Proud logos like the three ovals combined to form the T for Toyota, the three proud diamonds of Mitsubishi, the bold Nissan name and others, all have one thing in common—they are proudly Japanese! Japanese cars, even when used, have a reputation for comfort, fuel efficiency, and most importantly, they are affordable and abundant. But what is it that makes them so affordable? How can you get the best deal on your next used Japanese car? We set out to explore the market and found several things you can do to get the most bang for your buck. Keep reading to find out!
Buying a Japanese Used Car Online
Buying online is the easiest way to save money on car shopping, just like any other product. Luckily, companies like BE FORWARD have made this very easy. First, when you visit the site, you will find that all you need to know is right there on the homepage. The vehicles are listed by categories like brand name/make, model, car type (truck, SUV, sedan, hatchback… and so on), price (FOB) and most important the year of the model. Some countries in Africa have an age limit on the used cars imported from Japan and others do not. However, even for those that have imposed no age limit, they charge higher tax for the vehicles. It is in your best interest to find out about your country’s regulations for imported used cars.
The Difference Between Buying Online vs Using an Intermediate
The beauty of ordering your car online is that you eliminate the role of the broker. For example, in Kenya, when you buy a Nissan Vanette Van on BE FORWARD, you might pay about $2,000 dollars. That price is FOB (“Free on Board” or “Freight on Board”), meaning that the shipper is responsible for all the carrier’s costs. As the buyer, you only have to wait for the van at your port of entry, pay the port clearance fees and taxes (which would amount to about $2,200), and then drive your car home for a happily ever after.
The same van in a showroom or dealership setting will cost you much more. In Nairobi, for example, if you want to buy a used Nissan Vanette Van, you will pay $10,000 or more. You can clearly see the difference. Ordering online saves you a lot of money.
Avoid buying through intermediates if you can. They must add their operational costs to the cost of your car, and their profit too. That is why many people prefer buying imported cars online.
What Makes Buying Used Cars Online Cheap?
On the Internet, there are no walk-in facilities where a buyer can go to admire the car they want. Therefore, the sellers rely on offering a variety of products at lower prices to the buyers. When you buy a used car from Japan online, you can find more varieties on the Internet.
What is the Best Website for Buying Used Japanese Cars?
Look for a feature-packed, easy-to-navigate website where you can find the car you are looking for right on the homepage. Look for a website that lists the vehicles by their year, engine capacity, make/model, and offers to tune your car for you—a good used car exporter should allow it.
Is the price listed on the exporter’s website the same one you pay? Many used car exporters spring up other costs on their importers. It’s a good idea to look for cars online marked as “FOB.”
Japanese used cars are very cheap, but you have to buy them from the right place. Luckily there is one online used car exporter that offers low-priced, good quality FOB cars with five-star customer support. You guessed it—BE FORWARD.
Find Your Ideal Japanese Used Car on BE FORWARD
BE FORWARD offers low prices on all of its Japanese used car stock, as well as non-Japanese used cars. If your curiosity has been peaked by what you read, check out the homepage and see for yourself just how easy-to-use and stocked-with-great-prices it is by clicking the button below.