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Re: What Do I Need To Know Before Buying A Nigerian Used Honda Car? by MightySparrow: 3:59pm On Mar 25, 2021
Buy Honda. I was going to buy Baby Boy for my wife. Some people discouraged her, after getting another car, disposed it. I got another Honda, civic. A year passed no issues. No car will give leg problem without a sign. How much does it take to fix leg? Less than # 10k no every month affair. Take advice from users and mechanics only. Enjoy your Honda biko.

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Re: What Do I Need To Know Before Buying A Nigerian Used Honda Car? by Nobody: 3:59pm On Mar 25, 2021
I wish a good samaritan could buy one for me
Re: What Do I Need To Know Before Buying A Nigerian Used Honda Car? by olaolulazio(m): 4:00pm On Mar 25, 2021
kunki90:
1) Take along a trusted mechanic to check it out before purchase, ensure the mechanic has a scanning tool.

2) Check VIN (Vehicle History), If it’s an accidental vehicle, run away!

3) Bargain for a very cheap price, because there will definitely be surprises (you cant escape it)

Happy Buying!
best response
Re: What Do I Need To Know Before Buying A Nigerian Used Honda Car? by mmadu4: 4:02pm On Mar 25, 2021
perkyB:
I wish a good samaritan could buy one for me

buy a car for you ? can you maintain it?

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Re: What Do I Need To Know Before Buying A Nigerian Used Honda Car? by EyeofanEagle(m): 4:05pm On Mar 25, 2021
perkyB:
I wish a good samaritan could buy one for me
But i go chop ponmo sha?

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Re: What Do I Need To Know Before Buying A Nigerian Used Honda Car? by West2019(m): 4:06pm On Mar 25, 2021
Omoh my danfo want finish me . Ijestor prb thank God I finally get solution .
Re: What Do I Need To Know Before Buying A Nigerian Used Honda Car? by Mummyfour(f): 4:15pm On Mar 25, 2021
Bros no try to buy am.
Just run away from Nigeria used honda. Talking out of the experience of my brother

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Re: What Do I Need To Know Before Buying A Nigerian Used Honda Car? by CsRockefeller(m): 4:18pm On Mar 25, 2021
rita25:
WHAT YOU MUST KNW IS THAT THE LEG WILL PULL OUT EVERYTIME...EXCEPT YOU ARE LIVING IN KANO OR KADUNA WHERE THEY HAVE EXCESS MECHANICS

Wtf is dis leg u all are talking about?

Why can't Nigerians use jargons instead of all these street tags? That's why our learning process is too slow.
Re: What Do I Need To Know Before Buying A Nigerian Used Honda Car? by kelvinunilag: 4:18pm On Mar 25, 2021
You just wan die B4 your time ,that Honda car na problem car...
Re: What Do I Need To Know Before Buying A Nigerian Used Honda Car? by AFONJACOW(m): 4:19pm On Mar 25, 2021
If you are buying Honda consider buying gun as well because e go quench for middle of nowhere , where Fulani herdsmen will slice you like Onions

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Re: What Do I Need To Know Before Buying A Nigerian Used Honda Car? by CsRockefeller(m): 4:19pm On Mar 25, 2021
MightySparrow:
Buy Honda. I was going to buy Baby Boy for my wife. Some people discouraged her, after getting another car, disposed it. I got another Honda, civic. A year passed no issues. No car will give leg problem without a sign. How much does it take to fix leg? Less than # 10k no every month affair. Take advice from users and mechanics only. Enjoy your Honda biko.

What is this leg you all are referring to? Please speak like educated people in order to educate novices like me.
Re: What Do I Need To Know Before Buying A Nigerian Used Honda Car? by Cashify: 4:27pm On Mar 25, 2021
ok
Re: What Do I Need To Know Before Buying A Nigerian Used Honda Car? by rita25(f): 4:30pm On Mar 25, 2021
YOU WEY GO SCHOOL EXPLAIN..............WHATEVER MR GRAMMER HONDA LEG DEY ALWAYS PULL tongue WE AND OUR NIGERIA AGAIN WE CANNOT SPEAK OUR AGO?
CsRockefeller:


Wtf is dis leg u all are talking about?

Why can't Nigerians use jargons instead of all these street tags? That's why our learning process is too slow.
Re: What Do I Need To Know Before Buying A Nigerian Used Honda Car? by CsRockefeller(m): 4:32pm On Mar 25, 2021
rita25:
YOU WEY GO SCHOOL EXPLAIN..............WHATEVER MR GRAMMER HONDA LEG DEY ALWAYS PULL tongue WE AND OUR NIGERIA AGAIN WE CANNOT SPEAK OUR AGO?

Didn't ask you though.
Re: What Do I Need To Know Before Buying A Nigerian Used Honda Car? by Funkeshuga(m): 4:35pm On Mar 25, 2021
zolajpower:
grin
Aside pulling off of legs under is the best in terms of fuel consumption. The 98 model my brother own I will buy #2000 from from Agege to inside ( Maya to be precise ) and despite traffic on ikorodu roads my brother 2k fuel still intact . And the legs re still okay . But when u hear the cranky noice just go to either owode onirin or jankara for changing of the legs oo


do you've idea about pencil light Camry fuel consumption. I'm planning to get one for my wife ?
Re: What Do I Need To Know Before Buying A Nigerian Used Honda Car? by Nobody: 4:40pm On Mar 25, 2021
mmadu4:

buy a car for you ? can you maintain it?
yep
I hope

you can teach me
Re: What Do I Need To Know Before Buying A Nigerian Used Honda Car? by MightySparrow: 4:41pm On Mar 25, 2021
CsRockefeller:


What is this leg you all are referring to? Please speak like educated people in order to educate novices like me.

Front shaft.
Re: What Do I Need To Know Before Buying A Nigerian Used Honda Car? by lavylilly: 4:47pm On Mar 25, 2021
PhDinView:
Good day guys,

Please I need advice urgently. Between Honda Accord, 2007 model and Honda Civic 2004 which should I go for?

Also, what are the pros and cons of buying either of these cars?

Oga anything Nigerian uses, always end in premium tears.
Re: What Do I Need To Know Before Buying A Nigerian Used Honda Car? by AMvanquish: 4:48pm On Mar 25, 2021
I have driven a Honda Accord DC 06, Accord 08 , Camry 08 and Camry 2014 in this last decade.
I maintain them well and travel regularly. But to be frank and Objective, I had more pleasurable experiences with Toyota.

The Accord range uptill 2012 are prone to leg Issues. I had my fair share of visiting mechanics even with all my carefulness and maintenance.

If you live in a posh estate or area with good roads, honda won't give you any problems. But with the state of Naija roads , better Toyota.
My personal experience.

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Re: What Do I Need To Know Before Buying A Nigerian Used Honda Car? by arstot(m): 4:49pm On Mar 25, 2021
Dottore:
Things you should know:
Honda is good for aesthetics but cannot be tasked as hard as Toyota.

If anyone tries to argue about the above ask them why are there no transport operators that uses Honda counterpart models of Toyota for commercial transportation.
Eg.
Sienna vs Odyssey
Camry vs Accord
Corolla vs Civic
Hilux vs Ridgeline
Hiace vs ??

Some will tell you that Honda Ball Joint issue is all about maintenance culture. Ask them why do you have to be conscious of being stranded whereas fake Toyota ball joints of 1,500naira can take you as far 30k kilometers while branded ones can take you more than 150k kilometers.

When the gearbox starts dealing with you don't think anyone is fighting you from the village. It's normal with Honda

It doesn't have a strong resale value like Toyota.

bro what about Nissan?
I am contemplating Nissan Sunny 2010 model.
thanks in anticipation.
Re: What Do I Need To Know Before Buying A Nigerian Used Honda Car? by CsRockefeller(m): 4:54pm On Mar 25, 2021
MightySparrow:


Front shaft.

Thanks. Let me just stop there cos it seems I have a lot of catching up to do.
Re: What Do I Need To Know Before Buying A Nigerian Used Honda Car? by prof2007: 5:02pm On Mar 25, 2021
CsRockefeller:


What is this leg you all are referring to? Please speak like educated people in order to educate novices like me.

IN SUMMARY / "EDUCATED" ENGLISH:
Honda cars are basically good but a fairly common issue is the front lower ball joints / shaft pulling off (which can happen quite inconveniently at odd hours, or maybe while making U-turns, or at roundabouts, on expressways etc).

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Re: What Do I Need To Know Before Buying A Nigerian Used Honda Car? by Dottore: 5:02pm On Mar 25, 2021
arstot:


bro what about Nissan?
I am contemplating Nissan Sunny 2010 model.
thanks in anticipation.
It's a good car also its cheaper to maintain than Honda.
Though it doesn't have a strong resale value.

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Re: What Do I Need To Know Before Buying A Nigerian Used Honda Car? by Pelaiye2703(m): 5:02pm On Mar 25, 2021
kunki90:
1) Take along a trusted mechanic to check it out before purchase, ensure the mechanic has a scanning tool.

2) Check VIN (Vehicle History), If it’s an accidental vehicle, run away!

3) Bargain for a very cheap price, because there will definitely be surprises (you cant escape it)

Happy Buying!

OP take this advise, best I’ve read so far.
Re: What Do I Need To Know Before Buying A Nigerian Used Honda Car? by airsaylongcome: 5:17pm On Mar 25, 2021
CsRockefeller:


Wtf is dis leg u all are talking about?

Why can't Nigerians use jargons instead of all these street tags? That's why our learning process is too slow.

CV Joint
Re: What Do I Need To Know Before Buying A Nigerian Used Honda Car? by Dottore: 5:18pm On Mar 25, 2021
mmadu4:
all these people talking trash about honda are crazy and dont know what they are talking about . if you maintain a car well it will serve you well . even tayota leg do pull off from time to time . i have seen many . benz leg pull off for my front self so what are yall talking about leg pulling ? oga poster honda will serve you well and give you peace of mind if you take care of it . dont buy toyota they will steal it from you
Why don't thieves value Honda as much as they value Toyota.
Simple answer: Toyota Has unmatched reliability.
Next topic please

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Re: What Do I Need To Know Before Buying A Nigerian Used Honda Car? by airsaylongcome: 5:18pm On Mar 25, 2021
MightySparrow:


Front shaft.

Naaah. It's actually the CV Joint

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Re: What Do I Need To Know Before Buying A Nigerian Used Honda Car? by airsaylongcome: 5:19pm On Mar 25, 2021
Dottore:

Why don't thieves value Honda as much as they value Toyota.

In Nigeria, there is a premium for Toyota because they tend to fail less and have an abundance of mechanics and spares
Re: What Do I Need To Know Before Buying A Nigerian Used Honda Car? by emmyN(m): 5:23pm On Mar 25, 2021
PhDinView:
Good day guys,

Please I need advice urgently. Between Honda Accord, 2007 model and Honda Civic 2004 which should I go for?

Also, what are the pros and cons of buying either of these cars?


If you must go for the Accord, get the 2006 instead. That's the best year. 2007 has paint-peel and another issue I can't remember right now.

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Re: What Do I Need To Know Before Buying A Nigerian Used Honda Car? by Emeka71(m): 5:23pm On Mar 25, 2021
Please don't buy Nigerian used Honda; buy Belgium instead.
Re: What Do I Need To Know Before Buying A Nigerian Used Honda Car? by Dottore: 5:27pm On Mar 25, 2021
airsaylongcome:


In Nigeria, there is a premium for Toyota because they tend to fail less and have an abundance of mechanics and spares
Have you ever heard the slogan that a Toyota drives forever. How many olden days Honda and other makes do you still see on the road.
Go to cities and remotest villages and you'd see some very old baba still rocking their Toyota Celica, Corona, Starlet, Hiace, Hilux, Cressida, Crown, Liteace, Coaster, Dinah of yester years.

Why do desert crossers and even terrorists including ISIS, ISIL, Hamas, Boko Haram etc prefer Hilux to other makes.

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Re: What Do I Need To Know Before Buying A Nigerian Used Honda Car? by mmadu4: 5:29pm On Mar 25, 2021
Dottore:

Why don't thieves value Honda as much as they value Toyota.
Simple answer: Toyota Has unmatched reliability.
Next topic please

so i should use my money to buy something that could be stolen anytime . NO THANK YOU .

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