Are JDM Cars More Reliable?

Here at Garage Dreams, it’s no secret that we love Japanese cars. In fact, one of our editors even lives in Tokyo! We are especially fond of JDM cars (if you’re not familiar with the meaning of JDM, then read our article on the subject here). In our recent article on whether or not JDM …

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Are JDM Cars Better?

Here at Garage Dreams, we are big fans of Japanese cars. From the humble Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla, through to the likes of Nissan Skyline GT-R and Honda NSX, we love all of Japan’s automotive creations. But what about Japanese Domestic Market (JDM) cars? There are a number of vehicles that Japanese manufacturers have …

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Why Are Used Japanese Cars So Cheap?

New Zealand is famous for many things. From being the best at rugby, to being the home of the Lord of the Rings, New Zealand has a lot going for it. One thing that flies beneath the radar, however, is the number of cheap, used Japanese cars that are available in NZ. Although prices aren’t …

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Why Are Nissan Skylines Illegal In The United States?

The Nissan Skyline R34 GTR is one of the most celebrated and legendary Japanese performance vehicles of all time, loved and desired by many. The R32 and R33 Skyline generations aren’t too far behind in the popularity stakes either. And in this article we are going to answer definitively why Nissan Skylines are illegal in …

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What Does ST Stand For On Cars?

Welcome back to another edition of Car Facts, where we answer your car questions. Today we are continuing with our series on the meanings of common badges found on cars (for reference, take a look at recent articles such as the meaning of GTI, or the meaning of RS). Today we are looking at what …

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Why Are Hot Hatches So Popular?

Hot hatches (sometimes known as hot hatchbacks in full) are a popular category of car, especially in the United Kingdom and Europe; they are also fairly popular in Australia and New Zealand, and to a lesser extent in the United States. But why are hot hatches so popular? What has led to this category of …

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The Meaning & Origin Of “Fairlady” For Nissan Cars

A number of legendary Nissan cars have carried the name “Fairlady” over the years. This particular name has generally been used in the Japanese domestic market, but has also found its way into the popular lexicon in the United States, Europe and other parts of the world where Nissan sports cars have developed a loyal …

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What Does RX-7 Stand For?

The Mazda RX-7 is one of Japan’s most legendary and beloved cars. Praised at the time of its for its sublime balance of speed and handling (as well as futuristic looks) the rotary-powered RX7 FD remains one of the most desirable Japanese cars ever. Prices have soared in recent years, as we discussed in our …

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What Does RS Stand For On A Car?

As any car enthusiast will be aware, there are many different cars that carry various badges. These badges are used to denote different trim and performance variants. While the “average Joe” might not care for the difference, for those passionate about cars we tend to have a desire to know what each and every badge …

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What Does GT Stand For When It Comes To Cars?

If you know anything about cars, then you’ll be familiar with various badges that adorn cars and denote the particular “variant” of any given vehicle. For example, the Honda Civic comes in an array of variants, with the most desirable being the “Type R” Another common badge/variant that we see on vehicles is GTI (read …

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