Why Japanese Cars are a Better Buy?

September 3, 2014

Are Japanese Cars More Reliable?

When it comes to buying a car, there are a number of different choices available. In fact, there might be so many options, choices and models that you might not even be able to consider them all!Japanese cars

So which car should you choose? Overall, a lot of factors come down to personal preference. However, if you’re interested in the reliability of the car (and who isn’t?) it makes sense to consider Japanese cars. In general, Japanese cars are more reliable, last longer and require fewer expensive repairs than North American cars. Obviously, this isn’t true across the board for every single car, but it’s generally the case.

In fact, Japanese manufacturers took seven of the top 10 places in a car reliability survey. Overall, Honda was the top manufacturer in that survey. Over a 12-month period, only seven percent of Honda’s required repairs.

Depending on the type of car you’re looking for, there are several good Japanese cars available in each type and class of vehicle. Here are some Japanese cars that you may want to consider.

Compact Cars

If you’re looking for a compact car, both the Honda Civic and Toyota Camry receive good marks for reliability. Obviously you’ll still need to do regular maintenance, but you should be able to avoid most major and unexpected repairs if you choose either of these vehicles. According to J.D. Power, Japanese compact cars tend to be more reliable than their rivals from other countries.

Crossover Vehicles

If you want something a little bigger, you’ll probably have a good experience with either the Toyota Rav 4 or a Honda CRV. These vehicles finish near the top in just about every category, so they’ll certainly be a good buy and a good value, thanks to their reliability.


The Toyota Highlander is a good choice if you are looking for a dependable and reliable larger SUV. It ranks highly in owner satisfaction, safety performance and reliability. It’s certainly a good choice for those who want a bigger vehicle.


Lexus is one of the top manufacturers of new cars on the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study, which looks at problems that could occur in the first three months of new car ownership. With that in mind, it’s easy to see why the Lexus 350 is a good choice. It gets high marks in several key areas, receives many positive reviews and has low long-term ownership costs.

When you’re looking to buy a car, whether you want a new car or a used car, paying attention to reliability is important. By looking at the statistics, rankings and reviews, it becomes apparent that Japanese vehicles may have the upper hand in this category, which makes them a better buy.

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