4 tips to find used Japanese cars

Buying a used car is not an easy process.

You need to consider the colour, model, the features etc before you can finally have your dream car.

Buying a car from Japan used to be a process, where people used to worry a lot.

Not anymore

With Carchief, KDG Global and Premium Auto online car stores, buying a car is like

buying a car from an agent from your neighborhood.

They make the process very simple.

and most of it is delivered within a couple of days once the payment is done.

You might say, you got to be kidding me.. few days ?

Yes. Yes. they do, they can deliver a car to Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Mozambique and few other selected countries in Africa within 5-7 working days.

OK Now, before you get all excited and go shoppin.

let me give you some tips to find the best car for you.
1. Research thoroughly.


Like any other product, before you buy a car you need to research on the vehicles that are available out there and if they meet your expectations in terms of color, model and most importantly if the car has all the features you want.

You might ask what about the price.

ofcourse that is very important too.

Safety and the reliability of the car is very important, before you purchase find out and talk to some of the experts you know, to find out if the vehicle you want to buy meets the above.

The more information you have about the car you are looking for, you can make a much more informed decision on your final purchase.

2. What features you need.

People needs are different when it comes to the options they need on a car. So is yours.

Knowing what options you are looking for before you go looking for a car, will make the process much easier.

The car you choose should be affordable yes, but it should meet you needs too , if not you will feel disappointed with the purchase couple of months down the line.

So, few things to look for when you want to choose a car,

  • Performance
  • Interior
  • Safety
  • Reliability and
  • Operating cost

3. Have and open-mind.

As it is, the car market is full of awesome cars, you are spoilt for choices right ?

My friends say… hmm… when they want to purchase a car

Its fun in way, because you get to know lots of things about these beautiful creatures.

Find out about the different models, performance of the cars, fuel consumption, all the different options available.
say you wanted a Toyota Vitz, find out about the few other models which are in the same category. like Honda Fit, Toyota IST and few others.

Specially Honda vehicles does come with more features than the Toyota vehicles which is more or less at the same rate.

4. History of the used car.

One of the issues with a used car is you wont have the full history of the car…

…as to who used it, was it maintained well, has it met with an accident or so…

So before you go for the purchase find out the history of the vehicle from the used car re-seller.

Some of the important things to ask for are…

  • Any Replaced Parts ?
  • Any paint jobs (if there are any major scratches) ?
  • Odometer Reading
  • Tires and Suspensions
  • Any oil leaks
  • Any Corrosion
  • Hoses and Belts replaced ? need to be replaced ? (timing belts etc..)

Also, you should find out the year of manufacture, since some countries have very strict policy on the age of the used car that can be imported.

You should keep this in mind too…

… that newer models have better performance and better options since the technology is newer than the older ones.

Well, in conclusion let me give you few top cars mechanics hate because they require little repair…

  1. Honda Civic
  2. Honda Accord
  3. Toyota Camry
  4. Toyota Prius
  5. Toyota Corolla
  6. Toyota Sienna/Odyssey and last but not the least,
  7. Honda CRV.

Happy shopping and will see you in your new wheel soon…

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