by Martin Derien

Probably you’ve noticed the ads around. Various auto dealers, trying to pull in clients any way they can, have put up signs appealing to the consumer’s patriotic duty, urging them to “Buy US-Made vehicles” and save the auto industry. The same thing is happening in other countries, too.

But do know this: It’s not patriotic to buy a bad car. Here are some essential reasons why.

The Car Industry is Already Incredibly Multinational

Most car companies are not longer strictly “American” anyway. They get much of their stuff from dozens of different places, depend on China and other cheaper countries to drive costs down, and haven’t been purely American for ages.

Since tons of foreign autos are also made by Americans in many places across the US, buying a Japanese car also contributes to Americans. It’s only the company bosses who are still ‘American’ (with tons of exceptions)–and do you think you should help out the CEOs that helped drive some of these companies into the state they’re in today?

Ways You Can Help Out

Propping up American dealers that haven’t been making quality cars for a long time isn’t going to help out on a ‘national’ scale.

Why not work on your own income? Saving money and using money can only be done when you make good financial decisions for yourself, not just because a few industries have asked for your charity.

An Example

Thing about these options: one is a used Japanese car, brought over instantly from the market in Japan, and sold at a great price.

The competing offer is an American offering, its price slashed by one of the auto companies so that they might move it off the lot, even while the company falls into a bankrupt state.

What do you do? Getting the Japanese vehicle will surely mean you’ll still have some money to spend on other things. It means you will have been smart in making a choice that’s ideal for where you are, not simply giving charity to companies.

Everyone Else Does It, Why Shouldn’t You Buy From A Foreign Market

Containing some of the world’s best drivers and top roads, the auto market in Japan is one of the top ones around. Go after it.

Also, average Japanese car owners usually get new cars after a shorter amount of time. The government forces a very rigorous load of safety checks on older cars, which makes having them much more pricey than possessing a used car in America. Take advantage of the alternate markets.

As the Japanese auction off their cars, top exporters buy the vehicles and facilitate their sale to places outside of Japan, including North America.

If you’re in the market for a new or already-driven car–wherever you’re located–use the gigantic global reach of the online market, tap into resources you didn’t even know existed, and go home with the top vehicle for your cash.

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