The secret to Japanese car reliability - REVEALED!

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Reliability is one of the most important factors when buying a new car, right? Whether you want something that packs a punch or is highly practical, you’ll always want to consider reliability before you hand over the cash on your new set of wheels.

So with that in mind, it got us thinking - why is it that some of the most reliable cars in the world come from Japan? After all, a recent survey by WarrantyWise found that 5 of the top 10 most reliable cars you can buy are Japanese!

Well, we’ve done some investigating, and we’re sharing the results in this video! To find out why the likes of Toyota and Honda make some of the most reliable cars in the world, you'll need to stick with Mat for this all-new video!

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Complete this sentence: The greatest Japanese car ever made is...
Øméßh Ãřjûñə
Øméßh Ãřjûñə 5 أيام قبل
Toyota supra
KuloGamer !!
KuloGamer !! 16 أيام قبل
Honda supra wwwwwww
Thavash Govender
Thavash Govender 24 أيام قبل
Supra 1993
Nicholas Gascoyne
Nicholas Gascoyne أشهر قبل
Rajintha Liyanawaduge
Rajintha Liyanawaduge أشهر قبل
Toyota supra and jxz 100 2jz
lankan international
lankan international أيام قبل
Missing the is intention behind the action and toyota care about workers as they have nothing to care about themselves
Jon Jeskie
Jon Jeskie 3 أيام قبل
"Japan makes reliable cars".. yeah I don't think Nissan got the memo 🤔
ali khan
ali khan 3 أيام قبل
With 2030 in sight, why has Toyota not produce a reliable EV already?and it is now lagging behind Leaf,Tesla and E-niro.
•CarEditz• 3 أيام قبل
Cool 👌
Adrian Ward
Adrian Ward 4 أيام قبل
No nissans? Well I agree only reliable nissans are the infiniti line I found they were built better than regular Nissan but Japan are the best
Øméßh Ãřjûñə
Øméßh Ãřjûñə 5 أيام قبل
Do a drag race with a lexus lfa and a aventador svj
MK3 6 أيام قبل
Swishy nibbly nibbly
Paul C
Paul C 6 أيام قبل
As well as reliability, Japenese culture and ethos includes premium customer service as a matter of respect. Respect for customers is reflected as respect for nation and self. It is this respect and pride in workmanship that was missing from the West who just concentrated on profit and cheapness. I drive a Lexus F Sport RX450h as featured. It is the best car I've ever owned. Those who scoff that it's not the fastest...real world 0-60 in 6.8secs (as tested) is fast enough for anyone and huge combined torque = effortless overtakes. It does this whilst carrying 4 in complete luxury and is capable of going around the earth 10 times before you need worry about anything major on that lovely v6 engine. Can you see any landrover or jag managing this? No. They'd need an articulated lorry full of spares and a large team just to keep the things on the road. Don't be fooled though. The best quality goes into the better Lexus cars so you buy either the LS or the RX if you want the best. Cheaper models have their issues and all suffer from things like premature suspension wear...primarily control arm bushes failing due to our roads and their weight being heavy hybrids. Avoid their diesels...those are far less reliable. Older lexus cars are best in petrol form. Best bang for buck is the older non hybrid GS300 V6 3 litre. Ls luxury in a car to rival pure driving pleasure of bmw.
555jaybo 7 أيام قبل
Mat's voice has gradually bored me to tears,,,, just like his videos
riccccccardo 8 أيام قبل
No more unreliable over engineered German cars for me! Audis suck 2x engine failures and super high oil consumption. I’ve now got a Lexus, convinced misses to buy a used Toyota Yaris convinced my friend to buy a used Honda Civic hybrid and got my work colleague to purchase a used Mazda and they all having a good time apart from normal maintenance and age related wear and tear.
riccccccardo 8 أيام قبل
Naeem Iqbal Mogra
Naeem Iqbal Mogra 8 أيام قبل
Matt, you have never ever reviewed a Toyota Crown!! You've shown a Toyota Crown on a production line!! Please we need a review!!!
flower in the rain
flower in the rain 8 أيام قبل
K onliner
K onliner 10 أيام قبل
Its the same thing with the watches like Orient, Seiko, Casio. Theyre tough and durable.
Łukasz 10 أيام قبل
That's why I like Lexus more than Mercedes, BMW and Audi. Mercedes could more offer. They have newer technologies, more functionalities but they do not test it good enough. Lexus is not as good in terms of available functionalities but it's hundred times more reliable. If they provide some features it means they test it. For Mercedes you as a customer are a beta tester...
Honda's are faster
Honda's are faster 11 أيام قبل
Definitely not a wrx or evo shitboxes. The best is Honda and Nissan..
Honda's are faster
Honda's are faster 11 أيام قبل
They mean Honda's reliability secret..
Zylianari 11 أيام قبل
Japanese automotives are so reliable and easy to maintain that even terrorists use them...
Christine Ayres
Christine Ayres 13 أيام قبل
Dont forget Mitsubishi , i have an old 2007 Colt and its done 114 thousnad miles , still starts first time every time all day every day as Yianni would say lol ,only things i have ever had changed are the brakes tyres and track rod ends
DRKILLIE 13 أيام قبل
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Elizabeth Green 14 أيام قبل
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Gim gim 13 أيام قبل
Seeing alot of success stories, he must be honest and trustworthy for people to talk this good about him.
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Walter Briggs 13 أيام قبل
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Joyner Ambrose 13 أيام قبل
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Kelly Kingston 13 أيام قبل
Real estate investment is so less profitable to investors as crypto trading.
Valdez Quin
Valdez Quin 13 أيام قبل
iSucc 14 أيام قبل
It’s like their Beef
applepie gamer
applepie gamer 14 أيام قبل
My dad has the Lexus RX450h it's been 100k now it's a 2011 model and to replace the air suspension is 3k but it has been very reliable except the cosmetics.
Boris Ristanovic
Boris Ristanovic 15 أيام قبل
Lack of inovations is another technology is miles behind german brands. They put touch screen only few years ago...inovations and new technology are reasons for lack of reliability.
striker3 15 أيام قبل
Actually it was an American that improved not only Japanese cars but Japanese Mfg in General! In 1950, Japanese businessmen turned to an obscure American from Wyoming to help them rebuild an economy shattered in World War II. That industrial expert, W. Edwards Deming, taught Japan’s manufacturers how to produce top quality products economically. The Japanese used that knowledge to turn the global economy on its head and beat U.S. industry at its own game. Companies such as Toyota Motor Corp. and Sony Corp. adopted Deming’s concepts and became world-class producers in their fields, helping Japan become one of the planet’s dominant economic powers. Japan’s rise was the start of a regional metamorphosis. Asia eventually became a manufacturing giant. Although American companies could have learned from Deming, most ignored him for decades even as Asian competitors gobbled away at Americans’ customer base and profits.
Adolfo R
Adolfo R 15 أيام قبل
🇯🇵💪🏻 ichiban
Ray Boccino
Ray Boccino 16 أيام قبل
I'd also add Mazda in the list of the most reliable Japanese brands! Mazda inline engines are as reliable as Honda and Toyota and I'm talking purely by experience! We had a 1996 323 1.5 (which we sold in 2009 to get a Mazda 6 GH 1.8) and it never let us down! It even had a metallic intake manifold instead of the dreary plastic hell all modern cars have! Also, don't forget that all Mazdas come to us from Hiroshima, in Japan, and they've always come from there! This certainly means something! P.S.: Get your Wankel/Rotary stuff out, this video is about reliability! 😉
R J 16 أيام قبل
Electric cars will change this. They have less moving parts = low maintenance. I't will be a battery and software race.
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Kaka Athari Projects 17 أيام قبل
Indonesia Is Better
Ben Daykin
Ben Daykin 18 أيام قبل
Is Hyundai pretty reliable? Unsure if they are similar to Toyota in their manufacturing processes that make the cars so reliable? Thinking of getting an i30 at some point.
Robo Cop
Robo Cop 18 أيام قبل
Jeremy clarkson - I’m going to kill you Toyota hilux - hold my beer ; )
mistertoet kroenchot
mistertoet kroenchot 18 أيام قبل
Melchor Vincent Agot
Melchor Vincent Agot 18 أيام قبل
Let me ask: Is the classic Mini a Western kei car? If so did it sell like hotcakes in Japan?
M H A 19 أيام قبل
So this is why so many ppl told me to get something Japanese as my first car, I was first looking at fiesta's and clios
Milkman69ner 19 أيام قبل
They’re not reliable. All these cars have had failed engines, I had a 2JZ and it failed on me. They aren’t bullet proof
Thug Style
Thug Style 20 أيام قبل
every brend can make cars like japanise but they like money so they make cars that brke down all the time
Denis Paskou
Denis Paskou 20 أيام قبل
My dad has had a nissan qashqai since 2008 and after 13 years the first problem appeared to be with the a/c
Mohamed Beshr
Mohamed Beshr 20 أيام قبل
What about NISSAN?
SURAJ HANSORA 20 أيام قبل
Watch This classic Indian ATV Team as it unveils it's previous years' car line-up 🏁🏁🏁🏁🏁
Uludak 21 أيام قبل
so i watched an ad for JDM that wasn't declared as such? carwows quality was always poor but now this chanel has lost all the tiny rests of credibilty, fallen to the most dubious auto channel on the internet
Paul L. Abdullah
Paul L. Abdullah 21 أيام قبل
I thought Hilux was only released in Asia cause americans only have tacoma and thundra I just knew that U.K have access to Hilux
Matthew Randhika Adiputra 1313113
Matthew Randhika Adiputra 1313113 22 أيام قبل
the only "limited" car in toyota is the yaris gr
D K 23 أيام قبل
Kei car is pretty fun!
Your sussy nanny
Your sussy nanny 23 أيام قبل
It’s worth buying a Japanese car.
2741718 23 أيام قبل
Nice Toyota Ad! Obviously they pay a lot to Carwow. But what about Mazda or Nissan?
steve horner
steve horner 23 أيام قبل
All other manufacturers use crap products and a load of plastic where steel should be used
Justin Korzhanenk Audwine
Justin Korzhanenk Audwine 23 أيام قبل
Best japanese car is Toyota..... TOYOTA KIJANG!!!!🤣
Marc D' Mayor
Marc D' Mayor 24 أيام قبل
Why do we not get cool models like venza and Sequire?
Avinash Sarma
Avinash Sarma 24 أيام قبل
can u review any proton cars
Glenn Humphries
Glenn Humphries 24 أيام قبل
An old joke; to test the build quality of a car the Japanese would put a cat in it overnight. If it suffocated the car was a success. The Americans tried the same, but if the cat was still in it in the morning that counted as a success.
Insomniul 24 أيام قبل
Why would cat suffocate in a car? It's not a submarine, there are ventilation holes...
Michael Scott
Michael Scott 24 أيام قبل
Yu 24 أيام قبل
We will continue to work hard to ensure that trust is not compromised🇯🇵.
yamato 1332
yamato 1332 25 أيام قبل
Hello. Please review Nissan Skyline GT-R !! I’m Japanese.
C S 25 أيام قبل
Top gear tried to kill a Toyota Hilux and failed. They don’t like failure.
Lee Doxey
Lee Doxey 25 أيام قبل
Yes we all know that Japanese cars are the most reliable but why do I keep buying BMWs?
南極大陸 25 أيام قبل
I’m a Japanese. When I bought a new Japanese car, I usually don’t need it to be repaired for ten years or 100000km.
ティーチクロス 25 أيام قبل
Jidoka 自働化🙅‍♂️ 自動化🙆‍♂️
Dan Eady
Dan Eady 26 أيام قبل
Unsubscribed for blasphemy. If you made anti-gay statements you'd be shut down.
Gary 26 أيام قبل
Probably should clarify the diesels in modern Hiluxes are shiat. Mines been through 3 engines, have a mate who is an engine rebuilder who bought a new house paid for by replacing Toyota 1KZ engines 😂
Diamond D
Diamond D 26 أيام قبل
Theyre just built better........designed better'...........better quality parts........just better
AP-RSI 26 أيام قبل
Not really...
EagleT Vlogs
EagleT Vlogs 27 أيام قبل
Mäýüŕá Vïřůš
Mäýüŕá Vïřůš 27 أيام قبل
The tuner movement for Japanese car was back in late 70s early 80s where there was a gentlemen's agreement where domestic cars must be advertized not beyond 280hp and one of the starter of that movement is a street racing team called Mid Night Club where the likes of Ferrari Testarossa gives a run for its money and select few can enter but now the only one that can enter is friends and family of the previous leaders
Andrew Slattery
Andrew Slattery 27 أيام قبل
Would love to see the ultimate AWD Hot Hatch / Small car Comparison… Yaris GR vs WRX STI vs Golf R vs FocusRS vs AudiRS3
Devsing CURUM
Devsing CURUM 27 أيام قبل
hey can you make a video about the new Mazda BT50 ?
Beatwolf 27 أيام قبل
Sorry to see that you really do not seem engaged in this one matt. We know you are a German car fetishist, but come on, at least act like you aren't a little bit impressed by the reliability of the Japanese cars. They might not tickle your balls as much as a BMW but for many people that doesn't matter as much as a reliably car that doesn't brake down. Especially in this age where we have to try to watch our carbon footprint...more repairs means consuming more of our earths resources. People are starting to tire of it, and with the increasing performance and longevity of electric cars, the German manufacturers really have to step up. Also, it would have been interesting if you had done a bit of digging on the fundamental differences between the engineering philosophies of German car builders and Japanese ones. Despite my comments, great video with some great insight. (Owner of a 2018 Passat and a Toyta Corolla 1.6, 2001) :)
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Yo Ndak Tau Kok Tanya Saya 28 أيام قبل
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2728Alexis 28 أيام قبل
How come every Nissan I've owned died an early death then? Garbage cars.
Panorama 28 أيام قبل
It sounds like you said I am Emma Watson rather than Matt Watson in every video. To me anyways.
El Nino
El Nino 28 أيام قبل
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I`m Daweed 28 أيام قبل
Im a mechanic and used to work for toyota, it was almost a bit boring at times because all we had to do was servicing them, the only car that is not that good is the "toyota" proace, because its made by PSA so its not even an actual toyota😅 But its not just the japanese cars, everything they make is just reliable, ATVs, Motorcycles, Forklifts, Boatengines, Excavators...etc.
07wrxtr1 28 أيام قبل
+ The culture is different in that they take their job more seriously as the family is more interdependent, unlike most western nations where "You're 18, get the F outta here!". US Corporations try to mimic this by pulling this whole bs: "We're one big family" as if the company is a replacement for intact families. This is why there to this day is still a wide gap and that usually shows up in resell values at the end of the day. In Japan, your name is your reputation... I'm not how much that's changed in present day, however I have heard that is/was a key reason why Japanese workers take more pride in what they do. Here, in the US, you probably still don't want that C8 built on a Friday or Monday lol. Overall US culture has embedded resentment as the hierarchical corporate structure favors the few at the expense of the many, and this is why we now have next to no experts as workers are forced to job hop for pay raises.
Riidwan Rahat
Riidwan Rahat 28 أيام قبل
Lexus LFA is super car not GT
Leroy Broekema
Leroy Broekema 28 أيام قبل
Because the Japanese take more pride in making quality products. Rather than making products that break quickly so you have to spend more money
VALAKALAV 28 أيام قبل
I'm from Birmingham but sorry Matt, hearing someone call a 2JZ a 2JZED is just wrong 🤣🤣
newest bear
newest bear 28 أيام قبل
With the exception of subaru
mario rivas
mario rivas 29 أيام قبل
Lean Startup Method
Ryan Adams
Ryan Adams 29 أيام قبل
Should do an Audi A car vs S car vs RS car of the same model to see the differences!
Scott Whitener
Scott Whitener 29 أيام قبل
This is good content, Matt. There is no doubt here in the States as well that Japanese cars objectively have the best reputation for reliability. But I've always struggled with why other manufacturers (especially the US ones) haven't looked at these cars and those processes you mentioned and said "we have got to match this kind of reliability." And if they have, nobody has been as successful at it. Sure, there are always outlier cars out there with tons of miles but I just get the feeling that the other car makers dont want to spend the resources and apply the extra TLC that the Japanese car makers do. My only guess is because a large group of people continue to buy cars mainly for their looks and/or specs, which is understandable (something like the late Dodge Avenger).
Armani Gtr
Armani Gtr 29 أيام قبل
Skyline GTR R34
AKV GALAXY 29 أيام قبل
Maruti Suzuki 800, most reliable car.
Nolkyo 29 أيام قبل
I am sorry but the Toyota Supra's story is very unique. There is "Up to Speed" Episode on that car and it's 2JZ engine but in a few line : It is a car that been over engineered because it was created to compete in the GT500 Japanese's supercar serie and they just decided to use a FORGED engine from factory to power up this car. The car itself is legendary for that but it's not a supercar nor a sport car, it's just a 90's GT with an amazing engine, but it reality its concurrents were the Nissan 300ZX and the Mitsubishi 3000GT
Nolkyo 29 أيام قبل
There is a lot of things you forgot : Mainly : The customer's satisfaction is paramount for japanese brand in Japan. If you buy a new car and it breaks down, it's a huge failure for the car company and the dealership, a brand's reputation is much more important than in some of our western country where service is shitty because guess what, they mainly sell new cars to company so they don't really have any interest in the long term reliability. If a car breaks down well they think they're gonna just be selling their new car in 10 years while in japan they would think the owner would never buy a car from this brand again.
Oliver 29 أيام قبل
they are all great because they dont break down that much
アルプス工業 29 أيام قبل
Honda City is not a kei-car. That fist generation has a 1200cc engine.
Rocinante1980 29 أيام قبل
These comments are hilarious. Just shows how many children watch carwow. The greatest car Toyota has ever made, Iv seen the GR Yaris mentioned so many times. Do you idiots even know what GR stands for 😂
wayne h
wayne h 29 أيام قبل
wayne h
wayne h 29 أيام قبل
The production version of the Lexus LFA features a 412 kW (560 PS; 553 hp) V10 engine developed in collaboration with Yamaha
Matt Lord
Matt Lord 29 أيام قبل
One thing thats im0portant to mention... The Japanese's Attitude. Thats why all the points you make exist.
Raphael Zavagno
Raphael Zavagno 29 أيام قبل
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OK 29 أيام قبل
Bottom line is, Transport system is so good that car company's success totally depends on reliability and price.
Richard Anderson
Richard Anderson 29 أيام قبل
Everybody takes pride in their jobs over there.
Richard Anderson
Richard Anderson 29 أيام قبل
They make pretty phenomenal motorbikes too.
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Dinda Dwi putri 29 أيام قبل
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leo pang أشهر قبل
Japanese engineers cars built base on interchangeable and standardisation parts with most in house models ,to cut down inventry cost whereas other foreign companies let their account department do the costing to cut cost
Toe Cutter
Toe Cutter أشهر قبل
Best built cars in the world ... Toyota had to stop saying that because other car companies started crying and said it's not fair
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Ciaran أشهر قبل
The Japanese are just smarter,nissan and Toyota are the most reliable engines on earth...though the german cars are catching up...(audi 5cylinder and r32 skyline fan)
Haterade أشهر قبل
Kei cars? More like gay cars ;-;
Hammmod Jabeer
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Your words are not true, I have Nissan gtr and I am aware of many problems
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