How to Buy

Savana Motor: How To Buy


First Time to Purchase a Used Car from Japan? Please read carefully!

Before proceeding with your purchase, please check the regulation and taxation of importing a second hand vehicles into your country. It is highly recommended that you contact your local customs office, or a customs clearance agent / freight forwarder.
Importing duty, customs clearing fee, local transportation fee, registration fee and other taxes that must be paid at the port of discharge will be borne by the importer.
Please contact a local clearing agent to make sure if there are any other costs when importing a car into your country.
If you do not know any customs clearance agent / freight forwarder at your port of discharge, please click on your country under “LOCAL SERVICES“.
If your country is not listed in our local services page, then please call us at +81 45 313 0594 or contact us via WhatsApp / Mobile App at +81 80 3463 1622 or send us an email at and we will be happy to assist you.


6 Easy Steps Everyone Should Know!

When purchasing a car from, visitors can expect a straightforward and efficient buying process. Our website offers a wide selection of high-quality used cars from Japan, with detailed information and photos provided for each vehicle. Visitors can easily browse through our inventory, select a car of their choice, and proceed to the checkout process. is designed to make the buying process as seamless as possible, with clear instructions at each step. We offer a variety of payment options to suit our customers’ needs, and our customer support team is available to assist with any questions or concerns. Once the purchase is complete, we ensure prompt shipping and delivery of the vehicle to the customer’s desired location.


1. Searching for Car

You can search our stock using the following methods:


Search by Make

You can search via any of the Makes listed in our homepage.

Browse By Make

Search by Price

Search our stock within your budget.

Browse By Price

Search by Car Type

You can search by the Type / Category of the vehicle by choosing the types listed in the left side of our homepage.

Search our latest Deals

We update our deals weekly with new special offers.

Latest Deals

2. Placing Order

Explore Our Stock

You can easily explore our stock using the following methods:

  1. Browse Online: Visit our website and browse through our extensive selection of vehicles.
  2. Total Price Calculator: Even as a non-registered guest, you can calculate the total price up to your desired destination using our “TOTAL PRICE CALCULATOR“.


Negotiable Prices

The prices shown on the website are negotiable! If any of our vehicles in stock interests you, don’t hesitate to take action:

  1. Get a Price Quote: Simply click the “GET A PRICE QUOTE NOW” button on the vehicle listing, fill out all the required fields in the form, and submit. You will receive an automated email immediately confirming that your inquiry has been placed.
  2. Contact from Sales Team: Our Sales team will promptly contact you to discuss prices and conditions, ensuring you get the best deal possible.


3. Issuing an Invoice

Completing Your Purchase

Once you agree on the price and conditions, please request an original “Proforma Invoice”. Our sales team will promptly send it to you.


Benefits for Registered Members

As a registered member with Savana Motor, you can enjoy the convenience of reserving a vehicle to your account and issuing the “Proforma Invoice” in just a few clicks!


How to Request a Proforma Invoice

  1. Visit the Vehicle Page: Open the vehicle page of your choice.
  2. Click “GET A PRICE QUOTE NOW”: Find and click the “GET A PRICE QUOTE NOW” button.
  3. Fill Out the Required Fields: Complete the required fields and follow the instructions carefully.
  4. Click “SEND INQUIRY”: Once you’ve filled out the form, click the blue “SEND INQUIRY” button.
  5. Receive Your Proforma Invoice: An email will be sent to you immediately with the “PROFORMA INVOICE” attached.


This “Proforma Invoice” will be needed to make the money transfer at the Bank. Once your payment is made and a confirmation from our Bank has been received, Savana Motor shipping department will immediately start the booking process to ship your vehicle.


Sample Proforma Invoice

Sample Proforma Invoice



4. Making Payment

After order confirmation, the vehicle will be reserved and held in your “Savana Account” for 72 hours. Once Savana Motor receives 100% full payment, our Shipping (Logistics) Department will immediately start arranging the shipping procedure.


Buying Process with Savana Motor

Whether you are an individual buyer or a dealer outside Japan, you can purchase a car through Savana Motor.

1. Buying from Inventory:

  • Vehicles listed in our inventory can be purchased at the indicated price with the click of a button. Once you complete your registration, the vehicle will be reserved in your account, and you will be issued a Proforma invoice for payment to proceed with the shipment.
  • If no payment confirmation and no T/T copy are sent as proof of payment within 5 working days, the vehicle will be automatically returned to the inventory to be sold to other customers.

2. Buying by Order Request:

  • As a registered member, you can send us a request to find a vehicle for you or to add it to our inventory.
  • Click the “REQUEST A CAR” button from your profile, fill out the information about the car you are looking for, and our team will search and get back to you with the best offers.

3. Buying from Auction:

  • To buy a vehicle from Japanese Auto Auctions, you must set a budget for your bid.
  • If your budget is the highest and meets the seller’s reserve, you are the winner. If the seller’s reserve price is lower than your maximum bid and no one outbids you during the live sale, there is a possibility that you can win the vehicle for less than your maximum bid.
  • All payments must be received no later than 3 days after the sale date. Full payments for successful purchases must be sent by bank wire transfer.
  • We offer financing to some major destinations. Please contact us for more information on financing.


Financing Terms:

  • To be eligible for financing, you must be pre-approved. Please send an email to with the Chassis Number of the vehicle prior to the purchase.
  • The minimum security deposit required is 50% of the total invoice price of the vehicle.
  • Ocean shipping insurance is obligatory and costs US$100 or 1% of the total price of the vehicle if the price exceeds US$30,000.

Payment Terms:

  • The customer agrees to pay the balance of the financed vehicle by the end of the 21-day financing term.
  • Failure to pay the remaining balance at the end of the financing term gives Savana Motor the right to resell the car and charge the customer up to US$1,000 as a penalty.
  • The balance payment must be made 14 days before the estimated date of arrival at the port of discharge.

Financing Approval:

  • Savana Motor reserves the right to refuse financing for any reason.

Deposit Payments

  • To purchase a vehicle listed on our website, only customers approved for financing are allowed to send the agreed deposit for the vehicle to be shipped.
  • To set bids and purchase a vehicle from “Japanese Auto auctions,” you must send a deposit amount. This amount will be added to your SAVANA ACCOUNT Balance. The minimum deposit amount accepted to access our auction systems and start setting bids is US$1,000.


Why Savana Motor Requires a Deposit: 

Savana Motor requires a deposit to ensure that the customer is sincere and truthful. You can make a deposit after receiving a Proforma invoice.


Payment Methods: 

Deposits can be made via bank wire transfer or PayPal. Our bank wire instructions will be easily found in your user’s profile or on the Proforma Invoice. Please include the vehicle stock ID, your name, or the invoice number in the description when sending a deposit so that we can properly credit your account.


Refunds and Processing Time: 

  • All bank wire transfers will be refunded upon the customer’s request.
  • It takes 4 to 6 business days for the bank wire transfer to reach your Bank account. Please note that bank wire fees will be deducted (US$50 per refund).

Unused Deposit: If your bid was not successful, your deposit can be used towards the next bid or refunded to you upon your request.


5. Shipping Process

As soon as your payment is cleared on our bank account, we shall begin with the shipping process.

Your vehicle will be picked up and delivered to one of the ports of loading in Japan. Savana Motor will handle all of the documentation in Japan. Original title will be sent to Japanese Customs, cleared and will be sent to you by express courier mail services (DHL, FEDEX or EMS). You will be notified about the estimated date of arrival, by email or via WhatsApp.


6. Receive Your Vehicle

Clearing Your Vehicle at the Port

To clear your vehicle at the port of discharge, you will need to have your Identification and Original Title with you. It is recommended to hire one of our recommended clearing agents or an agent of your choice to assist you with the clearance process.

Arrangements for Vehicle Pickup

After receiving all the necessary documents, you can start making arrangements to pick up your vehicle. For a smoother process, it is highly recommended to use your own agent or one of our nominated clearing agents. They will provide assistance throughout the customs clearance process at your port.



Safety Advice

Dear clients, there is a large growing number of companies that may offer you online buying options and shipping service for incredibly low prices.

However, please pay attention and do as much research as possible about the company of interest before making any sort of payments! Please be aware of scams and fraud. We don’t want you to lose your hard earned money.

Please think twice before making any sort of payment to untrustworthy sources and to companies that do not have proofs of legitimacy of their activity, existence, certified business license and simply a real office address. We do not want you to be a victim of someone’s fraudulent ideas, please be careful.

As a suggestion simply search the information about the company you are interested in on Google or other major online search engines. These websites will provide you with as much information as possible about the company of interest, you will also be able to read reviews that other clients have left.


Deceptive Emails

Fake emails

Protecting Your Account

To ensure the security of your account, please exercise caution when responding to any email requesting your personal information. Some scammers may use domain names and email examples similar to those of legitimate companies to deceive clients.

Bank Wire Instructions

Our Bank Wire Instructions can be found on our website, and we will never send you bank wire instructions via email. If you receive any suspicious emails requesting payment, please report them promptly.

Enhancing Email Security

It’s important to use strong email passwords and secure your user ID to protect your account. We aim to provide you with a safe online experience, so please remain vigilant when dealing with suspicious emails.



Payment Details


Due to the increasing number of fraudulent activities, please pay attention to our bank wire details listed here.
You could transfer the money to us by printing the ” Proforma invoice ” and taking it to your bank.
Please disregard any other bank information that are not shown on our website, and if you are in doubt, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Call us at +81 45 313 0594 ( From Monday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm JST) or send us an email at


If you want to know more about Savana Motor and Japanese used cars, click here!