It is natural for car owners to find a vehicle that will deliver excellent results and value their money.
Many people, especially businessmen, require reliable vehicles that they can use to run their business for a reasonable amount of time.
As such, most have resorted to importing clean cars from Japan. Japan being a harbor for most manufacturers, offers legit sources for vehicles in great shape.
Their vehicles are updated in features and models, affordable, well-maintained, and have very low mileage like Mazda Demio. People in business look for a good car and try to avoid luxurious vehicles like the BMWs, Mercedes-Benz G Class, Land Rovers, etc. because they are fuel guzzlers.
There are many reasons why business people in Kenya are importing their cars from Japan.
- You Can Easily Find Affordable Cars in Good Condition
Whatever type of car you are looking for, be sure to find it here. Japan offers reasonable prices to slightly used vehicles, making them the cheapest in Asia. Most of their cars are in perfect condition because it is illegal to drive an old car in Japan.
New car models are frequently introduced in Japan, making the cars depreciate very fast, thus sold even though used for only a short while. The older the vehicle, the more expensive you pay to maintain it in Japan.
That’s the one main reason why they don’t stick to their older cars. They also sell them at low prices and always available.
Japanese have a culture of caring for their things very well. That’s why you find the imported cars are in good condition. As the locals keep buying new vehicles, the Japanese used car market continues to expand, offering us their pre-owned vehicles at affordable rates.
This secret has been well-known by business people who have stopped flocking the local showrooms searching for a car. Instead, they buy from Japan and import a clean, slightly used car at lower rates than even the showrooms and yards.
- Japanese Cars are Known to be Reliable
Brands like Toyota, Mazda, Honda, Subaru, and Suzuki are known worldwide for their reliability. They offer outstanding performance with few complaints about their cars around the world.
For example, you will find Toyota Probox almost everywhere in Kenya because it is a reliable car that Kenyans love.
- They Offer Excellent Fuel Efficiency
The new models of cars being imported to Kenya are offering high speed with lesser fuel consumption. This feature draws most people in business to import their vehicles because it helps them save money on fuel.
- They Are More Eco-Friendly
Global warming has been a significant concern, especially with environmental pollution from car emissions. Japanese carmakers have taken a step forward and launched hybrids of most cars currently coming up to reduce this pollution.
Cars like Toyota Camry Hybrid, Honda Civic Hybrid, Nissan Altima, Toyota Prius are available and contribute heavily to saving our environment.
- Availability of Spare Parts
All Japanese car brands are famous in Kenya, making it easy for spare parts to be commonly found. The spare parts are available in Japan at a lower rate enabling Kenyan spare parts sellers to stock them in bulk.
It is unheard of to have a Japanese car that doesn’t have the spare part in Nairobi’s Kirinyaga road or the Industrial area.
- And a Bonus: You Get to Enjoy Updated Innovative Technology
The newer the model, the better the features! Technology keeps getting better with every Japanese car manufactured. Importing a new model puts you a step ahead of most drivers who still rely on older technology.
Importing Japanese slightly used vehicles to Kenya is growing in popularity, and those who already have done it can attest to the quality cars they have received.
However, importing comes with a lot of caution because there are thousands of conmen posing as car importers. As a Kenyan, it is your responsibility to do your research on who is a legit importer. Do not try to import individually because you could lose your car with all the logistics involved in this process.
The best news is there are genuine companies who are importing cars daily to Kenya. Working with these will ensure you get not just your vehicle but with all the features you wanted and at very affordable rates, including taxes.