a clean jdm is more peace of mind than a pkdm. ive a jdm 03 vitz at home. it has never embarraced and disappointed me. it never broke down on the road anywhere ever. it just requires timely periodic maintenance nothing else. it has clocked 140,000km on the odo. maybe the metre might be reversed to when it was imported back in 2008 but it is still running strong and can beat any 1000cc pkdm in respect to comfort, performance and peace of mind.
the thing is about mind set. a person with a mindset that jdm is crap and pkdm wont give troubles will find any possible excuse to not buy a jdm.
as i said, i am saying this based on my experience. things on paper or in mind are different than what are on ground. if you get an unabused jdm. youll have to spend couple of thousand ruppees to get it detailed and to change lubricants and to get brakes, ac etc serviced but the way prado will serve you, a fortuner will never be able to.
i cant force you to get a prado. its your hard earned money and it is your right to spend it your way. but i can surely advise you the right thing based on my experience. rest is upto you. Best of Luck.
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