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Japanese VS German Cars

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Japanese VS German Cars

Sanny Soedjatmiko Hartanto

Technologies have been developing more advance products such as gadgets, phones, games, and especially automobile or as wildly known as cars.


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 The top three automobile manufactures were made from America, European and Japan. Those three automobile manufacturers have been dominating the automobile companies for at least 10 years. In this article, we are going to mark off the plus and minus about German and Japanese cars. Come to think about it, both of them have exported almost all of the countries in this world. Everyone knows about their brands and how good they are but many people tries to compare which one is the best. Whether it is Japan made or German made cars.


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Japanese cars are heard to be building to last with a simple care. For example, the Toyota Innova, many Indonesian buy the Toyota Innova for an everyday use (shuttle kid to school, go to work, go to out side town, etc.). Built to last cars are the cars that usually run 250,000 miles or even more. While German cars are cars that are made for luxury or the most popular ones are sport cars. German cars might not have the longwearing cars but owners tend to buy a Mercedes-Benz or a BMW or Volkwagen cars for comfort and fast. With more advance cars, German cars give more sturdier feel, controlled and smooth ride whereas Japanese cars would likely to shake a lot in bumpy roads. For interior, owners would likely choose German cars. German cars have better stereo and also comfort comes to those who sits at the back row. German cars have wider space room so people who sit at the back don’t get dizzy or sick. The most important part is safe. Although safe cannot be guaranteed, but German cars are safer due to the airbags placing while Japanese cars have less airbags provided inside the car.


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According to an industry survey, it is known that German cars are amongst the least reliable, and Japanese cars amongst the most dependable. German manufacturers, such as Audi, Mercedes Benz, Porsche, and etc. took four of the bottom six places in a reliability table based on the experiences of 50,000 UK car owners. In contrast, Japanese manufacturers, such as Honda, Suzuki, Toyota, and Mazda took four of the top six places.


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To choose between Japanese or German cars depends on what you need. If you are in a budget you could always get the German cars but you have to keep it taken care of because German’s are not like Japanese cars that have better longevity for daily activities without spending more money for the car services. The safest way to have a car for a long time in your life is to choose Japanese car manufacturers, such as Honda and Toyota. Maybe some of you will love the interior and exterior of the German cars better than Japanese cars, but German cars are not dependable as the Japanese cars. Well, all depend on you to choose it.