“I want to thank you for everything you did. My car is amazing to say the least. Also thanks for putting up with my many emails as I had no idea what I was doing. I will for sure recommend you for anyone buying a JDM vehicle.”
– James Simms, Kamloops, BC
“This will no doubt require a great deal of explanation from me, as I honestly can’t say enough positive about William, so let me sum up, in my mind, what sets William apart:
Incredible communication skills and speed.
Streamlined systems and volume.
Fair dealing and concern for the customer.
Love of cars, far as I know, most cars.
Knowledge about subject.
Experience in the industry.
Upfront costs, and inexpensive, high quality cars.
I have, at this point brought in 3 cars. When I search my Gmail for “William”, I get “1 – 20 of hundreds“. I know no other William that I communicate with, certainly not by email. My first communication with William set the tone completely. When I go back in my records to my first “tire kick” I requested information on a regular, low horsepower car with KM’s under 120Km for a certain price. Within 31 minutes William had emailed back to inform me that he could do much better than that, and he certainly did. Every email or call after that was responded to very swiftly, and I never had to ask for a response. I have no idea how he does this, I just know that he does. The communication has always answered the questions that I’ve had completely as well. William is an excellent communicator.
JDM Connection has brought in many cars over the last few years, and to my knowledge is the biggest importer in Canada. The connections that William has throughout Japan have been a major benefit to my purchasing. In two instances, William was able to put bids in, and win cars for me that were passed over by many due to assumptions of other bidders, but William is very thorough. Having streamlined systems allows you to sit back and know that every aspect is being taken care of with the lowest cost to you.
William is concerned with getting you a quality car for a good price, and this shows in his comments regarding vehicles you are looking at. Prices are very open, and you know that you are paying a fee for his service, and over and above that, you’re just covering costs. An example I’ll never forget, and have used over and over was one of a car at a dealer level, which other importers have access to. This car had very specific mileage, and features, and was available through another importer at an estimated 9210.00 to Edmonton, but freight in Canada is assumed to be a tad more, so final bill would be adjusted. This very same car, William had for 5230.00 to Vancouver. This would allow you a “vacation” allowance of 3980.00 to pick up your car. What’s most amazing to me, is that the “other” importer had broken out the costs. Because Will is so forthright, much of the numbers were highly marked up, along with charges that just didn’t exist, and were invented. I’m certainly for people in business making money, but this I thought was excessive.
William obviously loves what he does, and you’ll see this through his comments about different cars, and his participation on different levels of the car scene in Canada, as well as the different styles of cars that he drives. He’s a “Car Guy”!
I found him to be quite knowledgeable regarding potential issues of certain cars, model differences, realistic budgets for certain models and what is worth your time to bring in to Canada. Everyone has a different goal that they want to achieve, and William is good at picking this out, and finding just what YOU need. For instance, some will value a powerful vehicle, or perhaps status or reliability, a certain brand, utility, gas mileage and so on. William will key in on this, and find exactly what will make you happy.
It’s obvious that JDM Connection is very experienced, and this is helpful in all aspects of your import process. Ultimately this experience allows you to capitalize on your purchasing power, giving you much more value for your money. I’ve now seen this expertise in three excellent imports, that cost me an estimated combined total of over 10,000.00 less than using other importers. And it was fun!
The costs are laid out pretty plain for you, and William has no qualms about answering questions regarding this. He’s clear that 1200.00 deposit is the money he makes off the search, and to be honest, it’s the best 1200.00 you’ll ever spend.
Take it from me, William is the real deal, an absolute pleasure to deal with, and be prepared, that once you import one car, it won’t stop. It’s addicting. I am currently able to import myself with no help, but I’ll gladly continue to fork over William’s fee to have the honor of working with him, and the security to know that I’m in good hands, and will end up with a great buy.”
– Shaun Tennant, Edmonton, Alberta
“William was easy to deal with, he answered my questions quickly, and explained everything I needed to know. I would definitely recommend him if you are looking to purchase an imported vehicle.”
– B.W, British Columbia, Canada
“When I decided a few months ago that I wanted to import a car, I had a relative idea what car I wanted. I looked up some local importers online and decided from testimonials and their faq that JDM Connection was the company for me. After emailing William and inquiring about Subarus, and the importing process in general, I learned a great deal of information and he made it crystal clear what the process would involve. Once I had decided this was the way to go, I was even able to meet William as he lived nearby. He made me feel confident about the whole process, and I begin recieving emails daily with cars fitting my personal criteria/price range. What I really liked was the fact that William’s prices include transport to Canada, so what you see is what you pay, he handles all the bidding/import fees. Within a few weeks William had found me a car that fit my specs perfectly, a 1995 WRX in the color I chose with very low km. The whole process was considerably cheaper than buying a local car with similar km and condition (mint), and was completed in three simple payments that William walks you through. In choosing my car, I probably sent William 100 emails, yet he never seemed annoyed or too bothered to answer. His replies always came within 15 minutes, even if i sent it at 9PM. A few weeks later and the car arrived in Edmonton, with William taking car of all the shipping arrangements from Vancouver. The car arrived in mint condition, exactly as it had been pictured online. William made sure to help me with any issues I had and even changed my tires for me at a very acceptable cost. The whole process from start to finish went very smoothly and I was kept updated during all parts of it. If asked whether I would do it again, I would answer a resounding yes. The value of imported cars and the performance is unmatched in price and condition. There were no hiccups in the entire process, and it is obvious that William and JDM Connection are pros when it comes to getting through customs and the process in general. Thanks a lot William, you’ve shown me the joy and pride of ownership that is importing a car.”
– Tom Oster, Edmonton, Alberta
“When I decided to import a car my friend had sent me a link to this site. I had emailed William, and a few other importers and decided I would trust William with this process. Although it took several emails back and forth(because I was slightly scared of importing at first) in the end the process couldn’t really have gotten much easier. He also took care of contacting the company to ship my car from Vancouver to Winnipeg. My car was in Japan during the earthquake, and still came out fine. After about 7 weeks wait in total, I received my car and couldn’t of been happier. I have had my car for 3 weeks now and it runs strong. I absolutely love it. It was completely worth the wait, and the very low price of 6000$ I paid for. Yes, it only cost me 6000$ to buy, broker fees, ship, pay customs, and have it shipped to Winnipeg. There is no doubt I will recommend William to friends and others who ask about my car. I already have recommended him a few times. Can’t thank you enough William.”
– Nikola, Winnipeg, Manitoba
“I wanted to thank you for all you have done for me in the past 3 months. There is no way I would have been able to do that on my own. The supra is fantastic and it’s so much better than I expected. I have been in love with this car since first playing gran turismo 3 on my ps2 back in 2000. For over a decade the Toyota supra has been my dream car and I’ve never imagined ever being able to have one so soon. The service and help you have given me these past months reinforce every single review I’ve read about JDM connection. In the past month driving around here so many people have come up to me asking where I got it from and I referred every person to you and your company stating how extremely satisfied i am with the purchase and our dealings, and how quickly you responded to even my smallest questions. This is the best experience I’ve ever had when buying a vehicle and if you are still around when the time comes for me to get another vehicle, JDM connection is the first company I go to. Great service is hard to come by, except for at JDM connection. And again, thank you so much for making my dream car a reality.”
– Cameron Trockstad, Lethbridge, Alberta
“So i got the car Friday and i’m happy to say that i’m very impressed with the car all around. Everyone keeps telling me it’s one of the cleanest JDM cars the’ve seen and i have to agree. The car is very mint and the interior is in great condition and the motor and mechanically wise the whole car runs smooth as butter. Like a 42 XXX km vehicle should be . Have found a lot of goodies in the car such as a full Focal Addzest, and Audison sound system . My audio guy showed me my retail of my sound system and it nearly surpasses the amount i payed for the car and it sounds amazing. So i was happy to see that.
But anyway, thanks again for everything Will and making it an easy process . For me it was well worth the wait and money spent. I’ve already been telling everyone how great it was to deal with you and even random people asking me.”
– Tyler Leidal, Medicine Hat, Alberta
“My name is Tim and i have bought two cars from William, Both through his easy to use site (JDMconnection.ca)
Buying my my first car (96 Subaru Impreza WRX) through him was easy and Very fast. He walked me through the processes step by step.
I received detailed pictures of my car, its condition, and flaws.
When i made up my mind to buy we set up a method of payment.
As soon as he received my payment he got the ball moving immediately!
I was receiving news about my car Via e-mail and phone call from William EVERYDAY!
After about a 3 week wait period I was notified where to pick up my car. (Which is what I did) OR he could set up transport in-land if needed!There was no way to describe the feeling of driving my new car out of the docks and back home!
Now unfortunately after having the car for three weeks i was rear-ended at a light, Needless to say i wrote my new car off.Although it was a huge loss for me i knew EXACTLY where i was getting my new car from!
When i browsed his site he didn’t have the car i wanted (another Subaru). So he told me to give him two day and he might be able to find me exactly what i wanted.The next day he presented me 3 cars that were exactly what i wanted, i chose another 96 Subaru Impreza WRX but this time in silver!
Again I made the payment and things are on the roll again, This time I’m having him setup shipment of my car in-land Instead of me picking it up.
Oh and if you need them he can hook you up with NEW TIRES!
For any one looking to buy a JDM, i would HIGHLY RECOMMEND William and his site! 10/10!”
– Tim Friesen, Airdrie, Alberta
“I first found JDM Connection when looking around on the internet. I was getting estimate from different Canadian importers and found that William quoted lower than the rest. His process also seems much more straight forward and clear. All said and done, his estimates were very good and the vehicle even better. I was a little nervous when I was many thousands out of pocket for a vehicle I had never seen. When I went to the train yard to pick up my Terrano, I inspected it and was surprised of the condition. It was perfect! I looked under and expected at least a little rust, but it was like going to the new car lot. It runs like a top and pulls like a mule. So if you see me around Barrie on the wrong side of the car, give me a wave.When my family no longer fits in the Terrano, I will be importing a Delica, and it will be through William at JDM Connection.”
– James Rodrigues, Barrie Ontario
“When I finally decided that I wanted to source a vehicle directly from Japan I sent emails to a few import companies in Canada. None of them got back to me, that was of course except for William at JDM connection. Not only was he the only one to respond but did so in excellent time. He explained the process to me and helped ease my initial worries about importing a car. I gave William the info on what car I desired and went from there, he explained to me the average cost and availability of the vehicle and was very helpful. William emailed me examples of the car I wanted to import for sale as well as access to the auction system at JDM connection. This made it fun as I could browse myself and let Will know of any car I was interested in.
I searched the auction site over the months looking for the right car, I wanted something in good shape with low kilometres. Throughout the process I had several questions for Will and even changed my mind on what car I wanted a few times, this was no problem. William was very patient and helpful the whole time, all of my questions were answered promptly, he was very quick to respond to my emails never keeping me waiting very long.
When I finally found the right car and successfully got it from the auction making my payment to Japan was hassle free end easy. I was lucky and even got the car under my original budget I had set. William handled all the technical stuff such as shipping and customs too, all I had to do was fax a few documents and sit and wait for my car to arrive.
I had concerns about what condition the car would actually be in once it arrived, but they were soon put to ease. The vehicle arrived and when I went down to port to retrieve it I was blown away at the shape it was in. My expectations had been exceeded ten fold, It was almost like a brand new car!
I am very happy with the service I have gotten from Will as well as with my car. I plan on using JDM connection again when the time comes for my next import for sure. I would highly recommend William and JDM connection to anyone considering importing their own vehicle from Japan, you will not be disappointed”
– Kyle Roberts. Halifax, Nova Scotia