How Much do used Japanese Cars Cost?

This series is targeted at anyone in Africa, Zimbabweans in particular, who may be looking to import their own used Japanese vehicles. Japanese cars are all the rage across the continent, because they afford ordinary people to fulfil the dream of buying their own vehicles at an affordable price. This article shows you how to buy used Japanese Vehicles. Exjaps are a subject on which I am passionate because, well, I have been driving one for the past three years. So, How Much do used Japanese Cars Cost?


Price is, of course, going to be the overriding concern for most people in Africa  when it comes to importing used Japanese cars. Indeed, price is a major concern when it comes to buying vehicles for people around the globe. The thing about used Japanese cars is that they can be very cheap.

You can Buy a Used Japanese Car on Be Forward for a Dollar ($1)

You can actually buy one online for as little as $1. Go to Be Forward today, and you will find vehicles that are priced below $50! All things considered, Beforward tends to be the cheapest and most convenient when it comes to buying Japanese vehicles.

How Much do used Japanese Cars Cost: The Caveat

Of course, there is always going to be a caveat when it comes to purchasing used Japanese vehicles. For Zimbabweans, it’s the fact that one actually has to pay for shipping, which adds to the price at which the vehicle lands in the country.

On top of that, one also needs to pay duty, which tends to be double the amount at which the car arrives at the border. So, for a $1 car that you may buy online from Japan, you can expect to pay $1500 shipping to have the car land at Beitbridge or Plumtree border posts.

So, a vehicle that one buys for $1 in Japan will land in Zimbabwe at around $3000. It’s all going to be different, of course, depending on the country to which you wish to import your vehicle.


To illustrate the point, there is a 2003 NISSAN AD VAN on Beforward that’s being sold for $30. Depending on where you wish to have the vehicle delivered, you can expect to pay a variety of amounts as shipment. For our favorite port, Plumtree, you can expect the vehicle to arrive at $1,779. Double that, and you will get your vehicle at $3,558.

Which used Japanese Car Should I buy?

We are not going to prescribe a used Japanese car for you. You know what you want, and you know what you can afford.

All that we can say is buy a car that you can afford. Generally speaking, exjaps tend to be reliable, but you want something that won’t break the bank in terms of duty and maintenance.

If you have any questions about how to buy used Japanese Vehicles and how to import them to Africa, feel free to leave a comment in the section below. We promise to reply as soon as possible.

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