AZhitman wrote:If it's already in the US, it won't ever be legal. It was imported improperly, it's a grey market car.
Not to sound pedantic but I keep seeing the term "gray-market" being used incorrectly. The gray market
is when something is bought and sold through unofficial channels but not necessarily illegal ones - for a non-car example it would be like importing a Japanese copy of Final Fantasy 15 to the US instead of buying the American release. The publisher may not like it but there's nothing illegal about that since there's no law barring you from importing a video game. Black market
is the correct term for items sold illegally period. If you lived in a country that banned video games and you smuggled a copy of FF15 in then that would be black market. So a 25-year old R32 imported correctly is a gray
market car because it wasn't sold by Nissan themselves but is deemed legal in the country while this R33 that apparently was not imported legally is a black
Just wanted to chime in on the difference because using the term gray market improperly makes it sound like people with legit JDM cars are doing something illegal when they're not. I see people use the term incorrectly a lot and it paints a bad picture of legit JDM owners.