Buying a car from Japan: New or Used?

Publised : November 21, 2013

New or used


This is a question that faces all car buyers. How can you decide which is best for you? First of all you should keep in mind that when it comes to Japanese made cars, whether new or used, they are good quality cars that will last for a long time. This is different from other brands where it is risky to buy a used car because it may soon break down after you buy it. You do not have to worry about this when buying a car made in Japan. Some still feel more security with buying a brand new car, untouched by previous drivers. Do you value being the very first owner of your future car? Then buying a new car may be the way to go.

One obvious difference between buying a new or used car is the cost. The lower price of used cars attracts many buyers.  You can also decide just how used you want your car to be. When buying a used car, be sure to check the mileage. When it comes to longevity, many turn to Honda or Toyota. A Honda or Toyota that has 50,000 miles, for example, may last another 250,000 miles. So even when choosing what may seem to be a high mileage car, it can still last for many years to come. Some buyers like to buy a used car and then after a few years, sell that one and buy another used car. Then after a few more years, they sell that one and buy another used car. This ensures that you never have a very old car.

If you’ve decided that buying a used car is the way to go, then click here to view Real Motor Japan’s selection of Hondas, and here for Toyotas, with both lists arranged by mileage.