China/Russia border Roads + Amur Highway
Am planning a drive from Manzhouli/Zabaykalsk China/Russia to Vladivostok with a Honda Civic. I am interested to learn about the road conditions from the border to Chita and the latest on the Amur Highway M58 and the M60 South to Valdivostok.
Any news on the condition of the road, facilities (money/petrol/accommodation) and anything else of note would be appreciated. We'll have a tent, but would prefer not to use it and ideally stay some where cheap, even if not cheerful.
Also anyone with information on alternative ferry transportation from Vladivostok to Japan. DBD run a car ferry out of there, but wonder if anyone knows other companies presently operating who would ferry a car?
Lastly information about vehicle import into Russia, how does it work with regard to customs and re-export. Any advice would be useful.