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Why cant i buy a toyota celica in China 2012/9/20 13:59
Hi i am english now living in China. I drove toyota celicas for many years while living in the U.K. Since moving here i have been to my local Toyota dealership who tell me that the model i want to buy is not available, can you please advise me why this is. Ihave always loved my celica,s and do not wish to buy any other type of car, however if the celica is not available here then i will have to look to an alternative manufacturer for a sports saloon which is similar to the celica, although i would like a celica.
by Mike Banning (guest)  

If we're talking new cars... 2012/9/20 15:08
Probably because the celica has been out of production since 2006...

Toyota doesn't have any sports cars in their current chinese line up. But the newly released Toyota 86 is available in China as the Subaru BRZ.

http://www.subaru-china.cn/Video/BRZ.html
by yllwsmrf rate this post as useful

Re: Why cant i buy a toyota celica in China 2012/9/22 12:21
Mike,

Only limited selected Toyota Japanese models are exported to China or abroad.

Look around you, probably you will not see a Celica of any age on the streets, as explained by the dealer. An exported model has to meet import guidelines and quota slot assigned to each automobile manufacturer and Celica might not be picked.

1. You could import a Celica from Japan and pay the hefty taxes, knowing you will have an issue that there are no parts for repairs.

2. You will face a difficulty when you leave, you might not able to sell the car or receive reasonable compensation for the same reason.
by Donaldl rate this post as useful

Re: Why cant i buy a toyota celica in China 2012/9/26 19:23
Get in touch with these guys - they can probably help you...

http://www.carsfortheworld.com/default.php
by Saru Bob (guest) rate this post as useful

Re: Why cant i buy a toyota celica in China 2012/9/26 19:48
Also, kinda not a good idea to get a brand new japanese car in China atm :/
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