2CheapCars Blog

18 Sep 2020
We are giving away free masks to anyone who needs them.

We are giving away free masks to anyone who needs them.

Our free masks are available to every person in NZ that can pop one of our branches. We believe that giving away free masks will help encourage New Zealanders to cover for each other and stay safe. ❤️

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21 Aug 2020
JDM Mazda Axela (Mazda 3) full review

JDM Mazda Axela (Mazda 3) full review

We're checking out a Japanese version of the Mazda 3, known as the Mazda Axela. See all the features in this model, and we'll let you know what we think isn't so good. 

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23 Jul 2020
JDM 2013 Nissan Leaf review and road test

JDM 2013 Nissan Leaf review and road test

Check out our review of a 2013 Nissan Leaf imported from Japan. We check out all the features and take it for a test drive. The Nissan Leaf is the ideal EV as a daily driver. See what it's all about.

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29 Dec 2019
Wanganui Labour Business Conference with 2 Cheap Cars CEO

Wanganui Labour Business Conference with 2 Cheap Cars CEO

Our CEO Dan Buckley attended the first Business conference held by the Labour government in Wanganui on Friday the 29th of November, to help educate and engage with New Zealand business and open dialogue to create more involvement around policy creation.

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10 Nov 2019
2 Cheap Cars Support the Natural Environment

2 Cheap Cars Support the Natural Environment

In October we worked with the Native forest restoration trust to plant a New Zealand Native tree for every car sold! We donated $25 from each vehicle sale to the New Zealand Native Forest Restoration Trust. They will be using this donation in 2020 a little before winter to get the approximate 1,000 trees planted! 

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04 Jul 2017
The 5 Most Popular Japanese Cars Imported to NZ

The 5 Most Popular Japanese Cars Imported to NZ

The popularity of imported cars in New Zealand has been on the rise dramatically, with 32,800 imported cars arriving in March of 2017 alone. Used cars make up a huge proportion of these imports. In May 2017, 19,579 used cars were imported into NZ – remarkably, 94.2% of these were imported from one country: Japan.

The Land of the Rising Sun has long been renowned for manufacturing reliable and long-lasting cars, so it’s no surprise to see their worldwide popularity. Of the 10 most popular cars in NZ in 2016, seven are Japanese – Toyota Hilux, Toyota Corolla, Toyota RAV4, Mitsubishi Triton, Nissan Navara, Mazda CX-5, and Suzuki Swift – with three coming from just one Japanese car company.

Here’s our look at the 5 most popular Japanese imports from 2016.

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04 Jul 2017
Importing a Car into New Zealand? You Need an Import Specialist

Importing a Car into New Zealand? You Need an Import Specialist

Have you set your heart on a dream car only to realise that it’s unavailable in New Zealand? Luckily, privately importing new or used cars into NZ is completely legal, but less luckily, it’s quite a complex process.

To help you smoothly navigate the process and secure your import, you’re going to need an import specialist.

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23 Jun 2017
Our Simple Guide to Getting Your Driving License in NZ

Our Simple Guide to Getting Your Driving License in NZ

Whether you already have your first car or you are planning to buy a quality second-hand car, you’ll want to get your license as soon as possible. We’ve put together this simple, straightforward guide to help you get your license quickly and avoid common missteps.

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