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Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by Explorers(m): 8:28am On Mar 03, 2018
Please note, this thread is not to pull down anyone or anybody's business.


'Some' cars on Nairaland, not 'all' cars on Nairaland.




For many years, we blame our leaders, our government, politicians that they are thieves, corrupt, they are liars and so on.

But have we checked ourselves?

Are we in any way better?

If given the chance to hold their offices, are we not going to do worse?

Where we are now, our homes, streets, offices, little businesses we doing, how do we deal with our clients, our partners, colleagues, neighbors, friends, relatives and so on

Have we been fair enough, have been transparent or honest enough



As a car dealer, i think your clients have the right to know about everything you know about the car you're selling to them.


Some of these cars were posted here on Nairaland accident free untill some guys started running the lot number/VIN


Most time, some dealers claim clean title cars are too expensive, that's why they go for cars with minor crashes.


I agree, clean title cars are expensive, but some of these dealers will still brand the accidented cars to be accident free cars, selling it thesame price with clean title.


Imagine a seriouly wrecked 2007 camry SE going for 3.4m, maybe asking price.



Sometimes is not about the money or price, but the disclosure, the transparency, let your customers no what they're buying.


If you tell them and don't buy, others will buy.


Minor accidents or major accidents, tell your clients.


Then, some of these dealers on Nairaland are middle men/salesmen, they advertise and sell cars for people without knowing much about the history of what they're posting or selling.


You have a name to protect.



Three years ago my brother was a victim, bought a Toks 2009 camry XLE from a dealership in Akure, 3.1m


3months later car started showing itself, today not engine starting, tomorrow A.C. not working, next tomorrow power steering, next oil leakage, overheating, fuel pump, next braking system, or wiring problems, just within 10months of purchase.

They were working on the electronics one day when one of the tech guys run the VIN, you wont believe the history.

The accident must have claimed lives, it was non-repairable.

But maybe with magic they repaired and my brother bought it.

We went back to the dealer to ask him about the history.

He was still claiming accident free until we show him the pictures, he started giving excuses that it was a mistake.


But thank God today, he has nothing on his stand.


My bro used the car for 1 year and about 3months, sold it to his mechanic for 900k




The present condition of a car is important, as long as it's working fine, but the history is important as well.


Please disclose history of your cars to your buyers, customers right from Nairaland.




Not until they come for physical inspection, like one of the posters of these cars said yesterday.


You didn't disclose the history here, but you will disclose the accident the car involved when buyers come for physical inspection, when you're smelling money, that's when you will now tell them that the cars had accidents and show them the pictures.









This is a 2014 Honda Accord going for over 5m here on Nairaland.


Imagine you're buying this honda and the dealer is just showing you the picture of the accident at point of payment






These cars are still up for sale



I advice buyers to always ask for VIN and run it before any negotiation, if they're ok with the history, go for it.

And if the damage on the history check is too extreme, you walk away.

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by manlawal(m): 8:29am On Mar 03, 2018
Ftc

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by Explorers(m): 8:32am On Mar 03, 2018
2013 camry

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by hlemon: 8:33am On Mar 03, 2018
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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by Shedrack777: 8:34am On Mar 03, 2018
at least, you know what you're buying
Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by Explorers(m): 8:36am On Mar 03, 2018
2006 camry

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by Explorers(m): 8:38am On Mar 03, 2018
2007 camry.

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by izzou(m): 8:40am On Mar 03, 2018
grin

I never buy motor yet but I have promised myself that when I'm ready, I will go through the stress of importing it myself, or better still by a tear nylon

At least, I know what I'm buying

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by Softmojo(m): 8:42am On Mar 03, 2018
at least 80% - 90% of Tokunbo cars nowadays are actually salvage vehicles that have gone through one repair or another.

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by Explorers(m): 8:43am On Mar 03, 2018
The poster of these cars below is one the dealers here on nairaland that's doing the necessary, i like checking his adverts.

Some of his cars have crashed(minor), but he gives details in pictures right from the point of purchase, foreign soil to the stand here in Nigeria.

Some nairalanders even commends him.











From ordinary bumper crash to broken head lamps, side mirrors or anything replaced.


Disclose every detail to your buyers.


I wish Nairaland and Mods can make it compulsory for car sellers here to always post the VIN of the cars they're selling.

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by Explorers(m): 8:45am On Mar 03, 2018
Benz

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by Explorers(m): 8:49am On Mar 03, 2018
Softmojo:
at least 80% - 90% of Tokunbo cars nowadays are actually salvage vehicles that have gone through one repair or another.




Yes, sure.

Accident free can be expensive, but some will tell you accident free, first body, clean title and the cars have rolled over and over.


Why not just let them know?


The history of the car below here is not bad, i will buy it if i can afford.


But some people will tag the car clean title and tell you 3.5 asking price

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by Ipfreely: 9:07am On Mar 03, 2018
Banky3w, chukel, computerglobal, Diportivo, erico2k2, Gazzuzz, honmusa, Kingreign, LeJeun3, Mayor2013, nurey, Obekediamondfuto, Princetom1, thebigkendo, timifakay

Assembly time.

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by Ipfreely: 9:10am On Mar 03, 2018
Explorers:
Please note, this thread is not to pull down anyone or anybody's business.


'Some' cars on Nairaland, not 'all' cars on Nairaland.




For many years, we blame our leaders, our government, politicians that they are thieves, corrupt, they are liars and so on.

But have we checked ourselves?

Are we in any way better?

If given the chance to hold their offices, are we not going to do worse?

Where we are now, our homes, streets, offices, little businesses we doing, how do we deal with our clients, our partners, colleagues, neighbors, friends, relatives and so on

Have we been fair enough, have been transparent or honest enough



As a car dealer, i think your clients have the right to know about everything you know about the car you're selling to them.


Some of these cars were posted here on Nairaland accident free untill some guys started running the lot number/VIN


Most time, some dealers claim clean title cars are too expensive, that's why they go for cars with minor crashes.


I agree, clean title cars are expensive, but some of these dealers will still brand the accidented cars to be accident free cars, selling it thesame price with clean title.


Imagine a seriouly wrecked 2007 camry SE going for 3.4m, maybe asking price.



Sometimes is not about the money or price, but the disclosure, the transparency, let your customers no what they're buying.


If you tell them and don't buy, others will buy.


Minor accidents or major accidents, tell your clients.


Then, some of these dealers on Nairaland are middle men/salesmen, they advertise and sell cars for people without knowing much about the history of what they're posting or selling.


You have a name to protect.



Three years ago my brother was a victim, bought a Toks 2009 camry XLE from a dealership in Akure, 3.1m


3months later car started showing itself, today not engine starting, tomorrow A.C. not working, next tomorrow power steering, next oil leakage, overheating, fuel pump, next braking system, or wiring problems, just within 10months of purchase.

They were working on the electronics one day when one of the tech guys run the VIN, you wont believe the history.

The accident must have claimed lives, it was non-repairable.

But maybe with magic they repaired and my brother bought it.

We went back to the dealer to ask him about the history.

He was still claiming accident free until we show him the pictures, he started giving excuses that it was a mistake.


But thank God today, he has nothing on his stand.


My bro used the car for 1 year and about 3months, sold it to his mechanic for 900k




The present condition of a car is important, as long as it's working fine, but the history is important as well.


Please disclose history of your cars to your buyers, customers right from Nairaland.




Not until they come for physical inspection, like one of the posters of these cars said yesterday.


You didn't disclose the history here, but you will disclose the accident the car involved when buyers come for physical inspection, when you're smelling money, that's when you will now tell them that the cars had accidents and show them the pictures.









This is a 2014 Honda Accord going for over 5m here on Nairaland.


Imagine you're buying this honda and the dealer is just showing you the picture of the accident






These cars are still up for sale


You haven't even scratched the surface. These examples aren't even top 20 in the rogues gallery. With your permission I'm sure my brethren would be glad to post photos of even worse examples.

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by Explorers(m): 9:11am On Mar 03, 2018
Shedrack777:
at least, you know what you're buying

Exactly bro..
Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by Explorers(m): 9:12am On Mar 03, 2018
Ipfreely:


You haven't even scratched the surface. These examples aren't even top 20 in the rogues gallery. With your permission I'm sure my brethren would be glad to post photos of even worse examples.

But i will appreciate it if they don't mention names, pictures only.





But viewers can check from page 2 of this thread for links to their adverts.

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by Ipfreely: 9:15am On Mar 03, 2018
Explorers:


But i will appreciate it if the don't mention names, pictures only.
Matter of fact, one of these vehicles you just posted above, which had its true history exposed this week, is currently being offered by another seller, still claiming 'accident free'.
I would link to the thread but your thread, your rules.

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by Explorers(m): 9:27am On Mar 03, 2018
Corolla 2010.

Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by Explorers(m): 9:32am On Mar 03, 2018
Toyota camry with a flood history

Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by Explorers(m): 9:34am On Mar 03, 2018
Another camry with flood history

Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by Ipfreely: 9:34am On Mar 03, 2018
I believe that just posting these images without their individual contexts doesn't really convey the message. The shady practices on the autos section are literally incredible.
From accidented vehicles misrepresented as 'clean', to the numerous flooded vehicles, in one case one seller claimed to have done nothing wrong because he posted accident free though the vehicle he advertised was flooded.
His argument?
A poster asked if it was accident free, and the poster didn't mention flood.
Take a stroll over there and enter the wild west.

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by Explorers(m): 9:35am On Mar 03, 2018
Honda pilot.

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by banky3w(m): 9:37am On Mar 03, 2018
I would have loved it if the moderators can help matters by banning culprits forever. But unfortunately, the mods are silent. All we are left to do is call them out and call them out we shall.....

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by klens(m): 9:40am On Mar 03, 2018

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by Ipfreely: 9:42am On Mar 03, 2018
These are some of the greatest hits(intended). This vehicle sustained significant rollover damage. Of course it was advertised with 'accident free' and 'clean' and 'direct belgium'

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by fortune1894(m): 9:45am On Mar 03, 2018
explorers you are about to make yourself some powerful enemies

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by klens(m): 9:46am On Mar 03, 2018
fortune1894:
explorers you are about to make yourself some powerful enemies
see as you de reason.
That's why Nigeria will never be better

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by Ipfreely: 9:48am On Mar 03, 2018

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by Ipfreely: 9:56am On Mar 03, 2018
Then there was the case I've dubbed

'The Curious Case Of The Vanishing Miles'

In this case, the vehicle lost hundreds of thousands of miles of mileage between the US and its arrival for sale in Lagos. Remains a true mystery.
That's not even to mention its accidented status and the anger of the seller at being exposed.

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by Explorers(m): 9:57am On Mar 03, 2018
fortune1894:
explorers you are about to make yourself some powerful enemies


Yea, i know.....They should stop feeding me and stop buying data for me.

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Re: Shocking Transformation Of Some Crashed Cars Sold In Nigeria (Photos) by Explorers(m): 9:59am On Mar 03, 2018
This damage is not that bad if buyers are aware.

Only need to change front/rear bumpers, side mirrors and little touch on the body.


Not that bad, but is unfair selling it as clean title or accident free.


Disclose to your buyers.

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