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Why I imported a car

Thursday, 24 May 2012 06:49

Many expats come to Kenya for a couple of years for work, anticipating an adventurous lifestyle with regular safaris over the weekends to admire Africa’s wildlife. Others are planning to build a new business in booming Nairobi and again others have been around for a while, and are not planning to leave the country any time soon…. All these people are likely to at some point be looking to buy a car.

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Kenya car ordeals

Thursday, 29 December 2011 11:18

- Buying a car in Kenya -

If you have been an expat in Kenya and you drive your own car, you may have experienced the hassle of having to find a car from one of the car bazaars or sale yards, e.g. along Ngong Road. If on top of that you are also a Mzungu(1) and even if you know something about cars, you may still have felt treated like a complete idiot. In my experience – even when showing off with my modest knowledge of cars – the bottom price a sales persons would quote for me, always turns out to be 100-200,000 Kshs higher than when my Kenyan friends inquire about the very same car. The irony is that even my Kenyan friends are never sure if they are being ripped off.

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Professional and knowledgeable

Thursday, 29 December 2011 09:55

Joep was extremely professional and very knowledgeable as he helped me purchase a used Toyota from Japan. With Joep's help, I felt confident I was getting a good deal on a good car. Joep took my car to his mechanic, and together they identified some problems that the seller then agreed to fix before selling me the car. I'm very grateful to Joep's excellent and very timely service. Hiring Joep was a very worthwhile investment, and it gave me peace of mind knowing I had an expert on my side.

Andrew Parris - Business Process Specialist - World Vision East Africa Regional Office, Nairobi (July 29 2011)

Posted by Expat-to-Expat on behalf of Andrew Parris

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A very decent price

Thursday, 29 December 2011 09:52

We have been very appreciative of the services of Joep and his team (Expat-to-Expat). They have been a tremendous help and blessing to us, as we were quite stressed about how we were going to sell our vehicle.
They provided us with excellent service: After they retrieved our vehicle from the airport, they found us a buyer within 24 hours of our departure (!) who paid a very decent price for our car (a Nissan X-trail). In the process they even solved a small electrical problem that occurred on the car the day after we left, and this required finding a spare part during the weekend.
We would certainly recommend Expat-to-Expat to our colleagues and other expats.

Thanks,
Darin, Baptist Missionary (September 22 2011)

Posted by Expat-to-Expat on behalf of Darin

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Feeling welcomed

Wednesday, 21 December 2011 11:41

Moving to Kenya has its share of challenges (even being a returning Kenyan!) when looking at locating a house, school for children and a car, among others. Normally new residents plan before hand depending on the nature of posting but acquiring some network or contacts to people for orientation purposes could come in handy.
We were looking to buy a car within a week’s time of arrival and happened to hear that Mr. Joep was the right person to contact. A week later we got a car to our liking and even managed to have most of the documentation done, including insurance. It was a relief to get the car so fast bearing in mind how long and cumbersome the procedure normally takes, not to mention a likely event of being conned.  Mr. Joep’s commitment is one of utter honesty and modesty, meeting him made our start much easier and we felt welcomed.
There are many agents and brokers out there that cannot be trusted which is why we decided to deal with Mr. Joep. The time he dedicates to his clients is well managed considering he’s also a father of three children.  He is very professional in his work, knowledgeable and at the same time has a pleasant personality.
At this juncture, we would like to thank Joep for helping us and we further wish him the best as he continues to make new residents feel at home. We can recommend using his car-broker and relocation services to the fullest to any newcomer.

Regards,
Hanneke and Victor (September 29 2011)

Posted by Expat-to-Expat on behalf of Hanneke and Victor

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- Kenya is a free land -

Kenya’s capital offered opportunity and adventure – two things sadly lacking in Sussex. Fresh off the boat in Nairobi I borrowed a friend of a friends car to get about – a beaten up old Mitsubishi, a bit like driving a rusty tin can on four oversized wheels.

Keen to have something a bit safer to get around in, I started shopping for a car. I wanted a 4X4 – but found them criminally overpriced everywhere I went. I then dropped into a seemingly reputable land rover garage in Karen – which marketed itself as an official dealer and specialist in 4X4’s. The manager was polite and seemingly reputable and recommended I take the 2004 FreeLander for sale for Ksh700,000. The car was relatively young and they had a full servicing history which I took a copy of. I test drove it – had someone look under the bonnet, checked the chassis numbers etc and then parted with my hard earned cash in good faith.

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Car importation

Monday, 19 December 2011 09:08

We can help you import the vehicle of your choice from Japan or the UK to Kenya. Our services are all-inclusive, meaning we also arrange registration of the vehicle for you, and

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Brokering expat-owned cars

Monday, 19 December 2011 09:08

Expat-to-Expat links expats leaving Kenya and who are selling a car to expats arriving in Kenya who would like to buy the very same type of car.

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