Japan's cautious consumers continue to take small steps to put the country back on solid economic ground. Mini steps, actually. Mini-vehicles — officially defined as cars with a 0.66L engine or smaller — continue to grab a major chunk of the new car market. Car buyers are attracted to the affordable prices and eye-catching features. The only downside is that the “recession car” trend is pushing mini production to the max, causing purchasers to endure long waiting periods before taking ...

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