Currently, the production of cars and the demand for them are growing. The more busy the traffic becomes, the more people think about their safety and comfort, striving to buy a car that optimally combines such advantages as comfort, safety, ease of operation, economy of service and prestige. Particularly popular in most countries of the world, including Russia, are cars from German and Japanese manufacturers, which compete fiercely with each other, and it is not always easy for a buyer to understand the strengths and weaknesses of their products and make the right choice.
German cars - this is prestige, but it appeared not as a result of advertising campaigns, but as a result of the highest quality, reliability and comfort of cars produced by such German concerns as Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Opel and Volkswagen.
Japanese cars are safety and economy achieved through the world's highest manufacturability and the strictest quality control standards. Japan ranks second in the world in the number of cars produced annually (Germany is the third), yielding primacy to China, but most countries of the world tend to drive cars of Toyota, Nissan, Honda brands.
What is the difference between German cars and Japanese cars? German cars are the best choice for those who seek to emphasize their high social status at the lowest price. Driving Japanese cars is also quite prestigious, but according to this highly subjective parameter, they are definitely inferior to the products of the German automobile industry.
Japanese cars are more technologically advanced: for example, the SH-AWD all-wheel drive system installed in Japanese cars has no world analogues yet. Japanese automakers offer a slightly larger selection of models, but the Germans are slightly behind them, so a wide range of models can be attributed to the advantages of manufacturers in both Japan and Germany.
Japanese cars are better adapted to Russian roads, as well as to operation in different climatic zones, while German cars with their engines with injection, ceramic spraying of cylinders, turbocharging and sensitive suspension fully reveal their merits in temperate climates and in the presence of high quality roads.
It is believed that German cars are more expensive to maintain, but this is not entirely true. The cost of replacing oils and filters for German and Japanese cars is about the same, but in German cars it is also often necessary to change sensors, "erase errors" in electronics, and change suspension parts. And this is not just maintenance, but a full-fledged repair, and Japanese cars like this need repairs much less often. But at the same time, Japanese car manufacturers recommend that maintenance be carried out much more often than German ones, but this approach significantly reduces the loss of value of Japanese cars after several years of operation.
- German cars are considered more prestigious.
- Japanese cars are more technologically advanced.
- Japanese cars are better adapted to Russian roads.
- German cars often require repair.
- Japanese cars have a higher frequency of maintenance, but lower costs after several years of operation.
- German cars are more comfortable, the interiors of most models are more ergonomic, but the engines of Japanese cars are much quieter, which also affects the comfort of movement.