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# 177366 31-Jul-2015 09:23

Hi All,

Been looking at importing from Japan rather then buying locally.

Mainly due to the fact that I can save some money from importing then buying here.

Anyone have any good recommendation on sites they used or have experienced importing from Japan?

I found the below:

http://www.trademe.co.nz/services/trades/automotive/auction-736092842.htm

http://carwebs.co.nz/

Anyone has another website etc they used or has used the above website before?

Basically looking at getting a spacious SUV have a baby and with my current car with the stroller that's the boot gone.

Thanks

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  # 1355708 31-Jul-2015 09:23
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Hmmmm. Here we go.




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  # 1355721 31-Jul-2015 09:38
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 a couple of good reviews on this forum from people who have done it.


http://www.gpforums.co.nz/threads/499725-Experience-importing-a-car-from-Japan-completed-but-not-100-happy




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  # 1355728 31-Jul-2015 09:48
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There's a forum dedicated to vehicles, which is probably the place to ask this (http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=162).

There was a long thread a month or so back on exactly this topic, and there may indeed be others, but this is the one I was thinking of: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=162&topicid=161839


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  # 1355789 31-Jul-2015 10:32
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We just imported an Audi A3 from Japan, took about 2 months all up. Was a lot of work, but we saved probably close to $4k. We used JPCtrade.com. 

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  # 1355820 31-Jul-2015 10:54
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That GPforums thread was me... I stand by it. I recommend the process but I can NOT recommend carwebs. I am sure that they have had many people use them without incident but when they made a clear error (that they admitted openly) they utterly failed to make it right and that cost me well over a grand of my money. They admitted their mistake and their GM told me they were not going to do anything about it for me.

Do it, but don't use them.

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  # 1356648 1-Aug-2015 15:24
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I am interested in this too. For me, I am looking for either a hybrid or an electric car - and getting these from japan is significantly cheaper than second hand here. 

Any particular sites people recommend? 




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