About Auto Depot

Your trusted local Christchurch car dealers.

AutoDepot was launched in 2005 by Darren Xiao, with the aim to help local people buy good value Japanese used cars.

As more and more customers came to AutoDepot, Darren soon discovered that he had a knack for importing sought-after Japanese used vehicles, at very competitive prices.

As business continued to grow, Darren was joined by friend and business partner Mack Pang, who lended his strategic business skills to the company.

Together, Darren and Mack combined their skills to expand the business outside of Christchurch - as far as the West Coast, Nelson, Timaru, Dunedin, Queenstown, Invercargill, New Plymouth, Palmerston North and Wellington.

Despite the major earthquakes and the recession, the company grew its revenue by 300% in just 12 months.

AutoDepot’s proven results are a testament to the superior vehicles and customer service – get in contact today to experience the difference for yourself.

We provide a range of other NZ car services.

At AutoDepot, we don’t just import and sell quality, affordable used cars – we also provide a range of other vehicle services for your convenience. Contact us to find out more!

  • Trade-ins.
  • NZ-wide vehicle deliveries.
  • Comprehensive vehicle insurance.
  • Tow bars from $450.
  • New stereos from $250.
  • Parking sensors from $250.
  • Security alarms from $450.
  • Vehicle electrical and mechanical services through our preferred partners at Low Rate Traders.
  • Vehicle upholstery repairs.
  • Sourcing vehicles and parts from Japan.* We buy cars - please provide us with detailed description of your vehicle for a fast quote.

*Genuine enquiries only please. A 10% immediate deposit is required to confirm your intentions.


Browse through our NZ cars for sale.

Take a look at our NZ used cars for sale, or read more about using our Japan car auction service to find the car you want at the lowest price possible. Or, just get in contact now to speak to Darren or Mack about buying a Christchurch used car from AutoDepot.