How To Buy Used Japanese Cars From Japanese Used Car Dealers?

How To Buy Used Japanese Cars From Japanese Used Car Dealers?

Used Japanese Car Buying Process
As you may know there are thousands of used Japanese car dealers based in all parts of Japan. However, not all of them are equal in the quality, performance and the customer support they provide to their customers globally. We have carefully selected used Japanese car dealers who are located in Japan and have good reputation in terms of their support to their used Japanese car customers from all over the world.
Please check your country’s import laws before importing any used Japanese cars, to make sure you are allowed to import the car you want. Most countries have liberal laws on importing used Japanese cars and are mostly concerned with emissions and safety standards instead. However, there might be some hidden costs while importing anuy used Japanese car. So, please do make sure that you know all the costs involved in importting a used Japanese car from Japanese used car dealers.
If you choose a Japanese car which is way outside your budget limits then you could be spending a large amount of money to make it conform to the import laws of your country. Check with any local dealer and your local department of motor vehicles in your country if in doubt. You don’t want to be left on the docks with a bill for several thousand to make the car conform to your local laws before you can take it home!

Sending the Inquiry To The Used Japanese Car Dealer
Please browse through the growing list of used Japanese car dealers on our website. If the used Japanese car dealer of your choice has a stock of the used Japanese cars you want, please start asking various questions about its functionality, its options, mechanical condition, its engine performance and the mileage etc.
If you are satisfied with their replies and determine that this is the type of the used Japanese car you want, please negotiate the price and the delivery options and schedules etc. before going ahead with this used Japanese car dealer. If, for some reason, you do not want to deal with this used Japanese car dealer, please contact another one from Japan and repeat the above-mentioned points while negotiating about the used japnese car you are looking for.
Once you have decided about the car you want to purchase and have already made the decision to buy from the used car dealer of your choice, please get the confirmation of the price, other options, manufacturing year and color, condition etc. of the used Japanese car in question via email. This may help you avoid any future disputes about the details of the car once you receive it upon arrival from Japan.

Order Confirmation
If you are buying from stock then you will usually get a faster confirmation of purchase. If you request something else then the dealer will have to search for what you requested at an auction and send you details of prices and specifications. It is then up to you to confirm or ask for a different model etc.

Payment Processing
Once you have decided on a car and price you will be required to pay for it. Methods and amounts vary by dealer. Some dealers require you pay 100% upfront with by bank transfer (or telegraphic transfer T.T.) before the car is bought at auction or readied for shipping. Others require a less amount as a deposit and then a balance on completion of purchase at auction or when the car is ready for shipping.
You may feel nervous sending money to a foreign country and unknown company so you should be sure of the dealers trustworthiness before you enter into a contract or send any money. You can do this by checking to see if the dealer displays a company registration number and address on their website, then ask the Japanese embassy in your country for confirmation – although this may take a long time and cost you extra. You can also check the bank account. Japanese banking laws are strict when it comes to monetary movements and bank accounts. All registered businesses are required to have their accounts under exactly the same name that they registered their company.
If you are buying a used car online from Japan and the name on the bank account is different from the name of the trading company, or if its an individual, then you should investigate more.

Delivery At Your Destination Port
Delivery times will vary according to distance and number of ships to your country. Here is a rough guideline.
* Russia and Hong Kong: three days
* New Zealand and Australia: three weeks
* Rest of the world: between four to six weeks
There may be other times to include in the delivery period such as a deregisteration certificate for the Japanese owner which shows the car has been sold by him, and finding a space on a boat to your port. These extra processes can take up another four to six weeks.

Arrival At Your Place
Your car has arrived at your port and now you have to pick it up. Take the documentation which the dealer sent you to a shipping agent who will arrange the offloading of the car from the ship. Depending on your country’s laws you may have to pay import tax, licence the car, get car safety tests done, and insure the car. Now your car is legally imported and in your hands.

Summary
In conclusion buying and exporting a used Japanese car is fairly straightforward, and can save you a fair bit of money compared to buying a car in your own country. Choosing a reputable firm is probably the biggest priority to ensure a smooth transaction, and you should be aware of any extra costs your government may impose to make the car conform to safety and emission standards.
As you may know there are thousands of used Japanese car dealers based in Japan. However, not all of them are equal in the quality, performance and the customer support they provide to their customers.  We have carefully selected used Japanese car dealers who are located in Japan and have good reputation in terms of their support to their used Japanese car customers from all over the world.
Please check your country’s law before importing any used Japanese cars to make sure you are allowed to import the car you want. Most countries have liberal laws and are mostly concerned with emissions and safety standards only. However, these can add extra to the cost of importing so make sure you research the compatibility of the model you want with the import laws in your own country.
If you choose a Japanese car which is way outside the limits then you could be spending a large amount of money to make it conform to the import laws of your country. Check with any local dealer and your local department of motor vehicles in your country if in doubt. You don’t want to be left on the docks with a bill for several thousand to make the car conform before you can take it home!
Sending the Inquiry To The Used Japanese Car Dealer
Please browse through the growing list of used Japanese car dealers on our website. If the used Japanese car dealer of your choice has a stock of the used Japanese cars you want, please start asking various questions about its functionality, its options, mechanical condition, its engine condition and the mileage etc.
If you satisfied with their replies and determine that this is the type of the Japanese car you want, please negotiate the price and the delivery options and schedules etc. please gop ahead with this used Japanese car dealer. If, for some reason, you do not want to deal with this used Japanese car dealer, please contact another used car dealer from Japan and repeat the above-mentioned points while negotiating about the car you are looking for.
Once you have decided about the car you want to purchase and have already made the decision to buy from the used car dealer of your choice, please get the confirmation of the price, other options, year and color, condition etc. of the used Japanese car in question via email.
Order Confirmation
If you are buying from stock then you will usually get a faster confirmation of purchase. If you request something else then the dealer will have to search for what you requested at an auction and send you details of prices and specifications. It is then up to you to confirm or ask for a different model etc.
Payment Processing
Once you have decided on a car and price you will be required to pay for it. Methods and amounts vary by dealer. Some dealers require you pay 100% upfront with by bank transfer (or telegraphic transfer T.T.) before the car is bought at auction or readied for shipping. Others require a less amount as a deposit and then a balance on completion of purchase at auction or when the car is ready for shipping.
You may feel nervous sending money to a foreign country and unknown company so you should be sure of the dealers trustworthiness before you enter into a contract or send any money. You can do this by checking to see if the dealer displays a company registration number and address on their website, then ask the Japanese embassy in your country for confirmation – although this may take a long time and cost you extra. You can also check the bank account. Japanese banking laws are strict when it comes to monetary movements and bank accounts. All registered businesses are required to have their accounts under exactly the same name that they registered their company.
If you are buying a used car online from Japan and the name on the bank account is different from the name of the trading company, or if its an individual, then you should investigate more.
Delivery At Your Destination Port
Delivery times will vary according to distance and number of ships to your country. Here is a rough guideline.
* Russia and Hong Kong: three days
* New Zealand and Australia: three weeks
* Rest of the world: between four to six weeks
There may be other times to include in the delivery period such as a deregisteration certificate for the Japanese owner which shows the car has been sold by him, and finding a space on a boat to your port. These extra processes can take up another four to six weeks.
Arrival At Your Place
Your car has arrived at your port and now you have to pick it up. Take the documentation which the dealer sent you to a shipping agent who will arrange the offloading of the car from the ship. Depending on your country’s laws you may have to pay import tax, licence the car, get car safety tests done, and insure the car. Now your car is legally imported and in your hands.
Summary
In conclusion buying and exporting a used Japanese car is fairly straightforward, and can save you a fair bit of money compared to buying a car in your own country. Choosing a reputable firm is probably the biggest priority to ensure a smooth transaction, and you should be aware of any extra costs your government may impose to make the car conform to safety and emission standards.