Advantages Of Importing
120,000 vehicles to choose from every week. Japanese car market is the largest in the world.
Our staff is very experienced and happy to help you to choose and import right vehicle.
You save money. Savings start from $1000 and the more expensive  a car the more you can save - over $10,000 possible. 
Exclusive Opportunity To Save Thousands
We've Helped Hundreds of People 
To Buy Their Car   
Marc Clausen, Wellington:
Excellent to deal with from start to finish. Always kept me updated and even managed a change of delivery port at the last minute. I highly recommend Nick and his team if you want to import a car from Japan. 
 
Taran Nawaratne, Auckland:
Imported a Lexus IS350. Excellent team at Ultimate Motors, Takumi is a superb person to deal with, I had a long list of what I wanted, he delivered. Quality communication from start to finish. Nick took over and updated me on every step. They definitely beat the bigger companies out there for quality and satisfaction. Thanks guys. Highly recommended. Would import through Ultimate Motors again.
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VEHICLES IMPORTED RECENTLY
$17,228 to import all included!
Toyota Vanguard 24S 2009, 49,052kms
7 Seater, rear spoiler, front spot lights, tinted windows, leather steering wheel etc.. Went to Christchurch!
$17,530 to import all included!
Audi A4 Quattro 2010, 58,368kms
4WD, one owner, heated seats, tinted windows,  2L - fuel efficiency etc.. 
Went to Wellington!
$23,850 to import all included!
Nissan Leaf X 30KWH 2016, 9,799kms
4.5 Grade, one owner, heated steering wheel and seats, cruise control etc.. 
Went to Auckland!
get into action now - Search for cars at japanese auctions
Why it's better to buy a car directly from Japanese Auctions VS Japanese Dealer 
 
So, you wanted to import a car, and went online to see how to do it. Most probably you've found many Japan based companies, shipping cars all over the world. They have lots of cars in stock, with many pictures and prices and delivery destinations shown. 
Just add to the cart & get it shipped.

Looks easy, right?
Not exactly!

Do you know that the most important detail of importing a car from Japan is the Auction List?

Do you know how risky it is to buy a car without actually seeing and properly understanding the Auction List?

The cars offered by Japanese dealers don't undergo an independent inspection.
On the contrary, cars from Japanese Auctions come with a detailed Auction List written up by an independent inspector. 
 
Auction list will tell us the most important information about the car:

-  Emission Code - if wrong code, a car will not pass NZ Compliance, and can not be registered.

 Rust issues – can cost  from 750 to over 4000 NZD to repair.

-  Panels painted or replaced – avoid the risk of paying for an expensive engineer report and repairs during NZ Compliance. 

Too many scratches and dents on vehicle – will mean an extra bill for repairs and painting.

-  Mechanical issues, oil leaks, warning lights, modified suspension, ex-rental or private etc..

-  Smoker car or damaged interior – avoid extra costs for cleaning and repair.

Auction List tell us a lot about the car - making car import a safe procedure.
Auction List  =  Independent Inspection
 
Auction List  tells us about Auction Grade of the listed vehicles, including coding for the interior and exterior condition. It also displays car diagrams, showing the size of scratches and dents or repainted/replaced panels - vital information to know.
It will tell all good features of the car, as well as outline imperfections. 

Do international suppliers provide you with all of these details? 
In most cases, they tell you next to nothing. 
Normally, they will simply tell you the car and the price. :0

I hope now you understand why we are stressing about buying from Live Japanese Auctions.

Japanese Auctions are regulated, every car comes with inspection and detailed description.
Inside knowledge is vital 
 
Conclusion
Another important detail is, not all the cars listed by international suppliers are good enough to be imported into NZ. 
In fact, when we look for cars, we eliminate around 70% of cars available at Japanese Auctions and still make sure to carefully choose from the 30% remaining.
 
Even if you see the Auction List - do you know how to interpret it?  It's in Japanese :)
 
Our friendly and dedicated car sourcer Takumi will not only translate the Auction List for you, but he also has the expertise to avoid cars, which are not meeting NZ standards or not good for NZ.

Use our knowledge to find a sound car - the one which you will enjoy.

Our first aim is to find you the right car. Then provide a smooth importing. Then arrange a hassle free compliance. 
We cover the whole process, both on the Japanese side and on the New Zealand side as well. 
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We buy directly from the source - Japanese Car Auctions! So, we and you would know original condition of the car.
 
With over 3000 cars already imported, we know what cars are good for New Zealand.

Can you see the difference :)

Choose safe and easy option - apply for the Auction Access below.

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Quick Guide to buying a car directly from Japanese Auction
 
-  After you get your own Auction Access - you will get access to How To Bid Guide, Video Tutorials, Sales Statistics and Complete Importing Calculator as well. 

-  We are not expecting you to start bidding right away. Take your time to study Auction System first, and settle in.

-  You are welcome to write us email, or call. 

-  Alex will add your car to the search filter - so you will start receiving automatic updates with cars matching your search. Plus Alex daily checks Auctions manually for you and gives suggestions.

-  When you see the car you like - place your conditional bid online. We will check the car and email the Auction List translation. 

-  After your confirmation we will participate in Auction to buy this car for you. 

-  What could be better than winning a car at a Japanese Auction, knowing actual condition of the car and real price it was sold for!

-  Get onboard and let's get started!
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Toyota Mark X 2006-2008
Average price $8-10k 
Mitsubishi Outlander 2006-2008, Average price $10-12k
Honda Odyssey 2006-2007, Average price $7-9k
Some Euro cars you did not know you can import
 
Audi A4 Avante 2008
Price $13-14k
VW Golf GTI 2010
Price $17-19k
Merc 250 Avantgarde 2009
Price $19-20k
BMW 325i 2008
Price $14-15k
Check the savings, by $3-7k cheaper. For the high grade 4.5!
Some New Cars Available in Japan you did not know you can import
New BMW
New Mercedes-Benz
New Volvo and Audi
New Volkswagen
About Japan and Japanese Cars
 
A Little About Japanese Cars And Japan
 
Many people ask us: “Why cars coming from Japan have such a low mileage?” 

The answer is, Japan is overcrowded and most cities have populations from 3 to 15 million people. Only 30% of the land is good for living - the rest are mountain ranges. Traffic is congested, so most people drive their car only after work or on the weekend, and they park next to the train station and commute to work. Additionally, because traffic is so heavy, drivers generally don’t drive fast nor long distances, and have to stop for traffic lights every few hundred meters. All motorways are toll charged, so car travel is not cheap. To travel from Niigata to Tokyo by highway can cost up to 300 NZD, just to cover 400 kms.
All of these factors contribute to Japanese drivers' driving less. Hence, not only the mileage is low, but cars are not used much and are still in a great condition, which is good for us.  



Another question is, “Why there are so many cars coming from Japan?”

The answer is simple. Japan is a small country by size, but has a population of 127 million people. It's a big market for Japanese domestic car manufacturers like Toyota or Honda. These car giants market heavily to make people change for a newer car.  As the result, many barely used cars are available for sale every year. 



People also ask us: “ Do car owners in Japan get their cars regularly serviced?"

Yes. When sold new, each car is serviced after 3 months and again after 1 year, for FREE, by the dealers such as Toyota and Honda. Japanese drivers purchase mechanical warranties and insurance and keeping their vehicles well maintained as a part of the deal. Dealer urge buyers to regularly service their cars – advice which Japanese drivers follow thoroughly. Also, the Japanese car owners understand that their cars will have a better trade-in value when properly serviced. Normally, they trade-in their car within 5 years and maintain a good service history, to get a higher trade-in price. The dealer also services their cars prior to re-sale at the auctions. 
 
90% of the cars we receive from Japan come with a service history.

It's safe to import a Japanese car.
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Interesting Stats
  • Place in the World - third largest automotive producer in the world
  • Cars produced - Japan have an annual production of 10 million automobiles
  • Most produced brands - Toyota 3 mil, Nissan 1 mil, Honda 900k, Suzuki 800k 
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