1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Anyone watch the Motocheez channel on youtube?

Discussion in 'General Truck Info' started by SAITCHO, Apr 2, 2019.

  1. SAITCHO

    SAITCHO Member

    This guy bought a Hijet and in the later video he also bought a dump carry. He did multiple upgrades to the truck, bumper, lights, tires,springs..... And a bunch of maintenance and troubleshooting. There is alot of ride along as he off-road his mini. I like his humor alot and I learned many things from his video.

    Here is a link to the first video where he buy his first truck.

    Whats up mini-truck!!!!!!!!!!!

     
  2. matt167

    matt167 Active Member

    Yeah, I have talked to him. I don't agree with him on buying a truck from Amir as his trucks are not the best ( I bought and owned one for 2 years ). His videos are entertaining
     
  3. punimog

    punimog New Member

    Yeah Motocheez is highly entertaining. I think it's the most accessible kei truck content on YouTube.
     
  4. Dutchminitrucker

    Dutchminitrucker New Member

    Following Motocheez as well, very high entertaining, but i find that the minitrucks in the US are way overpriced, compare to what they cost in Japan, offcourse, people can make some money on the trucks, but i hear prices from 4 til 6000 dollars. if you watch carefully, you can buy them yourself less then 2K. including shipment towards the us
     
  5. matt167

    matt167 Active Member

    yup.. But Customs here in the USA, you have to file $200 worth of paperwork, 25% vat tax on cargo vehicles ( 2.5% on others ) and to make it easier a broker will do it for $2-250. You also need to file as a self importer at a cost of $400. My bill to my broker for my Imported Jimny was $852. If it was a Kei truck it would have been more. My total released from the port was about $2,600 and I pretty much bought the cheapest Jimny I could find. There is a Sambar on that site right now one could get for less than that, as purchase price is only $450
     
  6. Dutchminitrucker

    Dutchminitrucker New Member

    I did not know about the 25%tax for the cargovehicle. Here in europe it is simple, you buy the car, when its on the boat, you contact a local freight broker, email them they invoice and all info about the truck. They will take care about when the car arrives, they make up an invoice for the 21 % tax, and some fee for doing all this. you can choose if they will take care of transport, or that you will pick it up on the harbor.

    after that, you'll have some local costs, registrate it, change beams of the headlight, tyres etc.
     
  7. ttc

    ttc Active Member

    Ya watched his stuff for humor content. And yes mini trucks are way over priced when shops are selling them. My 95 hijet low dump with 5 speed diff lock and ac was only 1600 cad at auction. Similar non dump where closer to half the auction price. Think it was around 4500 insured and on the street in Canada. We did all the importing paperwork on this end once we got the paperwork from the exporter in Japan we used.
     
  8. SDK1968

    SDK1968 Member

    YES im a sub of motocheez & have learned a good bit from his vids.
     
  9. Heiny

    Heiny Member

    That was funny, thanks.
     
  10. rkrenicki

    rkrenicki Active Member

    What is this $400 charge you speak of? Who charged it? I did not have to pay that when I self-imported my Sambar truck. I paid about $400 in total for all of my duties and fees, and that included the 25% chicken tax.
     
  11. SDK1968

    SDK1968 Member

    ^^^ hey im loving my mini.... & very interested in getting another one if this is something a "regular guy" can do.. could you elaborate more on what all one has to do .. to import one themself?

    if you dont wanna sidetrack this thread, throw me a PM.
     
  12. matt167

    matt167 Active Member

    you got lucky. your supposed to register/ bond as a self importer through customs. It's not per vehicle, it's per year.. the fines that can accrue from incorrect importation are no joke. $5,000 if they ding you for not filing an ISF ect. That's why I went with a broker ( Davidson and sons ), even though being bonded myself I could self import. The $300 that I spent on them to file everything and take care of everything was worth it
     
  13. Dmscar

    Dmscar Member

    Motocheez has really helped with my motivation for further research into these trucks. I think his videos are funny and he does all kinds of randomness. His Jeep winch bumper looks great on his hijet.
     
  14. THOMAS LARA

    THOMAS LARA New Member

    BULL
     
  15. matt167

    matt167 Active Member

    I can bring a cheap one over for $2200 now possibly less. Tax might make it a little more. Get the $450 truck from Be forward. They always have cheaper trucks. Granted I'm registered as an importer until January. Not everyone is.. and this is assuming you actually want the cheapest truck. It IS possible
     
  16. THOMAS LARA

    THOMAS LARA New Member

    I BOUGHT ON EBAY ABOUT 3 MONTHS AGO I PAID TO HAVE THE TRANSPORTED TO THE DOCKS.AND ANOTHER FEE TO HAVE IT SHIPPED TO THE STATES.AND ANOTHER FEE TO HAVE IT TRANSPORTED TO ME ..THAT COST ME WAY OVER THE PRICE YOUR TRUCK DID
     
  17. matt167

    matt167 Active Member

    You bought it from substar which is a known scam company. No surprises unfortunately.

    My Jimmy was only $2600 and that was with the $400 importer registration. It would be $400 cheaper to buy the same truck again.

    Kei trucks from be forward cost $1200 to New York. So its pretty cheap. Under $3k every day for a decent truck
     
  18. THOMAS LARA

    THOMAS LARA New Member

    SUBSTAR SOLD ME A TRUCK THAT WASN'T EXCELLENT BUT THATS THE CHANCES YOU TAKE BUT ALL IN ALL IT DID HAVE LOW MILEAGE AWAS PRETTY CLEAN..BESIDES SUBSTAR HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH TRANSPORTING FEES
     
  19. MotorMike76

    MotorMike76 New Member

    For my $0.02 I spent less than 1k on my truck. Adding in Auction fee's, Transport to Nagoya port, shipping to the US was all less than 3k. Import broker said I had to register as an importer. Cost was either $50 per car or $125 a year. As I am only importing the 1 I spent $50. Now I live near the port (few hours away) so there is no shipping from the port, just some time off work. In SOME ports you can file your self and there are walk throughs on line if that's what you choose. My port (Tacoma) won't let the Average Joe do it any more because of repeated paperwork mistakes so I hired a Broker. Still not a lot of $ if you shop around. ( And yes, I sub to Motocheese. I gotta stop, he got me to buy one of these and now I'm looking at Chinese motorcycles.... in October in Washington!)
     
    Last edited: Oct 15, 2019
    Jamison Lure & Fly and punimog like this.
  20. rkrenicki

    rkrenicki Active Member

    My truck was under $2500 by the time it his my driveway.. This figure included shipping to NYC/Newark NJ, duty, taxes, etc.. I did not pay for transport from Newark, I just loaded it up on a trailer and brought it home, so there was no US transportation cost either.

    I too bought from an exporter in Japan (Autorec), and I did all of my own paperwork (no broker, except for the ISF 10+4 filing which was only $25)
     

Share This Page