I''ve heard of some conversations from friends and acquaintances about it but have no firm idea as to what makes them very popular. If anyone can clue me in, that''d be nice.
JDM refers to Japanese Domestic Market, so any cars that were specifically made for Japan, such as my own car (http://overtune.io/projects/toyota-mr2-1998-1) the turbo models were only released in Japan so people import them.
There is also USDM with is United States Domestic Market which is the same thing, a couple of guys in the UK import muscle cars from there.
So, these are just country-exclusive cars made by manufacturers for that specific market? What makes them special though? Is it more of the rarity or are they customized well compared to regular/similar models of that line?
The turbo model of my car is much faster than the UK model, a lot of the Imported Japanese cars had wheels, seats, interiors that were only offered to the Japanese market. Its probably got something to do with emissions regulations, or not many people over here wanting to buy that sort of car at the time.
Another reason people import (especially to the UK) is that the weather is so much better over there, the cars have less rust on them!