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A vehicle movement data recording and analyzing system and a recording apparatus therefor can readily cope with variations of detailed specifications among users without modifying construction of the recording apparatus and also with an increase of specification items. The system includes a recording apparatus for compressing vehicle movement data in accordance with a predetermined set value and recording the data onto a record medium, and an analyzing apparatus for reading vehicle movement data from the record medium and expanding and analyzing the thus read vehicle movement data. The recording apparatus includes a reader for reading a predetermined set value from a record medium, a storage device for storing therein such predetermined set value, and a compressing device for compressing vehicle movement data in accordance with the predetermined set value and recording the vehicle movement data onto the record medium. The analyzing apparatus reads the vehicle movement data and the predetermined set value from the record medium and expand the thus read vehicle movement data in accordance with the predetermined set value.