An Ultimate Guide to Buying and Selling Cars in Jakarta: New and Used Cars

When you live in a big city like Jakarta, you will often find many options for transportation, especially public ones. But for some, these public transportation options might not be suitable for their work or lifestyle, they need private options. Some of Jakarta’s residents need to have private transportation – their own cars to traverse Jakarta not just effectively, also efficiently. 

If you’re one of those people, you’re in luck, Jakarta has many places where you can buy new cars easily. So to help you out in your search in Jakarta, here are some places where you can buy new cars!

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5 Tips for Buying a New Car in Jakarta

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Mini Cooper Maxindo Showroom, Jakarta
  1. Adjust to Needs
    Before deciding what brand of car you want to have, first understand your needs and the budget you have. You can also make a checklist if needed. Make sure you find out in advance about the type of car, price, features, and technology needed, acceleration, steering, braking, to the exterior of the car that suits your needs.
  2. Check Existing Features
    Check all the built-in features in the car. starting from safety features, security, to related comfort for drivers and passengers. Consider the ease of operation and its suitability for your needs. You can also ask if there are features that can be modified, added, or removed.
  3. Understand How to Care
    Of course, you want your car to be comfortable to drive even for long periods of time. Make sure you understand well the maintenance your car needs. Take the time to read a service book or consult an auto technician.
  4. Check and Compare Prices
    If you have limited funds, you need to consider the price in buying a car. Take your time to visit several places or online sites that sell the car you want and compare the selling prices. Also, pay attention to existing promos or discounts so that you get a car at the best price.
  5. Take a Test Drive
    A test drive is very important so that you can experience the driving experience with the car you want. Check whether it is comfortable driving on busy roads, parking in limited spaces, or passing roads that are not smooth.

5 Tips for Buying a Used Car in Jakarta

Used Cars Showroom, South Jakarta
Used Cars Showroom, South Jakarta
  1. Find a Showroom with Many Car Options
    As a potential buyer, look for a showroom that has a large stock of cars so that you also have many choices. Don’t hesitate to ask lots of questions so you can find out more about the car you like. Take the time to visit several showrooms to find the car in the best condition and price.
  2. Invite a Friend Who Understands Cars
    If you don’t really understand cars, it’s best to ask someone you know who knows more about cars and car engines. Your friend who is more expert about cars can help you detect the condition of the used car you want, whether it is worth buying or not.
  3. Do a Test Drive
    Just like buying a new car, you also need to do a test drive when buying a used car. It is important to know firsthand the condition and comfort and safety of the used car that you want.
  4. Check Maintenance History
    Used cars are different from new cars, you need to pay attention to the car maintenance history to ensure its condition. A car that has a history of routine maintenance is likely to be in good condition and still fit for use.
  5. Check Document Completeness
    Although last, this one tip is no less important than the other tips, Flokqers! You need to check the completeness and authenticity of the car documents that you are going to buy. At this time, you can also check the validity of vehicle certificates online through the Samsat and Jakarta Tax sites.

5 Tips for Selling Cars in Jakarta

  1. Make sure the interior & exterior of the car is in good condition
    The first thing a potential buyer will see is the appearance of the car. Replace or repair the parts that are deemed necessary to enhance the appearance of the car. Even if you have to spend more money, a good and well-maintained appearance can be an added value for the selling price of your car, Flokqers!
  2. Ensure Completeness of Documents
    Apart from appearance, prospective buyers will also consider the completeness and validity of documents related to the car. Of course, prospective buyers want a car that has clear ownership to facilitate legal administrative matters.
  3. Pay Attention to The Vehicle Registration
    What needs to be considered on the STNK is the validity period of the STNK and the name of the vehicle owner. Communicate with prospective buyers whether you want to change the name of the vehicle owner or not. Also communicate future steps to help new owners if necessary to extend the validity period of the STNK.
  4. Check Market Prices
    Before fixing the selling price, first check the market price for the type of car you are selling. Of course, you don’t want to sell at a price that is too high or too low from the market price. Certain conditions that exist in cars can also affect the selling price, so it needs to be communicated properly to prospective buyers.
  5. Sell Directly to Consumers
    To get the best price, sell the car directly to consumers who are going to use the car. If the car is sold to a used car seller, it is feared that the selling price will be pressed as low as possible because your car will be resold. If it can’t be exhibited in a used car showroom, use a trusted online platform to sell your car. The list is below, Flokqers!

List of Car Showrooms in Jakarta

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As far as buying a new car goes, a big city like Jakarta has an abundance of decent car dealers. Car dealers to show off their prices and products to passers-by easily and conventionally through the use of their showrooms. If you hope to buy cars directly from their official manufacturers, then you are looking for something called ATPM sellers.

ATPM is an abbreviation that’s for Agen Tunggal Pemilik Merk which roughly translates to Brand Owner Single Agent in English. These agents are the ones that directly sell their own brand of cars in their own showrooms for potential customers. So Volkswagen showrooms will sell their product at ATPM showrooms, the same goes for other brands like Honda or Toyota. These are some of the ATPM showrooms that you can find in Jakarta:

  • VW Audi Showroom: Wisma Indomobil, Jl. Letjen M.T. Haryono No.Kav 8, RW.6, Kp. Melayu, Kecamatan Jatinegara, Kota Jakarta Timur, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 13330
  • Suzuki Cipulir Sejahtera Buana Trada: Jl. Ciledug Raya No.234, RT.7/RW.5, Cipulir, Kec. Kebayoran Lama, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12230
  • Toyota Central Jakarta: Jalan Jendral Sudirman No.Kav. 4 Ged. Wisma KEIAI, RT.2, RT.2/RW.2, Kuningan, Karet Kuningan, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12910
  • Mini Cooper Jakarta: Jl. Sultan Iskandar Muda No.99, RT.6/RW.2, Kby. Lama Sel., Kec. Kby. Lama, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12240

Other showrooms besides the ones with an ATPM arrangement, like anywhere else, showrooms selling multiple car brands also exist in Jakarta. Although selling the same brand as an ATPM seller, these showrooms often have their own advantages. One advantage would be that you can compare cars between brands easily in these mixed showrooms. Especially when it comes to price, you can easily distinguish them in these showrooms. Here are some of them:

  • Vieta Motor: Jl. Raya Boulevard Timur Blok M1 No. 08 & 11, Bursa Mobil 1 Kelapa Gading, RW.13, Kelapa Gading Timur, Kec. Kelapa Gading, Kota Jakarta Utara, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 14240
  • King Gallery: Blok Z 12 and Z 15, Pasar Mobil Kemayoran, Jalan Industri Raya, RT.12/RW.10, Pademangan Timur, RW.10, Pademangan Tim., Kec. Pademangan, Kota Jakarta Utara, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 14410
  • Auto High: Jl. Sultan Iskandar Muda No.79, RT.3/RW.5, Kby. Lama Sel., Kec. Kby. Lama, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12240

Auto Events Jakarta

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1. Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS)

Started in 1986, GIIAS is the largest auto show in Indonesia which features various ATPM sellers Asian and Western. It often features the newest products and technologies that the market has to offer to Indonesian consumers for the first time.

GIIAS is an annual event that is held at Indonesia Convention Center located in South Tangerang around October-November each year. The event is also held in other major Indonesian cities such as Makassar, Surabaya, and Medan. 

2. Indonesia International Motor Show (IIMS)

Previously a part of a series of events held also by Gaikindo, IIMS has been running events separately since 2015. IIMS is held annually at Jakarta International Expo, Kemayoran Jakarta Pusat with thousands of participants annually.

Many auto companies show off their brand new products for the first time in their IIMS expo. Their schedule is made to make way for participants to also gather at GIIAS at different dates during the year. So because of this scheduling, Jakartans can see both to take a look at different product launches.

3. Indonesia Modification Expo (IMX)

If you want a more complete and versatile package in getting a new car for your time in Jakarta, IMX might be the one for you. In IMX, you have your usual ATPM sellers, but you also have modifications and artists within the automotive sense. So if you’re looking for something new but not necessarily the conventional types, IMX might have some things in store for you.

Buying and Selling Cars Online

1. Oto 

Oto is an online portal that will get customers up to speed to prices for cars both secondhand and new. Perfect for people trying to find cars with the best price and still unsure whether to buy a new car. It also shows the latest news on the operations of car companies in Indonesia so you’ll know when the next big thing is coming to town.

Website: https://www.oto.com/

2. Mobil123.com

This website is one of the biggest online portals to buy cars in Indonesia. It now has millions of visitors and hundreds of thousands of listings available for you to look at and purchase. It was brought in Indonesia in 2012 by the Australian-based iCar Asia and has been steadily growing ever since.

Website: https://www.mobil123.com/ 

3. Carmudi

Open for business since 2014, Carmudi is now one of the top online places to look for cars in Indonesia. The website also collaborates with local dealers and used car showrooms to provide even more options for customers. With both new cars and used cars in store, Carmudi is perfect for those who car-seeking on a tight budget.

Website: https://www.carmudi.co.id/ 

4. Momobil.id

momobil.id

The momobil.id site is one of the most comprehensive used car marketplaces in Indonesia. In addition to buying and selling transactions, momobil.id also has a Swap Add feature, you know! This car buying and selling marketplace is also overseen by the OJK (Financial Services Authority) with its credit partner Adira Finance. Not only used cars, you can also buy new cars through momobil.id, Flokqers!

Websitehttps://momobil.id/

5. Garasi.id

garasi.id

For those of you who want to take advantage of promos, Garasi.id will suit you! In addition to promos supported by BCA Finance and BNI, Garasi.id has many features that make it easier for you to find a used car that suits your needs. You can enjoy the price check, test drive, car inspection, oil change, and periodic service features from their site. You can also do a search with a choice of province or city of domicile, Garasi.id is very complete and suitable for you, Flokqers!

Websitehttps://garasi.id/

6. Mobil88

mobil88.astra

As an Astra subsidiary, mobil88 offers a used car buying and selling experience with an easy, safe and comfortable process. Having been operating in Indonesia for more than 30 years, mobil88 also provides a buyback guarantee and benefits after sales service through Mobicare. All cars sold have gone through a strict quality control process so you don’t have to worry about the quality of the car you want, Flokqers!

Websitehttps://www.mobil88.astra.co.id/


So, that’s the ultimate guide to buying and selling cars in Jakarta from us. Write down the recommendations above just in case you don’t miss the options available in Jakarta! Don’t forget to ask fellow Jakartans for references because the experience is always an important factor to understand when buying a car.

Now that you have read the best places to buy a car, read the Most Popular Cars in Indonesia.

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