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5 ways to buy the cheapest cars in Nigeria




Have you ever been swindled when trying to buy a car in Nigeria?.. You are not alone.

One reason some of us fall for this cheap fraud is because we want to buy the baddest cars.. but we want to pay next to nothing. As I write, some Nigerians are out there searching for “Tokunbo Toyota Big Daddy” for N550,000.. The truth is, you won’t even get a good one for N1.5m.

Genuinely cheap cars are difficult to come by in Nigeria.. however, these 5 steps can guide you when trying to buy the cheapest cars in Nigeria:

Don’t be in a haste:

The first rule of thumb is, never be in a haste.. never be desperate. Don’t fall for all that “someone already made a deposit or someone is coming to pay for it tomorrow”.. So, comport yourself and the car you will drive will not pass you by. This may save you a lot of bucks as most Nigerians get their best deals when they are not in a rush.

Nigerian used cars:

Many of us try to avoid Nigerian used cars but they ultimately become our last resort. This will always remain the cheapest option whether you want to buy a Toyota First Lady or.. a Range Rover Autobiography..

However, you have to really shine your eyes because several Nigerians only sell their cars.. when they are looking for someone to pass the maintenance cost to. Just make sure you are not that person that would use his/her money to buy another man’s problem.

Buy from family and friends:

Some family and friends may give additional discount due to sentiment.. especially if they are attached to the car and still want to see it around once in a while. However, don’t be too gullible.. don’t overlook any vital information based on trust.

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Buy from USA auction and import yourself:

Some Nigerians refer to this as “point and kill”. It is definitely a cheaper option than buying in Nigeria.. because you would have eliminated the dealer’s profit, middle men’s brokerage and other ancillary charges. Your savings may range from a few thousands to several millions.

Online car sites:

Make sure you compare prices on Konga, Cheki, Jiji, OLX etc.. This can help you spot the best deals.. it will also improve your bargaining power.. as well as save your time and money instead of driving from Sango to Ajah in search of a car you might never find.


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  1. Nelson o

    January 6, 2017 at 13:35

    Pls I need a Nigerian used 2008 Camry hybrid with leather interiors and preferably golden color and in excellent condition. Where can I get it and what is the cost?
    Please send your reply to my mail

    • AutoJosh

      January 6, 2017 at 13:40

      My email is [email protected]. and my focus is pre-ordered cars from USA. All the specs and requirements you have stated may be difficult to find in one Nigerian used car.. We can check various online car sites. Thank you for contacting AutoJosh.

  2. beamzy

    January 6, 2017 at 13:47

    Excellent write up, this Autojosh guy is hotter than fire. You too sabi ! Abeg keep giving us info about Cars.

    • AutoJosh

      January 6, 2017 at 15:47

      Sure. I will always be here for you.

  3. macjosh

    January 8, 2017 at 00:01

    Nice one….Although I don’t have enough for a car yet… I’m here for my love for cars…
    Thanks autojosh!

    • AutoJosh

      January 8, 2017 at 12:40

      Thanks MacJosh

  4. Chris

    June 13, 2017 at 12:13

    I honestly wonder when you will get this and reply… However, please I need a Toyota Sienna XLE 2008, foreign used, at a very reasonable price not above 2M.
    Might you be of help please?

    • AutoJosh

      June 13, 2017 at 12:21

      I can be of help and you can contact me on WhatsApp via my number below. However, note that the landing cost of the 2008 model may be above 2m


  5. ojo

    July 19, 2017 at 02:24

    i need a 10 secs car

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