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Step-by-Step Buying Guide

Thanks for considering Autoport to buy your next car. It's important you know what we do. So let's get into it.

Because Autoport buys directly from our overseas suppliers we eliminate many of the fees and transport costs you would normally incur. Buying through the traditional car buying model. Because we want to make the process of buying a car enjoyable, prices include the following:

  • 12 months Warrant of Fitness (WOF)
  • 12 months Registration (Rego)
  • All On Road Costs (ORC)
  • A Service
  • Up to $100 fuel

On most cars also included is 12 months Mechanical Breakdown Insurance (MBI). It does not include the NZ Clean Car Fee or Rebate if applicable.


Signup/Search/Ask Questions

Signing up to Autoport is easy but we need to make sure of your details! Simply click HERE to create a new account. For your email and mobile we will send an email and text a verification code for you to enter. This is for security reasons as you don’t want people buying cars with your details.

You can always find your next car and save it to your watchlist without entering the codes, but you will need to complete these steps to buy.

Browse through the thousands of cars displayed from dealers in Japan and the UK. You can either do a standard search for a specific make, model and price ranges. If you want to search for more specific qualities then try the SMARTER SEARCH that has more search options.

Found a car you like? Don’t be shy to ask the seller questions using our Ask Question function at the bottom of each car page! It’s important that you’re comfortable with the car so ask anything and everything. For Japanese sellers, your questions will be translated before they receive them, as will their answers to you. We’ll follow up with the seller and get you an answer ASAP.


Buy Now/Pay Deposit

You’ve found the car of your dreams, but how much do you need to pay? You can click the BUY NOW button, and as long as the car is still available we will do our best to buy the car at that price. We will let you know what the outcome is.

While it’s always best to come up with a deposit, we can offer 0% deposit if you put your finance through us. We manage this through a personal loan and then a car loan. We will lay it out so it’s easy to review and understand. If you want 0% deposit, please come and see us prior to buying a car as we’ll need to get the finance sorted out first.

When that’s done or you have already organised the deposit amount, you can go shopping. Once you’ve bought the car you’ll receive confirmation from us that the car is available and ready to go! We will send you an invoice for 100% of the car and all costs to get it here and for it to be legally driven on NZ roads (includes car cost, inspection, shipping, FX, customs clearance, GST, compliance, 12 months registration and valet). As mentioned above you will need to pay up front a deposit which will usually be 10% (can be lower or higher depending on the car and finance if applicable) of the invoice. We accept VISA and MasterCard and bank transfer (or a mix of the both) for the deposit, which must be paid within 24 hours of receiving the invoice.



Once we have confirmed receipt of your deposit, the car is transported to the nearest port in its country of origin, where it is inspected and then booked to be shipped on the next available vessel to Auckland. You are notified every step of the way so you are always kept in the loop!


Collect your new baby!

You can collect your car at a date/time pre-arranged with us from our base at Ellerslie Racecourse. Or, if you prefer, we can deliver for just $75. At the moment that’s limited to Auckland metro district – that’s 30kms from CDB excludes RD addresses and islands. Delivery can happen between the hours of 10:00am and 3:30pm Monday to Friday. We will meet you and give you a proper hand-over of your car. If you would like us to transport it to you, let us know where and we’ll work out a great price.