There are used cars and there are used used cars. And then there are used cars that aren’t very used at all.
Like this lovely and very clean BMW M5 that we just scored at a used car auction here in Japan. The car is nearly new: three years old and under 24,000 miles (that’s a bit over 38,000km), and was graded very high by the auction house (and rightly so). And while the price is proprietary information for the customer who successfully bid on this car, I will say that the price was very good indeed. If I told you the price, you’d say: “Really? That’s it? And for a BWM M5 in that condition and from that year and with those low kms on it? Yeah, good deal!”
And it is.
For a piece of masterful German motor engineering like this car, with its excellent weight distribution of 1,050kgs over the front axle and 950kgs over the rear axle (that’s got to be near perfect weight distribution for a sports sedan with a big 4.4 liter engine), and over 550hp from its turbo V8 (550hp! You’ve got to be kidding, children!), it will polish off 0-100km in, say, four and a half seconds…..or less. And it has the handling and braking to deal with all that power (not like the big old American muscle cars that I grew up with; but they were good old goats, too, in their way).
In the world of sports sedans, when you’ve got yourself one of these M5s: “You have arrived, Sir. You have arrived.”
And it’s amazing that you can buy a good one in Japan (through a used car exporter like us) and import it to your port of choice for respectably less than it will cost you to get one any other way.
That is one of the best things about this business: We can share all these good deals in fantastic sports cars, luxury cars, super cars, and German super sedans, like this BMW M5, with other car lovers around the world and, by buying a good second hand unit, we don’t all have to be super rich to have a super car. A wise purchase of a good condition used unit like this one here is the way to go.
I was totally clueless and was having a really hard time finding someone that I felt I could trust to help me with these auctions. A couple folks recommended Mathew over at JCD and I very reluctantly reached out. Yeah, I have trust issues. Dude put me at ease and really walked me through the whole process. After a couple months I didn’t end up buying a vehicle, but that’s on me. When I changed my direction, Mathew helped me wrap things up and wished me well. I have zero reservations about reaching out to these guys or recommending anyone else to do so. Very helpful, knowledgeable, prompt and everything I needed. You won’t be disappointed.
Ordered an Acty Van with these guys. five star service all the way. everything went perfect!!!. I was so afraid to import a car myself. JCD made it seamless. I would import wit them and only them again and again. Thanks guys!!
Discovered KEI vehicles about a year ago and spent many hours searching the internet in hopes of finding an affordable van state side, to no avail. That is until I sent a message to Mathew at JCD. He was quick to respond, answered way too many of my silly questions, and worked diligently to find the right van for me. He is thorough, clear, and timely. Made the process simple and enjoyable. I am more than excited to work with him again.
I highly recommend the service these gentlemen provide.
The entire Team at Japan Car Direct has been incredible at making purchasing a vehicle from Japan quick and effortless.
Matt and Yoshiro are extremely friendly, and have performed above and beyond my expectations from start to finish. No matter how many questions you may have, these guys will know all the right answers!
If you’re looking for a vehicle from Japan then look no further than Japan Car Direct.
After ordering my minivan from Mathew and the folks at JCD, I will definetely use them again. Took three months to get the van but I am on the other side of the world. Van arrived in better condition than I expected although battery was dead and gas was extremely low. Other than that, the documents were sent to me promptly and the process of registering was seamless with the supplied documents. Thank you Matt and team and I look forward to working with you in the future!
When starting my path of importing a JDM classic Land Cruiser, I spent weeks doing research before actually committing because I’d never imported anything before. I was fortunate to come across Japan Car Direct, and that’s where I met Mathew. Wow, where do I start with Mathew..... (Just kidding Chicago!) Mathew was fantastic, from spending time on Skype answering all my questions to teaching me everything I needed to know to successfully find the truck of my dreams. Well today in fact I picked up my truck at the port, and it was in even better condition than I could have seen in the pictures and from the reports provided. Guess what, just ordered another one! You are the Master Mathew. Go Hawks!
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