Importing a car from Japan....advice needed

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Massive101

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Thinking of importing an ex-Japan. I checked out some sites such as SBT Japan and TradeCarView. Which of these is the best to use. And do I need to hire a clearing agent or do the website service handle the clearing? Another question is the tax. Are the vehicle tax calculators accurate? It seems to me that they overstate the value of the vehicle resulting in a higher import tax. Anyone with experience importing cars please advice.
 

Arokaz

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@Massive101 Tradecarview have variety of units but are damn expensive, i'll suggest you check with the like of SBT, Bfoward and Autocom japan. their prices are reasonable and negotiable, (vehicle tax calculators accurate?) which Tax calculator do you use? you don't need to hire a clearing Agent. Just find the Unit you are looking for negotiate the price with the seller, wire the money, get you your documents, then Now find the preferred Clearing Agent. Also you can nominate your cargo to the cfs of your choice. then look for a clearing agent. (Most Clearing Agents have special rates agreements with Cfs's), so you might want to put that in consideration! NOTE: This is something they will never TELL YOU.
 
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Theuri wa kigogoine

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Enda Mombasa upande Nairobi na gari.....the agony of importing a car for a first timer is.not worth it.
 

Arokaz

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In Mombasa
A 2009 toyota crown will cost you 1.4 - 1.7 m In a show room.
-Mileage of 300,000 reduced to 86,000.
- Chances of it being used locally 90%

In Japan ie (SBT)
2009 toyota crown will cost you $ 7,350 - 11,000 to mombasa Negotiable.
add duty and port charges, rounding to 1.1 - 1.2m
do the math.
 
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after all the tiresome process ul still find out there r cheaper cars by over 150k enda mombasa acha kujitafutia ulcers
Those cars are usually cheaper because the mileage is tampered with and most probably the parts have been changed with the worn out ones.....I can never trust those ones NEVER!
Enda Mombasa upande Nairobi na gari.....the agony of importing a car for a first timer is.not worth it.
It is actually worth it....VERY WORTH IT! in any case vile umeulizwa...there will always be a first time. Let him import!
 
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riang'a nene

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If you have someone in Mombasa the better. Ukitaka pia ku evade tax pia tunaeza ongea chemba....any SBT is the best (in my view) the tafuta info on clearing
 

shocks

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If you can get a trusted agent in Japan, you are set, you just give him your specs, akipata something close ana ku whats app till upate a car you like. Infact you can buy new rims and tyres in Japan na itakuwa cheaper than buying them these sides. Then have a good clearing agent at the port to ensure nothing will be stolen at the port. You will save money, upto 100k.
that's the one, they can act as agents
 

Arokaz

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If you can get a trusted agent in Japan, you are set, you just give him your specs, akipata something close ana ku whats app till upate a car you like. Infact you can buy new rims and tyres in Japan na itakuwa cheaper than buying them these sides. Then have a good clearing agent at the port to ensure nothing will be stolen at the port. You will save money, upto 100k.

that's the one, they can act as agents
Most things are stolen inside the ship. a clearing agent owes jua. the mistakes importer do is to failing to declare all your cargo in the manifest, for example you are importing a car plus four rims, unapata mtu, ana declare gari pekeyake kwa manifest.so you find that when the ship clerks are offloading the ship, they normaly use manifest so that they can nkow what and what is going to wich cfs, wacha wapate gariyako iko na ma tires ndani, na manifest ina read 1 unit toyota v8 ONLY. Christmas ya mapema mara hiyo hiyo!!!! hizo rims na tires uoni, n you can't claim anywhere!!!
 
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