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Re: When Did You Buy Your First Car And How Much Was It? by AmuDimpka: 10:14am On Jan 02, 2020
dicksonadams:


How easy is it to get part for the Chevy

Maryland... Before Onigbongbo beside can cantonment by side of STANBIC AND ACCESS BANKS
Re: When Did You Buy Your First Car And How Much Was It? by AmuDimpka: 10:16am On Jan 02, 2020
MajorWarren:
Never really needed a car but after years of my boys pushing me to get one and location change I think I’ll finally do it. Only thing holding me back is I haven’t found a car I like yet. cry

Bro Benz or nothing ....
Maybe Bemmaar
Re: When Did You Buy Your First Car And How Much Was It? by dicksonadams(m): 11:29am On Jan 02, 2020
AmuDimpka:


Maryland... Before Onigbongbo beside can cantonment by side of STANBIC AND ACCESS BANKS

How affordable?
Re: When Did You Buy Your First Car And How Much Was It? by ennygal: 7:54am On Jan 04, 2020
[please borrow me one of the cars, let me be using it for taxify. quote author=Adeevah post=85147252]1st...2013...Honda Millenium model....1.2m
2nd...2015...Nissan Xterra 2006model...1.7m
3rd...2017...Acura TL....1m
4th...2019...Toyota Corrola sport 2006...1.9m

Still using the 4cars till this moment [/quote]
Re: When Did You Buy Your First Car And How Much Was It? by ennygal: 7:56am On Jan 04, 2020
Please help me with one of the cars, i will be doing daily delivery for you.
Adeevah:
1st...2013...Honda Millenium model....1.2m
2nd...2015...Nissan Xterra 2006model...1.7m
3rd...2017...Acura TL....1m
4th...2019...Toyota Corrola sport 2006...1.9m

Still using the 4cars till this moment
Re: When Did You Buy Your First Car And How Much Was It? by ennygal: 8:05am On Jan 04, 2020
Please kindly pm me. I have something important to discuss with you. Thanks
Richnerd69:
2017, 3.8m.... Lexus RX 350.. 2009 Or 2008 model there about .... I Gave my cousin bro and later got my self a Benz ML350 at 7.2m in January this year.
Re: When Did You Buy Your First Car And How Much Was It? by Richnerd69: 8:27am On Jan 04, 2020
ennygal:
Please kindly pm me. I have something important to discuss with you. Thanks
Hope it's nothing too serious? I dismissed the email as soon as I saw it. But seeing this , I will pm you now so you can respond.
Re: When Did You Buy Your First Car And How Much Was It? by ennygal: 9:00am On Jan 04, 2020
Please kindly pm on whatsapp because i am unable to view your mail. Thank you
Re: When Did You Buy Your First Car And How Much Was It? by Richnerd69: 9:23am On Jan 05, 2020
ennygal:
Please kindly pm me. I have something important to discuss with you. Thanks


I responded to your email yesterday, but it seems you're having issues with the email. Can we talk here?

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Re: When Did You Buy Your First Car And How Much Was It? by Lhimeet(m): 10:10pm On Jan 25, 2020
austino677:
LexusRX 350 012 model 7m

I say make I read my thread again, so my Boss comment here sef . I hail you. smiley smiley smiley

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Re: When Did You Buy Your First Car And How Much Was It? by Nobody: 8:28pm On Jan 26, 2020
diportivo:


what manner of car has just one door?

does it have one seat??
Born savage
Re: When Did You Buy Your First Car And How Much Was It? by Nobody: 8:34pm On Jan 26, 2020
ifykris22:
2018 Nissan premeria bought 380 immediately after uni, with my savings.. it was a beautiful experience...sold it a year after,after using it to learn a few mechanic trick's.. getting my second next month,can't wait
What did you get?
Re: When Did You Buy Your First Car And How Much Was It? by Nobody: 8:52pm On Jan 26, 2020
ednut1:
almost bought the car till i saw battery dey inside boot.in my mind mechanics no fit sabi am well o
Lol most serious cars put the battery in the boot
Re: When Did You Buy Your First Car And How Much Was It? by Nobody: 9:52pm On Jan 26, 2020
agarawu23:
you moved on to Nissan Murano from Toyota camry? That's early grave bro. That jeep is a death trap to those that know.
Costee is this true?
Re: When Did You Buy Your First Car And How Much Was It? by Nobody: 11:39pm On Jan 26, 2020
Smartchoiice:

Costee is this true?
An imaginary death trap for the ignorant, yes.
Re: When Did You Buy Your First Car And How Much Was It? by Nobody: 6:46pm On Jan 29, 2020
ote author=cuteralph101 post=85313852]

How I spent over 2.6 million on a car that gets me sad, embarrassed and frustrated. Now I am getting depressed…

Last year 22 June is one day I can't easily forget. I just got myself a Toyota Camry 2007 for my 25th Birthday. I bought the car for 1.8m from a very good friend of mine (8 years together). He buys and sells used and foreign (tokunbo) cars although not a certified dealer. He drove the car down to my loc and I accessed the car I was shocked as it was far from what I expected. On inspecting the car, I was not so impressed, despite having a california plate number like heck this shit supposed be better than i anticipated. The sound of the car was too noisy, the vibrations from the dashboard, the windscreen cracked (about 28inches), the interior a bit neat but the sound system to the gear lever area was not so neat. I began to doubt the prize of the car but we already negotiated at 1.8m. I asked if this car is okay, he affirmed that it is and can't sell a problem to his brother.

I drove the car out to look for a car diagnosing company but it was a rainy day had to come back not being able to get a car company to check the car. The car consumes fuel a little bit more than conventional 4 plugs and it raised further doubt about the roadworthiness of the car but what do I know car was moving although skips when entering gear 3. I didn't know much about all this as overtime I didn't put the discipline of owning a car with this being my second car am so ashamed. Went back home I asked my friend what's wrong with the car he affirmed again that nothing is wrong. A month later I started noticing oil stain where I park. I bent over and saw oil dripping my heart almost skipped while this is a small issue (I knew this later) I trembled…this car is just a month old. I spent 31k fixing this shit cos I was too busy to inspect the repairs. A week later the same issue occurred. This was getting too much.

This got me sad and mad and I was already regretting the choice of getting a car. I later opted for a car company (My worst mistake). Oil seal was fixed 4 times in 7 months oil keeps dripping from the engine. Between this period the car abruptly stops on the road and sometimes won't even start after parking. I suffered all this with a faulty steering pump which causes the steering to be stiff. Some car companies aren't trustworthy and won't likely be the solution to your car problems...but they got my car moving each time it breaks down and I paid the exorbitant cost for minor repairs for fear of this roadside mechanics. The drill continued and I kept repairing and kept paying. The worst happened in March this year when I had a hit with a reckless driver. The bonnet bent a little and bumper beyond repair. I painted the car after 11 days. I told a panel beater working with the painter to bring the car home for me on reaching close the car stopped. Suffered to get it home as the car keeps draining charged batteries.

The next day I called the car company to come take the car for checks and possible repair. The next day I was told the engine has to be ringed that it's not the alternator. Bill of 169k for everything. I opted for a new engine (2AZ and was billed 300k for everything by the same company). I also bought shaft for both legs (55k). The former engine I was told is now scrapped and would be sold for a small amount (I left it for them). The car was with them for about 7 weeks as I wasn't around. When the car was out, AC no longer working. I called and was told the compressor is bad and needs to be changed. Why me! Bill 148k Like my God what have I done...? I spent 96k to fix AC (I had to call someone else from the neighboring state). I discovered that the AC had been fixed before and resulted to change most of the AC components. had to rethink this whole spending, right now my windscreen is bad can't see well when it's raining, my headlamp bad not bright, my exhaust very noisy unwanted sound from the manifold and consumes fuel, the legs need to be checked again (camber bushing or what do they call it) and interior needs fixing. Other issues although not certain is the suspension.
After penning my frustration in this piece Nairaland kept banning me from uploading…I gave up trying. The worst right now my gear doesn't select after a journey of 112km to and fro where I base. I need to share this experience so people can learn from this.
The estimate for expenses carried out so far on repairs so far should be over 850k in one year (major repairs: New Engine + Shaft 355k, AC 96k, Legs [fixed twice] 64K {break pads, hub, tie rod, bushing etc}) (minor repairs: oil seal repair 4 times around 80k (new oil every time to put a new oil seal), Nozzle + Plugs + Fan + Key starter 44k, Exhaust (net) 10.4k. Others: painting 60k and panel beating 15k. (all of this excluding gear) Bought tires several times as they keep peeling off from bad alignment although Belgium tires. There are others I can't remember right now. All this excluding fuel. I honestly can't continue like this. Cars been parked for 4 months now. I cant kill myself

Am sad cry[/quote]

Follow your gut feeling next time. 'Friendship' has put people in dire straits and will continue to.
Re: When Did You Buy Your First Car And How Much Was It? by ivoryhouse(m): 8:06pm On Jan 29, 2020
cuteralph101:


How I spent over 2.6 million on a car that gets me sad, embarrassed and frustrated. Now I am getting depressed…

Last year 22 June is one day I can't easily forget. I just got myself a Toyota Camry 2007 for my 25th Birthday. I bought the car for 1.8m from a very good friend of mine (8 years together). He buys and sells used and foreign (tokunbo) cars although not a certified dealer. He drove the car down to my loc and I accessed the car I was shocked as it was far from what I expected. On inspecting the car, I was not so impressed, despite having a california plate number like heck this shit supposed be better than i anticipated. The sound of the car was too noisy, the vibrations from the dashboard, the windscreen cracked (about 28inches), the interior a bit neat but the sound system to the gear lever area was not so neat. I began to doubt the prize of the car but we already negotiated at 1.8m. I asked if this car is okay, he affirmed that it is and can't sell a problem to his brother.

I drove the car out to look for a car diagnosing company but it was a rainy day had to come back not being able to get a car company to check the car. The car consumes fuel a little bit more than conventional 4 plugs and it raised further doubt about the roadworthiness of the car but what do I know car was moving although skips when entering gear 3. I didn't know much about all this as overtime I didn't put the discipline of owning a car with this being my second car am so ashamed. Went back home I asked my friend what's wrong with the car he affirmed again that nothing is wrong. A month later I started noticing oil stain where I park. I bent over and saw oil dripping my heart almost skipped while this is a small issue (I knew this later) I trembled…this car is just a month old. I spent 31k fixing this shit cos I was too busy to inspect the repairs. A week later the same issue occurred. This was getting too much.

This got me sad and mad and I was already regretting the choice of getting a car. I later opted for a car company (My worst mistake). Oil seal was fixed 4 times in 7 months oil keeps dripping from the engine. Between this period the car abruptly stops on the road and sometimes won't even start after parking. I suffered all this with a faulty steering pump which causes the steering to be stiff. Some car companies aren't trustworthy and won't likely be the solution to your car problems...but they got my car moving each time it breaks down and I paid the exorbitant cost for minor repairs for fear of this roadside mechanics. The drill continued and I kept repairing and kept paying. The worst happened in March this year when I had a hit with a reckless driver. The bonnet bent a little and bumper beyond repair. I painted the car after 11 days. I told a panel beater working with the painter to bring the car home for me on reaching close the car stopped. Suffered to get it home as the car keeps draining charged batteries.

The next day I called the car company to come take the car for checks and possible repair. The next day I was told the engine has to be ringed that it's not the alternator. Bill of 169k for everything. I opted for a new engine (2AZ and was billed 300k for everything by the same company). I also bought shaft for both legs (55k). The former engine I was told is now scrapped and would be sold for a small amount (I left it for them). The car was with them for about 7 weeks as I wasn't around. When the car was out, AC no longer working. I called and was told the compressor is bad and needs to be changed. Why me! Bill 148k Like my God what have I done...? I spent 96k to fix AC (I had to call someone else from the neighboring state). I discovered that the AC had been fixed before and resulted to change most of the AC components. had to rethink this whole spending, right now my windscreen is bad can't see well when it's raining, my headlamp bad not bright, my exhaust very noisy unwanted sound from the manifold and consumes fuel, the legs need to be checked again (camber bushing or what do they call it) and interior needs fixing. Other issues although not certain is the suspension.
After penning my frustration in this piece Nairaland kept banning me from uploading…I gave up trying. The worst right now my gear doesn't select after a journey of 112km to and fro where I base. I need to share this experience so people can learn from this.
The estimate for expenses carried out so far on repairs so far should be over 850k in one year (major repairs: New Engine + Shaft 355k, AC 96k, Legs [fixed twice] 64K {break pads, hub, tie rod, bushing etc}) (minor repairs: oil seal repair 4 times around 80k (new oil every time to put a new oil seal), Nozzle + Plugs + Fan + Key starter 44k, Exhaust (net) 10.4k. Others: painting 60k and panel beating 15k. (all of this excluding gear) Bought tires several times as they keep peeling off from bad alignment although Belgium tires. There are others I can't remember right now. All this excluding fuel. I honestly can't continue like this. Cars been parked for 4 months now. I cant kill myself

Am sad cry
The car's issues are fixable. The companies have been over billing you. Create a thread here when you're ready to fix it and people here will help you. Just make sure you keep all business on your thread so you don't get fleeced.
Re: When Did You Buy Your First Car And How Much Was It? by ivoryhouse(m): 8:10pm On Jan 29, 2020




May God deal with some dealers.
My 2001 Ford Mondeo bought from Cotonou in August for 1M almost ruined my life even though most of the repairs i paid for were normal routine maintenance (AC Compressor, evaporator & blower, 2 oxygen sensors, front brake pads, 1 spare tyre, 1 complete set of fuel pump (car rejected two before i was told to get a complete set) and front shock absorber but i wasn't expecting the repairs to pile up within the first 6 months.
I deployed the car on Uber /taxify but i never overworked the car within the 3 months its been on the platform but the car has set me back by 210,000 naira .Two weeks ago , i observed the vibration and jerking in traffic which has been reoccurring but when i slide the gear into neutral or Park , it stops. The mechanic said i need to get new engine seats and service the car ( done 8000km/6000miles already on Lagos roads ) before 10th of January next year.
Its a sad situation really seeing a Tokunbo car draining your pocket.
You most likely bought a salvage mondeo. One thing with savage cars is that you will spend money replacing parts for a few months, after which you start enjoying the car. Most dealers won't buy clear title cars because they cost a lot more than salvage title cars. Just ensure you bug good quality parts, otherwise you'll be replacing parts for a long while
Re: When Did You Buy Your First Car And How Much Was It? by cuteralph101(m): 11:48pm On Jan 29, 2020
Thanks alot bro...
Re: When Did You Buy Your First Car And How Much Was It? by breadtom: 10:44pm On Feb 11, 2020
Oh lord bless your son with a car before the end of 2020. gojackchika@gmail.com

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