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Importing from Japan

  • 10-08-2021 6:29pm
    Registered Users Posts: 56 ✭✭ adamob544


    I'm looking for my first car and I have my eyes on hybrids. I'm finding it very hard to find something in my budget of under €4,000 but I started to look at import-specific sites and found plenty. First question, has anyone any experience of buying from this site? .

    I'm the first in my family to drive so I barely know the first thing with rules etc regarding imports. I'm assuming there's plenty of paperwork and costs with importing?

    I appreciate any help anyone can give!


  • Registered Users Posts: 73,798 ✭✭✭✭ Atlantic Dawn

    With a budget of €4k, I'd completely forget about importing from Japan as after shipping, import duty, VAT and VRT there will be no money to buy an actual car. You would need to be €6-€8k all in to get something worth bothering with. You should be able to find some Prius's here already coming in around the €4k.

    Here's a good thread on the import process

    Additionally you need a declaration of the cars emissions from the Land Transport Authority Japan or you will pay full motor tax costs.

    This is a good site to start with lots of stock...