Choosing Between American, European, and Asian Used Cars: Which to Buy?

The customs and traditions of American, European, and Asian people differ greatly, and this is manifested, among other things, in the tastes for cars. The US, Europe, and Asia are the three leading regions of the global automotive industry. While technology is king in Japan, Europeans are more pragmatic, and Americans are not accustomed to denying themselves everything that concerns power and comfort. 

Despite different approaches to development, many models from foreign and American manufacturers have a long competition history. The reps from the Indy Auto Man multi brand used car dealership reveal the leading treats of the vehicles’ character to help the readers decide the car from which regions will be the best suit. 

American Grand Scale and Power

Although the Americans are from the Old World, our culture is largely original, and our preferences are radically different from European ones. While the average European is economical, the American, on the contrary, lives a high life. When it comes to cars, manufacturers strive to meet the expectations of their buyers and provide big, powerful, versatile cars.

American companies are accustomed to producing vehicles that captivate with their aggressive appearance, large dimensions, and cross-country ability. Such, for example, are Chrysler or Jeep.

SUVs are the most popular in the US. They are suitable for most people, including those who may not leave big cities, like Indianapolis, for years. American manufacturers offer the most versatile model range of SUVs, pickups, and powerful sports cars. So, if comparing, for example, an American pickup truck with a Japanese one, such as Ford F-150 and Toyota Tundra, the differences are obvious. The Tundra, while being durable and solid, still lags behind the F-150 in terms of payload, towing capacity, and other features. 

Pragmatic Europe

The European region is certainly not homogeneous. But almost all Europeans are distinguished by a pragmatic attitude to things, and cars are no exception. Europeans pay attention to the economy, ergonomics, comfort, and safety of the vehicle. And the manufacturers are trying to produce just such cars.

A typical car from Europe is a compact sedan or hatchback, with the following indicators:

  • high safety;
  • environment-friendly;
  • long-term trouble-free operation;
  • stylish.

Of course, all European countries have their differences:

  • The Germans are inherently pedantic, and they rely on impeccable reliability in the production of cars. 
  • The French are more emotional and conquer the world with the original, delightful design of their cars. 
  • The British take quality and luxurious style.

In the globalization era, the differences between countries and continents are blurred. Many European auto companies focus their sales on America, and they willy-nilly have to take into account the tastes of Americans.

Technological Asia

The Japanese in the 20th century showed an example of an economic miracle ahead of most world powers, including those with many times greater resources. Such success became possible thanks to the technologies that the Japanese authorities once emphasized and the American economic model planted on these small islands.

As a result, we have several world leaders in the automotive industry: Toyota, Nissan, and several others. The quality of Japanese cars has always matched their price. This is a kind of compromise between European pragmatics and the power of cars of American origin. But even in the external appearance of the Japanese, one can trace the originality: they are not so aggressive, and not at all luxurious, but swift, in some ways even predatory.

The original Japanese car brands Acura, Lexus, and Infinity are often associated with the American auto industry. The thing is that in the mid-80s, the US government introduced export restriction. That is why it was more profitable for Japan to export more expensive premium cars to America. Thus, these brands created models intending to conquer the American luxury car market, and they hundred-percent succeeded.

Indy Auto Man invites everyone, who wants to get acquainted with used cars, whether from foreign or local manufacturers, for a test drive in Indianapolis. With 300+ cars, SUVs, and trucks from the most popular brands, their car lot will be a good place to compare different models side by side and buy a top-quality used car regardless of the manufacturer.