Don’t get us wrong. We love American-made here at Ultimate Auto Repair. Still, Asian vehicle manufacturers have a knack for producing reliable and affordable vehicles better than most, which is one reason why we service and repair them. Should you buy Asian over domestic or European? That has to be your decision, but here are three advantages Asian automobiles consistently offer consumers.
Rank High Consistently
Top ranking bodies such as Consumer Reports and others consistently rank Asian vehicles in their top 10 lists. In fact, Subaru, which is manufactured in Japan, is number one on Consumer Report’s latest list. Depending on your resource, top listings can be opinions only or expert advice based on true data gathered from multiple sources. Either way, no one can argue with the fact that Asian automobiles remain consumer and expert favorites year after year. Why is that? Keep reading to find out.
Reliability Second to None
Vehicle buyers have several choices when they hit the dealer lots. They can buy domestic, European or Asian. Unfortunately for domestic and European automobile manufacturers, most Asian makes and models report less trouble annually for their drivers. Asian vehicles are considered to be some of the most reliable in the world, which is why consumers snatch them up time and time again. It isn’t unusual to get 200,000 to 300,000 miles or more out of an Asian car, truck or SUV with minimal repair. As long as you take care of the Asian vehicle per the manufacturer’s recommendations, it will last for years.
This also lends to the vehicle’s resale value. Because they are so reliable, Asian vehicles dominate the KBB resale value listings. In fact, on KBB’s 2019 listing, four out of seven Asian vehicles had higher resale values than domestic and European automobiles. Resale values are also high because used Asian automobiles are in demand. For some, buying used instead of new is their only option and they want to purchase as reliable a vehicle as possible. Enter Asian reliability and there you are.
You might not care about resale value and you may not even care about reliability. Your bottom line is how much the vehicle is going to cost. You can’t go wrong with Asian here, either. In fact, many would argue that both Hyundai and Kia got their start in America because they were priced cheaper than most other vehicles. Today, South Korean vehicles are stylish yet still affordable. In fact, if you opted for Asian instead of domestic or European if you bought a car in 2018, you saved about $10,000.
The nice thing if you live in Jackson, MI, is Ultimate Auto Repair knows all things Asian. Call us at 517-317-8890 to schedule your Asian vehicle’s maintenance or repair visit.