Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 1 month ago

What is the meaning of the Japanese expression "10年落ち"?

Please help me, 10年落ち means minimum 10 years or maximum 10 years?

Thank you in advance.

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  • Ben
    Lv 5
    1 month ago
    Best Answer

    Really, it refers to a second-hand car which is 10 years old (or rather, was registered 10 years ago). It comes from the idea that people "drop" the car after it is 10 years old, as at that point it is assumed that it will start to become too unreliable, and repair fees will mount up. The term does get used more loosely for second-hand cars that are merely around 10 years old, though.

    3年落ち is the other year marker that often comes up on the second-hand market, for people selling off after 3 years.

  • 1 month ago

    10 years down as per google search

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