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Don saved NZ$5,000. AA, rego, and wof test with a perfect record!
My brother-in-law had replaced his car with a Japanese import.
He negotiated the deal himself via the computer. The car, a Toyota Rav 4, was in top condition and his end price was a lot less than he would have paid in New Zealand. He sAndrewupplied me with the email address of the agency he dealt with in Japan, adding that the process to buy was made simple by the agency. I thought about this but was still apprehensive about the process; buying a car I had not sighted or tested seemed somewhat risky. Hence it was some weeks later before I sent off a feeler e-mail.
Within 12 hours I received an e-mail from Tony in Japan. He gave me a simple run down of how the system works. It sounded good to me so I then advised in some detail the type of vehicle I would prefer and amount of money I intended to spend. He advised of what I could expect for my money from the current prices being paid at the auction. I sent him a deposit (150000 yen about $2200 NZ).
Tony then started searching the auctions for the car we wanted. This took several weeks as I was specific about mileage, make, year, colour and condition. Tony kept me sent me frequent e-mails keeping me informed of what was happening at the auctions. He eventually found the exact car I wanted and bought it for the right price. The car was a Toyota Camry Gracia 2200cc. He then made importing easy by walking me through the steps to get the car on the road in New Zealand. This included paying yen in Japan for vehicle. (All other expenses are paid in NZ$ here in New Zealand).
Yes, what seemed a difficult procedure was made very simple indeed by Tony. When I actually got the vehicle I was delighted with It's excellent condition. With the papers, was a Japanese Govt. Agency certificate indicating the mileage on the vehicle was correct plus Japanese reg. papers and service manual. The vehicle had been serviced regularly. It went through the AA, rego, and wof test with a perfect record. Nothing to do to meet our standards!
My total on the road costs were $5000 less than the same vehicle (with a slightly higher Ks) being marketed in the provincial city where I live. My brother in law had a similar saving when he imported his car.
For more vehicle for your money, importing made simple for anyone owning a computer, and getting a trustworthy deal I recommend japaneseusedcars.com. Tony who you will deal directly with is an extremely polite and very comfortable person to deal with.
Thought I'd let you know that the cruiser is fantastic. Picked it
up at port and started a 3400kms trek to the Yukon, no troubles, it
runs like a dream.. Very happy with it. Thanks for your help and the
great communication throughout this process. It is everything you
said it was and more. The attached pic is taken from a mining road
in southern Yukon.
Just a note to say thanks for everything. The A6 is better than I imagined. I struggle to find a mark on it, if this is a grade 3.5 I cant imagine what a grade 4.5 must be like. Speced out with everything, bose, paddle shifter keyless start etc. I will be coming back for an upgrade in a few years and will be forwarding your website on to others.
Thanks again for answering my email and translation requests. If
Well my friend I owe you an apology. A huge one too. I became a little
doubtful at some point on what I had gotten myself into.. I mean I
am the guy who never orders a pair of sunglasses over the internet
so you can imagine my weariness when I sent you the rest of the cash
for an actual van.. and then the month-long wait for the shipping
and customs clearing was dreadful.
Hello Tony I am writting to tell you that I have recevied the car already today friday may 4 ,2007 and my dad drove the car home from the shipping company and he is very happy with it and so am I and my mom too. My sister had a look at the car here at home so did my brother in law and his brother too my sister say now she wants to bring in a bmw now from japan so doe,s my brother in laws brother too after looking at the benz. I told them both that if they want to bring in a car they have too send you a deposit to begin the search. Once again Tony thank you very much for your service we really love the car already and as i have mentioned before in previous messages to you , you can use me as a refference to any other potential buyers.
Oh before i forget I was wundering why is it that the cars in japan for those years have such low kms on them and are in such good condition too. And as well thank you for sending the pictures of the hilux surf it looks in excellent condition inside and out.
Got the Prado that we ordered, we are real happy with it. Thanks
for all your support and email/information from your end.Knowing that
you are reliable and efficient with responding to questions and queries
instills confidence in your business operation. I probably will purchase
our next car through you also.
Just a note to telll you the landcruiser has arrived and I am very
pleased with it. I will reccomend you to any of my friends.Thanks
Ultan Mc Cann
I picked up the Levin last week. Lovely car, in very good condition. Its been a pleasure dealing with you. I have recommended you to a friend. I hope to deal with you again sometime!
I know its really late, but i just wanted to say thank you for your services, i got the car on the road a couple of weeks ago and i can tell you im well impressed with it!!!! I was at Silverstone at the weekend with it and it proved very quick for a standard GT4. Love it! So i'll be in touch in a few years for my next import.
Kind Regards Rob Wood
tony got the honda last night i am vary happy with it we will be
doing a lot more in days to come thanks a lot for your help
Picked up the starlet today from the docks and it is a fantastic
car. Just wanted to say thanks. Im so pleased with the car its fantastic,
it exceeded my expectations of the car. I wish you the very best in
future buisness and i will be useing you again next time i import
Just wanted to let you know that our car arrived last week &
we are VERY pleased with it. Its a brilliant car, and in even better
condition than I had expected.
I have been very busy and I have meant to email you prior. I am extremely impressed with the vehicle, as was customs, the compliance center and our local Mitsubishi Dealer head mechanic, as the vehicle is in an original condition with so low kms. Just a fantastic purchase and you gave AAA service all the way through and I will and have recommended your services to others. Once again many thanks for a professional service.
I have taken delivery of Landcruiser on Thursday. It arrived in perfect
I used Japaneseusedcars.com about 18 months ago and I'd certainly recommend them. I purchased a BMW 328i through the site and Japaneseusedcars.com handled everything in Japan. They can even send your documents to an import agent in NZ so all you have to do is turn up to the VIN agent and drive away.
Obviously there are risks, your choosing the car based on a picture and description (although their inspection is thorough and they won't let you buy anything dodgy), and it still has to arrive safely in NZ; but you can minimise that risk by taking shipping insurance and getting a mechanical warranty for piece of mind. With my car it arrived in showroom condition and hasn't missed a beat. Obviously they work mostly with dealers but they are happy to help private buyers. I dealt with Tony, who was really patient with all my questions and gave me good advise throughout the process, which is exactly what a good agent is supposed to do.
It's also a good time to buy at the moment because the NZ dollar is quite high ・in fact currently watching the site for a car for my wife.
Best of luck. Dave
Looks like www.japaneseusedcars.com is worth buying from if anyone is thinking of importing. I got my Celica on Monday. A long wait (2.5 months) but worth it. She has a BEAMS engine so I got a nice surprise. I was expecting a standard engine. The car was delivered right to my door. I could sell her in the morning and make 3K profit no problem. The car is in an immaculate condition, on a bit of dust from transportation.
I would definitely buy from them again and would recommend them to anyone. If anyone would like to get a car brought in I would do it for a small fee and all the paperwork and documentation would be in your name. That way it keeps the tax man away from me an you still save a couple of grand.
Happy car hunting to those of you that are looking for Jap imports.
I will post some pictures of her when I get a chance.
Just wanted to say thanks very much for your work on obtaining the
Roadster. I have appreciated your professionalism throughout. I am
delighted with the car and it is in excellent condition, just as described.
In fact it arrived with a log book, service history and car cover
in the boot!
My BMW arrived today, It far surpassed my expection!!! Its in great
Thanks again Travis
The evolution 9 arrived today what a car not a mark on it as well (a real bonus) thanks for all your time and effort to find and buy a faultless example of a fantastic model.
It has even got that beautiful new car smell in it! I am in the process of finding a couple more cars in the next two weeks so I will send a deposit soon (a civic type r & a Evolution 5-6) thanks again for the ease of use dealing with your company
The Porsche Carrera 4 was beyond our expectations, needed a new battery
I now have the car and it is everything you promised. Things marked as scratches were tarseal spots which were removed with a spot of turpentine. Odometer was 27,700 as you specified.
Thanks again for purchasing the car on my behalf. You will be hearing from other people I know shortly.
Yes we have put a CD in our Camry Gracia. The car is performing perfectly
and am delighted with this purchase.
The very best wishes for 2004.
Don and Jan
Speaking of which, how much would a 98 onwards Honda Odyssey, 7 seater cost?
PS what details do you need happy to be a reference.
I have not seen it yet. Just got back from Barbados. The Client called me. She is Pleased. Thanks to you. You will certainly see some more business from me this year as this is what we called an Election Year and there will be General Elections in Antigua and Barbuda. Around this time, lots of people receive Duty Free Concessions for Motor Vehicles. So in a few weeks we should have some work to do. I HOPE.
Greetings received with thanks, the Pulsar is in good shape and working excellent.I referred Winston to you hope you can do business with him. Seasons greetings and the best for 2004.
It was nice doing business with you and you can look forward to me recommending you to would be purchasers.
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