Why Japanese used cars have great condition? Why Japanese used cars for sale are cheap? Where to buy cheap used cars for sale? I have got a shortlist, now what's next? What payment methods are accepted by CAR FROM JAPAN? Useful articles
Why Japanese used cars have great condition?
1. Great public transportation system leads to low car usage and low mileage
Japan has a super convenient public transportation network, especially in the large cities and metropolitan areas. Our public transportation is famous for its superb service and punctuality so most of us often commute by trains or buses, not by our private cars. For that reason, Japanese used cars have very low mileage.
2. Strict inspection system
In our country, it is compulsory for every car to go through a safety and emission inspection called SHAKEN once in 2 years (for brand new cars, 1st inspection is after 3 years). Our government strictly runs this inspection to check the road worthiness and environment-friendliness of each car. So if a car has any problem, the owner needs to fix that problem for that car to pass the inspection. The older the car is, the higher the inspection, maintenance and fixing cost could be. Hence, many people prefer to sell their cars after a few years and buy a newer, better one, rather than keeping a used car with those high cost. That’s why there are plenty of Japanese used vehicles being sold while they are still in very good condition.
3. We take a great care of our cars
Another secret behind the surprisingly good condition of Japanese used vehicles are our culture of love and care for our car. We treat our cars very gently and follow the strict schedule of maintenance. This is the reason why Japanese used cars for sale look just like new.
Why Japanese used cars for sale are cheap?
1. We do not like second-hand concept, that is why the used car price in Japan is dead cheap
As a unique part of Japanese culture, we don’t want something that has been used even when they are still in perfect shape. When it comes to cars, we also think our cars are a bit like fashion accessories. New car = good, old car = bad. So we tend to sell used cars at really cheap prices. Besides, the demand for used cars here is lower than in other countries and they lose their value very quickly. Therefore, if you are looking for second hand cars for sale, take a look at used cars from Japan.
2. Tax, insurance, inspection fee, parking fee, ... for running a car in Japan are extremely high
The fee to keep a car (storage charge, insurance, etc.) is very expensive, the fee to throw away a car is also expensive. So if a car is old and not used frequently, we prefer to give it away with cheap price or even free to some nearby car shop, rather than paying to throw it away, or even to keep it.
Where to buy cheap used cars for sale?
Well, we have to say that the best way to get Japanese used cars for sale is buying them directly from Japan. And there are 2 important reasons for this decision:
1. Save cost by removing all of the middle-men
First, you save cost by removing all of the middle men! Every time a car passes by a middle man, some more cost is added on it. Especially, one of the biggest costs arises after the car reaches a local showroom. It usually takes 3-6 months on average to sell a car at a local showroom. The storage charge, human resources, and management cost during those periods are added directly to the car price. By importing Japanese used cars for sale directly from Japan, you save these costs immediately.
2. You know what you will get. No modification.
Second, buying a used car from Japan directly guarantees you a genuine car condition, no odometer re-wired. You know every part of it is genuinely from Japan, nothing has been replaced or manipulated. Moreover, you will receive an original export certificate and an inspection certificate, which tell you how much the real mileage is and also guarantee to condition of your car. Everything is transparent in this case. On the other hand, if you buy a car from a local showroom, you will never know whether the mileage is re-wired or anything has been replaced anymore, as there is no document to guarantee you.
I have got a shortlist, now what's next?
It is great that you have narrowed down your opinions into a shortlist. The next steps are visiting the browse stock link on Car From Japan website, then searching for the best Japanese cars for sale in this list. So to make this work easier, here is our advice specially written for you:
1. Don't jump right to the cheapest one, check everything related.
It is understandable that you are very tempted to jump right to the cheapest car in the list. But, we advise you not to. Instead, do some more investigation on each of the car in your shortlist. If a car has mechanical problem, estimate some maintenance cost and add it right on top of the price. On the other hand, if a car has exactly the accessory you need while other cars do not, it means you will no longer have to find and buy that accessory separately, so reduce that cost from the car price. After doing all the investigation and calculation, you can be very confident to pick the car which has best value for money.
2. Send inquiry to acquire more information if necessary.
If you need more information of any used car for sale in our stock list, do not hesitate to click the “Inquire Now” button to get connected to our professional consultants. We are very excited to assist you with detailed information and advice, available 24/7.
What payment methods are accepted by CAR FROM JAPAN?
When buying Japanese used cars for sale from Car From Japan website, you can choose to pay by Telegraphic Transfer (TT) or Paypal.
If you choose to pay by TT, we will issue a conventional invoice. You can bring the invoice to any preferred bank and make payment. If you choose to pay by Paypal, Paypal will charge you extra 5% on top of the car price, so we will issue a special Paypal invoice with 5% service charge for you. It is up to you.
Besides, we basically require 100% payment within 48 hours of issuing invoice. But if for any reasons you do not want to pay 100% upfront, we can collaborate by giving you a 50-50 payment options. You can pay 50% of invoice amount before shipment, and the rest after you confirm the shipment of the car (by checking the Bill of Lading Copy). This 50-50 payment service will cost $200 extra. Again, it is totally up to you.
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