Is there any real way to convince friends and family that domestic-built cars are good enough? People ask me all the time about which import brand such as Toyota, Honda, or BMW, is the best for their next purchase. When I suggest they look at Ford or GM, I get the oddest looks like I'm suggesting suicide or something. Help!
There is a valid reason lots of folks steer towards Toyota and Honda. Even more
so when buying used.
They are safe, reliable and go the long haul. They hold
their value and are cost effective to maintain. That's all we sell on our used
car lot. They rarely come back with warranty issues, and folks are happy with
their purchase for years to come.
Probably because most people like to move in the same direction! Toyota
and Honda have great maintenance history. BMW does not compare with the other
choices however a nice car. I would also take a look at Chrysler. They have
some very stylish cars this year. I think women will be pleasantly surprised
with the quality and the features available with Chrysler. When you make your
best deal, make sure you ask if they can throw in a few years of oil changes. I
think they just might!
Domestic vs Import Purchase
Let us not forget, there are quite a few "imports" being made in the good
'ol USA...Toyota and Honda products to name a few...many of the imports have
crossed over technology in partnership with the domestic brands...Mazda and Ford
have had ties for years, to mention one. Look at the recall lists and you will
find many imports such as Toyota.
If anyone is considering a particular vehicle (import or domestic) they
should ask a few actual owners of the vehicles, about their experiences...you
will find that many import owners have problems just as the domestics do, only
more expensive to fix. Many domestic owners are very happy with their Fords and
Chevy's. Saturn owners are very happy with their vehicles and the treatment they
receive at the dealer level. Look on the freeways and shopping mall parking
lots, and you will see a ton of domestic made cars and trucks.
Also, the types of cars we see more of depends on which part of the
country we live in...imports are visible more-so amongst the domestics on the
west coast and domestics more visible in the central and eastern states, most
likely due to the production plants and their locations. Most import
corporations have headquarters on the west coast in Southern Claifornia, such as
Toyota, Nissan, Honda and Acura.
Domestics are worth giving a try. Remember, no matter which brand you
choose, the vehicle should fit your needs and budget and you should always do
your home work and background checks.
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