I thought you can't have the driver seat on the right in the U.S?
The only limitation i know of when it comes to RHD cars in the u.s is that they can only be 25 years old or older, but there's a push to bring it closer to the 15 year mark.No, you can have a rhd car in the US. That's what a lot of mail carriers drive in rural areas. However, I think he is more thinking of getting a right side front seat and brackets from a Euro or JDM spec Auris and putting it into his USDM iM.
I would try emailing somebody from a Toyota dealership in those countries and trying to get them to price out how much it would be to ship those parts to you. But I would wait to pull the trigger on it until after you have the full dimensions of the seat area from an iM and an Auris to make sure the seat itself will fit between the door and center console area. Sometimes the setups can be swapped and it might not fit completely right. I know a few people have put the bB seats in their xB1's. It looks super cool, but the location of the xB e-brake gets covered up by the bB seats. Just be careful and make sure everything can coexist together.
Just trying to make it so both front seats are height adjustable .What is different about those seats that make them preferable to the stock seats?
I have heard that Toyota UK can be accommodating... well it was lexus actually... theres a lexus guy in England who is willing to ship stuf IIRC.. I'll see if I can dig up where I came across the info... England is probably cheapest to import... maybe OZ...