Hello all! I'd like to finally/formally introduce myself (and my new ride) into the community. I have been a member of the forum since 2017 when I first discovered these mini trucks. The forum, while extremely outdated and pretty much a ghost-town at this point, has been a goldmine of info (see what I did there ;]). From the data here, I had determined that I was mostly interested in either a sambar or an acty. I never quite pulled the trigger on any purchases because of several issues. Five digit odometers and honesty about mileage/condition, title/registration when purchasing in the states, difficulty/issues with importation. I liked the prices of imported vehicles but didn't like the idea of buying a vehicle sight unseen. Anyway, I was perusing cars on craigslist two weeks ago in my free time (please tell me I'm not the only one who does this?) and came across a 1995 4wd Daihatusu Hijet that had been posted on the site less than an hour earlier. It had a 6 digit odometer showing less than 80k km, A/C (a must for AZ), with almost zero body issues or problem rust areas, 5 spd (as opposed to 4), and it was already titled in Arizona. The only two things that it didn't have on my checklist was lockers and it was a van, not a truck. I texted the seller to ask about the importation of the van since 1995 trucks are barely able to start being imported. He had no idea about importation laws and stated he has had the vehicle for over 8 years and he bought it from a friend. Um... ok. Not sure how it got into the US, but it was definitely titled in AZ. He was asking 6k and I negotiated down to $5,500. Not a massive discount, but from what I've seen, the vans (especially with A/C) can go for significantly more than that. Gave him the cash and took it straight to the DMV. Transferred the title over and was in and out of the DMV in less than 45m, which was a miracle in itself. Titled it as a mostly off-road with permitted highway use. Cost $25 for the OHV sticker and $16 for the registration. We currently have auto and home-owners insurance through Geico. Called them up and after a 20m phone call had liability insurance for less than $20 a month. Reading all the issues on here, I feel extremely fortunate with how easy the transaction has been. I've already started on some repairs that I will continue to detail in this thread. Just wanted to introduce myself and my new van!