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Japanese Used Cars

Japanese used cars are best source of finding durable, economical and trendy ride from a wide range of used vehicles transferred to the auction houses in Japan. These vehicles are well-maintained, slightly used and most of the time very low mileage cars. The culture in countries like Japan is developed in such a way that the car owners changes their rides every year, one possible reason for such a quick switch from one model to another is the strict policies for license renewing which is quite expensive for an average car owner to afford. Hence, rather going for a license renew they opt for a new car using their yearlong savings.

Why you should buy Japanese Used Cars with confidence? It is an important question which might discourage a number of buyers to go for Japanese cars. According to a recent survey by a reputable newspaper, the roads in Japan are maintained up to the mark that there are no bumps, roughness and irrelevant speed breakers therefore car owners are least bothered about repairs and maintenance. The cars remain maintained throughout the year and after a short span of 12 to 24 months of driving the massive flow of cars is shifted to the auction houses in bulk.

The smart buyers around the globe contacts third parties or directly contact the auction houses in Japan to bid on their desired car. This business involves million of dollars and a huge sum of money is revolved in a number of economies round the world. The recommended approach is to go through a third party like a whole seller of Japanese used cars ( who can afford to maintain sufficient units in the stock to feed the growing demand in a particular region and assures the availability of the car within the customer’s budget.

The second approach is a little bit exhaustive and requires more time and money, one can send a representative to Japan who can participate in routine auctions and bid on the hot cars displayed for sale. This may save the shared profit but increases the cost of hiring a resource that will be doing this activity on the behalf of the person actually involves in selling those units in another part of the world.

The critical part of this buying and selling process is shipping, shipment from Japan is easy but receiving at the destination port might sometimes become difficult. This is due to the strict import policies in some countries and the certifications required before the vehicle can be driven on the destination country roads. This issue can be resolved through brokers and dealers that act like life savior for a customer ordering Japanese used car. The dealer or broker manages the clearance of the car at the port and make sure the transfer of ownership, name and details on consignee and right car is shipped within the committed timelines.
Where there are pros there are some drawbacks too, sometimes the cars are damaged during shipment process and the buyers suffers receiving the crap and fixing it by spending money, although in most cases the entire shipment is insured but the compensation may take time and the buyer decides to fix the car and take it home rather than waiting for weeks and even months. Since there is a lot of crowd in the market space (online car market) there are higher chances of fraudulent activities and cyber crime therefore dealing with reputable sellers and getting complete information about them through verification processes is a must.

It is usually impossible to meet the online sellers in person while buying Japanese used cars from Japan (, hence it is of utmost importance to practically apply safety measures and do thorough research about the company or an individual who is dealing with you.

Best way is to get verification about the company or the person by searching online, how well the company is maintaining its stock on the web, its social media presence, how active and prompt its representative are in replying to your queries and how long they have been in the business are a few of the questions which should be answered before getting into the car buying business for Japanese used cars.

On the contrary, if you are dealing with an individual for importing cars from Japan the best approach is to hire a person who can work as your representative than to randomly choose brokers, alternatively you can get complete contact details along with personal identification number, business and work details and the last but not the least get contacts details of few of the satisfied customer he/she has already worked with. In this way, it will be easier to track the person dealing with you and you will get a clear picture of his identity and character before starting your business dealings and risk your money.

Hero Honda Splendor vs. Mahindra Stallio

The 100 cc segment of the Indian motor cycle market is becoming more competitive with introduction of new models with the Bajaj and the Hero (Honda) brands being the main players. The Mahindra Two Wheelers Limited has entered the bike segment by launching an entry-level 110 cc bike named Stallio in 2010. However, the company withdrew the product from the market in 2011 and a modified version is expected soon.

The Hero Honda Splendor launched in 1994 is now produced by Hero MotoCorp. There are three variants – the Pro, the Plus and the NXG – The best-selling variant of the lot is the Hero Splendor 100 cc prices between Rupees 43,950 and 45,950. The Mahindra Stallio is expected to be priced at Rupees 41,150.

The Splendor looks premier with the multi-reflector halogen headlights and the LED taillights, body coloured panels, a stylish tail grab and a luggage carrier. The Stallio with a V-shaped face, multi-reflector headlights and a lockable utility box under the fuel tank is more attractive and sportier with aerodynamic body graphics. The fully digital display unit of the Stallio has speedometer, odometer, trip meter, fuel gauge and a clock.

The 97.2 cc, 7.8 ps, 8.04 NM torque DOHC engine of the Splendor gives a mileage of 65 kmpl. The Stallio has a 106.7 cc, 7.3 ps, 8.0 NM torque engine with a fuel efficiency of 58 to 60 kmpl. The electrical includes a 3-Ah battery, 35 w headlights, 15 w taillights and a self start motor in addition to kick-start for the Splendor. The Stallio has a soft touch electric start in addition to the kick-start.

The dimensions of the Splendor are 1970 mm length, 720 mm width, 1040 mm height and 159 mm ground clearance. The dimensions of the Stallio are 2000 mm length, 720 mm width, 1050 mm height and 165 mm ground clearance. A telescopic hydraulic front suspension and swing arm with five-step adjustable shock absorber type suspension at the rear make the Splendor stable on city roads. The tyres are 2.75×18”-42P and 2.75×18”-48P for the Splendor and 2.75×18”-4P and 3.0×18”-6P for the Stallio.

The fuel tank has a total capacity of 11 litres (1.4 liter reserve) for the Splendor and 13.2 liter for the Stallio. The brakes are drum type at the front and the rear for both the models. The Splendor weighing 109 kg is lighter than 125 kg Stallio.

The Hero Honda Splendor is best suited for city riding and is a fuel-efficient bike and not a performing bike. The rear suspension and the lightweight alloy wheels are the major attractions of the Mahindra Stallio. Competition will heat up once the newest Stallio hits the market.

White Cars Are Preferred In The Spot Market

However, this consultant said that his recovery “should not be attributed to many drivers with white carsless budget than before, have been encouraged by the white being a cheaper paint.”

On the contrary, says that white is a color that has become fashionable in both sports cars (such as the Audi A3, Seat Leon, Ibiza, Renault Megane and Volkswagen Golf) and more modest vehicles (Opel Corsa, Renault Clio) and commercial (Renault Kangoo and Ford Transit).

In addition, he argues that the demand exceeds the supply slightly, as the 19% of vehicles to be offered for sale has a white body, three points less than the demand, “which implies an upward price not reach all the buyers “, so again discarded economic criteria when choosing this color.

Meanwhile, the survey of TÜV Süd Iberia, collected by AutoScout24, states that “to differentiate from simpler tone that abounds in service vehicles such as vans and taxis”, has spread the phenomenon of metallic white , “which has become a sensation among drivers, especially among the ‘early adopters’, who also opt for more sporty designs. ”

In projecting the short and medium term, says dealers Autoscout24 consider white, along with black, continue to have a leading position in the spot market, but said they could have a growing role other colors “that arouse passions and in the clothing stores and even new mobile phones: blue and red. ”

The CEO of AutoScout24, Gerardo Cabañas, explained that ” manufacturers foresee in advance the colors that will be fashionable , but demand will also give them the keys to adapt to future buyers. ”

However, Camping has emphasized that “there are two very clear on today’s high: the classic colors always come back and demand will no longer be associated anymore with geographic areas due to the global projecting Internet in the process of buying a car either new or used. “

Five Fun And Cheap Cars To Go To The Beach

Five Fun and cheap to go to the beach cars. ‘s here for the weekend and we will show a selection of vehicles with simple maintenance, which will give you a few headaches and, above all, you will really enjoy your holiday in .

Volkswagen Golf Mk1 Cabrio

The Volkswagen Golf Mk1 Cabrio is a classic in the lists of cars shorebirds. This car was launched in 1980 and is a reliable car that lets even driving some comfort. We show the image of the first version, the most authentic-but the second series, which had integrated plastic bumpers in body-could have air conditioning and power steering.

Fiat Punto Cabrio

The first generation of the  Fiat Punto distanced himself from his competition with cabrio body. A pity that Fiat decided not to repeat his run on the following models because the car has a striking design. The most powerful version was 85 hp did you have a joyful ride. But happier you’ll get when you know you can buy a Fiat Punto Cabrio for about 1,000 euros.

Citroen Mehari

The Citroën Mehari cars are listed and it is difficult to find one for less than $ 3,000. It’s a classic car, full of character and has a more exclusive price. It is based on the world famous Citroën 2CV and uses a body made ​​of ABS plastic. The best thing about this car? It is convertible and, after reaching the beach, you can wash spraying water directly inside the passenger compartment. It has even plugs for easy dispensing.

Suzuki Samurai

The Suzuki Samurai landed in Spain in the eighties under the name of Suzuki SJ410, it manufactured in the factory in Linares and Santana is a small SUV that can have a convertible body and the roof can be canvas or fiber. Of course, both can be removed. Its road performance are discrete but not afraid of the sand thanks to its AWD system and low weight.

Mazda MX-5

The first-generation Mazda MX-5 is one of our favorite beach to go to the car. It’s a nice roadster for two with a funny performance, high reliability and with its 110 hp engine, it is fully usable as a daily use car. In addition, it will gradually take more force in the world of classic cars. 100% recommended.

A Car For 30,000 Euros?

If China is strongly committed to electric cars as a solution to their problems of hydrogen carcontamination with strong incentives to sales Japan rather opt for more subsidies apply hydrogen car, to cut the price of the first model of Toyota fuel cell and equating the cheapest in the Lexus range.

Because the province where he has his Toyota, Aichi headquarters, has announced that it will join the incentives to acquire hydrogen cars central government, which together will have one of these vehicles for a price about 40% lower the market.

Aichi subsidize each fuel cell car with more than 7,000 euros, which added nearly 15,000 to be provided by the Japanese central government results in a significant discount on the price of these vehicles.

Total incentives to purchase cars and hydrogen represent more than triple those enjoyed today customers who opt for electric cars, which in the case of a Mitsubishi i-MiEV, no less than 7,000 euros in most prefectures always handled according to Bloomberg data.

And so that aid could reduce the price of the first car Toyota fuel cell by 40 percent over the estimated official, equivalent to 50,000 euros in Japan. Thus, driving a hydrogen-powered would cost almost like a Lexus CT car, cheap car entry-level model.

Hydrogen vs. electricity

What this shows is that, in the veiled confrontation between electric cars and hydrogen, Japan has chosen the side of the latter, while China and the United States appear to have been positioned on the side of the former. Furthermore, this duality is also seen in the leading brands: while the segment of electric is led by companies like Renault-Nissan, BMW and Tesla, that of hydrogen is championed by Toyota, will start selling its FCV in the spring of 2015, competing with the Hyundai ix35 FCEV and Korean.

Toyota sees clearly the future of zero-emission mobility in the fuel cell and, in fact, has already expressly renounces the development of electric cars to focus those resources on improving the technology of hydrogen vehicles.

From the brand ensure that fuel cell cars are zero emissions option more attractive to consumers than electric vehicles, since their greater autonomy and less recharge time will equate competitiveness with gasoline cars.

And it seems that the Administration is willing to secundarles Japan: “The fuel cell is one of the few frontiers in which Japan can lead the market,” notes the analyst of Jefferies Group Pham Thanh Ha “Obviously, any new technology requires government support to become popular, “adds

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