We would all like to save money when it comes to purchasing an automobile, right? Good, now that we have that understood let’s get to the heart of this article…saving money.
The good ole days when Detroit belched out as many V-8 muscle cars as humanly possible, young roadsters spent their parents hard-earned cash on the Camaro, Trans-Am, and Firebird in order to rule the streets. Unfortunately, those days have long since vanished. Not that muscle cars are not available, because they are, but the notion of owning a vehicle that one can watch the gas-hand move as you drive, is almost scary. Enter the imports.
Notwithstanding, import automobiles have made a huge impression upon millions of drivers in the U.S. and around the world, and with gasoline prices expected to top $5 a gallon, owning a gas-saving import makes more sense each trip to the pump, wouldn’t you agree?
Belonging to the demographic preferring imported autos such as Toyota, Nissan, and Mitsubishi, which by the way is the approximate age group of 30-55 respectively. The expense of petroleum alone is enough incentive to say goodbye to the V-8 engine, but then again, if you have the money to invest in such luxuries, be my guest. Just don’t come crying to the Toyota owner when your gas-hog ends up sitting in the driveway while you invest in a bicycle.
Another money saving aspect of the import vs. the domestic is the cost of repair and parts. Even thought most American built autos are comprised of some import parts, they mark the replacement parts up at such an exorbitant amount, most do-it-yourself mechanics invest in less expensive to maintain vehicles like the import. True, if your import is a Ferrari or Lamborghini, just to pull into the service bay is enough to buy a Toyota, well, almost.
This last bit of information will be slated for the savings realized when purchasing an import automobile; Toyota has several manufacturing plants in the U.S., so, when you purchase one of these babies you’re supporting American-made autos. Go figure. Nothing like the feel, of American steel.