I bought a truck from a US dealer, and overpayed by a lot, probably double vs getting one from Japan and doing the waiting game.. That truck was a 1992 Suzuki Carry 5spd. Little under $6k. it needed a clutch eventually but I daily drove it for over a year. I sold it when it became unreliable due to carburator and electrical system issues, but I had also just bought the replacement vehicle which was/ is a 1993 Suzuki Jimny 660 tin top ( Samurai in USA but there are big differences ).. The total cost of my Jimny exported was $1,700 from Beforward.jp . Import broker costs and customs costs added about $1k to that and then I had it shipped to me from the port. So all told I was around 3k, but the going rate in the USA is $4,500+ Now my truck DID come with a blown up turbocharger that I did not know about. I elected to purchase a new/ used complete engine since an importer had one cheap enough. My trucks lot cost was $611 so I can't expect too much.. Now after having a DD Kei truck, and the Jimny is finally going together. I can tell that owning the Jimny makes a lot more sense for a DD and the reason is that you can cross parts to USA counterparts. Brakes are available ( canada spec SJ413 ), the timing belt is the same as a 1.6L in the Suzuki X90. tires/ wheels while different. will fit a 205/70/16 and Falken makes a sweet Wildpeak A/T Trail tire in that size.. Now as far as what really fits something like the Suzuki Carry... The timing belt might be the same as the one in the Jimny ( and thus available ) but I'd have to look.. 14x5.5" wheels can be found and 155 or 165/65/14 tires can be found although the only 'real' tires you will find are Nokian snow tires at this point. Nankang, Achillies and Federal tires exist in those sizes but they are garbage tires.. as for why that size tire. The OD is the same as 145 R12 at 155 wide, and 165 wide is only marginally taller.. I went through 2 sets of brake pads I got from the phillipines as the first set did not fit correctly. The locator pins didn't line up.. Shift cable broke, and I had to pony up $150 to get a new side to side cable... All in all, it's a novel truck and I miss it but a daily driver, it just wasn't practical.