Claims that allowing used Japanese cars into Australia would reduce road safety are simply nonsense, says the car review website dogandlemon.com.
Editor Clive Matthew-Wilson, who has extensively studied the New Zealand experience with used imports, says:
“Used Japanese imports were the best thing that ever happened to the New Zealand consumer.”
“In the late 1980s, New Zealanders went from driving rusty old death-traps to driving relatively modern cars. Now, with about half the New Zealand fleet coming second-hand from Japan, New Zealanders wouldn’t have it any other way.”