Yep, the Japanese cars are incredibly expensive to maintain.
I rarely look at the bills on the cars I fix but they are usually over
$500 on anything Japanese. Some alternators are that much to begin with
Most Imports parts cost at times twice as much as American cars
A good example is a 'Igniter Module' for a Toyota (any of them). Does
much the same function as a GM HEI Module (which are relatively cheep).
Replacements start around $400. When I worked in Auto Salvage, we would
sell 'Igniter Modules' for $80 used. People would not even complain about
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