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Right Hand Drive Cars in Jamaica

Jamaica is an island country. It was a British colony before it got independence in 1962. Because it was an Overseas British Territory, people drive cars on the left side of the road just like people do in the United Kingdom. This means that most of the cars have steering wheels on the right side of the car, we call it right hand drive cars. Import of left hand drive cars is also allowed in the country, but it is difficult and unsafe to drive such cars.

Japanese Used Cars


Japan is also a right-hand drive country so it makes Japanese cars very popular in Jamaica. Another reason for the popularity of Japanese vehicles is their low cost, low fuel requirements, and long-lasting life. Japanese cars come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and buyers can choose the type that best suits their needs.

Demand of Used Cars in Jamaica

Jamaica is the 35th most densely populated country in the world. Public transportation is poor and consists of busses, minibuses and taxis. Transportation by buses is over crowded and not safe.  Taxis are expensive but still very popular because of the rise in tourism in the country.  Jamaican government took strict measures to severely punish crimes against tourists and this made Jamaica a safe place to visit. Tourism business is booming in Jamaica and this means more demand for buses, mini-coaches and cars from Japan. Economic conditions and standard of living is improving which means Jamaicans can afford to import their own cars from Japan. Road conditions have improved a lot and this enhanced the accessibility to far places, specially in the mountain areas, this means more need to import used cars.

Popular Japanese Cars in Jamaica

Jamaica imports all makes and different models from Japan. Following are the 6 most popular models of Japanese Used Cars in Jamaica.

Toyota Corolla Axio

Corolla is the most desired car everywhere in the world and Jamaica is no exception. Corolla comes in many different types. Axio is the most popular car in Jamaica. It is a 5 door medium class sedan with elegant design and ample space for a family of 5. It has enough room for luggage in the trunk.  This car comes in 1500cc, fuel consumption is very efficient. Axio is a choice whether one drives locally inside the city or uses it for a long drive.

Toyota Probox

Probox Van is a 5 seater station wagon with extended space for luggage in the back. Its second row seats are foldable and this creates more space for luggage when extra space for goods is required.  This serves the purpose of a passenger car plus a commercial vehicle. It is popular among medium sized traders and shop owners to bring or deliver goods. It can also be used for rent-a-car or taxi purposes because tourists come to Jamaica with huge luggage and a Probox van can be the best choice for such tourists.

Toyota Voxy

Voxy comes with 7 or 8 seats, high-roof and is the most demanded Multi-Purpose-Vehicle in Jamaica. With a 2 liter engine that comes in 2wd and 4wd, this is the best choice for large families or travellers driving to far regions.

Toyota Mark X

Mark X specially in 2.5 liter in new shape is getting more popularity due to its modern design. It is a luxury sedan, comes with a powerful engine, and is one of the top imported used cars from Japan

Honda Fit

Also called Honda Jazz has gained its popularity worldwide.  Honda Fit is the first choice for local drive and small families. It is highly fuel efficient and is a 5 door hatchback.

Other popular cars in Jamaica include Toyota Crown Royal Saloon, Toyota Camry, Toyota Premio, Toyota Vitz, Toyota Wish, Honda CR-V, Nissan AD Van, Nissan X-Trail.

If you have any questions regarding import of used cars from Japan or wish to import quality used vehicles at the cheapest price, please do not hesitate to contact GAZOOBA LLC, we are JUMVEA members and are committed to earn your trust by providing you quality vehicles at the most reasonable prices. 

Contact us at Whatsapp at +81 90 8832 6621 or email us at:   info@gazooba.jp

Japanese Used Car Imports to Jamaica

Situated in the Caribbean Sea, Jamaica is an island country. Kingston is the capital and the largest city. Jamaica is a right-hand drive country and people drive cars with steering wheels on the right side and they drive their cars on the left side of the road.

Japanese cars are very popular and Jamaica imports a considerable number of used vehicles from Japan. Cars must be inspected for quality before export. Import of used vehicles in the right hand drive are allowed as long as the cars are not more than 5 years old.

But some car dealers own special permits that allow them to import cars not exceeding 9 years.

From Japan to Jamaica, cars can be exported by Roll-on Roll-off, or via containers. The most preferred method is Ro Ro. Container vessels to Jamaica are available on the weekly basis. Ro Ro ships sail every 15 days. Most common destination is Kingston port but some prefer the Montego Freeport in Montego Bay.

Popular cars in Jamaica

Popular imports are Toyota Axio, Toyota Premio, Toyota Wish, Toyota Mark X, Toyota Probox, Honda CR-V, Mazda Demio, Nissan X-trail, and many more. Although many car exporters in Japan also deal in pre-damaged and repaired cars, it is advisable to deal in clean vehicles with no damage history, no rust, and perfect engine and mechanical condition. Pre-shipment Inspection for ro4 Jamaica is very strict and unless the car is not in mint condition, one ends up in huge costs in repair and re-inspection costs, not to mention the time loss.

Shipping cars from Japan to Jamaica

Exporting used cars from Japan to Jamaica is easy if the exporter is familiar with all the export rules. Once the car is purchased from Auction, it is sent to the Inspection center for testing. A good quality car should have no problem in clearing the test. It takes less than 30 minutes to get the car inspected. After inspection is done, the car is sent to the port and it is ready for the shipment. It takes from 25 to 35 days for the ship to arrive at the Jamaican port once it has left the Japan sea.

More info on cars to Jamaica

If you need any more information with regards to importing a quality used vehicle from Japan at the most reasonable price, or anything relating to Japanese cars, please feel free to contact GAZOOBA LLC. Even if you are doing business with other companies, we are always here to give you advice, when required, to save you time and money and to deliver the best quality cars from Japan.

GAZOOBA LLC is a proud member of JUMVEA, we are a legitimate company and we look forward to hearing from you for all your automotive needs. Feel free to contact us at info@gazooba.jp or whatsapp at: +81 90 8832 6621

Japanese Used Car Imports to Turks & Caicos

There are two Island groups situated in the Northern Atlantic Ocean. One is called Turks and the other is Called Caicos Their largest source of income is tourism and these Islands have no significant railways so people largely depend on cars, vans and, buses as means of transportation.

Turks & Caicos are British Overseas Territory and just like the UK and Japan, people drive cars with right hand drive.  This makes Japanese cars highly desirable. Because of their durability, low price and low fuel costs, used Japanese cars have huge demand in the country.

Cars Import Age Limit

There is no restriction on bringing any age of vehicle to the country and one can import any year vehicle and there is no pre-export inspection required either.  Cars can be shipped by Containers from Japan to Turks & Caicos Islands. Container ships sail every week from Japan.  Cars can also be shipped by Ro-Ro and there are 2 to 3 ships available each month from Japan.  It takes 4 to 5 weeks for the ship to reach the country once it departs from Japanese port.

The main port is Providenciales but cars can also be shipped to Grand Truck and Cock Burn Harbor.

Used Japanese Cars for Turks & Caicos Islands

Toyota Hiace Van, Toyota Vits, Toyota Corolla Axio, Toyota Landcruiser Prado, Honda Fit are some of the most popular vehicles in Caicos & Turks Islands.

As mentioned previously, there is no pre-shipment inspection required for vehicles exported to Turks & Caicos therefore it is very important to ensure one deals with quality car exporters from Japan. It’s a pity many exporters would send the seized engine cars, or vehicles with rust or other mechanical problems. This will be a huge loss to the importer. It is necessary to choose the right exporter in Japan who physically inspect the vehicle before purchasing for export. Depending on the year of the vehicle, sometimes the repair costs can exceed the car buying cost. We suggest no previous collision cars with no rust and low mileage to ensure they last long after one imports it to Turks & Caicos.

More info on Cars

If you need a quality vehicle, with low mileage and very reasonable price, please contact us at GAZOOBA LLC. We are a proud member of JUMVEA, and a legitimate and the most trusted car exporter in Japan.

Feel free to contact us at www.gazooba.jp or email us at info@gazooba.jp

You can also contact us via whatsapp for a swift response at +81 90 8832 6621 for all your second hand car imports needs.


Is Kei Truck / Mini Truck legal in the United States?

Light trucks (Kei trucks / Mini trucks) are small trucks that fall under the mini-vehicle category in Japan. As the name implies, it is a truck made to the standard of a mini car and is generally called a ” light tiger. ” The maximum load capacity is usually 350kg or less.

Because it is a light car, compared to the regular truck, the vehicle price and maintenance costs (annual vehicle tax is much cheaper. It is easily owned and maintained by individuals and microenterprises. The overall size and small wheelbase have the advantage of being easy to handle even on narrow roads, such as narrow farm roads or built-in residential areas.

Since the mini-vehicle standard is unique to Japan, it is mostly used in Japan. However, it is also exported to outside Japan.

Kei Trucks in North America

In the United States, vehicles were exported to meet American standards in the 1960s. However, the collision safety standards were tightened in 1968 and sold as work vehicles for use on farms, but sales were low due to withdrawal.

Currently, those imported in parallel by vendors are mainly used as off-road work vehicles (substitutes for ATVs) used for ranching and hunting, and maintenance work in parks as well as university campuses Also, public agencies such as the military and the Coast Guard have introduced such vehicles as work vehicles used at garrisons and airfields.

In the United States, right-hand drive vehicles are not allowed to run on public roads because they violate security standards. However, since 2015, some vehicles that apply the 25-year rule for imported vehicles have appeared. Light trucks, which have better handling than pickup trucks, are legal to import and use in the United States.

Exported Kei Trucks Design

All current models are cab-over type (full cab) or semi-cab-over type (semi- cab) with parallel two-seat cabins, but in the past, bonnet type ( pickup ) such as porter trucks and mighty boys, and single-seaters such as Midget II (manual There were also commuter-like light trucks (transmission vehicles only).

The vehicle came from the 1990s, although the number of vehicles using semi-cabs that can take a wide crushable zone temporarily increased to meet the collision safety standards. The wheelbase was inevitably increased, and the front wheelhouse occupied the forefoot inside the vehicle, making it comfortable.

Kei Trucks Basic Regulations for export

Light trucks and mini cars are acceptable as long as:

  • the vehicle body is covered with a metal cabin,
  • the height is defined by road vehicle transport law is not exceed 2m
  • Being a minimum of 25 years old for United States Export

Front-engine engine (FR) is standard, except for the bonnet pickup. The mounting position of the engine can be beneath the sheet or underfloor

Since light trucks are often used on rough roads, most manufacturers sell both rear-wheel-drive models and four-wheel-drive models together, and part-time switching is the mainstream.

At first, there were many lever types, but the current type is mainly pushed buttons. As for tires, mud terrain tires for rough roads are available for light agricultural trucks. By the way, Deflock is provided as standard equipment only to cover disadvantages of small-diameter tires peculiar to light trucks, full-fledged four-wheel-drive vehicles equipped with large diameter tires that do not have this (Suzuki Jimny, etc.) It is premature to think that it is better.

All engines of the current model are in-line three-cylinder engines, many of which share the same basic design with passenger models of the same manufacturer. Most of them are naturally aspirated with a focus on economics.

Even after the installation of fuel injectors in passenger mini-vehicles became commonplace, many models used carburetors to reduce production costs, and completely switched to fuel injectors until the 2000 emission regulations were enforced. Was not done. Mid-low-speed, heavy load or traveling because in many cases is to have the output characteristic that specializes in, the highway was conscious of the high-speed cruise of like turbo, including the supercharger installation of is not common, under-floor. There is no case where an intercooler is genuinely installed due to restrictions on mounting space due to the format. Also, there are few cases where a supercharged car remains in the production lineup for a long time except for the supercharger car of Sambar truck.

The transmission is generally a low-geared manual transmission (MT) that is strong against low-speed and heavy-load running like the engine. In many cases, the final reduction ratio of the differential is also set particularly low.

Until the announcement of the new 660cc standard in 1998, automatic transmissions (AT) were not very popular, but today, AT vehicles are installed in light trucks of the entire company. The one without the power steering and car air conditioner is set as the cheapest model.

Kei Trucks Usage

It is used for both work and living in rural areas, fishing villages and fishing ports. It is a necessity for transporting tools such as agricultural machinery, harvested agricultural products, and landed marine products.

Since it has a weather-resistant 2-seat cabin, you can use it as a tool for everyday short-distance travel. Due to its widespread use, light trucks have even become one of the sights of Japanese rural landscapes. Even in urban areas, it is common for self-employed workers, such as shop owners and restaurant owners and construction-related artisans, to own light trucks and carry work tools, materials, and products by themselves. It is a car genre that is heavily involved in the Japanese culture and life.

There are also specialty transporters that use light trucks, such as red caps. In addition to transport motorcycles, it is used as a vehicle for narrow roads and special vehicles for small towns.

In the case of stores that handle large products such as home improvement stores and furniture stores, light trucks such as Mazda Bongo trucks and Toyota Lite Ace trucks are rented for a certain period to allow customers to carry large products. An automatic transmission (AT) Kei trucks are easier to drive. However, in cold regions where there is a lot of snow in winter (especially each side of Hokkaido, Tohoku, Hokuriku Japan Sea ), 4WD Manual Transmission (MT) is the favorite specification.

Let us know if you need more information on Mini Trucks from Japan. Our company keeps a stock of 100 units of flat mini trucks, dump mini trucks, 2wd mini trucks and 4wd mini trucks. Fee free to add our whatsapp number for swift communication: +81 90 8832 6621 or email us at info@gazooba.jp

How to import Subaru Sambar at the best price for sale

Subaru Sambar was 1961 Kei-class trucks on the Japanese market. The model varies from minibusses, high-roof vans, and dump trucks. The name “Sambar” is based on the deer species called Sambar, which was often used in India to carry small loads.

Since its launch, the Sambar has a rear engine with rear-wheel drive. Four-wheel drive has been available as an option since 1980. In Europe, the Sambar was converted into an electric car by Elcat Electric Vehicles from Finland.

In 1984, it was introduced in Europe as Subaru 600/700 (in Germany), Subaru Domingo (in Austria and Switzerland), Subaru Sumo (in the United Kingdom) or Subaru Columbus (in Sweden). The reason for this different name was a possible conflict with Volkswagen when using the name Sambar. Shortly after the introduction of the Subaru 600/700, there was a competition to find a unique name for the European, which results in Subaru Libero for most European markets.

In 1990, the minibus version was renamed Subaru Sambar Dias-Wagon. Since 2009, it is no longer based on the Sambar, but on the Van Daihatsu Atrai.

This article will show you the best-selling Subaru Sambar model made in Japan. Then, we will show you how to get the best price of the vehicle. Let’s begin!

Subaru Sambar 1st generation

The first generation was built from 1961 to 1966. From the beginning in 1961, the Sambar had 4-wheel independent suspension and a rear engine with rear-wheel drive. This system allowed a balanced weight distribution.

Subaru Sambar was first introduced at the Tokyo Motor Show in 1960. A minivan and a minibus version were also available. The chassis was a lead frame construction. The engine of the so-called EK series was accessible by opening the hatch on the rear vehicle, similar to the Volkswagen transporters T1 to T3. The front doors were so-called suicide doors. Bunk beds were optionally available for outdoor camping use.

The Sambar was developed to carry small loads. In 1961, the Suzulight Carry (later known to us as Suzuki Carry) was the first competitor on the market. In 1963, the Honda T360 followed, and in 1964, the Daihatsu Hijet and in 1966 the Mitsubishi Minicab also joined the market share.

Subaru Sambar 2nd generation

The second generation was built from 1966 to 1973. In January 1966, the Sambar appeared with a new body, but the same chassis. For the first time, a dump truck called a Kei Truck in Japan was also introduced. The engine evolved to be the 356 cc EK engine with 20 HP, which has been used in the Subaru 360 since July 1964. Then, a high roof model of the second generation launched in 1968.

In 1970, the engine was accessible from outside the rear of the vehicle, and conventionally hinged doors replaced the classic suicide doors. To improve safety, Subaru had built a fully upholstered dashboard, which came from the new Subaru R-2. The body was modernized at the front and adapted to the design of the new Subaru L series.

Subaru Sambar 3rd generation

The third generation was built from 1973 to 1982. The third generation appeared the first time on February 10, 1973. At that time, the nickname was Tsutomu Tsuyoshi Sambar, following its Japanese advertising campaign.

The water-cooled engine has two strokes, two-cylinder, and 356 cc From February 1976, the water-cooled EK21 four-stroke engine from the Subaru Rex was launched to reduce emissions. The windshield washer fluid was delivered using an electric pump instead of the previous foot pedal operation.

Three months later, the 490 cc (EK22) engine was optionally introduced. This engine was replaced in March 1977 by the 550 cc (EK23) engine. Nowadays, the export version of the Sambar 700 is available with a 665 cc version of the EK-23 engine. Side sliding doors were also available on both sides. These were installed as standard in export. A central sunroof was optionally available from 1979.

In 1980, an optional switchable all-wheel drive was offered for the first time on all variants. This model led to the first sales successes in Europe.

Subaru Sambar 4th generation

The fourth generation was built from 1982 to 1990. On May 9, 1982, the fourth generation of Sambar appeared. MacPherson struts were now installed for the front axle. The wheel size increased from 10 to 12 inches, which meant that larger drum brakes used on all four wheels.

The all-wheel-drive model was now available with a dual-range gearbox. This version is called Sambar Try, a better-equipped model of the minibus version.

While the model was offered on the home market with the EK23 engine (544 cm³, 2 cylinders, 21 kW / 29 PS), the export versions received an enlarged 665 cm³ version of the same engine. Therefore, it had a power improvement of 23 kW (31 hp). The EN05 four-cylinder engine from the Subaru Rex was not offered because many modifications would have been necessary due to the rear engine principle.

In 1983, high-roof versions with the 3-cylinder EF10-1000 cm³ engine were again available in Europe as the Subaru 700. The normal/flat roof version with the smaller 665 cc engine was offered as the Subaru 600.

From 1984 the Subaru 600/700 was no longer officially offered in Europe and was only imported through independent dealers and exporter like us. Due to the larger engines, the model always exceeded the requirements of the Kei class.

This enlarged version was now offered in Japan as Subaru Domingo. It is upgraded with better interior features such as a standard central sunroof and an all-wheel drive. The model was gradually released as a minibus or minivan version under the names Subaru Libero (Japanese: Domingo), Subaru Sumo (GB), Subaru Domingo (e.g., Austria and Switzerland) and Subaru Columbus (Sweden) introduced.

From January 1987, the central sunroof was equipped with an electric drive as standard. Front disc brakes were now standard equipment. An automatic transmission was also available as an option.

In April 1989, a six-valve engine with 25 kW (34 hp) became the standard engine. The four-wheel-drive was no longer an option but permanently available.

How to Buy Subaru Sambar at the Best Price

No, It’s not from Japanese Car Auction. A better choice is to get it directly from trusted dealers in Japan. If you have no idea which trusted dealers to contact in Japan selling classic Kei trucks, we can help! We always export the car we get directly from the official dealer, not a third hand or an auction. This way, the vehicle remains excellent and available at its best price. Are you looking to order a mini Japanese truck safely? You can contact us on our WhatsApp at +81 90 8832 6621 or email us at info@gazooba.jp

How to import Honda Acty Kei trucks from Japan

Honda Acty is a Kei truck series made by the Japanese car manufacturer Honda. At that time, it was designed only for the Japanese market. The name of “Acty” is a nickname of “Activity.” Acty competes with Suzuki Carry, Piaggio Porter, Subaru Sambar, and Mitsubishi Minicab.

The body shape is cab-over or semi-cab-over, and the engine is located near the center of the vehicle. To ensure traction when the vehicle is empty and to obtain driving capability, the engine is installed underfloor

It adopts Dion axle rear suspension. It has a monocoque structure that integrates the frame with the loading platform. This light truck equips a high rotation engine has and unique design by Honda.

As of 2019, you can only import this truck via trusted exporters. Gazooba always checks the truck for any engine failure or body rust before shipping it. This article will show you the Japanese model available for sale and how yo import one. Let’s begin!

Honda Acty 1st generation

Acty is designed to be agile vehicles. The first generation was launched from 1977 to 1988. In 1977, the Acty appeared with a water-cooled engine. The concept of the horizontal mid-engine in front of the rear axle was adopted from the Honda TN 360.

The newly developed two-cylinder engine now had 545 cm3 and generated 21 kW (28 hp). In 1979, the market was expanded to include the bus and later, a closed delivery van. It was also available with a characteristic of high-roof.

From 1981, there was the Honda Street. It is a luxuriously Acty minivan. In 1982, people could order the Acty with automatic transmission, and since 1983, it was offered with an all-wheel-drive by request.

Acty adopted the MR layout, while the models of other companies took a cab-over under-seat engine or a cab-over type with rear-engine and rear-wheel drive (RR) layout.

Honda Acty 2nd generation

The second generation was launch from 1988 to 1999. They are HA1, HA2, HH1, HH2, HA3, HA4 HA5, HH3, HH4.

Overall, they were longer vehicles than the first generation. This design existed since Honda needed to follow the revised regulations for Kei-Cars in 1984. The engine was newly developed. This time, it had three cylinders instead of two. A new version of the Honda Street was also available again.

On May 11, 1988, Honda announced a full model change of Van “Pro” Acty. The tail lamps are common to trucks and vans as in the first generation. However, this tail lamp is used only for trucks up to the current model. In addition, the rear license plate of the van has been modified from the tailgate to the center of the rear bumper.

In March 1990, Honda gave a minor change. With the expansion of the light specifications, the overall length becomes 100 mm and the displacement volume is extended to 660. Then, the engine output has increased to 38 HP. At the same time, the headlamps were changed from two standard round lights to be the same variant as a car. The models which received these minor changes are “HA3” for 2WD truck, “HA4” for 4WD  truck, “HH3” for 2WD van, and “HH4” for 4WD van.

1990 Acty Facelift

The Acty was thoroughly revised because the 1988 model did not fully utilize the displacement and vehicle length limits. Therefore, the Acty was equipped with a new engine (E07A) in 1990. It has A three-cylinder four-stroke engine with 656 cm3 capacity. This engine was used in all Honda Kei Cars of that time. From August 1991 – January 1996, Acty had received several minor upgrades on its interior and technology. However, the exterior remains the same.

A new model called Acty Crawler was launched in 1995. This version had a track chain drive on the tandem rear axle and a tipper as well

In 1996, the E07A engine was equipped with PGM-FI gasoline injection, which brought an increase in output from 28 kW (38 hp) to 32 kW (44 hp). Technically, the models remained unchanged.

Honda Acty 3rd generation

The Japanese government again issued new regulations for vehicle dimensions in the Kei-Car class in 1996. Therefore, the Acty was revised again in 1999 and introduced as the 3rd generation.

Here, the wheelbase was especially changed because crash safety was improved. Furthermore, the loading area had been higher. The maximum engine power increased from 28 kW (38 hp) to 34 kW (46 hp) in general. Honda Street then rebranded to “Vamos.” The empty weight is only 800-870 kg.

In contrast to the previous generations, the all-wheel-drive version also had an automatic transmission. The production of the pick-up ended in 2009 while the van/minibus is still in production, but with all-wheel drive, automatic transmission, and 39 kW engine with 53 horsepower.

Honda Acty 4th generation

In 2009, the fourth generation was presented at the 41st Tokyo Motor Show. The wheelbase has been shortened by 520 mm compared to the previous model, and the minimum turning radius has been reduced to 3.6m, along with the increased turning angle of the front tire.

The cabin space has also been expanded by moving the front pillars significantly forward, and the shortening of the wheelbase also moved the wheelhouse under the seat. This condition expands the space under the feet. The installed engine followed its predecessor. However, it has an improvement in fuel efficiency and reduced body weight.

The empty weight is still 760–820 kg. The engine is identical to its predecessor but uses at least 5% less fuel in all variants due to the lower vehicle weight (following 2010 fuel efficiency standard). All-wheel drive is only available in combination with a manual transmission. In addition to ABS with EBD, double airbags are standard.

How to Find Trusted Honda Acty Exporter

Honda acty is an agile vehicle from Japan you can import to your country. However, it is not easy to find a trusted seller nowadays. Make sure you only contact sellers who understand the technical specs of the vehicle and are responsive. We at Gazooba always check the vehicle for rust and possible engine failure before shipping it. You can contact us on our WhatsApp at +81 90 8832 6621 or email us at info@gazooba.jp

How To Import Japanese Damaged Cars To UK

The demand for Japanese cars in the UK has been on the rise for a very long time. Used Japanese cars have a huge market and they’re regularly bought and sold in the UK. They’re an economical solution to cater to the needs of individuals throughout the country. With increasing daily expenses, people are opting for used Japanese cars as they’re considered more affordable to them. Not only are they affordable, but they also prove to be efficient based on the unique features that they possess.

Considering the high demand of these used cars, people have also started investing in the auto parts of these used cars. They import dismantled cars to the UK to start the business of selling auto parts to people who use Japanese used cars. 

With such high demands, how do these cars make it to the UK? The short answer is that there are auctions held that allow individuals to bid for particular cars that they want and those are shipped to them. However, the process is not entirely simple. Once bids are placed, the highest bidder wins the auction and gets the desired car. The transportation details come in later. 

Clean vs. Damaged Cars

Depending on the buyer’s preference, either a clean car is imported or a car that is subject to some sort of damages. This choice is entirely on the buyer. Damaged cars bid cheaper as compared to clean cars. Keep in mind that they’re both used cars. 

There are two different ways to process the shipment of these cars. Through Roll on Roll off ships, usually referred to as Ro-Ro, or using containers. Ro-Ro ships work differently than the normal containers method; they sail every 10 days, delivery the vehicle to the UK at most after 4 weeks since leaving Japan. Ro-Ro ships only deliver clean cars and don’t deal with damaged cars at all. 

Damaged cars are imported using the container process. This is also extremely effective and the size and pricing of the containers are economical.

How To Import Dismantled Cars And Auto Parts To UK

Intact cars aren’t the only things being imported to the UK, dismantled cars and auto parts are also imported in equal amounts if not more. The process of importing these items is very similar to that of importing damaged cars. Ro-Ro ships do not deal in damaged or dismantled cars, so that’s out of the option. 

Containers are used to transport the items to the UK through ships. These containers come in different sizes, depending on the type of car or the number of units required. Importing two cars will cost you around $600, whereas if you go up 6 cars per container, your cost will be $1200.  An auction website www.gazooba.jp offers a great system through which such items can be imported to the UK. They provide the cheapest and efficient form of transportation for your cars and auto parts from Japan. They’re also experts in dismantling cars for you, so if you’re interested in anything similar, you know where to go!

For a swift response, contact us at whatsapp: +81 90 8832 6621

Where to buy classic Suzuki Carry from Japan

The Suzuki Carry is a pickup manufactured by the Japanese company Suzuki Motor Corporation. In Japan, the Carry complies with the standards of the Kei car both in its motorization and its external measures

However, the export model historically always had differences with the original both in the engine, or in more recent models to comply with safety standards. In the international market, the name Carry remains the denomination for all versions since 1979.

Then, Suzuki Motor Corporation in 2005 decided to discontinue the export versions of its Every and Carry models, and its replacement is the Suzuki APV, manufactured in Indonesia. Therefore, the only way to get the classic 25 years old Suzuki Carry is by importing the vehicle from a trusted Japanese car exporter. If this is what you need, you can contact us on whatsapp at +81 90 8832 6621 or email us at info@gazooba.jp for more information. We are super responsive!

We always physically check all the trucks to ensure there is no rust. Most of the areas in Japan have heavy snowfall during the winter. Therefore, it’s easy to develop the rust in the engine or the suspension.

This kind of truck is not what we want to deal with. Body rust to a certain extent, is possible and could be ignored considering we are talking of old models. Buying from the auction is very competitive. So, we get the Kei trucks most of the time directly from the dealers like Suzuki, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Honda, and Daihatsu. Making a direct deal with them allows me to offer you better quality at a lower price.

The Carry is manufactured with a self-supporting structure. Only for the Japanese market (JDM) is offered with an option to rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. There are also options for the Western market with air conditioner and automatic transmission

What Suzuki Carry Has to Offer

The first model of Carry was much more conventional. Although it was small, it had a hood and a small cargo box. It also had a van version that looked more like a ranch wagon. As of 1961, they had a 360 cm3 engine, two cylinders and 2-stroke, mounted horizontally under the cargo area.

The starter and dynamo were combined; both functions were performed by the same machine and mounted directly in front of the crankshaft. Later models, in the seventies, had 3-cylinder engines in line of 550 cm3, and up to 660 cm3 to comply with the Kei car standards that were updated over the years.

In contrast, export models were offered with engines with higher cubic capacity and 4-cylinder 797, 970, 1298 and up to 1590 cm3 depending on the market. Having motor plants larger than their similar Japanese, Suzuki then installed it under the front seats. However, the engine location of the Japanese model went almost to the center of the vehicle.

Best-Selling Suzuki Carry Generations

Throughout the years, we can say that the Carry model is one of the most widespread classic models in the world. It is popular in both East and West. Although in Asia, it is where it spreads the most. The Carry was also imported or manufactured in other markets, with different names such as Bedford Rascalin on England.

#1 Suzuki ST20 and ST80 (1976 – 1979)

Previously, this vehicle was only referred to as “van” or “minivan,” since it had no commercial name. One of its curiosities is that it originally came with a 2-stroke engine, probably 360 cm3. Then, it was offered with an Otto cycle 4-cylinder engine with 797 cm3 displacement (for the ST80).

It had a 4-speed transmission, in addition to the reverse gear. It came both in a pickup and as a van or minibus. The latter version has three rows of seats and the classic “scooter type” wheels with small bolts on its inner edge with 10 inches diameter to meet the standard in the Japanese domestic market (JDM).

#2 Suzuki ST90 (1979-1985)

The ST90 1979 was the true principle of the 1982 version, its later generations. Although it had an intense competition with Subaru (Subaru 1978, with 600 or Sambar in Japan) Daihatsu (since 1976 with the 55 Wide) and Mitsubishi (since 1980 with the L100) were already established, but Suzuki took the lead.

Thanks to that, its export model offered a 4-cylinder 797 cm 3 and 41 HP. It is much more robust than its competition, which provided an original taste of Kei car vans or pickups. Another factor that made the ST90 model successful at the time was that it came with 12-inch diameter wheels, larger drum brakes on all four wheels.

Unlike the small 10-wheel-type “scooter-type” wheels of its competitor (except the Mitsubishi L100 and Subaru Sambar 600 with 4WD, which had common tires)

The Suzuki ST90 in Japan had excellent sales between 1980 and 1982, the minibus with three seats being the most current version. Despite having almost 30 years in tow, it is still seen regularly in the now diverse car park in the Japan countryside due to its simplicity

Its low cost of spare parts, its availability, its carrying capacity are just perfect. It had a slight restyling in 1983, where Suzuki changed the front side to be more rounded one and with some striking plastic finishes, in bright gray. Its dashboard and steering wheel changed slightly in design and became a creamy hue regardless of the color of his body. They also bring new colors, but without technical changes. There was also a van or minibus model of the ST90 with a high roof.

#3 Suzuki Carry SK408 and Super Carry SK410 (1986-1999)

Suzuki commercially called Carry the SK408 model that came with the same F8A engine of the ST90. It was only exported between 1986 and 1987. It is the year the first units of the “Super Carry SK410” arrived

Although it was based on the Suzuki ST90, Suzuki Super Carry was a substantial improvement of this model. Its body is higher and more robust. Its suspension and its transmission are reinforced, the same its direction. Although it continued to offer four-wheel drum brakes, its perceived quality was superior to its predecessor.

#4 Suzuki Carry SK413 and Mastervan (1999-2006)

The Carry SK413 is the latest model with that designation. It is also the last Suzuki model manufactured in Japan in this export segment. They have several improvements over the Super Carry, such as convex front side to increase its safety. However, it makes the appearance of the vehicle change a lot.

However, this model had carried a G13BB 1.3-liter machine with 16 valves and a single camshaft, which dispenses 77 horses. The van only weighed 770 kilos and has 13-inch wheels. The Carry SK413 came in two versions, the pickup with folding railings and the van.

A newer version also arrived after that in the shape of a minibus. It is called Mastervan in the South American market. Technically, it is the same as the Carry SK413. In Japan, there is a luxurious version called Every Landy. We can say that the Mastervan is a basic version of that Japanese model.

It has a 3-row seat (the last two has no headboards, as always, unlike its Japanese version). The sliding windows in the central doors were replaced with a single glass hoist zippers and came with an option to the electric window and central locking of doors.

The Mastervan also comes with a higher roof, and its interior finishes are done more carefully.  This time, the 3-row seat versions were very well received and the resale is very good at a high price in the used market.  This model is even still in production in India under the name Versa.

Final Thoughts

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How to Import Used Cars from Japan to Somalia

Japanese cars have made their prominence all over the world with their production of high-quality vehicles. The demand of Japanese produced cars is not restricted to a particular country. It’s vastly demanded by individuals and companies from different parts of the world.

Somalia comes under the same category. The import of Japanese used cars is highly common because of the level of development in this country. There are high poverty levels and a generally uneven distribution of wealth. Due to these reasons, citizens of Somalia aren’t able to purchase newly manufactured cars. The demand lies higher for used Japanese cars as they’re cheaper and come in excellent condition. 

There are certain cities in which the demand for these cars are the highest. These include the likes of Merca, Jamaame, Kismayo, Berbera, and Mogadishu.

What are the ways to import used Japanese cars? 

Importing Japanese cars to Somalia is fairly simple and extremely common. You can see a variety of these cars in the country as they’re easy to procure through various channels. 

  • Middlemen enabling imports

Usually, there are middlemen in play in supplying these Japanese used cars to the people of Somalia. It’s a known fact that these middlemen are commonly found in the areas of the Middle East. Suppliers contact these middlemen that then contact Somalian locals to continue with the transaction. This shows that the local Somalian doesn’t have a direct relation or contact with the sellers of Japanese used cars.

  • Dismantled Cars to Somalia

More often than not, Japanese used-cars sellers send dismantled cars to Somalia. This is mostly because buyers want to purchase spare parts of these cars. The cost of shipping dismantled cars is lower than shipping an entire car itself. This allows buyers to purchase more parts in the same amount of money. 

  • Auto-parts to Somalia 

Auto-parts play a huge role in Somalia’s automotive industry. There is a huge demand for Japanese used cars throughout the country leading to a higher demand for their parts. Individuals import auto-parts of Japanese used cars to further sell them. This has created a business market for many people as they sell auto-parts to people using Japanese cars. 

  • Auctions

A recently hyped and highly used method to procure Japanese used cars in Somalia is through a bidding process. Many online platforms provide this service to individuals so they can come into direct contact with the person selling. Buyers get a clear view of what the car they want looks like and get a cheaper price for it. It’s been a highly effective form of purchasing Japanese used cars in Somalia. 

Amongst the many auction platforms available, Gazooba has taken the market by storm. You can easily set up a profile on their online website and start bidding for the car that you want. They sell Japanese used cars of the finest quality and their prices are significantly lower than what is available in the market.  Not only do they ensure quality but they’re cost-effective as they make sure that the container chargers are economical. Importing used cars from Japan to Somalia has never been easier. 

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GAZOOBA can help you import damaged cars, trucks, vans and SUVs, both domestic and foreign models. Our staff is committed to making your experience as pleasant as possible. From the time of your search for a salvaged car, to purchase, to the delivery of vehicle to your desired overseas port, GAZOOBA will do everything possible to ensure the safe shipment at most reasonable cost, and you will remain a most satisfied customer. Get direct access to large salvaged auto yards and damaged cars auctions with more than 1,000 accident vehicles at all times. You can select and bid for the vehicles of your choosing from the comfort of your home, LIVE online.

GAZOOBA can pay to the auction house the very next day to avoid penalty on late payments, get the vehicles transferred to our Container Loading Yard where we offer all our clients free storage for 40 days. You can buy more cars during 40 days to fill the container. But if you buy just one damaged cars, we can ship the vehicle by Roll-on Roll-off vessel. If you are in the car parts business, you can buy cars from damaged car auctions in Japan, and you can also purchase salvage cars from a large number of auto auctions because these days all auctions have special corner for Accident Vehicles. Thousands of salvaged cars are available for sale every month.

GAZOOBA can help you in buying and shipping salvaged and damaged cars at a very reasonable service charges for buying, loading and shipping. Contact us at: info@gazooba.jp and visit our website to Register for Free at: www.gazooba.jp For a quick response, contact us by whatsapp at: +81 90 8832 6621

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