In Which Countries Outside Japan Are Japanese Car Imports Popular?
If you know of a guide or report about the Japanese car import market, please let me know.
Question answered by Devon B
Canada, USA and Australia are the 'Top 3' markets for Japanese car imports.
I know for a fact that importing used Japanese cars is big business in Canada & USA. There's a thriving market for these imports, which in turn are modified and used by the importer -- or re-sold to hardcore enthusiasts across the country. The same goes for performance car parts with the 'Made in Japan' tag.
Bottomline is, the Japanese were technical innovators of the automotive world, and their creations since the 1980's are as much a topic of popular culture as they are of that indescribable 'extra'. They go the mile and they do it in style!
UK Japanese Car Importers - Are There Any Expert Sites For Japanese Car Imports To UK?
I'd appreciate it if someone could point me to an authority site for Japanese car imports (UK) so I can further my search appropriately. Thanks in advance.
Question answered by Nathan
Samual Kemp's site on Japanese car imports is one of the lesser known gems for imports to the UK, including Ireland. Mr Kemp is a professional importer of Japanese vehicles and a specialist at what can and cannot be legally imported to each of the 4 major countries - USA, UK, Canada and Australia.
My brother and I import Japanese cars regularly to the UK. They're among the most performance-intensive vehicles I've seen -- and driven!
What is procedure and cost of used car import in india?
What is procedure and cost of used car import in india?
Question answered by ♥ Kalra®™
There are detailed guidelines for importing a car in India. In brief, if the vehicle that has to be imported is new then it must conform to the provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 and the rules made thereunder, as applicable, on the date of import. The import of new vehicles is permitted only through the Customs port at Nhava Sheva (Mumbai), Calcutta and Chennai.
If the vehicle is second hand, it too should conform to the provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 and the rules made thereunder, as applicable, on the date of import. Import of second hand vehicles is allowed only through the customs port at Mumbai. The second hand or used vehicles imported into India should have a minimum roadworthiness for a period of 5 years from the date of importation into India with assurance for providing service facilities within the country during the five year period.
In 2001 India lifted the QR (Quantitative Restrictions) on import of second hand vehicle as part of WTO compliance. In fact the market was opened in 2001 itself.
The second hand vehicle should not be older than 3 years from the date of manufacture and should have a minimum road worthiness residual life of 5 years.
Import can be only through Mumbai port.
The vehicle should confirm to Indian Motor Vehicle Act 1988 like right hand steering, speedameter indicating in KM, photometry of lamps to suit keep left etc.
Can be imported only from the country of manufacture.
Importers should give guarantee of supply of spares.
The vehicle should be subjected to testing in Vehicle Research and Development Establishment Ahmednagar or at Pune or at Budni (MP).
The present custom duty is 100% +surcharge +CVD etc makes the total duty at 180% of FOB value.
The import duty is charged on the basis of list price prevailing. However, trade discount and depreciation on the value are deducted from the price list but freight from the country of manufacture and insurance charges are added.The landing charges are further added to arrive at the final assessable value.
Depreciation allowed is as under:
Every quarter 1st year of use 4 Percent
Every quarter IInd year of use 3 Percent
Every quarter IIIrd year of use 2 1/2 Percent
Every quarter IVth year and thereafter 2 Percent
Basic Custom Duty 40 Percent
Special Custom duty 5 Percent
Additional duty 40 Percent
M.V. Cess 0.125 Percent
Special Additional duty of Customs 4 Percent
By and large the ex-factory price on the date of original purchase is taken into account while assessing the duty on a motor vehicle.
Starting a car import busniess from the UK to Australia?
Hey, I'm wanting to start a car import business, and was just wondering if anyone can give me a clue on what permits ete and things that i would need. I've done some research but I'm still quite unclear on the process. Any help would be great. Thanks
Question answered by DrkLce
The cars in the UK have their steering wheel and controls on the left. Which would need to be converted to the right for Aus which would cost you 10k per car. You can only drive a car with controls on the left if you have a special licence. Garbo's do because they have controls on the rubbish truck on both sides.
How to tell a cars imported online?
Is there anywhere for free to check if a car is imported into the UK.
Question answered by Greg P
The first digit or letter of the VIN # tells you where the car was built. Ex
6A/6W - Australia
7A/7E - New Zealand
W-Germany also SN/ST
KL/KR- S Korea
SA-SM - United Kingdom - (any other digit in hte first spot on the VIN # and it is not from the UK)
Could I sue the driver of another car in a total loss accident?
My dad got into a car accident in Ontario Canada with a driver whom are driving a company car. The driver of the other car are declared at fault by the cops. My dad's car is declared a total loss and I know that he will only get the blue book value for his car from the insurance.
My dad keep his car in top shape, have go to every maintain suggested by Toyota, the car is a 1999 camry. However most 1999 camry are build in USA, while he have this car imported from Japan.
So my question is, could we sue the other owner or the company he work for under small claim court for the remaining cost to replace the car since it shouldn't be replaced if it wasn't broken.
Also my dad believe that the driver are using his cell phone when the accident happen, is there a way to subpoena they cell phone record to see if the phone number is using the phone when the incident happened?
Question answered by rickinnocal
Your insurance will sue the other driver fir any money they pay you. You are entitled to the "fair market value" of the car, which is not necessarily the Blue Book value. If you believe that the car is worth more than blue book, then you get to try to persuade the court of that fact. The fair market value is what it would cost to purchase an identical vehicle in identical condition.
How different are safety specs on Japanese-market cars from AUS/ NZ versions?
I've bought a 2006 Mitsubishi Colt Plus 1.5 CVT which now turns out to be a Japanese used-car import. How different from NZ/ AU-new are the safety specs of these cars?
The dealer claims it has the same airbags, same body construction down to the last screw, same everything as the official NZ version.
I am finding that hard to believe, as Japan, if I remember correctly, is the Wild West when it comes to safety specs, and they tend to have nothing.
Does anybody know how things really are?
Question answered by chi-chi
All I know is I love my mitsu colt :( I'm just sad that you don't :(
Japan charges no tariffs on cars imported from the US; US charges tariffs on cars imported from Japan, fair?
So much for unfair trade. Truth is, the Japanese manager their companies better and make quality cars, at low cost, paying their employees quite well. They make a good return to shareholders. They minimize their fixed asset base & their employees learn more skill than the Democrats litltle pet, the UAW. They beat the US at manufacturing fairly. Is it fair that the US charges tarriffs on cars imported from Japan when the Japanese do not charge tarrifs on cars imported from the US?
Question answered by BekindtoAnimals22
Most Japanese cars are manufactured in the U.S. now. They have plants all over the country.
What was the first car imported to the untited states?
What was the first car that was imported to the usa and what year was it imported?
Question answered by Stuft Bare
1907 by Samuel Stevens of Rome, New York. He Imported a Rolls Royce Silver Ghost.
I have attached a link to go to the History of Importing Cars to the US.
Why do you think special import cars are not brought to the US?
The Nissan Skyline (not Infinity), Honda Civic Type-R, and other kinds of cars like those are not made for the US. Why do you think they wont be imported over? I also dont mean like the Infinity G35 skyline or similar comparisons. If you want a car imported over, put it on your answer too.
Question answered by chickabockababe
two links came across a while ago
one tells you of the laws on import to the US and standards the other has a write up on at the bottom of the page about the nissan skyline and how it was caught out not meeting standards in the US.