I have owned a GTV 'grey import' from Japan for over 3 years.
Only problem I have found is that some insurance companies (usually the bargain avertisers like RIAS) refuse to insure them for some inexplicable reason.
Kph speedo is a mixed blessing, makes you feel good clocking 110 on the motorway but a pain when coping with urban UK traffic/potholes and trying to be somewhere legal with speed as they are changing speed limits like flashcards these days! (brain ache)
Bonus (for older Jap imports anyway) is that they seem generally pampered and I believe there is less salt on their roads.
Another bonus is that MOT emission testing is on an imported vehicle rating with larger emmissions allowed. (should be no worries) but declare it as an import before test.
Last edited by Luckes2.0; 22-03-15 at 14:43.