The Wonders of Classic 1980s Japanese Cars

Daniel here. Thanks for joining me, and Gabriel, who’ll be picking things up from where I leave off. The big feedback from the latest video was loud and clear. How do you convert Japanese car prices?!?

First, please understand that though I often get asked how much a car is in USD (or AUD, or NZD, etc), I can never tell you beyond yen when I shoot a video. Why? Because videos of me on a calculator aren’t fun for anyone. Side note, what if the video gets watched 3 years later? Any currency converted price I mentioned would be inaccurate because rates are forever changing. It’s best I keep the price in yen, and YOU, yes YOU, convert it very simply using the following method.

Example: Price on windscreen in Yen is 330δΈ‡. Multiply that number by 10,000. So, 330 becomes 3,300,000 yen. Are you all still with me? There’s just one more step. Go to Google and enter the following, “3,300,000 yen in USD”. It’s that easy! Of course, change USD for the currency of your choice (AUD, NZD, GBP, etc). You’re welcome.

Now, let’s see what Gabriel’s thoughts are on the plethora of 1980s JDM awesomeness on show in the latest video.

Bro what?! Is this what some used car dealerships look like over there? This is like JDM Heaven!

I have to say that personally, I love all the VIP-style cars I’m seeing in this video. I’ve always been a fan of the square-bodied Japanese cars like that Nissan Leopard or the Toyota Crown. The choice of wheels on most of those cars is also absolutely exquisite.

If I were to choose, I would definitely go for the Leopard. The lines, the seats, and that rear window make this car look luxurious and sporty at the same time. Following Daniel’s conversion instructions, the Leopard costs 3,340,000 Japanese Yen or $30,132.98 USD in my case. Yikes! That costs as much as some new cars over here in the land of freedom and eagles. Maybe I’ll ask Daniel to pack it up for me and send it over.

1980s Japanese cars are very similar to the luxury Cadillacs and Chryslers that the US came out with in the same time period. Of course, JDM cars will always be better for me because they’re something new that I haven’t experienced firsthand, but I think it’s an interesting cultural comparison to draw. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ll keep staring at that Leopard and wishing I could own it.

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