Buying a Japanese or European Vehicle

19 March 2015 Learning Centre

Buying a Japanese or European Vehicle

Although they are not the only options, the majority of car manufacturers are either Japanese or European.

So a question you will face is which are you going to buy?

There are advocates for both and depending on who you talk to, they will tell you one is better than the other. 

So here are a few points on both sides of the argument.

European Cars

  • Are said to be sturdier in their design and build
  • They also generally have more of the latest safety features and technology. This can make European cars slightly better in performance and comparatively safer in an accident

Japanese Cars

  • Have a reputation for being more reliable. They are said to have a longer life and require less maintenance than European cars.
  • They are also cheaper to repair
  • Can be considered better value for money, Japanese cars are often cheaper than their European equivalent

These are some of the important factors to consider. However there will always be exceptions, so keep this in mind. Which one you choose will depend on your personal circumstances and preferences.

Did you know?

Just becuase a car is a Japanese import doesnt automatically make it a Japanese car! Cars from all around the world are sold new in Japan, everything from European BMW's and Volkswagens to American Dodge and Jeep. After a few years in Japan all of these cars could become the Japanese Imports we see here.