Pros and Cons of Used Japanese Cars

Japanese cars are known for their reliability and affordability. The attractive price tag makes them a great option for those who find their European counterparts more expensive. They are also strong in the secondhand market. Just like European cars, Asian automobiles such as Toyota, Honda, or Mazda come with its own set of pros and cons in the used cars market.


-Japanese cars are valued for their dependability and reliability. Mechanical breakdown or failure and other major issues are not as prevalent in Toyota cars or Honda vehicles. You can drive up to 300,000 miles before you encounter major problems that require repairs.

-Resale value is high, as they don’t seem to depreciate as fast as European or American cars. Owners of Japanese cars enjoy better trade-in values and can demand a higher price when it’s time to sell them.

-They come with reliable designs. Japanese automakers change the look of their vehicles less frequently because their design doesn’t go outdated sooner compared to European or American cars.


-Larger downpayment is often required to purchase Japanese vehicles; banks and auto financiers are not that keen to invest so much in any secondhand car.

-They are generally smaller especially when compared to American cars. There are some drivers who think that the bigger the vehicle, the safer it is when it comes to accidents. Of course, this is an unfounded belief, but it’s a common stereotype that can influence potential buyers.

If you decide that buying secondhand Japanese cars is worth the risk, then you should ensure that your vehicle will get the best care possible to maintain its resale value.  Entrust your vehicle to Roverworks, Canberra’s top choice for automotive repairs, parts and maintenance. Our mechanic team specialises in Land Rover and Range Rover models, in addition to servicing of 4x4s, off-road and other car models. Visit our shop for a quick check-up, Toyota consultation, Mazda repairs, or Honda maintenance and parts.