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¥ slide: No big dent on car prices

The COE premium still forms the bulk of car prices, and cars made outside Japan are often traded in US$, say dealers

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Japanese makes such as Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Mitsubishi offer some made-in-Thailand models here. Only Mazda's current range of nine models are all Japan-made

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IT WILL be difficult for buyers of Japanese-made models here to determine the exact reduction in car prices - if any - as a result of the falling yen, because of fluctuating COE (certificate of entitlement) premiums.

But more likely, dealers will use the forex savings to

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