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 decide to 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.