adric22 wrote:You know, I was thinking. My friend the Toyota mechanic was telling me recently how there are differences between vehicles made in Japan and in the USA. They may have the exact same name (such as Toyota Camry, etc) but they will use different parts in them and he tells me the Japanese versions are always more reliable. I wonder what differences there will be with the Leafs made in Smyrna.
Very true. I can't attest to reliability but as far as performance, Japanese automotive manufacturer have always kept the best for themselves. The Nissan Silvia is the best example. It was sold in the US as the Nissan 240SX from '89-'98. the JDM version came w/ the sacred SR20DET which, by the time they got to their last iteration of the Silvia (S15) it produced 250bhp. For the US version we ended up w/ the same exact chassis but the engine was a KA24D(E) and the most it ever made was 155bhp.
Why they do this, I dunno. Think they might still be upset at us about how WWII turned out?