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Bringing a car INTO Japan

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Hi all,
Just wondering if anyone has done this or knows anything about it? I am looking at buying a new car overseas and bringing it to Japan. I've investigated the shipping and compliance, also the 5% registration tax. It seems that there are no age restrictions? The USA and Australia only allow vehicles over a certain age...this doesn't seem to be the case in Japan?
Just curious is anyone has had experience. Cheers!
 
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To be honest it may be cheaper to buy here what with the roro costs and added insurances for an import and if the steering is the opposite side.
 

nice gaijin

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$25,000 AUD includes the purchase of the vehicle and transporting it to Japan and getting it registered and road-worthy? Might I ask what car you're looking to buy?
 
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Nope, that's just the tax, transport, shaken.

Possibly an Aston Marrin V12 Vantage S. The price difference is more like 50-75k between the US and Japan, so it's still very much worth it to me. Cheers!
 
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