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Japanese import 850r

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Old Sep 22nd, 2018, 09:18   #1
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Hi all.
Having recently seen an 850 R whilst dropping my 960 off at my local Volvo specialist I have been thinking about getting one and been looking at available cars online and some of the Japanese imports look amazing.
A UK car has come up for sale nearby so gave the dealer a ring and he said the Japanese market cars don't have the same build quality with bodywork and rust prevention?
Not sure what he meant but does anyone agree?
Seems a strange statement but I know nothing about these cars....
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Old Sep 22nd, 2018, 11:04   #2
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There won't be any difference in build quality apart from the rust protection underseal is not routinely applied for JDM cars.

Not a huge job to get this cleaned up and applied if it's rust free when you get it.
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If its a rust bucket leave it with the stealer.
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Haven't seen either car in person.
Was just wondering why the UK car is more expensive with 100,000 more miles on clock.
I realise there is radio frequency issue with imports but apart from that is it just a case of getting underseal/ waxoil applied?
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Yep - And clocks changed to read mph not km/h, plus a speed restrictor at 120mph to remove if it's anything like the Japanese made cars...

I'm going on the basis of an imported 1996 MR2 Turbo I had, so it may not all apply to Volvos...
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