Submitted by: Joe Goertz
American car manufacturers offer greater incentives than Japanese car manufacturers. For example, Chevy offers incentives as big as $5,000 on their Silverado trucks; whereas Toyota never offers more than $1,500. Why is this? It s simple. More people choose to drive Japanese cars than American. Japanese automakers don t have to entice consumers because consumers are willing to buy their vehicles without them.
The reason for this is that Japanese vehicles are much more reliable than American cars. In most cases, people who own Japanese cars never have to worry about their car breaking down or needing major repairs. Oftentimes, they only need to be concerned with putting gas in the vehicle and having the oil changed regularly for the entire life of the car. You can t get this sort of quality with American made autos.
Since Japanese vehicles tend to be pricey because of the lack of incentives they offer, if you want one, you can always buy used, and if used is still a little out of your price range, then your best option is car auctions. Car auctions combine the legendary quality of Japanese vehicles with extremely reasonable prices that will keep you bragging to your friends for weeks.
Japanese car auctions happen quite frequently. You just have to keep an eye out for them. If they don t happen often in your city, then you may have to check surrounding areas, but rest assured, you will find one. It may require a little extra driving, but you will find one.
There are different types of car auctions. If you prefer the comfort of your own home, then the Internet is an option at your disposal. It may seem complicated, but shopping at an online auction is actually very simple; all you have to do is set up an account, and your off and shopping. Using the Internet gives you access to hundreds of car auctions all over the world. You can get all the facts about a car, such as what options they have and how much mileage, as well as make a bid.
Once you win the auction, you have the option of having the car shipped to wherever you choose. By taking this route in buying a car you can save you as much as $3,000, a much better deal than shopping locally.
But if you re the type that prefers to do business with a person, rather than a computer, then you have other options besides the Internet available. These options include police auctions, IRS sales and private financial corporation auctions. In the case of police and IRS auctions these vehicles often have been seized from people who were convicted of a crime or owed back taxes. For private corporations, the cars once belonged to individuals who fell behind on their payments and the cars were repossessed.
Japanese cars are the best sort of investment you can make in a vehicle. They last longer and generally depreciate slower than other vehicles. By shopping for them at car auctions you can acquire them at a fraction of their actual value, an impossible deal to get on a car lot.
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