In these short articles I would like to explain why people around thw world buy used cars from Japan.
Why Japanese Used Cars?
I believe that Japan is the best place to buyjapanese used cars mainly because cars in Japan are very carefully maintained and the Japanese roads are renown to be the best in the world.
Firstly maintenance standards for cars driven in Japan are one of the highest in the world.
Secondly Japanese government discourages people to own cars more than 5-6 years through a tier based "shaken" (technical car examination) system - the older the car is the more "shaken" tax you have to pay. Basically this system encourages people to buy new cars since shaken taxes vary greatly depending on the age of the car.
Thirdly Japanese roads indeed are the best in the world. There are a lot of SUVs in Japan but most of them hardly saw any dirt. Usually, suspension is only at about 90% of its original (new condition) after being driven on for 6-7 years! And lastly repair costs in Japan are very high making customers buying a new car rather than repairing a damaged car even if it is easily reparable, has low mileage or in a good technical condition - making Japan a very attractive used cars market.
Buying Used Cars from Japan
Why do people all over the world (including countries with LHD traffic) buy RHD used cars from Japan? Mainly there are two reasons:
Re-building used cars
In this case, a used car is shipped as it is, either in a car ferry (ro/ro method) provided it can move on its own power (is drivable) or ship in a container. The biggest challenge with buying used cars from japan is making sure that you have all needed spare parts to rebuild and repair a car. Very few companies offer the option of supplying a used car with necessary spare parts and when they do they add high margins on the top of their purchasing costs and as a rule are slow since they have to buy parts from somebody else.
Japan Partner is in a unique position of being both salvage / used car supplier and supplier of used spare parts. We do not only offer our customer the choice of supplying them with needed spare parts for rebuilding a car but also do it "at a cost" without adding our profit margin since we strongly believe in repeat business and determined to established mutually profitable relationship. Some of our used cars come already with parts and for the rest that don't we can purchase them for you at a low cost through a network of dismantling facilities that is closed to a general public. If you are interested to buy and rebuild a car please check our stock for more details and check with our representative regarding availability of needed spare parts if you would also like us to supply you with spare parts.
Buying used cars for the parts
This mainly concerns courtiers with LHD traffic. Japanese used cars are considerably lower in price than let's say their American or European counterparts and it is sometimes better to buy the whole car rather than buy individual parts. For customers who would like to purchase our used cars for parts we offer two options:
a) Ship the car (as they are) either in a container or RO/RO method
b) Dismantle at our yard a used car that your are interested in and ship you only the parts which you need.
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