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Why Do People Complain Of German Cars Being Pricier Than Japanese Cars? by lebete3000: 9:46pm On Jan 11
I've always wondered why German and Japanese Toks & Naija used cars are usually in the same price range, according to their years of manufacture; yet people complain that German rides are costlier than the Japs.

Does it have to do with the eventual maintenance (overhead) cost of the German rides being higher than Jap cars or what?

Take for example:

Tokunbo Mercedes Benz C-Class vs EOD vs Toyota Camry vs Toyota Corolla vs BMW 3-Series 2003-2005 models are all around the same average price range of #1.5million, ditto for their Naija used, which are in the average price range of 900k.

A similar comparison can be made for the 2006-2007/8 (in some cases) of the above car marquee, with their Tokunbo going for #2.5million on average, while their Naija used go for #1.5million.

So can someone explain to me what REALLY differentiate these rides from each other, that make people scream when they hear you plan on buying a German machine?

Gracias. wink
Re: Why Do People Complain Of German Cars Being Pricier Than Japanese Cars? by mejai(m): 9:57pm On Jan 11
The most painful is that car called Toyota corolla (2003-2007) model. Going for 1.9m/2.+m. angry

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Re: Why Do People Complain Of German Cars Being Pricier Than Japanese Cars? by TheGiftedOne(m): 10:20pm On Jan 11
Young man, M/Benz and Toyota or Honda of the same year are not the same price. I repeat the Benz are always costlier. No come dey debate wetyn dey obvious!

Go and price a Camry/Corolla 2005 model and do same for the Benz equivalent, then come and tell us your observation.

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Re: Why Do People Complain Of German Cars Being Pricier Than Japanese Cars? by Tocheagle(m): 10:53pm On Jan 11
German cars have better breaking system, more rugged etc

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Re: Why Do People Complain Of German Cars Being Pricier Than Japanese Cars? by Omon605(m): 11:11pm On Jan 11
TheGiftedOne:
Young man, M/Benz and Toyota or Honda of the same year are not the same price. I repeat the Benz are always costlier. No come dey debate wetyn dey obvious!

Go and price a Camry/Corolla 2005 model and do same for the Benz equivalent, then come and tell us your observation.




Is almost the same price, there is no much difference. You can get tokunbo of those quoted cars between 1.5m to 2.0m. They are of the same price range. The major problem is the Nigeria mechanic, they are good in fixing Japanese cars compared to German cars, that's what makes the German depreciate faster in Nigeria compare to the Japanese cars. And almost all the mechanical parts in Toyota and Honda is readily available in the Nigeria market

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Re: Why Do People Complain Of German Cars Being Pricier Than Japanese Cars? by lebete3000: 11:38pm On Jan 11
mejai:
The most painful is that car called Toyota corolla (2003-2007) model. Going for 1.9m/2.+m. angry

cheesy
Re: Why Do People Complain Of German Cars Being Pricier Than Japanese Cars? by lebete3000: 11:39pm On Jan 11
TheGiftedOne:
Young man, M/Benz and Toyota or Honda of the same year are not the same price. I repeat the Benz are always costlier. No come dey debate wetyn dey obvious!

Go and price a Camry/Corolla 2005 model and do same for the Benz equivalent, then come and tell us your observation.

An 03 C-Class; Camry, Accord or Civic are in the same price range bro!

1.5 for the Toks; 900 for the Naija used.

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Re: Why Do People Complain Of German Cars Being Pricier Than Japanese Cars? by lebete3000: 11:41pm On Jan 11
Tocheagle:
German cars have better breaking system, more rugged etc

But Jap cars are said to be more reliable than the the German's... undecided

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Re: Why Do People Complain Of German Cars Being Pricier Than Japanese Cars? by lebete3000: 11:42pm On Jan 11
Omon605:





Is almost the same price, there is no much difference. You can get tokunbo of those quoted cars between 1.5m to 2.0m. They are of the same price range. The major problem is the Nigeria mechanic, they are good in fixing Japanese cars compared to German cars, that's what makes the German depreciate faster in Nigeria compare to the Japanese cars. And almost all the mechanical parts in Toyota and Honda is readily available in the Nigeria market

No be Engine Oil dey your head brother, na better Anointing Oil straight from Shiloh! wink
Re: Why Do People Complain Of German Cars Being Pricier Than Japanese Cars? by virago(f): 2:37am On Jan 12
lebete3000:


An 03 C-Class; Camry, Accord or Civic are in the same price range bro!

1.5 for the Toks; 900 for the Naija used.


When check prices for older cars they would likely come to the same price but check more recent models , for example the 2015 mercedes Benz and 2015 Toyota , are they the same price
Re: Why Do People Complain Of German Cars Being Pricier Than Japanese Cars? by virago(f): 2:39am On Jan 12
Omon605:





Is almost the same price, there is no much difference. You can get tokunbo of those quoted cars between 1.5m to 2.0m. They are of the same price range. The major problem is the Nigeria mechanic, they are good in fixing Japanese cars compared to German cars, that's what makes the German depreciate faster in Nigeria compare to the Japanese cars. And almost all the mechanical parts in Toyota and Honda is readily available in the Nigeria market


Is the cost of 2015 - 2019 Benz the same with the cost of 2015 - 2019 Toyota
Re: Why Do People Complain Of German Cars Being Pricier Than Japanese Cars? by lebete3000: 7:48am On Jan 12
virago:



Is the cost of 2015 - 2019 Benz the same with the cost of 2015 - 2019 Toyota

You got a point there sha...
Re: Why Do People Complain Of German Cars Being Pricier Than Japanese Cars? by KINGreignn: 11:57am On Jan 12
lebete3000:


But Jap cars are said to be more reliable than the the German's... undecided
And simple to fix compared to the european brands.
Re: Why Do People Complain Of German Cars Being Pricier Than Japanese Cars? by lebete3000: 12:40pm On Jan 12
KINGreignn:

And simple to fix compared to the european brands.

No wonder they're so bland & simple... sad

More like point A to point B cars. If that were to be what I was looking for, I for buy Bicycle or Keke naw? cheesy
Re: Why Do People Complain Of German Cars Being Pricier Than Japanese Cars? by KINGreignn: 12:55pm On Jan 12
lebete3000:


No wonder they're so bland & simple... sad

More like point A to point B cars. If that were to be what I was looking for, I for buy Bicycle or Keke naw? cheesy
Since e be like keke, Why you no go buy E65 or E66 760Li? undecided

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Re: Why Do People Complain Of German Cars Being Pricier Than Japanese Cars? by nlPoster: 12:59pm On Jan 12
TheGiftedOne:
No come dey debate wetyn dey obvious!


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Re: Why Do People Complain Of German Cars Being Pricier Than Japanese Cars? by Goodgod213: 1:34pm On Jan 12
Wertin concern Mikel With World Best Player??
Re: Why Do People Complain Of German Cars Being Pricier Than Japanese Cars? by greatstephenho(m): 3:09pm On Jan 12
lebete3000:


But Jap cars are said to be more reliable than the the German's... undecided
don't go there o
Re: Why Do People Complain Of German Cars Being Pricier Than Japanese Cars? by lebete3000: 5:11am On Jan 13
greatstephenho:
don't go there o

Why you talk so
Re: Why Do People Complain Of German Cars Being Pricier Than Japanese Cars? by lebete3000: 5:12am On Jan 13
KINGreignn:

Since e be like keke, Why you no go buy E65 or E66 760Li? undecided

I no need buy 7series to enjoy what a Beema has to offer bro!

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Re: Why Do People Complain Of German Cars Being Pricier Than Japanese Cars? by lebete3000: 5:13am On Jan 13
Goodgod213:
Wertin concern Mikel With World Best Player??

Abi naw... cheesy
Re: Why Do People Complain Of German Cars Being Pricier Than Japanese Cars? by greatstephenho(m): 11:05am On Jan 13
lebete3000:


Why you talk so
you can't compare German car to Japan

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Re: Why Do People Complain Of German Cars Being Pricier Than Japanese Cars? by Fentanyl: 3:27pm On Jan 13
greatstephenho:
you can't compare German car to Japan

bros

just dont start this nonsense this year

better stick to your spare parts business and avoid this debate

for your own good

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Re: Why Do People Complain Of German Cars Being Pricier Than Japanese Cars? by greatstephenho(m): 3:35pm On Jan 13
Fentanyl:


bros

just dont start this nonsense this year

better stick to your spare parts business and avoid this debate

for your own good
no go that side abeg

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