Subject: Re: Buying a car overseas

I'm wondering if anyone has tried to do this with a Japanese car? I would like to buy one of the new gas/electric hybrids (w/steering on the left of course) direct from the Toyota factory outside of Tokyo. Although I'd be happy to actually GO there to negotiate the deal, I wouldn't be interested in using the car for touring in Japan. I'd just like it shipped to me.

The Japanese manufacturers don't seem to be set up for this kind of transaction the way so many of the European car makers are. But I'm curious if anyone closer to these operations thinks it can be done, and if so how.

Thanks, Joel, in Chicago