What is the meaning of the sentence " It is funny in terms of/in relation to/in view of the correspondence back and forth between the west coast and Tokyo that the Japanese in Tokyo don't believe that Americans should be riding in pick-up trucks as passenger vehicles and that they refuse to accommodate some design changes"
I would make the above changes in order to make sense of the sentence.
almost-used car dealers whom he convinced to be Nissan dealers, An odd phrase - presumably these dealers are selling cars that have had very little use.
willingness to pay a high price .The factories are willing to pay more than is reasonable
drive- in movie Open air cinemas with a car park in front of the screen. The car would drive in, park beside a console, and the people in the car then could watch the film while in the car. See: http://tinyurl.com/32cj2l
Student or Learner