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New kid on the block: Toyota Voxy Review

by Konstantin Alatortsev You don’t see many of them around just yet. And it’s a shame considering how good these minivans are. You may have already heard the name but most likely know very little or nothing about this Toyota model. So let me introduce it to you. It is called Toyota Voxy and it is a [...]

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Japanese Car Imports in Australia - What Could Go Wrong?

Today we’re going to talk about buying Japanese Car Imports in Australia and how to avoid potential risks and car buyer regrets. If you prefer to watch a video instead, please head to our YouTube. I’ve been in this game for over 20 years, specializing on family cars and my job is to help you choose [...]

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The New Import Regulations for Australia: petrol and diesel people movers are leaving the chat

Last week I had a few people contacting me about my Thursday’s email video on the new import legislation. Not everyone got it. So, let me break it down for you: The new era in imports begins on the 1st of July 2022. This is when the Government will axe all petrol and diesel imports into the co [...]

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Shattered Glass and Tortured Metal

Even if you're new to Best People Movers world, you've probably heard that I do free mileage and accident checks for anyone in Australia who's interested. They're not free for me though. By paying 400 USD upfront for 100 checks, I've managed to bring the cost down from $15 AUD to just under $7 per [...]

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Japanese Car Imports: Nissan Elgrand E51 vs Elgrand E52

- with Jad Letcher So, you’re thinking about purchasing a Japanese import Nissan Elgrand but aren’t sure which model to get? Older = cheaper Nissan Elgrand E51 Vs New = expensive Nissan Elgrand E52? Newer models have all the bells and whistles, but older models are tried-and-tested reliable? It’s [...]

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Potential problems with the Toyota Estima

By guest blogger Brett Phillips So, you stumbled across what is rumoured to be the holy grail of all Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) people movers - the Toyota Estima. Luxurious. Stylish. Comfortable. Roomy. Powerful. Perfect. UNBREAKABLE! Well… most of those things, but it would be reckless to clai [...]

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Japanese Car Imports: Direct vs Custom import

Getting serious about buying a Japanese import? Let's have a look at a few ways how you can do it. There’re four ways to get yourself a freshly imported Japanese car in Australia: 1. PRIVATE IMPORT This option will suit a microscopic category of people that have lived in Japan (for example, skiing [...]

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Why Japanese Used Cars Are Cheaper Than Others

By guest blogger Brett Phillips Ten years ago, a large family might’ve felt limited to either a high-ticket people mover, a budget Kia Carnival, or perhaps even a second car - and not a great deal else. Yet, patiently, in the deep dark shadows... the mysterious magic of grey imports has been simmer [...]

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Toyota Estima Fuel consumption, and who even gives a rats?

By guest blogger Brett Phillips How often does it happen to you that you’re bragging about the wondrous virtues of your sacred automobile, when the inevitable question drops…? What’s the fuel consumption like? As a Toyota Estima enthusiast, people ask me the very same thing (after first asking what [...]

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Japanese Car Imports: Toyota Estima Vs Nissan Elgrand

Have a tribe of your own and thinking to get a people mover? Let’s find out why Toyota Estima and Nissan Elgrand are so popular with Antipodeans and which one is a perfect fit for you. If you don’t consider yourself a car enthusiast, the market is full of exciting choices. You’ve got an Imax, a [...]

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