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    FAQ:
    Q. How difficult is it to drive on the right side?
    A. Not difficult at all! About 50% of our customers are family oriented, and after 20 minutes in our unique Right Drive seminars, they are completely comfortable piloting a right hand drive vehicle on public roads. The transition is much more intimidating when a driver needs to drive on the opposite side of the road. By only switching from left hand drive to right hand drive, it is equivalent to moving your seat 1.5 feet to the right.

    Q. Will it be harder to get parts for these cars?
    A. In most cases, no. That is why we can offer Powertrain insurance through a third party. If parts were extremely difficult to acquire, they would surely back away from offering powertrain protection. In some cases, parts do need to be ordered directly from Japan, but this is the case with most Japanese cars purchased in North America. Part availability and wait times are very similar to what would be expected at any North American dealership.

    Q. How are the Vehicles Shipped?
    A. This is a common question, as clients pre-ordering vehicles may be concerned that their vehicle may become unstable in transit. The diagrams below show how the process is done. Our office in Japan documents the entire packing process with photos, to ensure we can see how the vehicles leave the Port of Nagoya. From the Tag of the shipping container, to the intricate and safe packing of each container, we have never seen even a scratch on a vehicle through the packing stages. Many RHD vehicles that arrive in Canada have body damage, as containers are loaded with 1 or 2 vehicles for one client, and 1 or 2 for another - we avoid this potential risk by filling a container entirely with product intended for us.

    Q. How will I get insurance on one of these cars?
    A. Roughly 65% of all insurance companies offer collision and liability insurance on right hand drive vehicles. Some indeed do not, so if you are purchasing a right hand drive vehicle, be sure to check with your insurance company first. As insurance rates are primarily based on vehicle age, rates are quite low for drivers with clean records. Please feel free to contact us if you need help obtaining an insurance quote.

    Q. Why are the kilometers so low? How do I know they are accurate?
    A. To us in North America, a vehicle with 50,000kms is still considered to be brand new. In Japan however, there is a tax credit system that rewards drivers who put very little mileage on their vehicles each year - the tax credit only works towards the purchase of a new vehicle at the time of inspection. As the automotive industry largely drives the Japanese economy, this system is very successful as the Japanese buy new vehicles far more frequently than in North America. Chances for a kilometer roll back are very slim, as the vehicles kilometers are documented each year by the Japanese government. When vehicles are exported from Japan, their kilometers are double checked for accuracy

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    RightDrive advice/help section

    RightDrive would like to offer our expertice to the enthusiasts who may be having trouble with importing their vehicle. We can also offer insurance appraisals for those looking to get their rhd on the road.
    We our considered the go to guys in Ontario for appraisals on Japanese import vehicles by companies such as ING, North York and many others.

    Don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions.

    Matt
    RightDrive

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    • #3
      yeah, um, I'm wondering if you can ship to other parts of Canada as I do not live in Toronto or close to it. I live in Winnipeg Manitoba. It'd be great if you could because sometime in the future when I have the money for it, I'd like to purchase a car from you guys.
      "I never count the days, I make the days count."

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Briareos View Post
        yeah, um, I'm wondering if you can ship to other parts of Canada as I do not live in Toronto or close to it. I live in Winnipeg Manitoba. It'd be great if you could because sometime in the future when I have the money for it, I'd like to purchase a car from you guys.
        Yes, we can ship anywhere in Canada. We often send cars to customers out east and in the prairies as well.
        RightDrive Inc. Parts Manager
        http://www.rightdrive.ca :: http://www.rightdriveparts.com :: http://www.rightdriveusa.com
        1970 Highway 7 West, Vaughan, ON :: 1-877-398-8220



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        • #5
          Originally posted by Daryl @ RightDrive View Post
          Yes, we can ship anywhere in Canada. We often send cars to customers out east and in the prairies as well.
          I'm glad to hear that. One more question, how much does shipping usually cost if you're shipping to other parts of Canada? I'm sure probably varies from car to car, but I'm just looking for a general estimate so I know how much I should be expecting for shipping costs.
          "I never count the days, I make the days count."

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          • #6
            If you PM me your email address I will ask our vehicle sales manager Michael to send you an idea of the cost. Thanks
            RightDrive Inc. Parts Manager
            http://www.rightdrive.ca :: http://www.rightdriveparts.com :: http://www.rightdriveusa.com
            1970 Highway 7 West, Vaughan, ON :: 1-877-398-8220



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