Japanese Car Imports – Common Issues
Japanese car imports are often repaired, painted, worn interior parts swapped out & odometers wound back between purchase at auction in Japan & being offered for sale in other countries.
Dishonest sellers around the world make a lot of money this way from unsuspecting buyers.
This is so widespread that 80% – 90% of Japanese car imports have some issue you would want to know prior to purchase that the seller has not told you – either false km, past repair, existing damage, rust, water damage, smoker’s car, mechanical problems or other issues.
Finding out this information can allow you to avoid buying a lemon or being overcharged, & protect your safety.
If you proceed with the purchase, knowing the facts will focus your inspection on areas of concern which can be addressed as part of the deal & allow strong price negotiation.