Japanese Cars – The Ultimate in Reliability

Posted By: Auto Insurance Newz

When buying a vehicle, you need to ensure that it is in good condition and works properly. To most people, buying a vehicle is a big investment and they don’t want to find that they have wasted their money on something that is not going to last. You can purchase Japanese used cars that are in perfectly good condition and are very affordable. Although they are not brand new, that doesn’t mean that are in bad shape.

If you are considering purchasing a Toyota for example, you cannot go wrong in whichever color you choose and at a price that is affordable. There are hundreds of Toyotas for sale at anytime within your own city, which means you can buy them fairly recent or fairly old. For example, you can buy a Toyota Land Cruiser from 2010 for less than $7,000, which is a great bargain if you are looking for a good, reliable family car.

You can even buy Japanese cars on Ebay. You can bid on the cars that you want through Ebay, and you could end up grabbing a good bargain! You can contact the people that are selling these cars, who are usually dealers to ask more questions, which may not be part of the details of the sale, so that way you will have a more knowledgeable advantage versus other bidders. If you think that buying a car has to be expensive, that’s not always the case when you buy a Japanese car!

Toyota Vellfire

If there’s anything that is true of a Japanese car, it is the fact that you can close your eyes and buy one of these models especially if you wish to buy a vehicle that can be considered to be reliable and inexpensive at the same time as well.

Whether you are looking for a specific car such as the Toyota Vellfire or even looking for options available under big names such as Subaru, Nissan, Mitsubishi or even Honda, there are specific companies that advertise the sales of both used and new cars over their website on the internet.

And what this simply means is that in finding a Japanese used car import quality, you will not only relieve yourself of the extra amount that your local dealer can slap on you in order to make a profit but these vehicles come at the lowest prices available anywhere in the world.

Since the conventional way demands that you visit a local dealer, you can expect these Japanese used car exporters to be authentic as well, as the Japanese government has approved of their ability to export these cars abroad, and which means that you will get an original Japanese car for almost a pittance, if you will.

All in all, this will mean that you can get a good deal for yourself as well as a decent car to use for both the short and the long term.

Toyota Land Cruiser

For a long time now, Japanese cars have been considered to be both economical as well as durable and which is one of the best options for those who would like to make sensible (and non-frivolous) choices when it comes to the purchase of a car, whether it is a Japanese new car or an old one.

And while the conventional manner in which one buys a car is to head out to a car dealership to find the best options available to them despite the fact that a car salesman will be waiting in the wings to offer you the “best”.

But there’s another way: if one could only use the internet to find the both new and old cars that are made in Japan, then things would be a little different, and let’s say, inexpensive as well.

And whether you are looking for a Toyota Land Cruiser or models that belong to big names such as Nissan, Subaru and Mitsubishi and so on and so forth, one should be able to find these models easily over the internet at the best possible prices.

And if you are worried about the authenticity of these sites that not only have Toyota land cruisers for sale but Japanese cars of every make, and this means that all one has to do is find a model of their choice, and get in touch with people at these sites to purchase a vehicle of their choice.

Consumer Reports Gives Lexus GX 460 Rare “Don’t Buy” Rating

In another PR nightmare for Toyota, Consumer Reports has issued a rare “Don’t Buy” rating to its Lexus GX 460 model because of handling problems that make the luxury SUV vulnerable to overturn. According to USA Today, Toyota is currently working on testing to attempt to fix the problem and will provide loaner vehicles in the interim to any current Lexus GX 460 owner who is concerned about the safety of the car.

According to Consumer Reports, the newly-designed rear end of the Lexus GX 460 is far too loose, causing it to slide too easily when a driver lifts off the gas while cornering. The magazines says that testing showed that the problem is so severe that the rear wheels can easily slide over a curb during tight cornering at fast speeds, causing the car to flip.

The “Don’t Buy” rating is the harshest ranking that Consumer Reports can give a product. The last time it was applied to a vehicle was in 2001.

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Ford and GM See Sales Increases in March

Despite what analysts are calling a “rough market” for cars, both GM and Ford showed significant improvements in U.S. sales last month, according to figures calculated by Automotive News. GM’s sales were up 21 percent over the previous month, while Ford saw sales climb by 40 percent.

However, the news wasn’t rosy for all domestic car makers. After posting its first monthly gain in four years in February, Chrysler saw sales dip eight percent last month. Some foreign car makers also saw disappointing numbers despite sales growth. For example, sales of new Hyundais were up 15 percent from the previous month, a number that was far below analysts’ previous estimates of 30 percent growth.

Many of the sales increases were attributed to car dealers being forced to match incentive offers introduced by Toyota in March as a counter measure to the wave of negative press about the company’s global vehicle recalls.

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Congress Not Satisfied With Toyota’s Apologies

As expected, Toyota Motor Corp.’s top executives faced a tough grilling from lawmakers during an appearance before a Congressional hearing yesterday into allegations that the company covered up potential safety defects and didn’t move quickly enough to fix problems.

As reported by the Detroit Free Press, Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda and Yoshimi Inaba, president and of Toyota Motor North America appeared before the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Capitol Hill. Toyoda spent much of the three-hour hearing apologizing for errors that were made, saying the company took “full responsibility” for past mistakes and vowing to do a better job in the future.

However, the apology wasn’t enough for many lawmakers who expressed displeasure that neither Toyoda or Inaba explained why Toyota took years to address thousands of complaints about sudden acceleration problems with its vehicles.

“I am not satisfied with your testimony,” said Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio. “I do not feel it reflects sufficient remorse for those who have died, and I do not think you have accurately reflected the large number of complaints that have been filed for more than a decade.”

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Toyota Recalls Prius Models with Braking Problems

The problems keep piling up for Toyota. As the company struggles to do damage control from the recall of more than six million cars due to problems with stuck gas pedals, it today announced that it is also recalling more than 400,000 hybrid vehicles – including its popular Prius – to fix problems with the brake mechanism.

Many drivers have complained about delays when pressing their brakes, especially in cold weather or bumpy conditions. Toyota will fix the problem by installing new antilock brake software into the car’s onboard computer. The recall will impact 2010 Prius owners in the United States, along with lines such as the Lexus HS250h sedan and the Sai, which is only sold in Japan.

The Prius recall might not be the last obstacle Toyota has to deal with. Automotive News is reporting that the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration is reviewing claims of power steering failures with 2009 and 2010 Corollas. According to the publication, the NHTSA has received 83 complaints since April 2008, with the majority of the incidents claiming that the car veers sharply to the left or right at speeds of more than 40 miles per hour.

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Auto leasing programs on the comeback

Bloomberg reports that auto leasing programs are starting over again as consumers are beginning to look for cheap ways to drive expensive cars. The story reports that both General Motors and Chrysler have restarted their previously-discontinued GMAC Financial Services leasing program, which had been stopped after demand for leasing fell in 2008. In addition, Ford and Toyota are both planning extended marketing pushes and promotions for their existing marketing programs.

“Leasing is really a critical piece of the business because people who lease have much higher loyalty to your brand,” Jim Farley, Ford’s group vice president of marketing, said in an interview. “This is something the dealers have been asking for for a long time.”

“Leasing is coming back,” Jeremy Anwyl, chief executive officer of researcher Edmunds.com of Santa Monica, California, said in an interview yesterday. He predicts the practice will soon account for 20 percent of U.S. auto sales, more than doubling from the first half of 2009. Increased used-car values are “making leasing more attractive,” he said.

Toyota to unveil new sports car at Tokyo Auto Show

Toyota plans a new green sports car

Toyota plans a new green sports car

Toyota is planning on getting sporty at the upcoming Tokyo Auto Show as it will debut its new FT-86 sports car, which features green technology and a unique gasoline engine. Using a motor designed by Subaru, the FT-86 is based on the AE-86 model of Corolla-based sports cars sold in the 1980s.

The engine features pistons that are positioned horizontally instead of the vertical alignment that is standard in most engines. This allows the motor to sit lower in the frame, not only creating a more low-slung, classic sports car look but also resulting in a quieter drive.

In addition, enhancements to the technologies used on the FT-86 will mean that while it is a sports car, it can deliver fuel mileage similar to a standard coupe. The price will also be reasonable, with it expected to be sold in Japan for about 3 million yen ($33,700).

Toyota Corolla Altis To Be Launched In September 5

Go back a few years.. say like, 3-4 years, when the Honda Civic was not born. The Toyota Corolla totally ruled the segment. Some said that no other car can get near it. Some said that Corolla is a home of luxury. Some said Corolla is a business mans car. Yes, probably the most respected petrol car in the below 15Lakh category. Then.. comes Honda with a plan, the same plan that had introduced the Honda Civic in the same category as the Toyota Corolla. The Corolla lost its image, the fame, the looks, everything. Everything taken away by the Civic. On September 5th, the all new Corolla, christened the Altis will aim at competing with the Civic in all ways. Lets wait and see if renaissance does the job.

The Corolla Altis is like a mini Camry. Amazing styling, a very sporty front and a contemporary rear. The bumper is crafted well and matches the car, giving it a low and sporty appearance. The Altis will be equipped with a 1.8L petrol engine that produces a 132bhp of power. The Corolla will be available both in a 4-speed automatic and 5-speed manual transmission.
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