Jdm Cars Essay

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Japanese Domestic Market, also well known as JDM, is a term used by companies in Japan to refer to the local market for domestic goods and services, as opposed to the international, non Japanese market. Within the automotive industry, this term most commonly refers to Japanese brand automobiles and parts designed and constructed to conform to Japanese vehicle and equipment regulations and to suit Japanese market preferences. Why should anyone consider buying a vehicle from Japan? The answer is very simple; The Japanese Domestic Market offers exclusive vehicles with features and engine options never offered in north America. Engines on these cars are super reliable and easy/cheap to repair. It could be very rewarding to buy a Japanese car, even if it is used. JDM can also be referred to as “Car Tuning”. Vehicle tuners in markets outside of Japan often import JDM components for installation on non JDM vehicles, to attain specific appearance and performance characteristics. JDM vehicle body parts, engines, lights, mirrors, wheels, and emblems are among the popular exports for conversion of non JDM vehicles. In most cases, no significant traffic compatibility issue arises from the installation of JDM components outside of Japan, but there are safety hazards associated with using JDM headlamps in countries where traffic flows along the right side of the road. This is because all JDM headlamps are engineered for use on the left side of the road, a left traffic low beam in right hand traffic blinds oncoming drivers and fails to light the right side driver's way safely ahead. JDM engines are well known for their great performances and reliability, however in 1988, JDM cars were limited among manufacturers to only 280 horsepower engines and speed of 120 miles per hour, due to safety concerns. The horsepower lifted in 2004, but the speed of 120 mph remained mostly the same,

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