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Question: Where do your cars come from, are you middle men?
Answer: Shanghai Cars purchases the cars outright and transfers it’s ownership to Shanghai Cars to ensure an easy purchase process for the customer.
Question: Can you assist with me with the purchase of an insurance for my car?
Answer: Yes, we will help you with all formalities when you purchase a car from Shanghaicars.com, you won’t have to lift a finger.
What additional costs do I have to pay for on top of the purchase price of the car?
Most cars we sell on ShanghaiCars.com include taxes, ownership transfer costs, and the first time service fee’s.
You will have to pay for the inspection by the dealership of your choice if you choose to do so, and the plate, depending on
The costs of the plate will have to be paid by you as well, depending on your preference you can choose to purchase a plate
in Shanghai, or a Plate from another province. (Shanghai Plate around 50’000 Rmb, and waiting time, plates from
other provinces range from 1000 Rmb to about 5000 Rmb).
Do you assist me with the plate registration?
Yes, we can assist you with the licence plate registration as long as you provide us with your residence permit, Visa, and police registration.
Do you have any suggestion regarding choosing a Shanghai Plate, or a plate from another province?
Shanghai Plate, it’s more convenient, you can use the highway at any time, the yearly car check is easier, and many formalities will
be much more in favor of your convenience.
A Shanghai Plate you can also always sell for the same value as your purchase price.
How do I purchase your car?
After test drive or inspection, you will have to make a downpayment (between 5000 Rmb to 20’000 Rmb) depending on the value of the car. Then you can take it to your dealership of choice for a full check up.
After the check up you will have to add the additional amount to make up for 50% of the purchase price for us to change the ownership.
And another 50% when you come to take the car.
You can also choose to pay the full amount and we take care of the registration for you and you can drive of with your new four wheels right away.