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Tips on buying used cars from Japan-HISTORY

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imageRecently many people have asked me about buying used cars online. When Ebay or Yahoo auctions are there why one should go for local dealers is a 64M$ question. Used car business has been here since the start of auto industry.  Japan started mass production of automotives for private as well as commercial use between 1940-1950, but the actual history is much older since 1911. Used Japanese cars became popular in late 1970’s when Toyota and Nissan emerged as global leaders in the car making industry. There have been constant demand since then, because compactness and fuel efficiency were the major factors for the popularity in Japanese cars. In early 70’s Japanese cars appeared on the roads outside of Japan. Did you not see a toy-looking small bluebird parked beside your family’s Chevy or Buick, what a funny sight was that.  But now these Japanese manufacturers putting greatest efforts in becoming the legend and preferring customers’ needs on top of everything. This is purely Japanese tradition and proved great results in open market. Now Honda, Subaru, Suzuki, Hino, Mazda, Mitsubishi and Daihatsu are biggest names in automobile manufacturers of the world. Infact these names are the soul names for best value your money can guarantee. Japan is now leader in the technology of internal combustion engines, and growing more faster to Hybrid vehicles. These hybrid vehicles are now very popular and are even used as taxies. A Hybrid vehicle has both powers, an internal combustion engine + batteries which are supposedly used in idling and when the car does not require mush power. Not contented with hybrids, Japanese makers have rapidly shifted their attention towards more eco friendly cars with 0% CO2 emission. Nissan will launch their first Electric vehicle from 2010 autumn, with 50,000 units from USA & Japan. Mazda is also busy in making hydro powered engines, which will run on water. Did you ever imagine that maybe after 10years internal combustion engine cars may disappear from our roads and who knows that after 20years one will see them in classic car showrooms or museums? Well nothing is for sure these days, it’s a wild race getting wilder with the passage of time. Used Japanese cars are available in every corner of the world but majority of the customers are always interested in JDM (Japan Domestic Models). For some poor countries this huge influx of cheap Japanese used cars have ruined their infra-structure, and to great astonishment some countries even Russia have imposed severe bans on imports of used cars from Japan. The growing demand for Japan Domestic Model Used Cars is ever increasing, and truly speaking it has uplifted and upgraded the status of many from around the world.

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