Cars in LA for Expats

Relax. take a breath. We are here to help

Why do we exist?

Getting access to a car in Los Angeles can be both a nerve-racking and often frustrating experience.

Besides that basics of which car shall I get.....?

Do I need a US drivers license?

What about insurance?

I don't have a credit score - is that a problem?

Is the length of my visa important for a lease?

This dealer seems very pushy...Is this a good deal? Am I being ripped off?

Relax. We are here to help.

What do we do?

  1. We listen to your situation.
  2. We explain your options
  3. We encourage you to drive some cars and get quotes
  4. We negotiate the car you want from a wide variety of dealers - to get you the best deal

We are a car access consultant and negotiator.


Expat Autos was established to help foreigners like you, confidently get the vehicle that makes sense for you, at a fair price.

We have helped many types of people including executives and their families, models & actors, and international students.

Whatever your needs are - we make it happen.

Car leases – Whether short (from 6 months) or long term.

New or used vehicles.

Luxury cars – and more affordable cars too.

We help people buy cars too.

Every situation is different. Let us see if we can help you with a no obligation chat.

How and how much are we paid - and why?

We are paid directly by our customers.

By working that way - there is no doubt who’s side we are on.

We charge $1,000 per car.

This fee is fixed, and applies to all makes, models, prices of cars and deal types. (lease or buy, new or used).


Dealers' Reaction

The dealers like dealing with us – because we are efficient for them – and because we know what we are doing.

They know that we play each of the dealers off each other – so they give us great pricing early in the process.

Which Brands. What Transaction.

We focus on BMW, Mercedes Benz, Audi, Porsche, Range Rover, VW - but we can get you anything.

In 2014 we have done deals involving BMW, Audi, Range Rover, VW Tiguan, Fiat and Prius.

We help our clients lease and buy, new and used, big and small.


Every client of ours has recommended us to their friends, colleagues and families.

They recommend us because they trust us.
They recommend us because they have all been 100% satisfied with the information and service we provide and the deals we negotiate on their behalf


Can I get a lease from just 6 months?

Yes. It will be a nicely appointed used car and require a non refundable drive off fee. These leases start at around $1,000 per month.

Can I get a really cheap car? Yes, call

Can I get a lease car of a new car for less than $500 a month?

Yes, but only on a "normal" 3 year lease.Your visa must exceed the length of your lease.

Can I get a lease longer than my visa date in my passport? No.

What are the basic needs for car lease?

  1. Qualified regular income,
  2. Social security number
  3. A drivers license (not necessarily USA/ Cali)
  4. Insurance.

Do you buy cars for people as well? Yes we do. Sometimes, there is no other option. Sometimes it is simply the best option.

Is your $1,000 fee worth it? Yes. We have 100% satisfied client referral history. Our clients are paying for

  1. Piece of mind. We help them confidently - with no pressure, understand the options they have. WE EDUCATE.
  2. We get our clients a great deal .All deals vary but on average we save our clients between $3,500- $6,500. WE NEGOTIATE.

We are Expats helping Expats

Nick Bishop and Geri Chua are expats who have been in the USA for over 10 years.

We set up Expat Autos to help other expats navigate confidently through the car leasing and buying shark tank

Expat Autos