From recall point of view, yes it has a bit of risk buying from PI, but looking at the amount of PI Harrier, Estima, Vezel etc, so far no big issues in the press about major recall issues.
If I am correct, BM also pledged to service PI cars, I am not sure about any strings attached but at least there is a safety net for buying PI cars. Use it as a last resort option.
JDM is certainly of better quality spec because the strategy for the MIT Asian model is low cost competitive advantage, no way it will match the JDM model quality specs. At times even simple things like window glass panel could be of different quality and specs but many may not be aware about this.
If price is the same, PI is certainly a better choice, but for 150k range spending, looking for a reliable PI is more important than a few more k price advantage. There are obviously a few reliable PIs that have been mentioned in the forum more than once.
Edited by Ct3833, 02 June 2019 - 10:46 AM.