
Sydney, Australia

Hey Ben

Got the 6.5 yesterday. The process was very seemless. The car didn't even need cleaning when going through customs.

Just wanted to thank you for your help in locating the car. I was impressed with your service throughout the entire process.

If im ever in the market to import again i'll be giving you a call. The workshop who complied the car is in love with the it and he wants to use pictures of it as a backdrop of his new website.

  • 2000 Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 6 Tommi Makinen
Rachael M
Victoria, Australia

I've have a quite a few positive comments and inquires about the car and I've passed on your details, and advising of your excellent service and professionalism (please forward my thanks on to Gavin)

I will continue to Highly recommend J-spec to anybody considering to import

  • 2010 Mitsubishi Delica D:5 G Premium
Tim W
Brisbane, Australia

Hi Ben,

Car is good - haven't driven it since compliance a few weeks ago but will hopefully get it out soon.

Thanks for your help in getting this - much appreciated. SAU guys are green with envy.

  • 2002 Nissan Skyline GTR V-Spec II NUR
Peter G
Melbourne, Australia

Have taken it for a quick spin around the block with a trader plate on it, it is fantastic, goes like a cut snake. I am very happy. Thank you for all your effort and patience.

  • 1999 Nissan Skyline GTR
Stephen R
Adelaide, Australia

My car arrived on Monday, I'm so thrilled to have it! The condition is fantastic, you were right to talk me out of the white one, I can see how much better this car is so thanks. AS you know I've been writing a blog about the whole process, for your info the car in the end came in about $200 under the budget you originally gave me, so kudos. I guess it's time I start looking for a car for my Dad now as well :-)

  • 2001 Mazda RX-7
  • 1995 Toyota Supra SZ
  • 1999 Mitsubishi Galant VR-4
Yujia L
Melbourne, Australia

Hey Ben, just collected my v35 last Friday from the docks, it is absolutely perfect, mechanical wise and cosmetically it is 100 percent. My mechanic reckons it's the best example of a v35 he's ever seen, the k's seem genuine too - a very low 25000 km. The only thing is it only came with 1 set of keys, but I guess it can't all be perfect. Mate, it was worth the wait....I reckon you got sick of me asking by the 10th email but you stuck to it...answering all my questions and helping along the way to the best of your ability. I signed up with you at the end of June and my car arrived in Melbourne around end of roughly 2 months which isn't to bad if you ask me! Now I'm just waiting to take it to compliance (which you recommended as well) and I'm sure they will do a good job of complaincing it for me! Thanks again mate and you will be hearing from me in the near future to get more cars in.

  • 2003 Nissan Skyline 350GT
Tony C
Queensland, Australia

Hi Ben,

I meant to let you know sooner that we now have the Elgrand and it is a very nice vehicle. I occasionally look at the auction listings and still haven't seen one I like better.

Both yourself and Richard did an excellent job and were both great to deal with. I keep looking for excuses to go out and drive it. So glad we didn't buy a Kia Carnival or similar.

Thanks again Ben. We hope to deal with you again when purchasing our next vehicle.

All the best.

  • 2004 Nissan Elgrand Rider S
Terry W
Canberra, Australia

The Caterham arrived in Canberra today! It is pretty well as expected, the photos did a good job of revealing the condition accurately. Apart from an interminable wait on the wharf for the thing to be cleaned, it was all quite smooth.

Thank you for your part in this, all the paperwork was handled well and you managed to get the seller to move on it when it started to appear he wasn't all that bothered.

  • 1985 Caterham Super 7
Max W
Queensland, Australia

Thanks for your help bringing my car in. I have been to see it and am very happy, it looks to be in fantastic condition. You made it an easy process. I apologise for hassling you so much during the process! I'm just waiting for compliance and then it's all mine.

  • 2007 Nissan Skyline 350GT Type P sedan
Glenn M
QLD, Austalia

Thanks for your help during this whole process. It was comforting that you had contacts in the UK and it all went smoothly.

I have given your name to some fellas I work with who are interested in importing some cars so hopefully you will get some more business.

Thanks once again.

  • 2001 Aston Martin DB7
Mac D
Perth, Australia

I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for getting me my Evo VIII GSR. I pretty much haven't stopped driving it since I got back home. Car was registered the next day!

On a side note, my girlfriend is interested in an Evo now. So I'm perhaps thinking of getting something for her.

  • 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 8
Greg B
ACT, Australia

I have purchased 8 vehicles through J-Spec since 2004 and have been thoroughly impressed with the service provide by Ben and Craig. Their advice and knowledge regarding importation laws, regulations and the industry in general is excellent which has made all of my vehicle purchases very easy. The quality of vehicles is well described in the email and website notifications, which allowed me to make informed decisions about purchases I made - without bombarding them with questions and phone calls.

The estimated costs have been almost spot on each time. I have not paid more than the estimated costs and each time, they have stepped me through the process, providing guidance on when funds are to be transferred and to who.

I would highly recommend J-Spec to anyone who is interested in or looking for more advice about importing a vehicle into Australia.

  • 1989 Nissan 180SX
  • 1998 Mitsubishi Legnum VR-4
  • 1989 BMW 525i
  • 1989 Nissan Skyline GTS-t
  • 1989 Toyota Soarer 3.0GT
  • Toyota Celsiors x3
Marcos R
Sydney, Australia

Today is the final day of this somewhat lengthy process. My car is now complied and ready to be registered. First of all i would just like to thank everyone at J-spec for their constant help and speedy responses to my 10,000 questions.

Ben, you did an awesome job the whole way through. I always felt like you were extremely knowledgable about the whole process and always felt like i was a number one priority. You made it easy to ask questions, and i trusted you always had the right answers.

I will definately be using your service again in the future, and will be referring anyone that is interested in importing to J-spec.

Great work Ben and great work J-spec,

From a happy new Trueno Owner

  • 1986 Toyota Corolla Trueno AE86
Brett R
Adelaide, Australia

Dude my E51 is killa!!!!!!!!! I can't believe why these things weren't ever brought to Aussie, it drives like a limo, is as comfy as my lounge room, with just as much room and comfort for anybody else who wishes to cruise with me.

Its a definate head turner, everybody looks, its amazing, males and females of all ages look and stare, its quite funny how many, guys especially actually hang out the windows of their cars as I drive past. I cant go anywhere without people stopping me to ask what it is.

Top Gear Compliance were great too, very helpful and thorough with their work, the van passed inspection and registration first go, as soon as I picked it up from the transport company I took it to inspection and was registered the same day, as a 6 seater, yeah!!!!!!!!

In summary I love it, once again you've found me an awesome car. I really appreciate all you're help, advise, and work in bringing me and my Elgrand together, as we now ride in style off into the sunset!!!!!! :)

Thanks again man, next time im in Melbourne I'll let ya know and if ya got time we should catch up and I'll shout a couple a beers.

  • 2005 Nissan Elgrand Rider
  • 1998 Mitsubishi Galant VR-4
Kushil A
Brisbane, Australia

I found J-Spec the website in 2007 and became a regular visitor, after inquiring about J-Spec from fellow motoring enthusiasts via SAU (Skylines Australia) and decided to import my first car, a V35 Nissan Skyline in 2008, J-spec's understanding of customer expectations was excellent, this is specially evident in the fact that my budget was limited, yet i was after a limited edition 70th Anniversary coupe. After a few auctions later I found and imported a V35 coupe in 2008 and was very happy with it, all my shipping, customs and compliance was arranged by J-spec as well.

In 2010 when i wanted to buy my ultimate car Skyline R34 GTR, i knew exactly who to contact, Ben has being very methodical in his process of vetting vehicles and presenting a selection that fits my criteria rather than everything that goes via the auction system. The R34 GTR was imported in 2010 after a few weeks of selection and it was exactly the Car I wanted and as specified to J-Spec originally. Ben kept me in contact through out this time via email and phone. J-Spec also negotiated the with various compliance centers as well as any advice I would need along the way.

It is import to note that on both occasions in 2008 and 2010 and over 2 very different cars, J-Spec has imported exactly what i wanted and within agreed budget without me having to worry about anything. I would based on my personal experience alone highly recommend them.

  • 2000 Nissan Skyline GTR V-Spec
  • 2004 Nissan Skyline 350GT 70th Anniversary
Steve T
Brisbane, Australia

Hi Ben, picked up the car today and we are extremely happy!

It looks great and drove beautifully down the coast back to Brisbane for us.

Thanks for all your help (I think we got to 50 emails!) and if we import another car in the future, it will be through you.

  • 2002 Nissan Stagea AXIS
Brody B
VIC, Australia

Hey there Ben,

Just collected the car today and ive got to say, I couldn't be happier. As soon as i saw it I couldn't believe how amazing it looked, the lines and styling on these are up there with the newer Mercedes models imo, especially how the rear slopes down, so elegant. It gets up and moves too, bit of a thrill when my mate and I put the foot down from a stand still, definitely more then enough power.

Its safe and sound now locked away in the garage, just thought id say thanks for everything, it was truly a great experience.

  • 2004 Toyota Crown Majesta C-Type
Wayne G
Tasmania, Australia

I was keen to deal with someone who knew what they were talking about and had access to the widest range of vehicles possible. It was also important that I felt I could trust the person and the process. JSpec and Ben met all these criteria. I reckon I saved somewhere between two and four thousand dollars by buying at auction through Ben. Thanks mate a great vehicle.

  • 2002 Mitsubishi Delica Chamonix
Jeremy L
Brisbane, Australia

Yes! I've just registered it and drove it to work yesterday, fantastic little car.

Thanks again for all your help with finding such a nice one. I'll be sure to get back in touch when we get another one!

  • 1998 Rover Mini Cooper
Kang L
Sydney, NSW

Hi Ben,

I just wanted to let you know that I have collected the car from compliance. The car looks good and the condition seems well kept. Thanks for your services, I found the whole process relatively hassle free with minimal variation from the estimated cost. Thank you again and I would recommend you to friends if they are looking to import cars from Japan.

  • 2011 Toyota Mark X 350S
John L
Sydney, Australia

It needs a good clean (like someone drove it through a dust storm!) but I can see the car is mint. Thakns so much for your help in getting it, considering how much better it is than all of the local models I'm really glad I got this one in the end. I'd say this is even better than my old R33 which is saying something! The transport company took about a week longer than promised which sucked but otherwise everything was smooth.

  • 1999 Nissan Silvia Spec R
  • 1997 Nissan Skyline GTS25-t
Suqi H
New South Wales, Australia

Hi Ben

Picked up the car on Saturday, It was pretty good condition! Again I have to thank you for organizing everything for me, the car is definitely better than those I saw in the dealership. and I will definitely recommend you to others as well.

  • 2006 Nissan Skyline 350GT Type S sedan
Chris C
Nova Scotia, Canada

Hey Ben, GTR arrived and I'm doing some maintenance stuff on it now, it's great. I guess we have to get one more car for my sister and then we're a full J-Spec family lol! My Dad's GTO just had the 100k service, mum's car hasn't missed a beat. The GTR is the fastest of the bunch which isn't doing family relations any good but he knew the score, I know he emailed you about a 928 but it's going to take more than that!.

  • 1993 Nissan Skyline GTR
  • 1991 Mitsubishi GTO
  • 1991 Mercedes Benz 500SL
Chris B
Victoria, Australia

Just letting you know mate I got the Stagea and have been enjoying it for the past 3 weeks. It is much more than I could ever have hoped for and has far exceeded my expectations. At first the importing process was frighting and along the way I second guessed it quite a bit, but I couldn't be happier and I am looking forward to doing it all over again next year. You have been a huge help and the people you deal with are awesome.

  • 1996 Nissan Stagea RS FOUR V
Duane C
Brisbane, Australia

I picked up my crown on Thursday from Japan Imports. Every thing seems to be going just fine. Very impressed with the condition.

Took me a bit to work out the boot cancel button was pressed in the glovebox.

Thanks for the help in the process. I've just got to get insurance sorted and sell the my old 89 Camry and I'll be cruising in style. The list of feature differences is hilariously long.

If there is anything else to do let me know. Otherwise, it's been a pleasure to use your service. Much appreciated.

  • 2004 Toyota Crown Royal Saloon G
Jerry V
Victoria, Australia

Thank you for the car. I love it, smooth rides, the engine is responsive, the light is white xenon and adaptive as well I think, can't believe it, a very good recommendation. Nearly everything is electric control.

Actually, we love it. My wife and my daughter (just 7 months) now sleeps better in the car, she keeps looking around, not a small place in Navara Ute anymore.

Keep up the good work, I hope you still stay in business when I get the next one, I am in love with this car already, now I am wonder how good the new one is.

  • 2005 Nissan Elgrand XL
Ken C
Victoria, Australia

It's been 5 months since our first email and the journey is finally over. I got my car registered today and it's a bloody good feeling.

Just wanted to say thanks a lot for all your work and assistance in personally checking the car and making sure it got here in good nick. Your service was marvellous!

If I go thru another importation of a car, I'll be using you again. :)

  • 2002 Honda Civic Type R EP3
  • 2002 Mazda RX-7 Type R Bathurst R
Ben E
Brisbane, Australia

Having owned 21 different imports purchased locally through my teens and early twenties, I thought I'd try my luck at importing one directly from Japan. Although you have risk involved you'll often find cars in better condition at a lower price then you will locally.

1st on the agenda was something 4 door to replace the Soarer. I contacted Craig and Ben at J-spec having heard of them through forums and word of mouth. I was quickly informed of the procedure and costs involved and within a couple of weeks of searching I had an Aristo on its way.

A few years later the bug bit again and I decided to import another couple of cars, and this time I was to visit Japan in person with a group of friends on holiday. Ben was in Japan sourcing cars for his customers so I managed to meet up with him and view a few auctions with him being our tour guide. After a couple of auctions we managed to find and purchase a couple of very decent Nissan Y34's at really good prices. We had an awesome trip to Japan and especially loved seeing the ins and outs of the Japanese auctions.

Having imported a few cars now, I can thoroughly recommend these guys to take care of all your importation needs.

  • 2003 Nissan Cube
  • 2000 Nissan Cedric VIP-Z
  • 1999 Nissan Gloria Ultima
  • 1993 Toyota Aristo 3.0V
Phillip A
Sydney, Australia

Hey Ben, I picked her up on Friday arvo.. it's awesome thanks heaps for your help man.

  • 2008 Nissan Skyline 370GT Type SP
Brisbane, Australia

Well we were looking for a replacement for our old Tarago which finally gave up the ghost. Had a good look around on E-bay and Carsales, dealers etc and were not impressed with what was offered for the prices expected. I remembered seeing J-Specs site on the web a few years ago and decided to re-visit and have a look see for a few weeks. It was quite a big decision to venture importing a vehicle as we had never done it before but Ben seemed quite helpful. Feedback on a number of forums was positive as well, compared to what was said about other importers.

Our specifications to Ben were probably somewhat difficult to meet and in the end we compromised in a few not so major areas. There were a number of vehicles that were bid on but we just missed out on.

Anyway, Ben suggested the vehicle that we now have, but we were not sure about it (did not tick ALL the boxes we had wanted). We asked Ben to bid on it anyway and we WON.

That was pretty exciting. The whole looking / bidding process took longer than we had originally expected. We got heaps of photos of the car and it looked pretty good with only a couple of minor scratches on the body kit - that would be easy to fix once it arrived. Actually it probably helped in keeping the price down a bit.

We had wanted wood trim for the dash and on the doors as part of the original specification. This vehicle did not have that, however we asked Ben if he could source these and have them shipped with the car. Well we got a call from Ben and were delighted with the news he had - he was able to get these items AND a matching steering wheel and at a very reasonable price. Well done Ben and very very much appreciated.

The car was scheduled to be shipped over the Christmas / New Year period but for some reason or other and apparently poor communication in JPN, the car missed the boat and we did not find out till it was expected here in Australia. Unfortunately this meant a delay in shipping by almost a month. Of the whole import experience, this was perhaps the only real annoying thing to happen - I had already gotten a loan car and was pushing my luck to extend it just so I could travel to and from work.

Other than that, subsequent shipping, Seaway, Customs and Quarantine all went well.

We got to see the car for the first time while it was in for compliance up on the Sunshine Coast. It was nothing like in the photo's - it was way BETTER than we had even hoped for. We already knew that it had pretty low kilometres (55k) but its condition was EXCELLENT. I am not kidding, it was virtually in showroom condition. We both were impressed.

We had only had it now for about 3 weeks and have already taken it for an interstate run it - it was just magic to travel in. The ride is just brilliant. The visibility great. It is very very quite inside and the tinted windows and twin sunroof is just fantastic.

We actually got to camp in it for 4 nights as part of our travels. Sleeping in the fold down chairs was not uncomfortable and looking up at the stars (and a couple of meteorites) was just brilliant. Would we do it again. Short answer is YES. Ben was very helpful, the process is not intimidating to me now having done it once already. Only big thing is, I would probably keep on top of the actual shipping, as that was where our biggest delay was.

Incidentally, the wooden trim items Ben had sourced for us have been fitted and it just finishes it off real nicely now.

  • Toyota Estima Aeras
Dimi N
Sydney, Australia

Hey fellas, I've just gotten the car and i'm a 100% happy customer. From the brokerage, to the shipping and transportation and the outstanding and quick compliance job! Thank you to all who have helped me get this car.

I will definitely do this again in the near future.

  • 1998 Mitsubishi Legnum VR-4
Jay S
QLD, Australia

Hi Ben,

mate, all is great. Car was in way better shape than thought, absolute mint. Really couldn't be happier apart from the Japanese women swearing at me thru the head deck. I cant help it that she's not in Japan anymore!

  • 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 7 GT-A
John P
Queensland, Australia

Picked up our 2000 GTO last Monday (4th). Got back to Longreach yesterday. Brisbane Compliance Centre were 3 weeks longer than they first indicated. However I can forgive them that as I was very pleased with their work and they were reasonable on their pricing. (Nigel looks a top operator to me )

To get roadworthy I needed new drive shaft carrier bearings. Drove the GTO 1451klm home without any big problems. As with all secondhand cars, a few little things to attend to.

Ben, have to say a big Thankyou for all your help. Hope to catch up with you in person sometime.

  • 2000 Mitsubishi GTO Twin Turbo
  • 2000 Mitsubishi GTO Twin Turbo (the last twin turbo ever built!)
  • 2000 Mitsubishi GTO Twin Turbo MR (the last twin turbo MR ever built!)
Rob K
Victoria, Australia

Just a brief note to let you know the Delica finally achieved compliance and is on the road. Its a great car.

Thanks for your assistance. We are very pleased with the vehicle.

  • 2000 Mitsubishi Delica Spacegear Chamonix
Aaron R
Western Australia

I got my Aristo the other week and got it over the pits no worries, just wanted to say thanks for hooking that up for us and if anyone asks me where to import a car from, ill be pointing them in your direction. Thanks again Ben, all the best,

  • 1993 Toyota Aristo 3.0V
Stu M
South Australia

How Ben,

Just letting you know D5 is now in my hands. Thank you very much for your help in this, have recommended you to a few people already.

Very happy it looks and drives well, and even fits in garage and still has some new car smell to it. Still working things out, but think it's time to practice my Japanese.

  • 2016 Mitsubishi Delica D:5 G Power Pack
Bosco W
Sydney, Australia

The car looks great! I drove it a couple of times! Can't wait to get it on the road! Now just have to wait for the plate...

  • 2007 Nissan Skyline 370GT Type S
Reagan D
Adelaide, Australia

Looks great, I started it up, purrs like a kitten fantastic. I'm rapped thanks Ben you did great finding her thumbs up mate.

  • 1999 Mitsubishi Galant VR-4
Patrick L
Ontario, Canada

The car has arrived and I had it checked out with a rx7 specialist. He said the car is in amazing shape. I'll definitely be recommending you

  • 1992 Mazra RX-7
Will J
Queensland, Australia

Got the GTR the other week and its awesome, I'd just like to send you a message to thank you for organising everything and making sure it went down smoothly. Would highly recommend J-Spec to anyone wanting to import.

Thanks, Will

  • 1999 Nissan Skyline GTR
Julian R
Melbourne, Australia

I took possession of the car today and I am thrilled to say the least.

The car is a fine example of an evo 6.5 and really turns heads. Its tastefully and professionally modified and didnt need much work to bring it up to its former glory. The car is something else on the high boost setting, making some serious power.

All up the whole process cost a total of around $(price removed). We were very close to the mark on that one.

Thanks for your help throughout the process, it was worth it, I have ended up with a great car and what seems like a very reliable and fast one at that.

  • 2000 Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 6 Tommi Makinen Edition
Shakiel R
Melbourne, Australia

Just letting you know I have picked up the car and its great! Just one thing I wanted to ask was if you can find out whether or not there was an extra key with the vehicle. I have only got 1 key, which is just a normal one, I thought the GTR key would be something different. So I'm not sure whether that it just came with the one key or if it did come with the second its gone missing.

Otherwise everything seems nice, it just needs some good attention, but it looks really really nice.. And goes quiet well too.

Thanks for your help in purchasing this car.

  • 1994 Nissan Skyline GTR
Lindsay P
Victoria, Australia

I picked up the car late last week & it's been an absolute dream!!!

The guys at Import Factory even said it was easily one of the best they've seen inside & out (there is not a spec of rust anywhere!!), which I'm guessing they've had a fair share come through their doors!

Once I got it home & gave it a good wash inside & out, I was in disbelief at the condition of the car, it's easily one of the cleanest I've seen myself & have had many compliments on the car!

So I just want to say a massive thank you & I hope you know how much I appreciate the work you did for me, I couldn't be happier!!!

I'll be sure to send anyone I know who is considering importing straight to you.

Thanks again mate, you're a legend!!!!

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Keenan S
Queensland, Australia

Hi Ben,

I have received the car. Thanks for all your help. The car is well beyond my expectations for the price. I also received 2 spare keys. I will look forward to dealing with you in the future.

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Richard J
Queensland, Australia

Hi Ben, the Elgrand has cleaned up well. Thanks again for your help, your expertise and patience was invaluable. Made the whole experience of buying and importing a vehicle fun and stress free.

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James W

Hey Ben, a big thanks for all your help with the car!

It arrived in brissy Friday and I managed to get home today to drive it. It's fantastic and in great condition!

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Steve A
South Australia

Car received and its pretty good !! Just a few things to sort out before its on the road like brakes and vin number on chassis and take tint off. Other than that it seems fine and im surprised at the condition, I expected it to be worse and the paint is quite good, just a detail and polish will bring it up to awesome condition !!

Thanks again for your help and look forward to fun times ahead with my new Aristo and hopefully trouble free !!

And, the price came in pretty much on the money , give or take a few bucks, which is great !!

Cheers mate !

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Matthew P
Brisbane, Australia

Thanks for all your help over the past 12 weeks, I am very happy with the car and would be keen to import once again in the future. For someone that this was their first time importing, your assistance and help was invaluable. I can see why the Australian car industry is in so much trouble, when you can import exotic cars like theses for this sort of money. Hey, I have already had an offer on the Mags from the guy who installed the alarm.

Thanks once again for your assistance.

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Tomi A
Victoria, Australia

I had the pleasure of enlisting the services of J-Spec Imports through Ben Lippa in late 2006. I had very specific criteria for my S15 Silvia in terms of condition and options; of which a number of rare options were specified. Not too long after the search was initiated a number of candidates were presented and we narrowed it down to an example from a dealership in Narita - which met all of my criteria and then some.

J-Spec leveraged their network in Japan to arrange an inspection and test drive of the car prior to purchase to ensure everything was as expected. From this inspection I received a detailed report, and well over 200 high resolution photos depicting every inch of the car. Given the positive outcome of the inspection I proceeded to purchase the car.

From there Ben ensured that my first import experience was a breeze, having organised all the logistics around international payment, import approval, shipping, customs and finally compliancing. Predictably by the time I went to get a roadworthy certificate for registration not a single item needed to be replaced. I could not have asked for a better outcome.

Since then my partner, based off my positive experience imported an R34 GTT. She was pleased to have been treated to the same professional service I had received prior. That being said I highly recommend the team at J-Spec Imports, and will surely be back in the future.

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Leo S
Western Australia

Great news, I collected the car from Autoworx on the weekend and I just picked up the plates from the licensing centre so I think we are finally all good!

The final cost all up was $xx,xxx which was very close to the estimate. Came up quite good after a thorough cleaning.

I Just wanted to take this moment to personally thank you for everything you have done so far. Having never imported a car before it was extremely reassuring to have you in contact and answering my questions all the way through the process. I have already had a few friends ask me about my importing experience and I have nothing but good things to say about J-Spec, I'll definitely to be recommending you guys to everyone I know!

The journey took a bit longer than I anticipated however many of the setbacks were entirely out of our control. The car itself is in very good condition all we needed was a new set of tyres and it was good to go. The major service hasn't been done but I expected as much so I'll be getting that sorted out pretty soon as well.

Once again THANK YOU for all the late nights / early mornings and weekend work following up on the car it was very much appreciated.

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Con N
Melbourne, Australia

Thanks for the follow up. I am very happy with the vehicle.

The vehicle is performing excellently. My wife loves the black colour.

Yesterday I went passed the only Infiniti dealer in Victoria (Infiniti Brighton) and found my car in their showroom for sale brand new as the Infiniti G37 for $93K, so I think I have done well. The body, colour and features were virtually identical. I actually thought I was looking at my car inside and out.

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Nasso P
Melbourne, Australia

Hey Ben, I received my Merc a few weeks ago. Its immaculate, never seen a better example

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Craig F
Perth, Australia

Just a note received crown yesterday

Very impressed vehicle looks new new

Slight wash by me looks like the day come out show room

You've won me would always give highest recommendation to friends and family about your excellent service

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Nori N
Melbourne, Australia

Hi Ben

I picked up my V36. It is a nice car, very smooth and comfortable which makes me a bit of car sick. This is definitely right car for me at the moment. I'm very happy with it. Lucky I didn't go for SUV.

I just wanted to say thanks for all your help!

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Jerry A
Melbourne, Australia

Compliance for my Aristo was completed on Wednesday and was able to register it straight away. Thank you very much for the service you have provided. I am very happy with the car and your assistance throughout the whole process. I will definitely recommend you to anyone I know who is looking to import a vehicle.

Also thank you very much for recommending Himantha for the compliance, his workshop have been very helpful and always available to answer any of my questions. It's good to have someone who has experience with the vehicle being compliance.

Thank you once again.

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Samir O
Melbourne, Australia

I just wanted to give you a big thankyou for all the help and time you've spent importing my car. My V35 is now on the road and I'm loving it. I found the whole process pretty easy going, but I can see it would be a nightmare if I didn't have j-spec helping out.

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Juliette R
Melbourne, Australia

I was lucky enough to see my car come up for sale on the J-Spec mailing list at a bargain price, and from the previous experience of my partner importing a Silvia through J-Spec I had no reservations about contacting J-Spec straight away. Ben sent me approx. 80 photos of the car, kept in contact throughout the entire process and answered every question (no matter how silly it may have sounded), he really put my mind at ease. I was lucky enough to have J-Spec personally inspect and test drive the car for in Japan before I purchased it. They recommended a great compliancer once it landed and the whole process was made very easy. If there isn't a car on their mailing list that takes your fancy - tell them every minute detail (model, colour, options, etc.) and they will track down exactly what you need.

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Steve H
Sydney, Australia

Mini arrived yesterday, looks great, thanks for all your help, another satisfied customer.

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Ian H
Tweed Heads, Australia

I have imported cars from other companies but since importing a Skyline in 2005 I was certain I never wanted to deal with another person from another import company. It is no guarantee that a pretty picture will result in happy ownership, but with Ben and the people at J-Spec, I found they were as fussy as I wanted them to be - even talking me out of vehicles that looked great, but presented a risk. Our Stagea is one of the best performance cars I have ever driven and far superior to similar Stageas I have seen and cruised with here on the coast. The money was spot on and I know I can sell at a profit if I listen to the advice and buy the right model, with the right combination of extras. I wouldn't take the risk with anyone else! Thanks J-Spec!

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Stephen M
Sydney, Australia

Hey mate,

Just went and checked out the car. Dust aside, it is absolutely IMMACULATE! Even the inside of the engine is bright gold!

Rare genuine gtr mats too :-D

Log books and service history in the glovebox and next service due stickers so kms are genuine :)

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Charith C
New South Wales

I picked up the car from the Sydney workshop last Friday so all good and I m very happy with the car.

Car is in very good condition, exterior paint and interior is very good for the age of the car. It drives well and the top dash looks new as per the changes you had organised.

Thank you very much for all your help! Much appreciated! It s been a pleasure dealing with you.

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Gemma A
Perth, Australia

Hi again, kust picked up the Estima today!!!

Wanted to shoot out a message to you. And your company if you wanna use it on your website or just pat yourself on the back for a job well done go for it :)

Dealt with Ben from JSpec looking to buy a family car Estima. As a woman it was a daunting project not having a clue what I was doing. But Ben went above and beyond. I'm sure I asked a heap of stupid questions and bugged him hourly with questions and adding on information I forgot in a heap of emails. He always got back to me same day if not within the same hour. Was so helpful and patient, he was amazing.

In the end we got our dream car, when we came to pick up our Estima it was parked next to a bright yellow Lamborghini, there were four guys not milling around the Lamborghini but my little Estima family van, talking about how amazing it was. How the condition was nothing like that had seen, and what a winner we had got, ignoring the super car next to it!... I think that says it all.

All in all dream car, perfect condition.. seriously perfect, and importantly the right price. Ben shopped around for the best deal for compliance on our behalf. An amazing trouble free experience.

My twins are 6, needless to say we're already looking at imports for them and we're 100% going through JSpec.

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Malcolm M
Sydney, Australia

Just to give you some feedback on how it all went:

- condition was spot on as described right down to the little scratches on the fender

- total time was about a week longer than quoted, but given that it came in over Christmas I think that's not too bad

- total price was about $200 more than quoted

All up I'm really happy as I'm sure you know, I know I asked a million questions (you think I would have learned after the Leggy) so thanks for being patient.

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Graham H
QLD, Australia

Wow. What an incredible machine.

It's like Dave said on the phone recently: you get a lot of car for your money.

Previous Japanese owner obviously a most fastidious person judging by the overall condition of the vehicle, and as you suggested likely used public transport mon-fri as the car has averaged under 80km per week, over 9 years! Evidently a younger person too as evidenced by expensive AME Shallen aftermarket wheels, [and springs,] plus the hard drive is full of j-pop.

Thanks Ben, we did well.

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Ben G
Adelaide, Australia

The decision to import our own Delica was a big one and not undertaken lightly. After much research we chose J-Spec to facilitate doing this. We found Ben to be very knowledgeable and always available to consult with. It took some time to find the right Delica for us as were we quite specific. We were out bid a couple of times, but such is auctions. Most importantly though, Ben's inspectors in Japan ruled out at least 3 Delica's because of under body condition. And there lies a key difference between J-Spec and a used car salesman. Ben acted on our behalf and wanted to get the right car for us, not just any car to get a sale.

After taking almost 8 weeks to find, bid on and buy the right Delica, then a further 10 weeks to get it to Adelaide, complied and registered, importing is not for the impatient. However Ben guided us through the process and organised the logistics as required. Costs were as estimated. End result: We're absolutely stoked with our Delica. Would we do it again? Yes! With J-Spec again? Absolutely.

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Sachin R
Ontario, Canada

Just wanted to say thanks again and that it was a pleasure dealing with your company all along. My situation was a bit more complex than most other exportations, but you handled everything very professionally. Thank you.

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Jordan M

Hey Ben!

It's been close to a month now since I got the Chaser, and the more time I spend with, I realise how insane of a car this is. It truly is in immaculate condition. Recently installed a 3 inch cat back HKS exhaust, and just replaced the radiator today. Runs like a dream. It's been getting quite a lot of looks too (spied someone taking photos of it at the petrol station the other day.) Previous owner had fitted remote start which is incredible for warming it up in the mornings, as well as HID lights all around which I'm told is not standard.

Honestly, I can't thank you enough. The car may as well be brand new, and I can't believe I've got it. It's mine and it's not going anywhere. Expect to hear from me again in a couple of years when the time comes for me to import an R34 GTR. That's my real dream car, the chaser is just a stepping stone.

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Leigh K
Melbourne, Australia

I just wanted to let you know I collected my Caldina GT-T on the weekend, and it is absolutely fantastic.

The only thing it needed for a RWC were tyres and parker globes, a testament to the fact that the car was as legit as it seemed.

It came in virtually right on budget, which left me a few dollars to do a few nice things to it, such as the plates and a new set of wheels.

Thanks A LOT for always happily answering my pestering questions, and keeping me well and truly informed the whole way through the process. Having never imported a car before it was very reassuring to have someone keep me up to speed with everything. I'll be more than happy to refer any of my friends to you, as you know i've already pointed a friend in your direction, and after having shown the Caldina off to my family and friends over the weekend, don't be surprised if you have a few more customers shortly.

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Colin P
NSW, Australia

Sorry I have taken so long to get back to you but I am still pinching myself that I own this car. When you said it was practically a new car, you were not joking as it still had some of the plastic coverings on the inside.

It is absolutely beautiful and a dream to drive. I will definitely be using your company again in the future.

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Brett N
Melbourne, Australia

As Craig may have already told you, I picked up my Corona Hardtop from Toll yesterday. I am totally blown away with how good it is. The condition of the car really exceeded my expectations. There are some minor patches of rust and some scratches, but the car is arrow straight and most of the paint is really good. The interior is near immaculate, everything works (except the A/C of course) and it runs really well.

I've only driven it a short distance (on a permit), but it's already turning heaps of heads! Even my wife loves it, and it is causing a lot of interest on the Toymods website. I can't wait to get it road legal.

I just wanted to thank you for all your help in making my dreams of owning one of these rare cars come true. You put up with my incessant questions and made the whole process really easy and painless. Rest assured I will be recommending J-Spec as a top source for a JDM import.

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Yong L
New South Wales, Australia

Hi Ben, just to let you know that I've picked up the car. Very happy with it, although it is a 15 year old car, if almost seem like new.

Thanks for your assistance.

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Alain N
Victoria, Australia

Here are some pics of my car... they're not that clear but you can see how straight the body is... :) i gave it some T.L.C and it came out very immac....<

(pics were taken from my phone) Once i get it to show room standard i will send you some more pics with my digi camera.... :D

Just like to advise you that i have received the car in good condition on friday...:D The car looks in better condition then the pictures you sent me so im very pleased with that! With the compliance i spoke to danny and he recommended duc at GD jap imports so im taking my car to him.

I really appreciate your help in finding me the car and thank you for your great service :)

Regards from a happy customer,

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Rosalind O
Sydney, Australia

HI Ben, Just wanted to say thank you for a hassle free search and delivery of my E51 Elgrand.

I was daunted by the prospect of buying a vehicle from another country and sight unseen. But I am happy to say that the gold Elgrand you sourced for me is as it was described. In fact cosmetically it is pretty amazing for a 2002 model vehicle.

The speed of delivery combined with the ease of compliance topped it all off.

Thank you for finding an Elgrand pretty much exactly as my wish list had described.

I will be happy to recommend your company to any other person wishing to import a vehicle from Japan.

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Jonathan M
Brisbane, Australia

I have imported 4 cars with J-Spec Imports over 5 years, having used another import broker prior to this there is no comparison. Not only does J-Spec get significantly more information and photos (I had 400 pics of my Skyline before buying it!) but their advice and honesty is invaluable, they talked me out of buying a car through them that I was happy to buy because they thought they could find a better one for me, and they did! I have nothing but good things to say about them and when I have the money for a GTR it will be J-Spec car number 5!

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Bradley C
Adelaide, Australia

The car is going great, the quickest car next to this i have driven is a VS commodore which doesn't even compare lol. I had a compression test done and came back perfect, pretty good for a rotor that's done 80+k's i would think. Overall I'm wrapped with the car, couldn't of asked for any better.

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Andrew S
Brisbane, Australia

I just wanted to touch base and let you know that I saw the car yesterday for the first time..... Car is absolutely amazing. Totally immaculate. I couldn't be happier. so I truly thankyou for all the assistance that you have given me over the past 2 months. I really can't wait to drive it now.

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Shaun G
Queensland, Australia

Just a quick note to let you know we collected the Skyline today and to thank you for recommending the car and coordinating all the work. We found it a very enjoyable process but only because we had so little to organise.

The car is great. Far better quality than we expected when we started this process. So thanks to you and your inspector.

Total cost was $xx,xxx plus tyres and it took just 8 weeks so we are very happy.

I doubt this will be the last import we do now.

Thanks again

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Thomas L
Melbourne, Australia

Just thought I'd shoot you an email to let you know that the Legnum arrived last friday and I have been driving it since. Gotta say its easily the best handling and performing wagon I have ever driven, and everything is as I was expecting it to be. So thanks for all the help, I appreciate it as I had no experience with imports prior to this.

As someone who had previously never imported a car, I found dealing with J-Spec to be quick, easy and most importantly informative. Any questions I had were answered (and these were quite extensive thanks to my need to know everything about everything!) and all cars brought to my attention matched my criteria well.

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Raween G
Melbourne, Australia

Happy New Year!

Car is here and I had a little drive on the weekend and so far from what I can see, it a very nice car and drives nice and condition is pretty good as you informed me.

Thanks for all your help.

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Bernie B
Perth, Australia

Hi Ben,

Picked up my MiEV on Thursday, registered it, drove it home and charged it. Apart from the 2 minor dings and scrape, looks and smells like new and is really nice to drive. KYP did a good job on the compliance. Got caught out by couple of extra forms needed for EV but won't have a problem next time. My family also impressed with the MiEV's looks, condition and price.

Thanks Ben, I really appreciate the great job you did in getting the van in Japan and then direct to WA for compliance.

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Peter J
QLD, Australia

Just wanted to touch base now that I have the Elgrand in my possession after having been through compliance,etc, etc.... (for a couple of weeks now)

I wanted to thank you for the ease at which the project moved along from my initial contact with you until the end when I received the vehicle. What I initially was nervous about doing as it was something I had zero experience in became so easy with your assistance and guidance along the way. I had the nice surprise of heated seats and the vehicle colour being the black/purple/green once it was detailed so couldn't be happier with how it all worked out.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to anyone who was wanting to import from Japan as it was made very easy working through JSpec.

Once again, thank you for everything along the way.

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David F
South Australia

just wanted to formally thank you for spending the time to provide me with my car that has been diagnosed as one of the cleanest examples the complier has ever seen! Mind you, this is after i spent a week polishing and cleaning!

I am very satisfied with the outcome and happy with the result, on the 26th we'll see the inspector agrees :)

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Ryan D
Darwin, Australia

Just to let you know the car rocked up today, spent the first few hours this morning getting the rego no problems at all. Car is absolutely fantastic, the photos really don't do it justice it's unreal in person. Would like to say a big thanks for finding the car and for all your help getting it here. Can't even compare it to the WRX this thing is leagues ahead.

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Adrian B
Melbourne, Australia

hey ben, the chaser is *expletive removed* awesome man. love it. havent done much to it, AVCR,wheels, HKS BOV, Greddy Emanage Ultimate...pulled 210rwkw.

my friend is rapt that he can get a series 2 for that price and he said millage isent a worry. got any half decent samples i can show him ?

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Andrew W
Melbourne, Australia

I would like to extend my thanks to Ben and the team at J-Spec for the work you have done importing my car from Japan. I paid for you to locate and organise shipping of my car and believe it was a worthwhile investment because not only did i get straight forward advice along the way, but when things didn't go quite to plan Ben helped accomodate by presenting new options and taking responsibility of retrieving the vehicle. I commend Ben's work ethic and customer service during the transaction and can recommend future clients your way.

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Tom S
NSW, Australia

Hi Ben,

All hurdles have now been cleared and my Nissan Fuga is now registered and being daily driven!

Despite the unusual administrative headaches faced after compliance, I am overall very pleased with the experience and thrilled with the outcome.

The car is a blast to drive, in excellent condition and required minimal work. A good clean and a service was all that was needed before being put on daily duties, and it does the job well! Plenty of (P-plate legal) power from the VQ35DE, surprisingly nimble for its size/weight and more economical than I expected. I'm happy we managed to find the one we did, in Sports Package trim with the unusual options, this was one worth waiting for.

When the time comes, it will be a pleasure to do business with you once more. If any of my friends are considering importing, I will ensure they have your number.

Many thanks!

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Alex B
Brisbane, Australia

I just wanted to inform you last friday I picked up the car from MJR Auto Centre. Thank you for all your hard work, the car is better than I ever expected. Can't praise you enough how straight forward you have made importing cars. Thank you.

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John M
Western Australia

Hi Ben,

RX7 arrived home today. Car is exactly as described. Very happy customer.

Regards, John

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Charles L
Canberra, Australia

Hi Ben, many many thanks. It has been a pleasure dealing with you. I look forward to buying my next import through J-SPEC.

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Michael D
Northern Territory, Australia

Today I picked up my 1999 Silvia from the depot. Firstly, the car matched the condition that was stated and shown in the pictures, which was one of my main concerns about importing. However, knowing that Ben and his team can deliver as promised, I will have no hesitation about importing again.

Secondly, I would like to highlight that my case was somewhat different to the average person importing a car. During the process of importing I was deployed in Afghanistan, which created some difficulty in communication and placed a lot of strain on times and availability. Ben, my hat goes off to you for being flexible and understanding to my situation. A very big Thank you. There are a lot of importers out there, and J-Spec is the King of the biz!

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Anthony L
Alberta, Canada

The car arrived in town on Thursday. It looks even better then the pictures!! After a quick safety inspection, it looks to be in beautiful shape. Very little rust on the undercarriage, a few spots about the size of a wheel nut, and that is all the rust I've found. There was a bunch of HKS meters and gadgets in the glove box that I was unaware of, Bonus!! So far it runs very well and the engine is strong.

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Minh N
NSW, Australia

Hi Ben

I got the estima the car is beautiful. Thank you very much for your time and your help

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A. Jong
Melbourne, Australia

I'd wish to say thanks to Jspec and Ben in particular with my purchase of my Skyline R34 which was way back in 2006 and still enjoy the car till this day. Have had no troubles with the car whatsoever and would be more than happy recommending their services to anybody that was looking to import a car from Japan as they make the process very easy and keep you updated on all of the things you need to do whilst you await your new toy

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Paul D
VIC, Australia

Yep! Picked up the D:5 yesterday afternoon after compliance, roadworthy and rego. All good-to-go. And it was a dream to drive this morning! : )

Now I have the Delica, I'm completely over-the-moon with it – in absolutely fantastic condition, drives beautifully and looking forward to working out all the gadgets and entertainment system. Fortunately my wife is Japanese and my young kids are fluent so they'll work it out for me, especially the kids! : )

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Frank B
Adelaide, Australia

In October 2010 I was introduced to Ben by a fellow workmate who had previously brought 2 cars from Ben thru J-spec. For many months I dreamed and procrastinated about buying an M35 Stagea from Japan and importing with Ben's help. My previous car, a 1993 R33 Nissan Skyline GTS-T was already imported when I purchased that.

Long before I had even signed up with Ben, he was always extremely helpful, courteous, and professional with any email and question I threw at him.

I would say that I wasn't one of his easiest customers to please. After I did sign up, some 8 months later, his exceptional service continued as it did previously. Never did I feel that I was any trouble to him, and if he didn't know an answer to a question, he would find out and let me know. He even went above and beyond the call of duty (that's how you can tell he loves his work!). Ben knew the process like the back of his hand, and everything that he said would happen, did happen, so you can rest assured you are in safe hands with Ben.

My car, a 2004 Nissan Stagea finally arrived from Japan and the condition was much better than reported on the auction sheets in my eyes. It was a Grade 4 with B interior and B exterior. I was so pleased to see it. It just needs a good wash and vacuum then it will look killer!

I'm sure I will call on Ben's services again in a few years when I'm ready to buy my V36 Skyline. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Ben to any family, friends or strangers.

I can't thank him or speak highly enough of him.

If you want fantastic, honest, professional and affordable service then see Ben @ J-Spec imports.

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Tony H
Newcastle, Australia

I bought a 1990 BMW 525 off you about 4 years ago out of Tokyo. It has been going strong ever since regular service at a local garage and brakes redone once. The paint job was not in great condition(they are second hand) but there still isnt a squeak or a rattle in it. I've since done a spray painting course and am in the process of repainting it.

I would most certainly be a repeat customer.

  • 1990 BMW 525i
Malcolm C
Brisbane, Australia

We bought a Nissan Cube through Ben and J-spec, it would have to be the easiest car I've ever bought. The whole process was painless, we told Ben what we wanted and he found the exact car and within our budget. Ever step of the way Ben was there to help and kept us informed. The hardest part...getting time off work to go and pick it up. The car itself was immaculate even with our limited budget, Ben did an amazing job of sourcing it.

When I finally decide to change my car I will without a doubt be talking to J-Spec first.

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Qing L
Sydney, Australia

Hi Ben,

I picked up from compliance shop earlier, it's been sitting in the garage for the last two weeks untill I had alarm installed today. The car is in absolutely pristine conditon inside and out, definately a car that's been well looked after by previous owner. Whoever sees it couldn't believe how clean it is considering its age.

Just want to say thank you for helping me import the car I love. I couldn't be happier with the car. The process has been smooth and trouble free just like we did few years back. I will not hesitate to come back for the third time in the future.

  • 1999 Nissan Skyline GTR V-Spec
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Larry M
Sydney, Australia

Hi Ben,

Just want let you know, I just picked up the car this morning. Really appreciate your help. Car arrived in good condition. Really happy with it. Once again thank you so much for your help.

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Cameron M
Queensland, Australia

Hi Ben,

Just thought I'd let you know that I picked up the Delica last week from Dave at Caloundra and everything is great! I think it is the perfect car for us.

Thanks for everything

  • 2007 Mitsubishi Delica D:5 G Power Pack
Jason G
Melbourne, Australia

Should be going into lena's on friday for compliance so should be on road soon. Did take it for a few spins today and it drives great and sounds great. Ill sort some picks after i get it cleaned up (trim coming of sides needs to be restuck).

My gf and friends are suitably impressed tho, as am I

  • 1995 Toyota Aristo 3.0V
Thomas G
Melbourne, Australia

Hows things? I went up to Croydon about 6:30am and had a look through the car - the guys said it's the best one he's seen. Very good knick - like seriously, the duco etc looks new. It should be ready in about a weeks time! They are going to put the factory boost gauge etc in it for me too.

  • 2000 Nissan Stagea RS FOUR V
Trent V
Sydney, Australia

All i can say about J-Spec Imports is WOW. The condition of my AE86 has blown me away .. and it's all thanks to J-Spec Imports.

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Davin R
Launceston, Australia

After looking at several Skylines with dealers in Australia and finding three out of three I was interested in all had wound back mileage I got fed up with people trying to rip me off, and instead chose to import myself.

The crew at J-Spec were fantastic, finally someone who didn't see me as a walking dollar sign and genuinely tried hard to get a good car for me. I'm thrilled with the result and have a seriously top notch car. It's one of the best decisions I ever made.

  • 2003 Nissan Skyline 350GT Premium
  • 1997 Mitsubishi GTO Twin Turbo MR
Cameron M
Sydney, Australia

Just to let you know that my JZX was finally delivered today. Hopefully the compliance will be quick as I'm itching to drive it.

I will say that I couldn't fault the car - simply immaculate. Very very impressed and I think you did very well getting it for the price that we got. Appreciate all your efforts - thanks again.

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John R
New South Wales, Australia

Just letting you know I picked up the evo over the weekend. Thanks for everything over the past few months.

The car is in pretty decent shape but will need a bit of TLC to bring it back to its former glory which is usual for a car it's age I guess. All in all I'm very happy with the car and how transparent import process was, and how smooth everything went. I will most definitely be recommending your services to others.

Hope you have a great Christmas and new year.

  • 2000 Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 6 Tommi Makinen
Syarif Y
Victoria, Australia

Hello Ben,

It's an awesomely epic car!!

Loving it in everyway, thanks to you I got this one :D

  • 2000 Nissan Skyline GT-T
Travis E
Brisbane, Australia

Hey mate, collected the car yesterday, absolutely love it, I'm very impressed you did a top job finding this one. I would highly recommend that you send some more work to Ernie also if you don't already, he and the boys have done a brilliant job and I'm very happy with the way the compliance has been handled. Only two issues I have found, albeit minor ones, there's no key for the locknuts, so I can bet that it was with the rest of the gear that went missing from the boot. I'll just have to try the wheel shops to see if they can match one up. The other one is that the steering wheel is not straight but I'm presuming that the previous owner probably had an aftermarket on there and when refitting the original didn't get it lined up quite right, should be simple enough to fix. Anyway, just wanted to pass on my appreciation, hope all goes well in Japan and maybe one of these days I'll get my ass over there and arrange to meet up with you.

  • 1997 Mitsubishi Legnum VR-4
Casper W
QLD, Australia

Hi Ben,

I just wanted to say thanks again for the service and help with finding the Stagea.

I'm very happy with the purchase and hope you guys stay around when I decide to get something to hoon around in.

  • 2004 Nissan Stagea 350RX FOUR
Bernie M
Ontario, Canada

Hi Ben, I'm happy to inform you that we have the Porsche in our garage and am pleased with what I've seen so far. There are some parts needed here and there, but in all, it's a solid car that's is remarkably good condition.

  • 1986 Porsche 944
Paul M

Hi Ben,

Checked out the mark ii in the flesh

Very impressed, is very clean, lil dent on the bonnet I wasn't aware of but that's literally the only fault I could find. Can't wait to actually take possession.

Thanks again mate for putting up with all the questions and always keeping me in the loop.

I'll hopefully be speaking to you soon for the next one!

  • 2000 Toyota Mark II Tourer V
Lachlan S
QLD, Australia

Just wanted to say a massive thank you for making importing my car easy. From finding the car, to inspecting it and giving me the information, to finding a great workshop for me to use, Ben made it a great experience. I ended up with a low km car, that is in great condition, and has a few tasteful mods already done to it, for a great price. I Went to check up on the skyline and its great. I love everything about it and the aftermarket parts are great too. The paint needs a few touch ups which you outlined but nothing major. I am so pleased with your service, it made the entire process so easy, and I am recommending you to anyone I know that wants a Japanese import. I could not be happier and will definitely be using your services again.

  • 2004 Nissan Skyline 350GT Premium 70th
Chris F
Brisbane, Australia

Just writing to let you know I picked up the Caldina last weekend and drove it all the way from Brisbane to Townsville. The car is in great condition and didn't miss a beat. Thanks for your help I'll be in contact with you next year when I'm in the market for an RX7 series 8.

  • 2002 Toyota Caldina GT-FOUR N-Edition
Leon P
NSW, Australia

I picked up the Crown Thursday and I must say mate she is in good Nic very happy with it mate it's way better than I thought it would be so thanks heaps.

  • 2001 Toyota Crown Athlete V
Balazs S
Adelaide, Australia

Just a shout out to you and the guys from J-spec! Still very happy with the car we got. I've had no issues apart from a sick alternator. Engine is otherwise smooth and problem free.

I've attached a pic of what it looks like now with a few mods and those late model lights J

Thanks again for the great work and service.

  • 1994 Nissan 180 SX
Fiona M
Sydney, Australia

Hi Ben,

I just wanted to say a big thank you for helping me find my Mini. I collected it from Chris on Tuesday. It is in such great condition I can't believe it. The carpet looks brand new and the body work is great. It'll polish up brilliantly (once the rain stops here in Sydney). I really fluked it with my timing of buying one and this one coming up for auction.

It was my first time ever importing a car and you made the whole import process feel flawless and so easy, and I was always kept up to date along the way. I will continue to mention your name and highly recommend your services to anyone who is looking to import a car in the future.

  • 2000 Rover Mini Cooper 40th Anniversary Ltd
Daniel V
Brisbane, Australia

Went to pick up the vehicle last week. Perfect! in a much better condition than i expected inside and out. The only thing that the compliance workshop told me was wrong with it was a whistle coming from the air-con, i opened up the glove box and it stopped! Thank you very much for your speedy informative correspondence and endless patience with my pestering questions. The entire importing process was so much simpler than i expected and i will be recommending your services to others.

  • 2002 Toyota Caldina GT-FOUR
Nathan S
Sydney, Australia

Hey Ben,

I picked up the car yesterday, it's even better than I expected. Thanks so much for everything and for being able to put up with all my fussiness. I hope to be able to use your services again soon.

Best regards,

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Peter B
Canberra, Australia

I am particularly happy with how well it drives, notwithstanding the obvious attraction to the body kit / interior etc. I have removed the foglights in the interim to allow air to get to the side-mounts, and will probably get a FMIC in time. Car wheelspins fairly easily in a straight line, not by, me but I wanted an opinion from some who drives Zeds regularly - my compliancer. He thinks it may not be running stock boost (or perhaps the rebuilt turbos are not stock).

Everything has gone too much without a hitch. Anyway, thanks to you for your involvement in getting this bought, stored, shipped, cleared and collected.

  • 1989 widebody Nissan 300ZX
Glen T
Sydney, Australia

Just thought I'd send you a quick email from a happy customer!

The Skyline is AWESOME, I've had it for a couple of weeks now. Mechanically its perfect, Interior is immaculate, the car even came with spare keys! EVERYTHING works (seats, mirrors, electric windows, etc). Bodywork is pretty damn impressive (one mark as per the photos we'd seen from Japan, which once I sell my old car I will get sorted)

The process was extremely quick and efficient (to be honest, I got the car about 2-3 weeks earlier than I anticipated; based on last time). So thanks for a job well done :D

  • 2003 Nissan Skyline 350GT Premium
  • 1995 Toyota Levin BZ-G
Shaun H
New South Wales

Hi Ben,

I know it's been almost 2months since i have owned the car but just wanted to say a big thankyou very much for all your help and finding an awesome example for me, it's everything you said it would be and more. Been really good so far, great condition, only had to replace 4 tyres and a couple of $20 bushes and that was all was needed for compliance. Thankyou Ben. I will be more than happy to do it again in a few years

  • 2002 Nissan Stagea AXIS
L. Edwards
Perth, Australia

I gave Ben a brief of what I was after and the very next day he found me an excellent grade 4.5A example of an EVO 8 MR. I was supplied with at least 150 photos of the vehicle, an inspection report and even some videos of the car running. I had purchased the car within 24 hours of signing with J Spec, apparently this was a record! J spec assisted me every step of the way and made the purchasing and importing experience very easy by putting me into contact with all of the relevant people to get the car here and complied. Upon arrival the car was exactly as Ben described. It is hard to find good reliable service these days, I recommend J Spec Imports to anyone looking to import a good quality car with no hassles. I will definitely be using their services in the future.

  • 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 8 MR
C. Ryan
Perth, Australia

The guys at j-spec exceeded my expectations of a car importer- they were clear, efficient and made it easy. My '88 corvette is a joy to drive and I would use them again

  • 1988 Chevrolet Corvette
  • 1988 Pontiac Transam
Jock F
Toowoomba, Australia

Hey Ben, thanks for the follow up! Yeah I've been driving it for around 2 weeks now and everything's fine. I'm really happy with it.

Thanks for the help in getting it over here. You made things very easy.

If I had to import another car I'd definitely go through you guys again.

  • 2003 Mitsubishi Delica Spacegear Chamonix
Jeff L
Melbourne, Australia

When I asked J-spec to find my car, they were very helpful in providing me with any information that would assist me in purchasing the best possible car within my guidelines. Every day I would receive emails of upcoming auctions and car yard stocks that could be suitable, then if anything interesting came up, I could call them and ask for more details like a graded vehicle inspection, loads of close up pictures which closed the fear gap of purchasing something with personally seeing the car. J-spec was always on hand to provide or answer any question you have; they were only a phone call away and there wasn't any pressure to buy, but they did offer personal advice on where the car was a good example or not.

Once you have purchased your car, J-spec take care of the process to ensure the transaction from Japan to your doorstep is as smooth as possible, they provide all the necessary paper work that needs to be completed and inform you what payments are required, along the way you will receive confirmation of where it's off to next. Before you know it the tow truck driver is knocking on your door.

  • 1989 Honda CR-X SiR
Peter T
Brisbane, Australia

I have dealt with J-Spec Imports three times in the past and based on the quality of service and of the cars imported I would be confident in dealing with Ben and the rest of the team again should I decide to import another car.

Personally, I couldn't pay them a greater compliment than my returning business.

  • 1997 Toyota Chaser Tourer V
  • 1989 Mitubishi Galant VR-4
  • 1989 Nissan 180SX
Mark V
Western Australia

Hey Ben

My car was complied about 3 weeks ago. So far, everything has been great with the car. Very nice body and interior for its age. The power on the car is great! Good thing its stock as I will be looking to give a little the to the engine bay at my own very specifications very soon. It was took a bit longer than expected, but the result of getting the car registered felt really good and totally worth it. This is just a courtesy email to thank you for your services.

Cheers mate

  • 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII GT-A
Sally P
Ballarat, Australia

J-Spec Imports (Ben in particular) did a fantastic job of finding me my dream car! It fitted the brief and was within my budget.

Ben made sure the whole process was smooth and complete, and answered every single one of my endless queries. At the time, import demand was high so I encountered a bit of a delay in receiving my car, but Ben kept me up to date with it's progress, and was almost equally excited as me when it arrived in Australia! Ben also went beyond his role by recommending compliance agents, and helping me out with a few general mechanical issues I had with the car. I would highly recommend J-Spec Imports to anyone wanting to import a car to Australia.

  • 1989 Nissan 300ZX
Brendan C
Melbourne, Australia

Hello Ben,

We have had our E51 for a couple of weeks and I am impressed with the condition of the vehicle. Both interior and exterior are in excellent condition and it hard to believe it has 70k on the clock! Thank you for your high standards and service in sourcing us a vehicle.

  • 2008 Nissan Elgrand Highway Star Black Leather Edition
P. Middleton
Perth, Australia

Very satisfied with customer service. Great knowledge of import vehicles. Would deffinately purchase through again.

Thankyou J-Spec

  • 1996 Nissan Skyline GTS25-t
Paul V

Just a quick note to say thankyou for your help and guidance (and patience) getting my vehicle in the country. It is exactly what we were after and we saved thousands from purchasing something similar in Australia from a dealer who had quite likely wound back the odometer.

Dave was great to deal with and you both could not have made the process simpler. Once the kids get a bit older I'm sure you'll be hearing from me to bring my GTR or RX7 into the country.

  • 2005 Toyota Estima Aeras
Ritesh P
Brisbane, Australia

I would say very reliable and efficient service and after sales support, always contactable in case something does go wrong which is very rare. I imported six cars four R33 and two R34's, and they were value for money and in excellent condition for the price

  • 1998 Nissan Skyline GT-T
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  • 1995 Nissan Skyline GTS-t
  • 1996 Nissan Skyline GTS-t
  • 1996 Nissan Skyline GTS-t
Andrew N
Tasmania, Australia

It has been rather hectic since the car arrived, so I thought I'd send you an email to say thank you for your work. The car arrived in Launceston back on the 10th, the day I flew to visit family for a few days. So I had to wait until the 15th before I could drive it! Then again, I had already waited 13 years, so an extra few days was nothing really! When I saw it for the first time, it looked right at home, parked between an XU1 Torana and a Andrew Miedecke's Ford Capri Perana Targa car out in the workshop yard!

I was very pleased to find the car literally exactly as described and as documented in your correspondence and pictures, right down to the smallest detail. I've had a lot of people ask me about my experience importing the Evo VI from Japan. Needless to say, I have no hesitation in saying my experience was an easy and hassle free one. Thanks for your fantastic communication, even though I was working inconsistent hours and was slow in replying, you were always on the ball, promptly and professionally.

  • 1999 Mitsubishi Lancer EVO VI
Charith P
ACT, Australia

Thanks for all your help! You did a great job and will certainly contact you or jspec for my next import. Cars going to get a roadworthy inspection tomorrow and hopefully registering then. Should be a good weekend. Cheers mate!

  • 1998 Nissan Skyline GT-T
Jimmy T
Melbourne, Australia

Hey Ben,

Just letting you know that I've picked up the Chaser yesterday and I've driven it a bit. The car is amazing! It's all I expected and then some. Took longer than expected in the compliance workshop trying to get it roadworthy but it was worth it. Thanks for organising everything for me and making the process so easy. Already been recommending you to people even before I picked up the car. If I ever need your services again I'll definitely be coming back.

  • 1998 Toyota Chaser Tourer V
Shaun D
VIC, Australia

Just a quick e-mail to say thanks for all your help, I picked up the car yesterday and all seems to be fine! When I got the car yesterday, the S-AFC was already plugged in and working, so that was great. Nothing had been stolen, gauges were still there, boost controller, turbo timer, Sony head unit & stacker were also still there. Just thought I'd let you know! Thanks again Ben.

  • 1989 Nissan Skyline GTR
Andrew R
Melbourne, Australia

Just letting you know I just got my car and she's a beauty. The Crown is in pretty good nic, no smells inside at all. Only the mirrors and rear bumper have marks, which is what was shown in the pics you sent me.

She drives like a dream, air suspension ftw. I've gotten a few heads turned already, I'm not used to the attention.

To sum it up, I'm tickled pink and can't wait to go on a decent country drive. Thank you for all your help (and patience). I saw a pearl white drive by the other day and I believe silver is definitely the colour for me. I didn't get the sunroof, but with the light colour and dual air conditioner, it's not an issue.

  • 2001 Toyota Crown Majesta C-Type
Meng C
VIC, Australia

Hi Ben,

Just wanted to say thank you!. The car is exactly as described. You've been a great help to me in importing my dream car.

Excellent customer service and very knowledgeable with what you do! Would definitely recommend to anyone.

  • 2002 Mazda RX-7 Type R Bathurst
Jonathan C
Adelaide, Australia

Hi Ben. So you were right on pretty much everything and it's time for me to eat humble pie! The car was $200 under budget, a week quicker than expected, and condition was even nicer than I was expecting. What can I say? Thank you immensely, you exceeded every expectation I could have.

  • 1999 Mitsubishi Lancer GSR Evolution 6
  • 1997 Mitsubishi Galant VR-4
Scott S
Burlington, Canada

The car finally arrived and I would like to thank you for everything that you have done, it was a smooth process and your estimate was for the most part accurate (inland shipping was insanely expensive though!), and I'm sure I'll be using you guys again in the future.

  • 1991 Nissan Skyline GTS-4
Matt S
Adelaide, Australia

im really pleased with the car. it has plenty of unknown extras. The suspension isnt tein but hard springs in the back and damper adjustable shocks and hard springs in the front. Its got a larger turbo, CPU has been remapped by tomei (no rev limiter, or it set really high-i've been to 8,500rpm), a GTR fuel pump and slotted discs on the front. I wound down the boost to 1.2bar (17psi) and it still goes *expletive removed* hard. At top revs in second itll spin the wheels hard in the dry without dumping the clutch, just flooring it! its a weapon.

Id just like to say a big thanks to every one at J-spec and especially you ben, although it took a bit longer than expected, it was well worth the wait. Thanks guys you did a great job.

Another happy customer

  • 1988 Nissan Silvia K's
Cliff D
Melbourne, Australia

Bloody beautiful. Really pleased with the condition of it and its performance. Thanks for all your help in finding it for me.

  • 2001 Nissan Skyline 250GT sedan
Travis R
Adelaide, Australia

Importing a car sight unseen was for me something that seemed quite a difficult and overwhelming process. But thankfully I found a good agent in Ben who by and large made the process quite smooth. I got the car I wanted, and in the condition I demanded, and as a particular customer, which I am, I can say that Ben's patience and hard work was appreciated. I would have no problems using him again if I ever import in the future.

  • 2005 Nissan Elgrand Rider E51
Robert P
Brisbane, Australia

Pretty awesome.

Coming from a slightly modified R32 GTR i was not sure what to expect. Considering the VR-4 is stock, it has alot of power, i would imagine that with a few small mods, boost controller, filter exhaust, computer it would be the same as a GTR. I know that with these mods, the Vr-4 is capable of 225kw at all fours, which is capable of sending it down the quarter mile in around a low 13 sec bracket.

Handling is pretty good, especially for more of a luxury car. The four wheel drive and a longish wheel base allows it to get around corners quick and curves are unbelievable! (as good as the GTR)

I don't know why they took the active yaw off the newer versions. It takes a little getting used to under high performance situations but is far more effective than just an LSD. Mind you, my comparison is a 93 GSR lancer. The BBS wheels are way too small! :-) I probably will change them for a set of 19in x 8 with 235 width x 35 profile tyres. It will need to be lowered with these on it, which i hope won't stiffen up the car too much, however it will handle unreal with these measurements. (height/width/weight ratios)

The drive is beautiful, The tyres they put on it are a little noisy, but still quite good. Its ride feels a little stiff, which i like, but not too stiff over bumps, potholes etc. I would compare the overall ride and quietness to a late model BMW 330 or the likes, maybe or a new commodore etc.

So far so good, some minor electrical problems, right mirror stopped working, clock not working and the CD stacker has a static problem. But im sure its nothing an auto elec can't fix for a couple hundred dollars. Paint has all the scratches you told me, but was better than i was expecting. Oh and the butterfly was hiding a small dent! :-(.

Overall though, a fast, comfortable, reliable! car, very happy!

Thank you very much Ben for all your efforts.

  • 1996 Mitsubishi Galant VR-4
Daniel C
QLD, Australia

Hi Ben,

Just wanted to thank you for the great work importing our new Estima.

Wife is stoked with it. You know what they say, "Happy Wife, happy life!"

I am talking with someone today who is looking to import so I will pass your e-mail on to them.

Thanks again!

  • 2002 Toyota Estima Aeras
Chaney W
Brisbane, Australia

HI Ben,

I picked the Skyline up last Monday. Pretty much as you described with marks & scratches etc, so no surprises thankfully. Actually most of the little marks buffed out, and overall I'm very happy with the condition of the car. BTW it trumps anything for sale here in Brisbane with regards to price, condition and kms (though most were wound back anyway).

So, thanks very much for your help and guidance. I'd have to say everyone on the way was very helpful. Dave compliance was great, same with Barry who transported it there.

Cheers mate,


  • 2007 Nissan Skyline 350GT Type S
Manudha H
NSW, Australia

Hi Ben,

Hope you are doing well. I officially owned and collected the car today and I must say she's an absolute beauty. Even according to JLM, all the mechanicals and all that are in perfect condition. Seems like a very-well-taken-care-of car, just as you explained. But still I'd give it a week or two to see whether there are any issues popping up. Judging by driving for an hour or so today I guess such things are very very unlikely. Anyway, I am taking it to JLM next week for another check-up.

I spent altogether $xx,xxx for everything including blue slip and compliance and all that, which is much less than what I was planning to pay for a car in such amazing condition. Must say it looks like an amazing bargain. Getting your help for this huge task was such an amazing decision. I even recovered more than what I paid you by following your instructions and because of the discounts I got through your contacts during the process. Guess all my future car purchases will be imports through you. Honestly mate, I've got no words to thank you.

  • 2003 Nissan Skyline 350GT Premium
Joy F
Adelaide, Australia

I have once again to say a huge thank you to you and the others at J-Spec for your help and support through this "birthing". A happy result for all, and I tell everyone who is interested about how I got the car and who did it for me.

  • 1990 Mazda MX-5 Roadster
Mark D
Melbourne, Australia

Picked the car up on Friday, very happy with the condition of the car. The photo's made the scratch/dent look worse then they are, I don't think I will even bother to get them fixed.

Thanks a lot.

  • 2002 Toyota Caldina GT-FOUR
Luke H
QLD, Australia

I have finally driven my Elgrand. Many, many thanks for all your help with getting her here. I picked it up on Thursday from Vicki and Dave at Japanese Import Compliance. It's exactly as I expected, it drove like an absolute dream all the way home from Brisbane (1300k's). Gave her a really good tub this morning and took the family for a good drive around town in her.

I hope you've gotten a few calls or emails. I've given a few people your details that are interested in Elgrands, very happy to recommend you and your company. Made the whole transaction and import process absolutely simple and pain free. Waiting was the hardest part, I am not a patient man at the best of times and the wait was killing me. All worth it in the end. The missus is thrilled with it and the kids, well you can't keep them out of it.

Many thanks again, mate. All the best and if I decide to import something else, you'll be the first bloke I call.

  • 2006 Nissan Elgrand Highway Star Premium
Wenbao Z
Sydney, Australia

How are you? I saw the car today she is really nice and clean. Thank you very much for help me to have this lovely car and i will let all my friends know your service to support your business. Thanks!

  • 1992 Toyota Soarer Ltd Active Suspension
Chris V
Melbourne, Australia

Hi Ben,

Picked up the Gloria today. Pretty happy with it so far. So smooth to drive.

So, thanks for all your help. I guess in another 3 years I'll probably want something else, until then thank you, again, and all the best.

  • 2002 Nissan Gloria Gran Tourismo Ultima
  • 2002 Mitsubishi Legnum VR-4
Marshall S
Melbourne, Australia

I got the car started at the docks and ended up stopping by a Beaurepairs on the way home to pick up a new battery after heeling and toe-ing my way out of there to make sure she didnt stall. Overall though, the car is great. Engine seems well cared for, timing belt was changed a while back, turbo is responsive, no noises, all instruments and the gimmickry inside is operational and the car is pretty clean all over. the body is in great nick for its age, only 1 dent and only 2 paint blemishes.

So its gone well, hopefully by the end of next week it'll be complied and then on the road shortly after.

Thanks mate

  • 1989 Toyota Supra
Ryan Z
Sydney, Australia

We have received the paper work and a set of key for Japan yesterday, and also the car will be arrive today. so all good and we are really happy with your service A+++.

So hopefully we will buy more cars from you in the future and i will let all my friends know your service.

  • 1994 MG RV-8
Ron S
Melbourne, Australia

Thank you for your unflinching dedication to my first foray into the Grey car importation of my 2004 XV Nissan Cima.

The J spec encounter is one of professional honest and level headed advice with no exception it's a shame there is not more Business with your sense of ethical standards in Australia.

For me Jspec has helped me negotiate the many pitfalls of buying a unique motor vehicle from a huge dynamic market filled with choice and options we will never see in Australia. Your business model is second to none as your Budget estimates would make our Treasure weep with Joy.

The Inspection process was timely, honest and accurate along with mileage guarantees. Unheard of in many facets of the motor trade, I speak from experience on this point being once conned by the wind back boys in the past. No names no Pack Drill. The Cima in your word is unremarkable with only 18,000Ks on the clock with little or no wear inside and out and the under body looking like it just rolled off the production line. The outside showed signs of being a little unloved, a bit like a relationship that had tired over the years as the rims and bumpers wore signs of carelessness but with a short visit to the paint and Panel shop organised through Bespoke have come up just smick.

For me The Cima XV has been an absolute steal.

Cheers and all the very best

  • 2003 Nissan Cima 450XV
Sam B
Melbourne, Australia

Hey, Ben, picked up the car today, and drove it to work – really nice! Have to say I was pleasantly surprised how well they drive, that 6 cylinder is smooth without being too full on for Alex.

Thanks again, really happy with what you found.

  • 1998 Nissan Skyline 25GT
James K
Melbourne, Australia

I just want to send you an update re my Galant that I imported with you. I've had nothing but an awesome car. The car past a roadworthy straight away and the KM are genuine (car checked over and no probs).

I have since made minor cosmetic mods (tinted windows, autowatch alarm, new DVD player with original screen and interface box and amp). The tyres were pretty much new when I got it but are wearing quite quickly as you said. The car came with Raliart exhaust and Raliart adjustable suspension.

  • 1997 Mitsubishi Galant VR-4
Julie F
Hobart, Australia

Just a quick email to say thank you to you and your team for doing such a great job for us in securing a wonderful car. It certainly seems sound enough, we just had the mechanic go over it and all it needed was the steering arms replaced and the bushes.

So thanks again Ben. We appreciate all you did for us and the courteous and professional attention you gave us and the way you streamlined a totally unfamiliar process for us. We are looking forward to many more adventures.

  • 2000 Mitsubishi Delica Super Exceed LWB
Thoung P
Adelaide, Australia

How you going? Just a message to say that I have received my car. Its a beaut!

Thanks heaps for your help in getting my car.

  • 1990 Nissan Skyline GTS-t
David V
NSW, Australia

I've had the car for a week now and it's awesome, it's exactly what I wanted. And here I once thought that it was either going to be an FTO or nothing. I was going to get in touch with you once I had a picture of it in all its waxed, shining glory, but its been one of those weeks and I just haven't had the time. All the same thanks heaps for your help in guiding me through the whole process. It was a bit of a wait before the car arrived, but I think it was well worth it. Rest assured I'm more than impressed with your service and you'll come highly recommended to anyone I talk to.

  • 1997 Nissan Pulsar VZ-R N1
Davan S
Saskatchewan, Canada

My name is Devan Smith and I'm from Saskatoon Saskatchewan, Canada.

I imported a 1990 Honda Civic SIR about 4 years ago, and love it!

Doing buisness with Ben Lippa at j-spec was a breeze, things seemed to roll smoothly right up to the day I picked up my car,

they hepled me decide on a car with providing me with there own feedback and other information about the car before I made my decision. I suggest dealing with the guys at j-spec, if you are patient in waiting for the right car to come along you wont be dissapointed.

Thanks J-Spec.

  • 1990 Honda Civic SiR2
Ian L
Sydney, Australia

The car looks great in the flesh. Exactly as it was described and how it looked in the photos. underside is very clean, seats are in better condition than I expected and the mods are nice. Exterior just needs a good scrub obviously but looks good.

This is the 5th car I've imported and this is definitely the smoothest process yet so very impressed. Thanks again and my commendations on great service, will be back for more!

Will keep you updated and can't wait til the weekend.

  • 1998 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 5
  • 1993 Toyota Supra SZ
Christopher R
Calgary, Canada

One of the cleanest GTiRs I've seen, no rust! Thanks for looking so hard to get a good one, we knew going into it finding one like I wanted would be tough so thanks for your patience, it was worth the wait for the right car. Boost comes on hard and as you said it's a bit of an animal *grin*. Thanks guys I'll definitely be getting my next car with you, and I think it's time to talk my brother into that 180 finally as well!

  • 1993 Nissan Pulsar GTi-R
Michael R
Queensland, Australia

Hi Ben, yeah its a real nice car, drives and feels like a new car was a very good find. I am really happy with it. Dave and his wife were very helpful with everything. Thanks for all your services and help, I'll be sure to you go through with you in the future.

Thanks Michael

  • 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 8 MR
Rudy S
Sydney, Australia

Hi guys

I've had the car on the road for a few weeks and just wanted to say thanks, it's brilliant! Condition is excellent and I think it's going to be perfect for the big trip. Another guy in the club just bought a Delica also here, his cost over 4 grand more than mine, has higher mileage, less features and the condition is no where near as good, I've kind of been avoiding telling him how much mine was, I don't want to be cruel lol! Thanks also for the contact with the wheels, that'll be a nice addition.

So just wanted to say thanks to both of you, definitely a very satisfied customer here.

  • 1995 Mitsubishi Delica Spacegear
James N
Brisbane, Australia

Today I picked up the Elgrand from Dave's place up the coast.

It is in fantastic condition and drives beautifully - thanks again for your efforts in finding it. I think it's in great nick considering it's done 100k.

The only thing that wasn't quite right with it was that Dave needed to replace the crank sensor as they were having quite a bit of trouble starting it (about $300). But it seems to start really well now and as I said - drives great.

I'll be delivering it to Dalma tomorrow and I've already told her it's a fantastic car. She's very excited.

Thanks again for your great work, communication and the standards that you operate it. I will be back - it just depends when and for what!

  • 2003 Nissan Elgrand VG
  • 2005 Nissan Cube Cubic Rider
Andrey K
Sydney, Australia

First I want to thank you for such a great job. Car is arrived and regestered, I love driving it. Already had few skids:) And ofcourse this is not my las car, i want to import some other car in the future, and ofcourse will deal with you again:)

  • 1997 Toyota Chaser Tourer V
Nick B
Melbourne, Australia

The car is running like an absolute dream mate, i definitely look forward to every excuse I can find to drive it. Condition, prices and timing were all pretty much spot on what you'd estimated, I'm really pleased you were able to help me and that the car so closely matched exactly what I was looking for.

I was so happy with your service and i've been telling as many people as i can about it. Hopefully i'll be looking to use you again soon too.

  • 2003 Nissan Skytline 350GT coupe
Davin L
Brisbane, Australia

Thanks mate. Got it Friday. All the guys at the workshop stunned At the condition of the vehicle. Never seen a better example!

  • 1998 Mitsubishi Lancer EVO V
Neil T
Perth, Australia

My 2001 FD RX-7 is still going great after 2 years or so and your service was excellent. The car arrived in almost immaculate condition even after quite some time stuck on various wharfs. I was expecting to have to get a bit of bodywork fixed up but it was almost spotless.

  • 2001 Mazda RX-7 Type R Bathurst
Joe T
Brisbane, Australia

Thanks for your advice, help, perserverance and general assistance with importing/complying the Legnum. Has been a truly fantastic car in amazing condition guaranteed to get me strange looks every time it spools :D Thought I'd give you an update as it's been in my hands for a couple months now and I can report it has been pretty much fault free. I don't even have the optional factory fitted noisy hydraulic lifters 90% of the users on ozvr4 complain about!

Thanks once again man.

  • 2002 Mitsubishi Legnum VR-4
Euan K
Perth, Australia

Hey Ben,

Skyline is now complied and registered. Thanks for all your help, you definetly made the importing process very simple and easy. The website is great and easy to use, i think that is a huge help in choosing a vehicle and being comfortable with knowledge on importing. The car was even better in person than in pics, and is completely immaculate inside and out. I got comments by the pit inspectors on just how immaculate it actualy was. Budget estimate was close, only complaince being in WA was a tad more expensive then estimated. I will definetly be recommending you to friends and using your services again on my next import.

Many Thanks.

  • 1998 Nissan Skyline GT-T sedan
Chris A
Murwillumbah, Australia

I went and seen Murray today and had a test drive of my car. I have to say I am very impressed by it, the condition of it is better then I had expected and it runs perfectly. Your guy in japan did a good job spotting this one.

I have been very happy with your service and will have no problem recommending you to anyone else I know looking to import a vehicle.

  • 2000 Nissan Elgrand V
Alberto E
Melbourne, Australia

Ben of J-Spec made it possible for me to import my VW from Philippines, where I initially thought it was impossible to bring to Australia. His services is excellent as he guided me through each step and process of importing. He provided a very accurate estimate of cost, and even recommending a very cost effective way of shipping my car. I save thousands of dollars using RoRo instead of the traditional shipping container. All documentation was done smoothly here and overseas. Customs clearing was a breeze. And best of all, the car was delivered without a scratch. I highly recommend using J-Spec!

  • 1977 Volkswagen Beetle
James D
Brisbane, Australia

Hey Ben,

I've had the chaser up in Townsville since Friday 3rd July. Ended up costing about $xx,xxx landed and complied, pretty much spot on your estimate, and nicely under my budget; happy on both accounts there.

Paint looks good considering its age/kms, looks as you described/the pictures showed. It runs beautifully and sounds great with the exhaust it has on it.

Anyway, thank you, Ben, for all your great service in getting the chaser from Japan to me. I hope to enjoy driving it until the end of its days.

  • 2001 Toyota Chaser Tourer V
Joanne F
Launceston, Australia

Hi Ben, I just wanted to say thanks for all your help with my Cube, I registered it on Thursday and had a blast doing about 400km breaking her in on the weekend! The condition is mint and everyone falls intantly in love with it, I really am thankful for all you did and the advice you gave me, it made things so easy and I don't know now why I was so nervous at the start. I'll still own a GTR one day and when that day comes you'll be hearing from me for sure.

  • 2004 Nissan Cube SX
  • 1996 Nissan 180SX Type X
  • 2009 Toyota Vellfire 2.4X welcab
Ken L
Sydney, Australia

Thx again to you, you've been helpful. Definitely gonna recommend you guys to my mates.

  • 1998 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 5
Ryan H
Sydney, Australia

I picked up my Caldina last week and its awesome. I cannot thank you enough for the work you have done in getting my car into the country and registered!

The car is in exactly the condition that was described and nothing major has come up on it!

I will definitely be recommending your services to my friends and family when searching for new cars :)

  • 2002 Toyota Caldina GT-FOUR N-Edition
Marco L
Melbourne, Australia

Just wanted to let you know that I finally got the Supra registered yesterday and had a great night finally driving my car!

Really happy with it and thanks again for all your help especially considering some of the unexpected dramas that arose with it, if I look to buy another car in the future I'll be sure to go through you again. Thanks for your great support in the face of natural disasters, transport nightmares and Vicroads staff from hell! :-P

  • 1993 Toyota Supra RZ
Ryan A
Sydney, Australia

Hi Ben,

I collected the car yesterday. It looks even better in the flesh, those White Volks are fantastic, have to agree it is the one to have. Rob was very impressed with car, said it was one of the cleanest cars he's had come through, no issues at all. He even pointed out things like no oil leaks , including around the rocker cover ( which most have ). I was grinning all the way back to Sydney, first time I've been happy with a 2 hour drive from Newcastle.

Thank you very much for finding the "one" because I think it truly is. Also thanks for your patience with all my emails/phone calls/shifting budget/on again off again. I think you well and truly your earned fee and at times I was not the easiest customer.

All up I'm a very happy customer and will be recommending you to mates, I may even give you call in 12 months for a track car.

  • 2000 Nissan Stagea RS FOUR S
Mohamed M
Perth, Australia

I've just used J-Spec to bring in my 4th car and I'm as happy with this one as I am with my first from over 7 years ago. I can't say enough good things about the service Ben and J-Spec have given me over the years and I have no doubt this will not be the last car I get them to import for me.

Thanks guys for the great cars over the years.

  • 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer GSR Evolution 8
  • 2003 Nissan Stagea AR-X
  • 1996 Toyota Supra SZ-R
  • 2000 Mitsubishi Delica Spacegear Chamonix
Alex A
Sydney, Australia

Got the car from compliance last week and I absolutely love the car. Disregarding the minor dings and scratches, it looks gorgeous. I just cleaned, polished and waxed it today and have attached a picture. Will gladly come to you to import my future R32 GTR, R33 GTR or R34 GTT!

Thanks for all the help and I really appreciate it.

  • 1999 Nissan Skyline 25GT
Supachai S
Perth, Australia

I've had the car on the road for two weeks, it's fantastic. Overall condition is far better than what i expected. Took the cruiser for a spin last weekend, all 4wd stuffs properly engaged in a very smooth manner. The interior is exceptional clean conditions. The only minor task required is getting Air con working.

So just wanted to say thanks to both of you & J-spec, definitely can add me in to a very satisfied customer list.

  • 1988 Toyota Landcruiser LX BJ74
David T
Sydney, Australia

Hi Ben,

Thank you for the outstanding service. The car has arrived and is in the exact condition described. I am absolutely satisfied with it and very glad that I listened to your advice.

After having months of other brokers and dealers stuffing me around, I am very happy that I ended up importing my car from you.

Being the first car I have ever imported, you assured me by keeping me well informed and responded to ALL my enquires faster then a dropped bear. It was surprisingly headache free which can be said to your effortless work towards to your client. Not only did you assist me during the importing procedure but you were also there to help me out when the car arrived. I cant rate you well enough.

I have already recommended your service to other people in person and online as they are also shocked how great the condition of the car is.

I have never been happier with this type of service and I wish you all the best, with your great client relationship and wide knowledge in cars and import, I know anyone who deals with you will be as satisfied as I am.

  • 1996 Nissan Skyline GTR V-Spec
Natsuko M
Victoria, Australia

It looks like I can pick up the car on Friday.

I just wanted to say thank you very much for looking after me.

you've been very helpful, answering my email even at night time :D

  • 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-T
Heath M
Perth, Australia

Hi Ben,

We would just like to thank you very much for all your help in making the importation or our Delica a great experience.

Our Delica was in better condition than we expected.

All the help and information from J- Spec and it's recommended dealers made this process a great experience, we have recommended it to lots of our friends already.


  • 2001 Mitsubishi Delica Spacegear Chamonix
Hugh K
Melbourne, Australia

Hi Ben,

Picked up the car yesterday - LOVE IT! Still drives like new, love how the boost comes on so early for Chasers. Condition of the paint is very good, I initially thought it was flat white but realized it was actually pearl when I saw it in the sun after a good wash. Just need rims, factory lip and sports grille (all sitting in my garage) and it should be the perfect daily.

Once again thanks so much for all your efforts and help. The guys at Import Factory were great too. One day when I've got the money for it I'm going to look at importing a manual JZX100 so you should hear from me then haha.

  • 1998 Toyota Chaser Tourer V
Darren M
Adelaide, Australia

Overall I'm over the moon, its better than I expected and has a good service history with all the books, just waiting on Vince to take it next week for compliance.

Thankyou for your service, you made it very easy, and I will recommend your business to anyone

  • 1999 Nissan Stagea RS FOUR V Prime Edition
Matt W
Queensland, Australia

Hi Ben,

Just letting you know that I picked up the Delica yesterday and am very happy with it so far. Your guy in Japan picked a good for me. Thanks for the help along the way.

Just also letting you know that the work and help I received from Richard were great. The compliace work looks to have been done very well and he even came up to the registery with me to help get all the paperwork / inspection sorted out.

  • 1999 Mitsubishi Delica Spacegear Exceed
Kye F
Perth, Australia

It's awesome. Better than I could have hoped for. Thanks so much for all your work.

  • 2001 Nissan Skyline GT-T
Nick I
Melbourne, Australia

Just wanted to say thanks for all your help and patience throughout the process. So happy to finally drive it, it's an awesome car, loving it!

  • 2000 Nissan Silvia Spec R
Mitch H
Melbourne, Australia

Hi Ben,

Picked up the Stagea on Friday and I am stoked, it's even better than I had imagined! Can't wait to take it out on a long drive!

I had it detailed before I picked it up and it's in fantastic condition, like new. So many little features I was unaware of that I keeping finding here and there.

Thanks very much for all your help, and for suggesting I consider this one instead of holding out for an Axis/4WD.

  • 2007 Nissan Stagea 350RX Stylish Silver
Bryce S
Canberra, Australia

Hello Ben, I picked my vehicle last week wednesday couldnt be happier it looks good. I would like to thank you for the great work and the amount of detail that you put in getting the right vehicle. I may be coming back again for more business.

  • 1998 Nissan Skyline GT-T
Alex L
Melbourne, Australia

Dear Ben,

I just wanted to say thank you again for your services. I just picked up the Nissan Elgrand last week and the family absolutely love it.

This is the 3rd vehicle I have imported through you and J-Spec and you have always been very helpful in finding the right vehicle and making the whole import process so easy.

I would always recommend you guys to anyone looking to import a vehicle. Till next time........


  • 2003 Nissan Skyline 350GT
  • 2004 Nissan Cube Cubic SX
  • 2005 Nissan Elgrand Rider
Freeman W
New South Wales, Australia

Hi Ben,

The car is a beauty! Thanks again for all your hard work on this. I picked up the car from Chris about three weeks ago, all is going well.

If and whenever you need a reference for one of your customer, let me know and I will put in a good word for you.

Thanks again for your help.

  • 2000 Rover Mini Cooper
Clinton R
Queensland, Australia

The van is going great except for the hail damage a couple of weeks ago. I've fitted it out as my work van and its perfect. Thanks again for your service. I have referred your service to a few people, as they may be looking to import.

  • 2001 Nissan Elgrand E50 Limited Edition
Andrew S
VIC, Australia

Hi Ben, I have registered the car last week. It is in a really good condition, looks great and a pleasure to drive. Thank you very much for all your help.

Regards, Andrew

  • 2007 Nissan Skyline 350GT Type SP
  • 2006 Nissan Elgrand Highway Star Urban Selection
Haydn B
Queensland, Australia

Just thought I'd update you on the Chaser you helped me import late last year. I picked the car up on the 21st of December from compliance, so I have had the car almost 3 months now.

So far I've done over 5000km's in such a short time, and there hasn't been any troubles at all. I have got the paint scrapes touched up so it is looking in excellent condition.

Overall I am very impressed with the condition the car is in, it must have had a good life in Japan! There were a few goodies that came with the car that I think are quite rare on Chasers; the window wind deflectors, original floor mats and Chaser plastic boot liner.

Feedback for yourself, all I can say is positive things about the whole experience. You have the process down to a fine art it seems.. Consider me another satisfied customer, and I will definitely be promoting J-Spec to anyone looking to import a car.

  • 1998 Toyota Chaser Tourer V
Kieran B
Sydney, Australia

Hi Ben, just wanted to drop you a line to say thanks for all your help and to let you know I have had the car for a couple of days now.

I was completely happy with your service and communication and would definitely use your services again or recommend you to anyone thinking of importing a vehicle.

I'll gladly recommend you to anyone I come across on JDMST and Toymods, thanks again for all your help, my wife and I are both really hapy with the car.

  • 2005 Nissan Cube Cubic Agiactive
Leonard K
Brisbane, Australia

After numerous searches of so many website, obtaining quotes, communicating with seller directly from Japan, I finally found J-Spec.

After thorough investigations, and communications with Ben, he proves to be reliable. Ben responds to queries promptly, tell you the fact about your choice of vehicle, budget, etc; regardless of your feelings of wanting to continue to do business with him or not. Thanks so much Ben i will surely come back. Everyone continues to ask me everyday about this car, I've given them your website.

  • 1995 Nissan Skyline GTR V-Spec
Mick C
Queensland, Australia

Hi Ben

Had the Mazda on the road for a couple of weeks now and it"s a dream to drive.

Had no problems in getting it here and everything went very good.

Thanks very much and all the best.

  • 2000 Mazda Bongo Friendie RF-V
Adrian H
Adelaide, Australia

Hi Ben,

We have just taken delivery of this vehicle.

All good as far as I can tell from first drive.

Thank you for what has been a pretty smooth process with a nice neat vehicle delivered as promised.

I hope to do business with you again.

All the Best

  • 2015 Nissan Cube sloper welcab
Geoff H
QLD, Australia

Hi Ben. The van looks great, very happy with the unit overall Richard was good to deal with will use the van for a while to see how she goes, improve the 12v power supply, If not happy over time I will sell and contact you again and start over. . thanks for your diligence and patience, will recommend you to my friends who are interested in going this way.

  • 2000 Toyota Hiace camper
Tristan T
Victoria, Australia

The GTO is finally here. It looks and drives fantastic, as best as I can tell so far. I only had a few minutes with it before I had to run back to work. It is much 'classier' than I imagined, and going by the condition it seems like it should only be a couple of years old - not thirteen.

Thanks again for all your help, made buying a car from overseas so simple.

  • 1999 Mitsubishi GTO Twin Turbo
Andry S
TAS, Australia

I picked up the car yesterday, its a great car, and goes very well.

I ended up bringing it down with a permit to do rego and 8 seat eng here as it seems a cheaper option.

Anyhow thanks again, cheers.

  • 2002 Toyota Estima Aeras
Jonathon R
Sydney, Australia

Hi Ben,

I've finally taken delivery of the GTR M Spec and I could not be happier!! The condition of the car far exceeds what I dared hope it would be, its near new. I've been going around it with a cloth and some polish and anything that looks like a blemish or scratch has polished away. Drives tight, exactly like the km's would suggest.

Thanks again Ben, i'll recommend you to anyone importing a car!

  • 2001 Nissan Skyline GTR M-Spec
Robert A
Brisbane, Australia

Hey Ben,

Yes its great, very new looking for a 10 year old car. We actually used it as our wedding car recently (also the reason I haven't sent you an email since we got). And have had lots of complements. Richard was great as well, things went very smoothly especially considering I had no idea about the process. Only unusual thing was a small (size of two fifty cent pieces) bit of paint has gone back to the black primer on the back of the front right fender, I think this happened during transport as there is nothing on the photos from Japan. Nothing that can't be touched up though. It is definitely the best 10k I spent on a car.

  • 2003 Nissan Skyline 300GT Premium
Brett H
Brisbane, Australia

G'day Ben,

The Elgrand is awesome! It's by far and away the best one we've seen. So clean and neat and we've been able to easily cover up the mild (very mild) smoke smell you ytold us about (Most of the cars we looked at stank of cigarettes!). It drives beautifully as well and does not blow smoke or make any unusual or scary noises. The duco is clean and the interior was mostly very tidy - just the odd stain in the carpet which I've been able to get out already. In fact, most of the other cars we looked at were quite badly scratched inside as well.

  • 2003 Nissan Elgrand VG Version L
Long G
New South Wales, Australia

Hey Ben,

I have just gotten back my evo today thru compliance. I Would like to thank you for the excellent service the experience was headache free and IMG was fantastic to deal with.

Will highly recommend J SPEC IMPORTS to everyone.

Will be in touch for any other cars i need or for my friends

Thanks once again mate.

  • 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 8 MR
M. S.
NSW, Australia

It's great - drove to Sydney like a dream. Very happy. Thanks for all of your help. Can't wait to get it rego'ed and on the road (I'm in Perth this week, so I had to wait a week)

  • 2002 Maserati 4200 Spyder
Edmund H
Sydney, Australia

The Chaser has passed compliance and is registered and Ive been driving it around A LOT! The car itself is amazing, exactly as you described it and is in amazing condition!! Thank you!! Graham is extremely caring; he even turned up to the motor registry to make sure the car was registered properly so I could drive it home (as I live about an hour from the compliance shop).

Thanks for helping my brother with his Caldina too! I've been telling all my friends about Jspec and they seem to be quite keen, so hopefully there will be a few signing up in the near future!

  • 1998 Toyota Chaser Tourer V
Patrick P
Darwin, NT

The car is now registered here in the NT and everything seems fine.

Thank you for your professional, articulate and knowledgeable service over the past eight months.

I probably should also comment about your website -it's really good - it's how all websites should be (in any field, not just imported cars).

When it comes time for me to get another grey import I hope you are still around.

  • 2014 Mitsubishi Delica D:5 (new at the time)
Peter N
VIC, Australia

Hi Ben,

I just picked up the car this morning and registered it, no problems at Vicroads at all. Just want to say thank you for all your help. I'm very happy with the car and your service. Well worth the wait and i'll be sure to hit you up again if I want to purchase another car in the future :)

Thanks! Take care

  • 2002 Honda Civic Type R
Sam M
Brisbane, Australia

Ben Lippa of J-Spec Imports has been the vital link between Japan and Australia when importing my 2003 Nissan V35. Ben Lippa's experience and knowledge of the importation procedure makes the whole process streamlined and money saving! Ben knows what to do, when to do it and how to go about it. Importing couldn't be easier. In my opinion, you are foolish not to import through J-Spec.

Thank you again for everything. I am satisfied in every way possible.

  • 2003 Nissan Skyline 350GT
Allan O
Melbourne, Australia

The whole deal has gone quite smoothly.

The car appears to be in excellent condition etc. for its age ..... very pleased

  • 2002 Toyota Estima Aeras G-Edition
Mark F
Queensland, Australia

You may remember me from 2 years ago, as the customer with a Coaster import HDB50.

My family and I often think of your efforts to find us our bus, and are most appreciative. We've done about 30k km so far and it has been a perfectly reliable machine. It is now setup as a motor home (DIY) and we free camp in rest areas, where ever we go.

  • 1999 Toyota Coaster (named Bruce)
  • 2000 Toyota Granvia G Cruising Selection
Julian C
Sydney, Australia

Hi Ben,

Just wanted to let you know I am picking the rs2 up on tuesday the 12th.

Everything went smoothly with compliance, just needed new brake hoses and lines and some cats, so that was great.

I know it's a bit late but thank you for all your help in the process I really appreciate the effort and service.

  • 1994 Audi RS2 Avant
Phil T
NSW, Australia

Just a quick email to say 'Thanks' for all your help in recently importing our Elgrand.

The family love it, and I'm more than happy with the car itself, as well as the process that you each helped get the car through. It's presented even better than what I was expecting.

Very grateful for the time and effort that you each took in answering my questions (lots of them), and the way you educated me on a process that I had not been through previously. You were all patient and courteous.

Certainly very happy to recommend you all to others, and have done so on a few occasions already.

  • 2005 Nissan Elgrand Highway Star
Lou D
Perth, Western Australia

Thanks for your assistance in importing the skyline.

The car is in very good condition and I am very happy with it.

  • 2009 Nissan Skyline 370GT Type SP
Michael H
QLD, Australia

Just to let you know I picked the car up yesterday from the lovely people at top gear vehicle imports. Mike is yet to see it as he's away at work. I couldn't be happier with the car, it is awesome. The whole process from start to finish has been so smooth and easy, we can't thank you enough for the easy and professional manner you have shown us. We highly recommend J-spec to anyone looking at going down the path of importing a vehicle from Japan. Now to find someone to install a new media system and the car will be perfect :-)

  • 2007 Mitsubishi Delica D:5 G Premium
Jayden G
Perth, Australia

I'd just like to thank Ben for making the whole importing process so easy and responding to all of my questions so swiftly, received the car in exact condition as expected and didn't go a cent over budget!

Car is much nicer in person and quite surprised at the ease of the whole process when using j-spec.

  • 2003 Nissan Skyline 350GT coupe
Richard R
Queensland, Australia

I received my Skyline last week from Richard at D2D and i would just like to thank you so very much for making this import possible. Through out the entire import process from start to finish you have provided an outstanding service. I have fully checked over the car and i could not be more happy with it. The car runs very smoothly and is certainly not lacking any power. The body work is in very good condition and the paint is also very good. There are a few small areas where a brush has been used to fix up the paint work, but again this is minor and it was very well done. The interior is immaculate. I found a logbook in the glove box which has service history at 2,500km increments up to 18,000 which I was not expecting - pretty awesome. The car came with an original key and the key code which i found very useful. Richard did a good job with the compliance side of things as well as sorting out the rust in the boot well for me which I am very happy about. I would most certainly recommend your company to anyone wishing to import a vehicle and i shall pass on the good word.

Thank you again!

  • 1998 Nissan Skyline GTS25-t
Simon W
Perth, Australia

Feedback: All good. Got the car at home - even found a spare key in the ash tray. Runs nicely and all seems to work well even if I have to learn Japanese to work the HiFi.

Just had a hickup with inspection as tyre size didn't match the sticker (typical red tape) - but evidently same tyres as photos from japan

  • 2002 Mitsubishi Delica 20th Anniversary
Chris R
Adelaide, Australia

Hi Ben,

Received the elgrand a few weeks back and am really happy with it - its spotless. Thanks for finding the van and walking me through the process. All the people I dealt with on your recommendations were really helpful. I have a couple of mates who might be interested in getting one since seeing mine in the flesh.

  • 2002 Nissan Elgrahd Highway Star
Rohan S
Sydney, Australia

Thanks Ben and the team at J-spec for helping me secure one of my dream cars - the Series 8 RX7! The process from buying the car at auction to getting the car complied was seamless and straight forward. All the photos really helped and the car was as described when it got from Japan to Australia. The best part was there was no hidden surprises and everything came within budget. Will definitely be utilising your services in the future and would recommend to my friends who are in the market to purchase an import.

  • 2000 Mazda RX-7 Type RS
Paul L
Canberra, Australia

Hopefully better late than never but here are some nice photos of my car. Thanks for the your patience with me choosing the model with the specs I wanted at the price I could afford. The car is a beauty and everything I hoped for.

  • 2008 Nissan Skyline 370GT Type S coupe
Jackson W
Melbourne, Victoria

Picked up the car yesterday morning and it was everything I thought it would be and a bit more, thank you for all your help through this and getting this car, I'll defiantly be telling everyone who asks about my car to head over to jspec and have a look, I couldn't be happier thank you

  • 2000 Nissan Silvia Autech Version
Adam P
Brisbane, Australia

Hi Ben, merry xmas and happy new year!

I held off a bit of feedback until we had driven our estima for a little while and now that we have an accurate assessment of the purchase can be made.

The process has been exactly as advertised down the whole line from start to finish which is amazing. The car is precisely as described to us in photos and emails, its a great ride and whole family is wrapped.

The one teeny weeny issue was an unbalanced wheel which had to be re-balanced. Other than that though - perfect.

I will not hesitate to use your service again and I recommend it to others when I'm asked about my importing experience with j-spec.

All the best and speak to you again some time this year.

  • 2000 Toyota Estima Aeras
  • 2003 Nissan Skyline 350GT
Shaun C
Melbourne, Australia

Skyline, Driving it like I love it :) haha

thanks for all the hard work with importing the beast.. really enjoy it

Thx, Shaun

  • 1998 Nissan Skyline GT-T
Dean B
Melbourne, Victoria

The Galants going great, drives like a 25km car should. Thanks for all your work, really happy with the car. The paint was very average but came up ok with a buff. Mechanically it's 100%, feels really solid.

  • 1999 Mitsubishi Galant VR-4 Type S
Jason H
Tasmania, Australia

G'day Ben, picked up my Nissan Stagea nm35 ARX wagon back in December and forgot to ring you and thank you so much for the effort that you went to to not only find the right car but to organise the shipping customs etc etc. The car is in very good condition and the price even better. I will be using you again, thanks Jason.

  • 2001 Nissan Stagea AR-X
Eric T
Brisbane, Australia

After being skeptical for years about importing my own vehicle from Japan I finally decided to take the plunge. I read good reviews about jspec from various online car enthusiasts sites and took a shot in the dark, very happy I did! My new 1999 Rz Supra is immaculate! Better than any other Supra I've owned/seen in Australia. J Spec were very helpful and kept me up to date with every part of my order with persistent updates of my vehicles whereabouts and eta times. Highly recommend.

  • 1999 Toyota Supra RZ-S
Justin M
Personal Import from Japan

I imported my own Nissan Presage when I moved back from Japan, with J-Spec as my agent to ensure I wouldn't have too many issues with bringing into Aust. Ben was a brilliant help and helped facilitate the whole process expertly and professionally. I'm really happy with all the help and useful information and couldn't be happier all up; especially having driven it around Japan and Aust. - I don't miss annoying Japanese traffic, but Melbournians are a whole different level of insanity and impatience... I'll definitely be going back to J-Spec for my next car!

  • 2003 Nissan Pressage
Peter M
Melbourne, Australia

Thanks again for your efforts in making the import process straightforward. Bespoke also deserve a mention for being genuinely enthusiastic and helpful when arranging compliance and RWC for an unusual car.

  • 1987 Caterham Super 7
Remi W
Victoria, Australia

we have picked up our Mitsubishi Delica last week. It is a great car and it has exceeded our expectation. Just wanted to say thank you for your guidance and your professional opinion.

  • 2003 Mitsubishi Delica Spacegear Chamonix
Brad C
Western Australia

Hey Ben,

I wanted to let you know that I have recieved the Skyline on Tuesday, I am amazed at how good the condition is and in general how fantastic it is.

My old car which was on its last legs, broke down at the end of last week, so it was very fortunate everything was ready to go with the Skyline just in time.

So thank you very much for your work in getting the car to me, i cant tell you have happy I am to finally have it here and driving.

  • 2007 Nissan Skyline 350GT sedan Type SP
Tyrell H
Alberta, Canada

So the trip back was really good, stopped at a shop in Vancouver The guy at the shop was shocked that someone would bring such a vintage truck over it brought back some good memories for him.

People were loving the truck all the way back smiles from near every car that passed us if not jaw dropping faces and picture taking.

Im very happy with the truck, we took some pics from the trip hope you enjoy them. I will keep you updated on the status of the build. now to register and get a custom licence plate for it.

Thanks Ben for this experience!!!

It has been great !, I will be giving you another call when I save some money up for a fastback GTR that is another one of those dreams, one at a time.


  • 1991 Nissan Sunny Truck Long
QLD, Australia

I was reccomended to contact Ben at J-spec Imports by a friend who had used them previously. I can't recommend Ben enough for his help and support during my search and import of my R34 GTR Vspec I from Japan. Jspec imports had plenty of auction cars updated daily and Ben was quick to respond to any questions and made the process simple and straight forward. Have the car in Australia now and couldn't be happier with J-spec.

  • 1999 Nissan Skyline GTR V-Spec
Brian B

Early days yet , but at this point , it is right up to expectations , - and right on budget with enough left over to shout you a beer next time you are on the Gold Coast , thanks.

  • 2005 Nissan Elgrand Rider
Harry E


So sorry I've been caught up modding and driving my new car! Thank you so much for ensuring the import process was smooth and without hiccups. I picked the car up from Dave on Tuesday and drove it home no problems. Everything was exactly as you described it and had no nasty surprises. With a bit of a detail and service it's now running and looking 100%. I'll definitely recommend and use J-spec in the future, and with most of my mates wanting and driving Japanese imports I'll definitely send a few your way. Once again thank you so much.

  • 2003 Nissan Skyline 350GT Premium
Liam C

My Gloria has passed compliance and will be ready for pickup mid this week. I just wanted to thank you for your efforts with the whole process. It has been very easy and streamlined. I saw the car last week the day after it arrived for compliance. Couldn't be happier with the condition. Very excited to detail it and finally take it for a drive.

  • 2003 Nissan Gloria Ultima
Daniel C
Brisbane, Australia

Hi Ben,

Just wanted to send you an email to thank you for all your help in finding and obtaining the Stagea.

I've had the car for about 2 months now and it is awesome. I'm glad I took this option, landing a great car with low kms rather than buying something locally. Several of my friends have commented on the car and have been scouring the J-Spec website for their next car. I will certainly be in touch again to get my next car.

Also thanks for the advice, the turbo is certainly an exciting ride!

  • 2002 Nissan Stagea 25t RX FOUR
Martyn A

Hey Ben!

Yeah got the car on Sat and couldn't be happier it's in excellent condition and drives like brand new. My wife loves it and my daughter won't stop playing in it. We've managed to get it before the twins arrived so timing was spot on, and Dave did a great job with the compliance and mechanical work.

Thanks so much for your help with this one I will definitely recommend you to friends and family.

  • 2004 Toyota Estima Aeras G Edition
Jon R
Sydney, NSW

Just a quick hello, I went to see the burgundy GTR today at compliance... Wow its super clean. I had about 3 of the mechanics come up to me as I was looking over it and say how good it was, one of the best they'd seen in years. They lifted it up on the hoist and gave me a torch to look at the underside because it was so impressive. Very happy Ben, you've come up with the quality again mate!

If you ever want to use this car or the M Spec for promotion at a car show or even just put some J Spec stickers on the windows let me know.

  • 2001 Nissan Skyline GTR M-Spec
  • 1992 Nissan Skyline GTR
David V

Just took delivery of my Delica today. Damn nice car! I'm still getting used to the idea it is finally here. Dave did a really nice job cleaning it up and getting it ready.

Thanks Ben for your part in getting the Delica into the country. I hope to have many years of enjoyment with it.

  • 2002 Mitsubishi Delica Spacegear Limited
Adrian H

Hi Ben,

Just writing to say thanks for all your help with the mini. I picked it up the other day and love it. Thanks very much.

I will also recommend you if any friends wish to import as well.

  • 1999 Rover Mini Mayfair
Andrew S

I thought you might like to see the GTO now that it's landed even though it's been a while!

Thanks for all your help along the way in getting the car here and explaining everything from inland transportation to customs, freight and compliance :) very smooth sailing!

Many thanks.

  • 1999 Mitsubishi GTO Twin Turbo MR
James N

G'day Ben,

Just letting you know I've had the GT Four on the road for a few months now and absolutely loving it, it's such an effortless smooth comfortable car, perfect for touring. I've done a few little bits and pieces and it's now quite the head turner. Thanks for everything.

  • 2005 Toyota Caldina GT-FOUR
Rudi P

Everything is now completed. Todd was very helpful and i registered the car on Friday. The whole transaction was great. Many thanks for everything. We have two more cars to bring in next year. I'll get in contact with you then and we'll do the same thing again. Once again, many thanks for your great service.

  • 2007 BMW 325i (Personal Import)
Perth, WA

Hi Ben,

How are you ? Finally i got my Toyota Alphard last week ! Thank you so much for your best service offered , i am very happy with the car and it is very clean and nice.

Definitely i will recommend you to other in future.

Thank you again ! : )

Keep in touch !

  • 2003 Toyota Alphard Welcab
  • 2004 Toyota Alphard MX-L Welcab
  • 2005 Nissan Elgrand VG Aero
Alex G

Ben, got the car, its perfect, thank you so much for your help. Not much more to say as im a bit speechless!! Haha

  • 1990 Nissan Pulsar GTi-R
Ross S

Hey Ben,

Just letting you know I'm very happy with the R32 GT-R that you got over. Little bit of rust in the rear quarter panels, boot and underneath but nothing that isn't fixable or you didn't warn me about before purchasing the car. The car is pretty much perfect inside and out.

Again I would like to thank you for getting me such an awesome car and if I am to ever import again or suggest anyone else to import, it will be with you.

  • 1993 Nissan Skyline GTR
  • 1996 Toyota Supra SZ-R
George V

The import process for me finished on Friday July 24th (and started May 10th) so 2.5 months in total, I'm very happy.

My V35 Skyline is everything I could have asked for \ wanted in a sports coupe, and it arrived near 'perfect' as described... the rear bumper somehow has a small burn / grease mark at the bottom right during the shipping / compliance process (as it wasn't there post-auction photos) and the rare factory emergency flare was stolen during transport.

Those two issues aside, the car is immaculate, drives brilliant, engine and gearbox are tight and silky smooth and I've received many comments on how pristine the condition of this one is.

All in all it cost me $xx,xxx landed and complied (after everything).

I've updated my blog to reflect the entire process from start to finish at

Feel free to have another look :)

Thanks again for your help throughout the process and for sourcing such a great car!

  • 2003 Nissan Skyline 350GT Premium
  • 2007 Nissan Skyline 350GT Type SP 50th Anniversary
  • 2001 Nissan Cima 450XV
  • 2002 Toyota Mark II iR-V
  • 2000 Toyota Crown Majesta C-Type
  • 2007 Toyota Crown Majesta C-Type F Package
  • 2000 Toyota Mark II Grande iR-V
  • 2004 Nissan Cima 450XV
  • 2003 Toyota Crown Athlete V Premium
  • 2000 Toyota Mark II Grande iR-V
Marty W

Hey Ben, just a quick message to say thank you for all that you did with importing the Elgrand. We picked it up on Saturday and it is a really nice car. I hope you don't mind but I'll tell people about your website if they want to import a vehicle from Japan. When we're in the market for another car we'll definitely come to you. Thanks again.

  • 2008 Nissan Elgrand Highway Star Black Leather Edition
Martin M
Victoria, Australia

Hi Ben,

Just want to say thankyou for organising the whole process of importing the car from japan to my doorstep and also recommending a place to get the car complied. Everything has worked out great!

Agian thanks

Will highly recommend your service to others.

  • 1993 Nissan Skyline GTR
Adrian K
Hobart, TAS

Hi Ben,

I've been wanting to send you an email for about the last six months just to say thanks for your service.

The estima took a while to get through compliance but I got it back here to Tassie and went through the camper/7 seater process without any issues. We've since had our fourth edition to the family and the car works really well fitting the six of us in plus a bike or two. Power sliding doors are also very handy when you've got your hands full with kids.

Again, thanks very much.

  • 2004 Toyota Estima Aeras G Edition
Alex C
Victoria, Australia

Hi Ben,

I have received last week and god it's amazing love it !! Thank you so much for everything your team did a fantastic job getting me this one of a kind !

Anywaz bud thanks for everything ! I'm over the moon

  • 2000 Nissan Silvia Spec R
Dylan S
Brisbane, Australia

Hey Ben. Hope all is well and business is booming, I want to thank you for all your help with importing the Crown.

It is a beautiful car in fantastic condition and I'm very glad I chose to import through you.

You were very patient with my questions and assisted me in a professional manner of which is very, very rare to find these days.

I take pride in passing on praise to my friends and family about your business and will strive to steer people in your direction for importing.

Looking forward to importing with you in the future!

  • 2003 Toyota Crown Athlete V Premium
Jan F
New South Wales

Hi Ben,

finally picked up the car a fortnight or so ago and just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with it! I have also had a lot of interest in it from other people including all the staff at the North Brisbane opposite lock who fitted a Bullbar and who all say it's the best Delica they have seen.

I have also had a couple of friends who have been interested in perhaps importing one. I am guessing that none may decide to, but I have given them your details just in case.

Best wishes, Jan

  • 2005 Mitsubishi Delica Spacegear Chamonix
Sam L
Melbourne, Australia

Hi Ben,

I am very happy with this car, your help and the this experience. I will definitely come back for more import cars and recommend you to friends and family.

  • 2010 Nissan Skyline 370GT Type S
Matthew L
Adelaide, Australia

Thankyou so much for your help in importing my car, it looks fantastic and you and your agents should be commended. You have made the process easy and run smoothly and I am proud that I used your services. I will defitnately be recommending you to others and if I import another car then I will obviously be coming to you.

Thankyou again for everything!

  • 2002 Toyota Mark II Fortuna Yamaha Power
Jayce P
Perth, Western Australia

Hey Ben

I just want to say a massive thank you for all the hard you've done in getting my car. I have already recommended your services to the WA Japanese Car Community that has over 3000 members and a few other Toyota car clubs in Perth. Its the least I can do for what you've done in getting my dream car.

  • 1999 Toyota Mark II Tourer V
Harry C
Perth, Australia

Hi Ben,

Just to let you know that I've received and now driving my Stagea since yesterday. Car's really great and enjoying it.

Thanks, it's been a pleasure.

  • 2004 Nissan Stagea 350RX FOUR
Stuart L
Canberra, ACT

Good afternoon Gents

I Just wanted to say a big thankyou for all the effort you two put into getting my Crown .

I went through rego today with a clean sheet and the rego person even said what good order the car is in.

The Mrs loves it too !!!!!!!

  • 2001 Toyota Crown Estate Athlete V Permium
Gideon W
Sydney, NSW

Just wanted to let you know that I got the car today from GT compliance and got it registered.

So far I am loving it. Thanks for all your help!

Let me know if you want me to leave a testimony for your site or something. I would be more than happy to.

  • 1995 Nissan Skyline GTR V-Spec
James North
Brisbane, QLD

Thanks Ben for your help in choosing and arranging the shipping and importing of my Nissan Cube Cubic.

It's the first time I've bought a car with any method other than going to a yard, inspecting it myself and test driving it. I only had photos and the advice of a person I'd never met via predominantly email! However, after reading the testimonials and hearing of other people independently who had imported cars with the help of J-Spec, I felt confident enough to take the plunge and become a customer to find a car.

I provided some specs (body kit/black/low kms) and the car you found met all of the criteria. It took about 3 months all up - a couple of delays in Japan and in Australia, but it's all been worth it because I have a car that I could not have purchased here no matter how long I waited. It's also quite plausible that another Cube for sale in Australia may have been wound back, so it's great for peace of mind to have the original export document to prove its history and that the low kms on the car are genuine.

It's a pleasure to drive and it's in great mechanical condition (my biggest concern before starting the process). I suppose if you were arranging bad cars for people, one would find out pretty quickly by looking for bad reviews online.

Mine is just yet another positive one to add the site, and I look forward to going through the process again for my next car.

  • 2005 Nissan Cube Cubic Rider
Charles D
Queensland, Australia

Hello Ben,

I have just picked up the car from Sydney last weekend. The car is in great condition and I am very happy of it. Thanks for your help and I would love to share the this experience with my friends. I would buy more cars through you in the future.

Cheers, Charles

  • 2012 Nissan Elgrand Highway Star Urban Chrome
Brett R
QLD, Australia

Just thought I'd let you know I got the car last thursday and haven't stopped driving it since. Such a fun car and immaculate. Had a few friends ask if it's actually a new car.

Thank-you so much Ben for your hard work and effort, It didn't matter how long it took just the quality of the car I got at the end was so very much worth it and the amount of time you put into it far exceeds what I paid and the whole process was so easy.

Thanks again Ben, very much appreciated.

  • 2004 Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 8 MR
Carlos M
Sydney, New South Wales

Hi Ben, the skyline is fantastic, I got it last saturday. Thanks a lot for your excellent guide and service. very soon I will do it again through you.

  • 1998 Nissan Skyline GT-X
  • 2003 Nissan Stagea 250t RS FOUR
Glynn B
Perth, Western Australia

Hi Ben,

I just wanted to say thanks for your services in selecting the right Delica for me.

It's in almost perfect condition, much better than I had hoped and my wife is really impressed. All stages went through without incident and were as you described. Compliance was a bit delayed but their service was very professional and Ben at Bespoke was very helpful.

Once again many thanks,

  • 2005 Mitsubishi Delica Spacegear Chamonix
Richard R
Victoria, Australia

Hi Ben, all has gone well with the Skyline Coupe. It is now in my hands and I am going through the Roadworthy, Registration process.

The car is in excellent condition and, after my detailing of it in the last few days, I am very pleased to have a five+ year old vehicle that has been so well kept and serviced. Thanks to the team for their patience and for the ongoing feedback during the process of finding and purchasing this particular vehicle.

I now look forward to driving the V36 and enjoying all it has to offer.

Thanks again for all of the help and assistance in this whole purchase procedure. I'll be back again when the it's time to purchase our next vehicle.

  • 2008 Nissan Skyline 370GT Type S
Ben W
Melbourne, Australia

I just wanna let you know i got my car last week!..Its in pretty good condition and im pretty happy with it

im pretty happy with all your services and will recommend you to others for sure who are looking to import a car .

i will be back in the future to import another car for sure :) . So thanks again Cheers!

  • 1998 Nissan Skyline 25GT-T
Keith P
Melbourne, Australia


Just a short note to let you know that the Mini arrived on my doorstep today. The car presents better than it looked in photos, and I'M very happy with it .

I'm glad that I held out for the BSCC, and as I said I'm very happy. It's a bit dirty at the moment but I think it will clean up brilliantly. Thanks.

  • 1998 Rover Mini BSCC Ltd
Bobby C
Sydney, Australia

First service and full look over the Rx7 since i bought it a year ago. No issues. Highly recommend J-Spec Imports if you're thinking about importing. Process was easier and much much cheaper than buying a car locally. Would do it again without hesitation.

  • 2000 Mazda RX-7 Type R
Brian L
NSW, Australia

Picked up the car today and so far so good. Very happy with it, drove nicely, condition as described. Happy customers.

Thanks for all the help and guidance along the way and glad the process was quick and relatively pain free.

  • 2006 Nissan Elgrand Rider Alpha-II
Tyler W
New South Wales, Australia

Hey Ben, just wanted to say thanks again for helping get that car in, it is in very good condition and drives like new. After having driven the car however...I am realizing I am probably going to need another GTR (Like the R33 you got me in 2014), there is just something so special about those cars and I cant get past it! I was looking for excuses to drive the GTR, this car is so clean and nice I am looking for excuses to keep it in the garage! Looks like this is going up for sale, your J-Spec genuine mileage guarantee is going to come in very handy!

Thanks again for all the help, Oh and please, let me know if the R34 prices get more attractive for me ;) Thanks again!

  • 2006 Nissan Skyline 350GT Premium
  • 1996 Nissan Skyline GTR
Jason D
Adelaide, Australia

Just sending a courtesy follow up email for the crown estate imported at the start of this year.

The car is in excellent condition, and I have had no major problems with it so far. Very enjoyable ride and very comfy.Great car all round, and I must thank you and your team for picking a good one out of the bunch.

Thanks for your work Ben. I know this is a late email, but I think a good period of time is needed to be certain of your eye for mechanical condition, and you seem to be on the ball.

  • 2002 Toyota Crown Athlete V
Greg S
NSW, Australia

I thought you might like to know that I collected my RX-7 last Friday.

I would like to thank you for your all your work, especially on the Japan side. Your opinions on selecting a car were pretty much spot on, it's almost like you knew what I wanted better than I did.

The car has exceeded my expectations and looks so much better than in any of the photos. In particular the photos seemed to make minor imperfections look much worse than they actually look. The body and interior are in pretty good condition for its age.

Mechanically everything is running fine, I had some servicing done whilst it was at the compliance workshop but it seems as though it has generally been well maintained by the previous owners.

Thanks again I'm really happy with the car and glad I got you help me choose, buy and import it.

  • 2002 Mazda RX-7 Type R Bathurst
Timothy T
Adelaide, Australia

Just wanted to drop a line and let you know that the Caldina is now in my hands and fantastic. Drove it back from Melbourne without any issues and didn't break too many laws.

Bespoke did a great job prepping it, you picked a great car, and with a total investment of around $x,xxx I have no complaints with your estimate for pricing.

When I bring another car over you'll be my first call.

Thanks again for all the help

  • 2002 Toyota Caldina GT-FOUR N-Edition
Karen M
QLD, Australia

Good Morning Ben

I just wanted to let you know that I picked up the Delica yesterday from Dave & Vicki. It's perfect. The car ran like a dream home and we a very happy with the vehicle.

It's been a great journey, sincerely everything ran so smoothly. You've obviously got the right contacts, importers and compliance team together. Well done.

I'll be happy driving for the next few years.

Once again, thank you.

All the best.

  • 2007 Mitsubishi Delica D:5 G Premium
Tyler C
Sydney, Australia

I just wanted to thank you for the help when importing my evo 5.

I've had it for a few months now and it has been great. Compliance and registration was a no problems.

I am slowly cleaning it up and getting it ready for some hill climbs. I killed the clutch recently but I'll have it up and running in no time.

I am sure I'll be in contact again, maybe for an import to Alberta Canada next.

  • 1998 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 5
Tanya S
New South Wales, Australia

Just to let you know my Mini arrived today - I'm so happy with it! Thanks!

It'll be taken for inspection next week and then it'll be on the road.

  • 1999 Rover Mini Cooper
Brody C
Victoria, Australia

First of all I'd like to give some feedback regarding my R34 GTR I imported. I know its late, but better late than never!

The car is amazing! As I have read from other reviews the car was better than what I was expecting to get. It's in amazing condition and drives beautifully.

I have had no problems with the car and absolutely love it.

  • 1999 Nissan Skyline GTR
Peter H
Sydney, Australia

Just a quick note to thank you for your service with this car and how easy and painless the whole thing was. The car is an excellent starting point for a restoration with most of the hard work already done and very little rust discovered. It must be rare over here as I had to get Shannon's to add the model to their listing!

  • 1973 Toyota Celica GTV
Eamonn S
Victoria, Australia

Letting you know I picked up the car from Mike today and have driven it home.

Wanted to let you know everything is complete. I could not be happier.

The car is beautiful - it is like brand new inside and drives so smooth and quiet. I am a bit overwhelmed by the quality of this car you have chosen.

Thank-you so much Ben.

  • 2011 Toyota Crown Majests A Type L-Package
Laurie P
Tasmania, Australia

I have collected my green Delica D5 in Melbourne.

I am impressed with the condition of the car that you were able to source for me. Considering it's age, it is in close to immaculate condition. I am grateful for your patience and endeavour. My friends are impressed. I would not be surprised if you get more enquiries because of this vehicle.

  • 2007 Mitsubishi Delica D:5 G Power Pack
Thomas K
Queensland, Australia

The car is going great. We love it! Extremely quiet, and quick in traffic. Our other car (tuned '08 Subaru Liberty GT SpecB Wagon) has barely been driven since.

Charging off solar most days. And even public charging is getting pretty widespread (usually free). No issues at all with it.

  • 2015 Nissan Leaf 30X
Jack S
VIC, Australia

Just wanted to check in and say thanks for everything. Working with you was a pleasure and you made things such a painless process. Much more simple than I expected.

I expect to pick the car up on Wednesday all roadworthy and ready to go.

Again, just wanted to say thanks for everything and have a good one man. If I ever hear of a friend wanting to import something I'll absolutely be steering them in your direction.

Cheers again. :)

  • 2002 Toyota Mark II Blit iR-V
Peter C
Brisbane, Australia

Hi Ben, just wanted to let you know I picked up the Fuga on Friday from Chris.

I'm very happy with the car. Its an impressive looking vehicle and is in very good condition.

I wanted to thank you for both for your recommendation on the vehicle and the assistance with the process.

  • 2008 Nissan Fuga 450GT Type S
Seamus C
Queensland, Australia

Hey Ben,

I Just picked up the crown this morning and words can't describe how clean it is! Just wanted to thank you for all the time and effort you put in for me and my partner.

The compliance workshop said it was the cleanest JZS171 they had seen in a long long time.

I have a few people interested in importing a car from japan and I will be sending them right in your direction!

Once again, thank you very much! Very happy with the overall service and how easy you made everything.

  • 2001 Toyota Crown Athlete V
Mat B
Western Australia

Hey bud, forgot to email you lastnight for an update. I picked up the Hijet and took it home... it's awesome mate. Everything is sweet and I couldn't be happier. Was a very painfree process.

Also I noticed a lot of people looking when I was driving and have had a few questioned me already.

  • 2017 Daihatsu Hijet Truck Standard
Paul D
Brisbane, Australia

I should of been letting you know sooner that I am extremely pleased

with the Crown that you sourced for me from Japan.

Thanks for making it such an easy process to get the car here and it is

a beautiful car and a total dream to drive.

Would have no problems using J-Spec again to bring another car from Japan.

Thanks again,

  • 2011 Toyota Crown Majesta C-Type
Simon F
Queensland, Australia

Hi Ben,

I have got the car last Tuesday finally. I change a new navigation with Australian map and put new carpet. The car is running quite well now. My family are quite happy with it. Thank you for your help during the long period. I will recommend you to my friends if they need, or maybe I will come back to you for next car from Japan later. Thanks again.

  • 2016 Toyota Vellfire hybrid ZR-G Edition
Cadwyn W
Adelaide, Australia

Hi Ben,

I picked up the verossa a few days ago, I am pleasantly surprised with the condition it is in, and I am very happy with it. It has gone far beyond my expectations and it is everything promised. I would recommend J Spec Imports to anyone wanting to import a car from Japan and I would contact you again if I ever want import another car. Very pleased and happy with the service.

  • 2002 Toyota Verossa VR25 Speciale
Paul B
Melbourne, Australia

G'day Ben

I picked up the Toyota Mark X Zio yesterday.

I can't believe the fantastic condition – showroom condition for a 10-year old car is unheard of !!!!

Also I can't believe that more people don't know about this particular model – it's absolutely the best configuration I've seen.

Unfortunately you probably won't hear from us for a little while because my Skyline and my wife's Cube (which you arranged for us about 4 years ago) are still in great condition. We haven't had to spend a penny apart from normal servicing and a new set of tyres.

Thanks a million.

  • 2007 Toyota Mark X Zio 350G
  • 2003 Nissan Cube SX
Nikola S
Sydney, Australia

HI Ben,

It has been a while since we spoke last. I have really been enjoying my GT-R and I would just like to say a great big thanks for helping me import the car. You made the process super easy and smooth, with no headaches at all. It has been a pleasure doing business with you.

The car looks absolutely amazing in person and can not thank you enough again for your help. The car has exceeded my expectations as the interior and exterior are in excellent condition. Since picking the car up from compliance I have had the car serviced and detailed, and everywhere it has been it has been praised as one of the nicest they have seen come from Japan. I have also attached a couple photos of the car as it is now.

Once again thank you for all your help and making the process so smooth and easy. If I plan to import again in the future, I will definitely be coming back.

  • 2001 Nissan Skyline GTR V-Spec II