FAQ

How is the quality and condition of used autoparts in Taiwan?
What is the average age of used autoparts in Taiwan?
Is it possible to place 1-2 pieces order?
What kind of transmission are popular in Taiwan?
What type of engine (gasoline or diesel) and drive type (2WD or 4WD) are popular in Taiwan?
What car makers are popular in Taiwan?
Where have these cars been manufactured?
Do you offer any warranty on the cars you sell?
How about the quality of Taiwanese cars?

How is the quality and condition of used autoparts in Taiwan?
Taiwan is a small island state south to Japan, 400 km south to north and 150 km east to west. Small country size affect driving habits and result in low mileage. An average annual mileage is about 10 000 km according to National Statistics Bureau. Moreover, common oil change interval is only 5000 km for engines and 20 000 km for gearboxes. It might be too conservative and precautious treatment, however it is greatly extends used engine life-time.

What is the average age of used autoparts in Taiwan?
Due to fast value depreciation (all the same as in Japan), even small repairing doesn’t make any economic sense for 10-15 year old car. Hence, mostly well-functioning 10-15 year old cars are returned to scrap yards.

Is it possible to place 1-2 pieces order?
Due to high labor, shipping and processing cost we don’t accept retail order.

What kind of transmission are popular in Taiwan?
Taiwanese cars are mostly equipped with automatic transmission, however it is still possible to find manual transmissions.

What type of engine (gasoline or diesel) and drive type (2WD or 4WD) are popular in Taiwan?
Taiwanese cars are mostly equipped with gasoline engines and front wheel drive, however it is still possible to find diesel engine or 4WD SUVs.

What car makers are popular in Taiwan?
Japanese car brands are the most popular: Nissan, Honda, Toyota, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Suzuki, Isuzu. German cars, such as Benz, BMW, VW, Audi and American cars, Ford and Chrysler, are also present at the market. Korean brand are getting popularity nowadays, however, they are rarely to find at the scrap yards.

Where have these cars been manufactured?
Most of the cars are manufactured in Taiwan at local manufacturer’s factory under tight control of Japanese specialists, however there are few imported models. Moreover, there several Taiwanese brands that are getting globally recognized. For example, there are Kymco scooters and SYM scooters and new car brand Luxgen.

Do you offer any warranty on the cars you sell?
Even though under FOB terms the seller bears responsibilities only until loading cargo on ship, we will take responsibility if any serious problem discovered soon after the container arrives at destination port.
Не маловажным является тот факт, что на Тайване отсутствует тенденция свойственная, скажем, российскому рынку, когда автомобили зарубежных марок, собранные в России, вынуждены продаваться дешевле, чем те же машины, произведенные зарубежом и привезенные в Россию, из-за недоверия со стороны покупателя. Отсутствие данной тенденции объясняет очень просто – на сегодняшний день качество японской и тайваньской сборки сравнялось, и покупатели готовы платить за тайваньскую сборку не меньше чем за японскую. По большому счету, автомобили из Тайваня это японские автомобили с левым рулем.

How about the quality of Taiwanese cars?
As of today, almost all Japanese and some American automobile manufactures opened their local assembly factories in Taiwan, producing car mainly for domestic market, and partly for export, including Japan. All local assembly factories are subject to tight control and supervision from Japanese specialists. It is important to note, that Taiwanese manufacturers perceive “basic specification” exactly the same way as Japanese do – alloy wheels, air conditioner, power windows, air bags, leather interior are indeed basic specification, not options, as European and American manufacturers mistakenly think.
At the current level of globalization, technological cooperation, research and development integration, it is not correct any longer to perceive “made in Taiwan” as it is solely made in Taiwan. Local Taiwanese manufacturers are using considerable quantity of Japanese component parts, technological knowhow, and it is quite common to see Japanese managers heading departments at local factories. Even newly launched national Taiwanese automotive brand Luxgen is quite far from being purely Taiwanese, as too much Japanese solutions and technologies are used.
Another important trend at the local car market, is that imported model are not overpriced just because they are manufactured elsewhere. Japanese LHD cars of equal class, engine size and specifications would sell in Taiwan for equal price with local counterparts; otherwise they would go out of business. The explanation of this trend is plain and simple – Taiwanese customers are not willing to pay markup for “made in Japan” because they don’t perceive local assembly quality to be inferior. To cut a long story short, Taiwanese cars are Japanese LHD vehicles.

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