Many desirable cars nowadays are not US cars—several popular models are European or Asian. However, if a great deal is your goal, you may be better off avoiding these types of vehicles. They often cost more than American cars. If you are set on, for instance, looking at Japanese cars, try looking at second-tier brands. They will be more affordable than those in the top tier. Not only do some foreign cars cost more, but so can their maintenance. European automobiles, for example, tend to be expensive to repair. That means even if you can find one for cheap initially, it may end up costing more in the long run. As such, it is wise to take these additional costs into consideration before making a purchase. Ultimately, an affordable American car can serve its function just as well for you.