Asked in Toyota
Which car is cheaper as far as parts American or overseas car such as a Honda or toyoto or what i mean is Buick car parts cheaper than Honda and Toyota?
September 05, 2007 8:12PM
This is a tough question to answer 100% accurately. The first consideration is popularity of the car. If the car is/was a large seller, parts are generally cheaper for several reasons; the after market is larger, more cars have been totaled out and their parts are available at a junk yard, etc. The next consideration is where the was actually made. Some Toyotas are made in the US and some Fords are now made substantially in Mexico.
The general rule of thumb is that US car parts will be cheaper since there will be no import tariffs/fees. Though a Honda Civic will have cheaper parts than a Ford Expedition, for example.