IMPORTING A VEHICLE
Importing a vehicle directly from Japan has many benefits. Imported Performance will sell your dream vehicle at the same price as in Japan. This benefits the buyer in many ways:
First, non-standard options for other countries such as A/C, power steering, power windows, alloy wheels, etc. are standard on vehicles here.
Second, the price of used cars here in Japan is less expensive because of market factors such as having to register new vehicles for 3 years and used vehicles every 2 years. These legislations artificially deflate the price of the used car market.
Thirdly, the Japanese highways and transportation laws prevent vehicles from receiving the same type of abuse as in other countries. For example, the maximum speed limit in Japan is 80 km/h where other countries have maximum speed limits of 125 km/h. You therefore, get a well- maintained vehicle in great conditions with full options all at a less expensive price.
The process of importing a vehicle can be separated into the following five steps which cover everything from choosing the right model, to finding the best insurance when it has arrived.
Step 1: Choosing your vehicle
Even with the range of imports on offer many of us know exactly the car we are after. If you arrive in the import market because you have recognised the value for money, performance and features of these vehicles, and are not sure about the make and model than we are more than willing to give advice.
Next you’ll need to decide on how much to spend with cars ranging from around £3000 to well over £35000. Whatever you decide our job is to get you the best possible car we can for the cheapest price.
Once you’ve decided on your budget and type of vehicle, have a look through the range of cars we have done profiles on. If the car you want is not in there or you want something really special then speak to us and we will try and accommodate your needs.
Step 2: Finding your vehicle
This is where our company really comes into the picture. We have full time associates working in Japan who personally attend auctions to find and bid on your car. Once you have decided on the type of car and model you are after our buyers will search for and find that perfect car.
Step 3: Buying your vehicle
When you are ready to buy we ask for a deposit to be paid which is 100% refundable if we are unable to find your desired vehicle. Once a suitable car has been found a report on the car and pictures will be sent to you via email or in person from us. You then decide, with our guidance, the price you would wish to pay for the car and then our agent will bid on the car on your behalf. Our aim is to get you the motor vehicle for the cheapest possible price. If your bid is successful, the importing process begins and you are immediately required to make the FOB payment for the car direct to our bank account.
Step 4: Shipping
We will then organise for your vehicle to be shipped as soon as possible to your nearest port. You will be notified of the ship’s name and the arrival date. On arrival, shipping duties and taxes must be paid and then the car may be transported, ready for you the customer.
Step 5: Enjoy the pleasures of owning your vehicle
At the end of the process you will have the car of your choice delivered to your door for the best possible price. We will provide all the ongoing support we can for you and your new motor vehicle. Our business only grows if our customers are happy; word of mouth is our best source of ‘advertising’. Any time you need advice or assistance with servicing, insurance or just want more information we will be glad to help you out. So your part in step 5 will be to show your new high performance import off to as many of your friends as possible and pass on our details.