A big powerful rear-wheel drive car loaded up with all the toys at a bargain price - that's the great mix of qualities Independent reader and Verdict test participant Guy Consitt found when he bought this Toyota Cresta SuperLucent online via a Japanese auction and imported it to the UK.
Large numbers of new and used Japanese cars make their way to the UK outside the manufacturers' official import channels. The most popular are Japanese market versions of cars sold in the UK such as the Mazda MX-5 and its Eunos sister, or those that have developed a strong cult following like the Nissan Figaro. But according to Guy, the real bargains are to be found among the less obvious models like the Cresta SuperLucent. Japanese market cars are RHD of course, and an added bonus is that if you buy a SuperLucent, you're unlikely to see another one in your local Tesco car park.