The idea of importing a car doesn’t seem like a good one. In fact, it seems like a lot of hassle and a recipe for disaster. As a result, most car owners play it safe and opt for domestic models. At least, they buy vehicles that are already in the country. Boring! The truth is that imports, especially the ones waiting to be shipped, are great choices. Sure, they might not appear that way from the outside, but looks can be deceiving.
If you’re still a non-believer, here are the reasons why an imported model is your path to a better car.
Everyone likes to think that buying whatever we like is possible because we live in a capitalist society. Well, that is true to an extent, but that doesn’t mean that every make and model is available in-house. That is to say, lots of dealerships don’t sell vehicles for a variety of reasons. Maybe they’re too expensive, or maybe they don’t have the same popularity. Who knows? All you know that is that you want as much choice as possible the next time you splash the cash. When you look at an imported model, there is going to be more options at your disposal. If you’re a petrol head, this should be as important as the way the car looks and feels in your hands.
There is a myth that a vehicle imported from another country is pricier because of the additional costs. Sure, some cars fit the brief, and they are the ones to avoid if you have a budget. Still, some cars are incredibly cheap, even cheaper than the ones you can find at home. Japan’s car auctions have some of the best bargains in the world, and the cost of shipping isn’t very high either. Then there are the second-hand models that are available in Europe. They might be more expensive, but they save money thanks to the quality of their components. Simply put, there are bargains all over the world, not only in your local dealership.
Sadly, the foreigners tend to do it better than we could ever imagine. The Japanese, the Germans, and the Koreans all manufacture high-quality and affordable vehicles. You know when you’re behind the wheel of one of these motors that nothing is going to go wrong. That isn’t true of domestic cars because in-house manufacturers don’t adhere to the same standards. Of course, you would like nothing more than to help your local dealer as well as the economy. But, you also don’t want to break down on the side of the road once a month. Plus, no one wants the cost or the hassle of dealing with the repairs.
In the past, a car from a different country would have different features. Back in the day, some didn’t even have seatbelts. Nowadays, most vehicles look pretty much the same from the inside. Just picture a car in your head. Can you see belts, airbags, mirrors and a steering wheel? Good, because that is all you need to drive a car. Obviously, there are also additional features under the hood like disc brakes with an antilock system. Also, there are driver aids like the hill start option. The moral of this story is that a car from abroad doesn’t differ too much from a domestic car, so there is no need to transition. Sure, the wheel might be on the other side and it might not be automatic, but these are just cosmetics. Anyway, it’s okay to modify your car to your specific requirements.
Everyone here is a car lover, so let’s not pretend that we aren’t superficial. The way the car looks is crucial, and it’s just another reason to buy an import. There is no doubt that cars from Europe especially are sleek, slim, and have curves in the all the right places. The next time you park your Audi outside the house all the neighbors will rubberneck with envy. And, that is part and parcel of being a car enthusiast. After all, what’s the point of spending all that money if you can’t rub it in another person’s face?! Oh, and don’t forget that they’re as powerful as they are beautiful. Okay, they might not be pure American muscle, but they do roar and handle like a dream.
You might feel dirty about abandoning your country, but it’s for the best. After all, imported cars are just better, and that is the kicker.