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Used car import options from the UK or Japan to Cyprus

The used cars imported from Japan and the United Kingdom (UK) to Cyprus count the majority of the car registrations every year. Most of the used car dealers import their stock in Cyprus but also can take orders from their clients. Below is a basic summary of the main characteristics of the two options of importing cars to Cyprus from the UK or Japan.

Many people carry out the sourcing and importing process by themselves in order to save money, however, there are many things to consider in order to lower the risk and get a good deal and a high-quality car either from UK or Japan.

UK CARS CHARACTERISTICS

  • Brands of high reputation for quality, innovative technologies and safety
  • Best option for European brands such as Mercedes, BMW, Ford, Jaguar, Volkswagen, Mini, Audi, Opel, Alfa Romeo, etc. Also for Italian sports and luxury brands Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini etc.
  • More expensive to buy and run.
  • Generally low resale value cars.
  • More options for Diesel and Petrol cars.
  • Might be exposed to humid weather conditions and contain rust
  • Manufacturer warranty, if is valid for more than 2 years can be transferred to Cyprus subject to seller and manufacturer terms, but is always worth it to ask for it.
  • Cars of any age can be imported from the UK to Cyprus subject to road tax cost if more than 5 years
  • MOT and other investigation reports such as HPI are required in order to ensure maintenance, legitimate mileage, not stolen and no accident.

JAPANESE CARS CHARACTERISTICS

  • Built to last a lifetime. Designed for simplicity and reliability.
  • Best option for the popular brands Toyota, Lexus, Nissan, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Suzuki, Isuzu and also Subaru, Datsun, Infinity, Lexus, Daihatsu. In addition South Korean brands Hyundai, KIA etc.
  • Cheaper to buy and run.
  • High resale value cars due to low price from new and reliability.
  • Mainly Petrol cars are available, especially for the saloon.
  • Mostly free of rust or stone chips.
  • Manufacturer warranty is not transferable.
  • Cars must be 5 years or newer to be imported to Cyprus. Commercial cars must be 4 years or newer.
  • The Japanese Grading system for used cars is extremely thorough and trusted by international buyers. The inspection report contains high-level accurate details about car interior, exterior and mechanical condition and usage.

Most of the times, the car you are planning to import is already in Cyprus and available for sale by a used car dealer and you can physically see it and check it with your trusted mechanic. Therefore, take your time and make good research before deciding to import a car.

Car Dealership is like any other business with main goal the profit and for that reason the car price includes a small profit margin that will allow the dealer to cover fixed and variable costs, risks and warranties to clients.

Rather than taking the risk and waste your time to find, buy and import your next car yourself, you can ask any of our AutBroker Certified Used Car Deales,  Auto Finders and Auto Shippers in our Auto Directory who can handle the buying, importing and registration process for you at a low cost.

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Disclaimer: This content must be used for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional legal or car trading advice. 

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