Vehicle FAQs

Where do you cars come from and what checks have they had when entering New Zealand?
Our cars are freshly imported from Japan when entering New Zealand rigorous checks are done by a compliance company to ensure the car is up to New Zealand standards. As part of these checks the braking system is thoroughly checked, vehicle structure is checked for any accident damage.
What is ORC ?
ORC stands for on road costs, this covers everything we have done to get the car ready to be driven away.
Why does your On Road Cost $595?
2 Cheap Cars offers a full package to ensure you have confidence in the car you are purchasing. This includes license plates, 6 months' registration, Warranty of Fitness (WOF), full service (engine oil change, engine service, cleaner, coolant etc.), and mechanical inspection.
Is the mileage genuine?
Yes, we have had the odometer independently checked to ISO/IEC 17020:2012 standards. This information can be found on the windscreen of the vehicle you are wanting to purchase.
Does the car come with a warranty?
You are covered under the consumer guarantees act for a reasonable period of time, as long as the car is used for private use and not commercial use. We also offer extended mechanical warranties to cover you for 1,2 or 3 years.
Can I take a car for a test drive?
Yes, we will require a current valid driver licence and one of our team members will book you in for a test drive.
Can I arrange an AA or mechanical inspection?
Once you have completed a Vehicle sales agreement with our staff this can be done as a condition of the sale.
Can I purchase a vehicle from a branch located in a different city to where I live?
Yes we can. Just get in contact with one of our team members for a delivery quote and if you are happy we can deliver to your door or nearest branch.
What is the Tyrewise & Tyre stewardship fee?

Tyrewise is the accredited, regulated product stewardship scheme for end-of-life tyres in Aotearoa New Zealand. Tyres are a priority product under the Waste Minimisation Act 2008 and the Tyrewise Stewardship Fees are set in the Waste Minimisation (Tyres) Regulations 2023. This will be charged on top of the retail price and On Road Costs.

The fee will cover the following activities:

  • Management of the scheme.
  • Tyre collection services.
  • Incentive payment for processing and tyre-derived product manufacture.
  • Research and development grants.
  • Monitoring of the scheme by Ministry for the Environment (this is set at 0.48% of the fee).

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2 Cheap Cars sell 1000+ cars a month. Because of this the suppliers that we use in all aspects of our business really look after us. When it comes to finance, our excellent relationships mean we can get your next car financed quick & easy, with very competitive rates.

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