There could be a limited inventory of popular new vehicles.
Since the devastating magnitude-9.0 earthquake, many of the Asian-based makes like Acura, Honda, Infiniti, Lexus, Mazda, Nissan, Subaru and Toyota have been forced to cut production due to a disruption in the manufacturing supply chain. Ironically, Hyundai and Kia, which are headquartered in Korea, have two American manufacturing plants in both Georgia and Alabama. Unlike a number of automakers, both foreign and domestic, they arenâ€™t being affected. In fact, both Hyundai and Kia are said to be making plans to go into overtime mode. So if you have difficulty finding a Toyota, Nissan or the like, the Korean automakers' plans on having plenty of their hot-selling fuel-efficient vehicles available.