Residents of Japan
Selling your Car in Japan
Are you wondering how to sell your car in Japan? Tokyo Euro offers a fast and efficient vehicle selling service whereby your vehicle can be entered in one of Japan's massive vehicle auctions.
It doesn't matter where you live in Japan. Your vehicle can be picked up at either your residence or workplace.
When it comes to selling their own vehicle in Japan, many foreigners living here find very few options available to them. When they approach a car dealership they are most often shocked at the low amount they are offered for their vehicle - especially in comparison to the current retail value. This is simply because dealers buy most of their own vehicles at auction and often see a private sale as a chance to buy well under normal auction price.
Selling via auction is consistently the most rewarding method to quickly sell your car in Japan.
Auctions in Japan are highly efficient. In addition to the competitive bidding from Japanese domestic dealers there are a huge number of buyers that export to other countries - both in attendance and with online bidding from around the world
So at auction it's very common for many vehicle models to receive a considerably higher price due to export demand.
"I contacted Tokyo Euro when I had to sell my car in Japan. The services Kevin provided were totally customized to meet my individual circumstances. During the whole process he kept me up-to-date what was going on at all times and was there to help if there was a need. If you need assistance on buying or selling a car in Japan Kevin will help you and make it work, he is trust-worthy and reliable professional." Antti Jokinen - Aomori, Japan
Although my clients had purchased their Mazda CX-5 from me just 18 months ago they now needed a larger vehicle due to their expanding family. After finding the perfect Toyota Prado 7-seater for them I then focused on the Mazda and had it meticulously detailed for sale. The vehicle sold immediately on first auction appearance and the outcome was excellent with many companies competing for the car.
My clients were leaving Japan and needed to sell their BMW 530i M-Sport they had purchased new from BMW. Despite only being a few years old and very low mileage they were disappointed with the offer made when they went back to the dealer. They made contact with me and I immediately collected the vehicle and had it groomed & detailed to showroom condition. It sold at its very first auction appearance and at the highest price level in recent auction history for this model. "Thank you very much for handling the sale of the vehicle. I am happy with the price." Thomas W., Michigan, USA
“With the Covid disruptions over the year my family and I were really struggling to make our move back to Australia. Our savings were really taking a hit and we were relying on the money from the sale of our car to help see us through. After initial quotes for our car, bought only 3-4 years earlier, I was floored by the low prices I was offered. After some research I found Kevin and immediately gained a bit of hope that we could get a better deal on our car. After detailing the car and making it look in great nick he was able to get a much better price that greatly helped with our move back home. Thanks Kevin.” Scott H., Australia
Just sold my clients Aston Vantage V8 Vantage at auction here in Tokyo. After picking up the vehicle we performed our own in-house professional grooming & detailing bringing it up to an exceptional standard. The vehicle sold at its very first auction appearance attracting numerous bidders well over the agreed reserve price.
"We would highly recommend Kevin to anyone looking to purchase a car for their time in Japan. He made the whole process so easy for us and sourced a car that ticked all the things we were looking for at a great price. When our time came to leave Japan we then needed to sell the car and Kevin completely looked after that process too. Thank you so much Kevin."
Kerri Rawlings & Andy Friend - Canberra, Australia
Just sold my clients Mercedes Benz B180 at auction here in Tokyo this week. A successful outcome once again and was able to return him 28% more money than was offered by the dealer he had first bought it from.
“Thanks so much for your help, and for the great result! Given the current situation I was truly pleasantly surprised! Best regards, Eugene L.” Eugene L., Tokyo.
My clients needed to sell their Land Rover Discovery before moving to the United States. Having bought it brand new they were not satisfied with the offer made by the franchise dealer to buy it back. After spending many hours carefully cleaning and detailing the vehicle I entered it in Japan's largest auction. The vehicle sold at it's second appearance and for higher price than the agreed reserve. Mission Complete !
My client needed to sell his BMW 320i before leaving Japan to return home to Dubai. Although he had taken great care of his vehicle during ownership I spent considerable time detailing both the exterior and interior making sure it was as appealing to as many potential buyers as possible. The vehicle sold at its very first auction appearance and he was able to receive a considerably higher price than a prominent Tokyo dealer had offered him. "Thank you a lot Kevin ! I appreciate your professionalism and your dedication, I will definitely recommend you to my friends." Ahmed M., Dubai, U.A.E.
This immaculate Audi Q3 didn't make it to auction. Just as I was arranging with my new clients in Tokyo to sell their vehicle I received a request from long-term clients in New Zealand for a small SUV for their mother. The price was good value for both parties and now the vehicle is on it's way to the new owner.
Just sold my clients Mazda CX-5 for a substantially higher price than he had been offered by a nationwide Japanese dealership. He was leaving Japan for the United States and as a result of my services was able to have full use of his vehicle until his very last day here. I met him at Haneda Airport on the day of his departure to collect the vehicle. Saving money by being able to drive the family of four from Nagoya to Tokyo instead of having to take the bullet train was an additional benefit of using my services.
My client was leaving Japan for the United States and as a result of my services was able to have full use of his vehicle until his very last day here. I met him at Narita Airport on the day of his departure and collected the Subaru for selling at auction. Immediate success on the first auction appearance and sold for the highest price in recent history for this model.
My client had been offered quite a harsh price by the dealer he bought his Honda Freed Spike Hybrid from. We were able to do much better with vehicle successfully reaching reserve price at its first auction appearance.
"I'm really happy. Thanks for the support with this and looking forward to working together in the near future." Xavier D., Tokyo
Audi Q5 Quattro S-Line sold at the very first auction appearance for one of the highest prices for this model. We had picked up the vehicle from Tochigi Prefecture and gave it our own in-house professional grooming & detailing including full body wax coating. A very happy client!
Volvo V60 T4 R-Design sold at its first auction appearance and at one of the highest prices in recent history for this model.
Sold my clients very tidy Mini Cooper at auction here in Tokyo. Now searching for his next vehicle purchase !
This stunning 2011 BMW 320i M-Sport was first purchased by Tokyo Euro for clients in 2017. Due to their expanding family they needed something larger. Constantly traveling in and out of Japan for business, my clients were a little embarrassed the BMW had managed to dodge the car wash for some time - this wasn't a problem for me and I spent the required time cleaning and carefully detailing the vehicle to rediscover the beauty underneath. The vehicle sold at its first auction appearance with a huge number of bidders all competing to own it.
Just sold my client's Lexus IS300h F Sport at auction here in Tokyo. The vehicle sold at its very first auction appearance and for a considerably higher price than offered by the Lexus dealership he had bought it from. "Delighted to say that the money has now arrived, exactly the amount that you stated. Thank you again for your service - I'm delighted with the outcome.... Kevin's service was excellent in all aspects. His responses were fast and complete. His knowledge of the used automotive market and the "inner workings" of the auctions in Japan is impressive and has enabled him to develop an effective sales strategy. He uses that to the benefit of his clients, which in my case resulted in a rapid sale, achieving a very fair price." Colin Silvester - Tokyo, Japan
Leaving Japan and moving to Singapore, my clients had many things to organize and selling their vehicle before departing was essential. They came across my website after receiving some disappointing prices from local dealers and decided to try my services. Entered into the world’s largest weekly auction I was able to book the Prado in the very first selling position of the 4WD section - this provided the very best exposure possible, both at the auction and to online bidders all around the world. A great result was achieved with the Prado selling substantially over my clients agreed reserve price.
BMW 116i Sport - just living here in Japan for 12 months, my clients needed a modern reliable vehicle that wouldn't lose them too much money. When it was time for them to return home to South Africa I met with them on the day of their departure at Haneda Airport. After selling the BMW at auction the result proved to be considerably better than the alternative option of car lease in Japan.
My clients were leaving Japan to move back to Germany. They were very disappointed with the price offered by the dealer they bought their Toyota Aqua from. After picking up the vehicle from their residence I prepared it for selling at auction in the world's largest weekly auction. It sold at its very first auction appearance and for just over twice as much as the dealer had first offered. "Dear Kevin, So happy to hear that the car has sold. Thank you very much for your service." Wolfgang K. - Tokyo, Japan
My clients were leaving Japan, moving back to the United States and needed to sell their Toyota Harrier Hybrid. Amidst the usual mayhem that comes with packing up the children, pets and household furniture they managed to lose both smart keys to the vehicle. After obtaining a basic key for the vehicle I was still able to sell it at auction for a good price without them having to waste money on new and expensive smart keys.
My clients were leaving for the U.K. and needed to sell their Audi A4 Avant. I met them at Narita Airport on the day of their departure and then prepared it for selling it auction. Unfortunately the bidding wasn't very strong the first two times it went up for sale. At the third auction we had success and I was able to return them an amount similar to what we had initially anticipated.
BMW 320i Touring sold at first auction appearance here in Tokyo. Although we were hoping for slightly more, the final result was still higher than the agreed reserve price and good to get it sold quickly.
Leaving Japan to return home to Finland, Mika needed to sell his Toyota Ist which he had kept in excellent condition. I got the vehicle sold at it's first auction appearance and returned him more than 50,000yen over the price he had agreed to accept. "Thank you very much ! I will be recommending you to all my friends and colleagues." Mika Latva-Rasku, Finland
My clients were moving to Singapore, leaving Japan after residing here for many years. When moving to another country there is always so much to organize - they were also planning to bring their cats ! When possible they had tried to get prices from dealers for their beloved Daihatsu Mira Gino but were disappointed with each and every offer. I collect the vehicle from their address and prepared it for auction. They had already left for Singapore when the vehicle went up for sale and I was able to return them about 30,000yen more than the minimum price they had consented to.
Sold my client's BMW X5 at auction here in Japan. I was able to return them a much higher price than they had been offered by a dealer on a trade-in. As a result they also used my services for their next vehicle purchase.
Leaving Japan to return home after many years, my client needed to sell his Hummer H2. He got in touch with me with little time left before his departure and I collected the vehicle from him at Narita Airport. We had a great result at auction with a much better return to him that any dealer had offered.