imported prius from japan

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Main Forum' started by ikram, Aug 18, 2019.

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  1. ikram

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    hello,
    is safe to buy or import prius from japan,how safe is it,some body can share the experience,
    thanks
     
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    welcome!
    the biggest issue is finding someone to repair them, and understanding japanese. don't they have u/k prius?
     
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    Aren't all of them made in Japan? I don't think they make them in the US.
     
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    No, every Gen4 sold in the USA was assembled here.

    I'm pretty sure all 2015 Gen3s as well.

    +5mpg for posting
     
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    All are made in Japan.
     
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    I think @ikram's question was about importing a used vehicle from Japan, and the related issues of servicing, import formalities, user interface language, and the like, not about the country of origin.
    That’s not correct. All fourth-generation Prius and Prius Prime cars sold in the U.S. were made at Toyota’s Tsutsumi and Takaoka plants in Japan; see the VIN decoder sheets filed with NHTSA.
    There were some made in China in a joint venture with FAW, and some assembled in Thailand from CKD kits, in both cases for sale only in those markets.
     
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    Are there country specific requirements in the UK? In the US there are strict emissions requirements and so importing a car not intended for this market is often a huge problem.
     
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