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Re: Advice On First Car To Buy by Cutehector(m): 6:50pm On May 20
litigator:



350k and two will be 700k

Buy clean engine and start doing buga around town joor. Biggest boy in my own local govt. grin grin
badt guy cheesy
Re: Advice On First Car To Buy by lereinter(m): 6:54pm On May 20
With 3m - 4m your question should be how to get a truthful, reliable dealer that will sell a genuine car to you.

Get a good mechanic too to accompany you

Toyota, Mazda, Honda

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Re: Advice On First Car To Buy by Bbbw: 7:43pm On May 20
Have you build a house before considering liabilities
Re: Advice On First Car To Buy by Dynamicboss: 9:17pm On May 20
Pappyxar:


Get a Toks Hyundai Sonata 2011 - 2013

Maintenance cost of hyundai vehicles is very expensive. Purchasing the car might not really be expensive

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Re: Advice On First Car To Buy by Iamjosh55: 9:43pm On May 20
Muscle Camry 2017
frankpro27:
Planning on getting my first car soon. Budget is 3-4m. What will be your recommendations pls
Re: Advice On First Car To Buy by Iamjosh55: 9:44pm On May 20
Muscle Camry 2017 model
frankpro27:
Planning on getting my first car soon. Budget is 3-4m. What will be your recommendations pls
Re: Advice On First Car To Buy by Iamjosh55: 9:46pm On May 20
Muscle Camry 2016 model... Or dash me 10% of the money
frankpro27:
Planning on getting my first car soon. Budget is 3-4m. What will be your recommendations pls
Re: Advice On First Car To Buy by DeGLORIOUS: 10:05pm On May 20
Peugeot 504, best line grin grin weti I know? Don't mind me. Na pensionnaire a bi. grin
Re: Advice On First Car To Buy by triumphantamadi: 10:27pm On May 20
Please I'm also looking forward to get a car for cab hailing business but the budget is 1.5 which car can serve apart from corolla and big for nothing camry?

How's acura ?
Re: Advice On First Car To Buy by Pappyxar: 12:53am On May 21
Dynamicboss:


Maintenance cost of hyundai vehicles is very expensive. Purchasing the car might not really be expensive

Every car has a high maintenance cost, the way you use and pay attention to it matters most..
Re: Advice On First Car To Buy by HellVictorinho4(m): 1:34am On May 21
frankpro27:
Planning on getting my first car soon. Budget is 3-4m. What will be your recommendations pls


I need your financial assistance, please.
Re: Advice On First Car To Buy by Gbemini(m): 3:53am On May 21
LollySeaSide:
Peugeot 505.
Thank me later.
peugeot is d baddest car now ... Ac ice , speeds ... Sound system ... Low fuel comsuption now ...
Re: Advice On First Car To Buy by Munzy14(m): 5:51am On May 21
frankpro27:
Planning on getting my first car soon. Budget is 3-4m. What will be your recommendations pls

Depends on where you live and what you intend to do with the car..

With that budget, A lexus es300,330 or 350 direct Belgium is your best bet..

Or
Camry either spider(four cylinder) , camry 2.4 is cool.

If you like SUV, you can bargain for a lexus 330 as well.

Go with a trusted Mechanic...And don't joke with maintenance.

Avoid corolla...Too many theft case.
Re: Advice On First Car To Buy by Munzy14(m): 5:52am On May 21
HellVictorinho4:



I need your financial assistance, please.
undecided una no dey tire?
Re: Advice On First Car To Buy by Munzy14(m): 5:55am On May 21
stlarry001:

Can 2million buy any of those cars? Good Nigeria Used
Best choice Sedans are;

1. Lexus ES 350, 2010 upwards
2. Toyota Camry 2010 upwards.
3. Honda Accord. 2012 Upwards.


Godspeed.
Na naija used with fault you want buy sha... grin grin

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Re: Advice On First Car To Buy by Digitalranky: 7:15am On May 21
For Camry your options are between 2007-2010 V6 (Stay away from the 4 cylinder)

Or 2O11 4 cylinder

Then Corolla, I don't know why people are talking about theft but I believe there's no car that's not thief(able)

Just take your car safety serious.

2006 -2013 Corolla are okay, just pick any year that fits your budget

As a first car, you can never go wrong with a Corolla.
Re: Advice On First Car To Buy by antibullshit: 8:07am On May 21
Before I even read this thread I knew many people would say toyota. Toyota lovers won't let us rest! They talk as if toyotas don't need maintenance and forget that toyotas especially their beloved corolla are not high performance cars and are dull to drive ! They are mass produced and cheap compared to mercedes bmw lexus etc. If you can afford a benz or beamer do not buy a toyota because its far less exciting to drive . Im on my 7th bmw and loving it! Nigeria's economy is the main reason why corollas are everywhere but if you can afford to ,enjoy your life as much as possible . The driving experience is not the same with a performance car!

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Re: Advice On First Car To Buy by Kfed4ril(m): 12:06pm On May 21
FalseProphet1:
Buy a 2014 Camry, XlE, 4plugs (6plugs consumes too much fuel) and you would never regret it.

This I have seen.
3-4m can’t buy it, unless Nigerian used. Didn’t you see this too?
Re: Advice On First Car To Buy by Kfed4ril(m): 12:09pm On May 21
antibullshit:
Before I even read this thread I knew many people would say toyota. Toyota lovers won't let us rest! They talk as if toyotas don't need maintenance and forget that toyotas especially their beloved corolla are not high performance cars and are dull to drive ! They are mass produced and cheap compared to mercedes bmw lexus etc. If you can afford a benz or beamer do not buy a toyota because its far less exciting to drive . Im on my 7th bmw and loving it! Nigeria's economy is the main reason why corollas are everywhere but if you can afford to ,enjoy your life as much as possible . The driving experience is not the same with a performance car!

I wish I knew this now, I would have bought the bmw I saw early last year, but my accord is still cool sha, I’ll save up for the 5 series
Re: Advice On First Car To Buy by makaveli902(m): 1:10pm On May 21
kernniejay:

The SE is the Sport Edition, expect super performace, steady balance on speed and great handling. The LE is the Limited Edition with very limited options and only basic performance. (The XLE is the Luxury Limited Edition with luxurious or royalty features)

LE- Luxury Edition
XLE - Extra Luxury Edition
SE - Sports Edition
CE- Compact Edition

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Re: Advice On First Car To Buy by charleskl(m): 5:36pm On May 21
Buy sienna...
frankpro27:
Planning on getting my first car soon. Budget is 3-4m. What will be your recommendations pls
Re: Advice On First Car To Buy by HellVictorinho4(m): 11:05pm On May 21
Munzy14:

undecided una no dey tire?




Do you want your children to regret having you as a father


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Re: Advice On First Car To Buy by braveheart77: 9:11am On May 22
BigTableShaker:


Seconded!

OP, whatever you buy, make sure it's not a Corolla because that overrated toy-car is for sad boys.

Best choice Sedans are;

1. Lexus ES 350, 2010 upwards
2. Toyota Camry 2010 upwards.
3. Honda Accord. 2012 Upwards.


Godspeed.

This makes no sense because you assume Nigeria is USA or something. Corolla, although with a lesser performance than Camry or Luxury is ideal in a developing country like Nigeria for economical reasons.

What you see as value may be different from what someone else sees as value, if you are very rich then a Lexus is more logical. If you’re an average guy (like the majority of car buyers in Nigeria), then a Corolla makes more sense and should be more valuable. Perhaps he would just go for a Sport version to a bit of class.

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Re: Advice On First Car To Buy by BigTableShaker(f): 12:22pm On May 22
braveheart77:


This makes no sense because you assume Nigeria is USA or something. Corolla, although with a lesser performance than Camry or Luxury is ideal in a developing country like Nigeria for economical reasons.

What you see as value may be different from what someone else sees as value, if you are very rich then a Lexus is more logical. If you’re an average guy (like the majority of car buyers in Nigeria), then a Corolla makes more sense and should be more valuable. Perhaps he would just go for a Sport version to a bit of class.

So, you mean a Toks 2011 Corolla @N4m is a better value than 2012 Camry at same 4m?

Weldone!

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Re: Advice On First Car To Buy by braveheart77: 4:45pm On May 22
BigTableShaker:


So, you mean a Toks 2011 Corolla @N4m is a better value than 2012 Camry at same 4m?

Weldone!

If after that comprehensive explanation i gave this is what you understood, then I’m sorry I can’t help you.
Re: Advice On First Car To Buy by TDMO: 7:20pm On May 22
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Re: Advice On First Car To Buy by toxatyt: 10:12pm On May 22
My opinion, you don't need to buy your first car for a lot of money. You can safely find good used cars under $500 or under $1000. There are many cars under $500 for sale on the internet, but you have to look carefully at different car sites http://blog.automotive-technology.com/best-used-cars-under-500-for-sale-automobile-guide/ , here is one of them to find the best deals. Failure to do so could portend regret and wasteful spending.
Re: Advice On First Car To Buy by stlarry001(m): 10:28pm On May 22
Munzy14:

Na naija used with fault you want buy sha... grin grin

Which car can one buy for 2-2.5 million. I love SUV's shaaa but any other good car can go
Re: Advice On First Car To Buy by Munzy14(m): 10:32pm On May 22
stlarry001:


Which car can one buy for 2-2.5 million. I love SUV's shaaa but any other good car can go
Lexus Rx300...

Or you may be lucky to see who wants to sell Rx330 under distress sales..

All naija used...Maybe few months use.
Re: Advice On First Car To Buy by stlarry001(m): 10:40pm On May 22
Munzy14:

Lexus Rx300...

Or you may be lucky to see who wants to sell Rx330 under distress sales..

All naija used...Maybe few months use.

Thanks
Re: Advice On First Car To Buy by iyke1989(m): 2:06am On May 23
Just the thread I needed!! I'm in the same boat..tho ive got 2m to 2.5m budget for a car..I don't see anyone talking about new IVM cars( is it that bad?) . Had corolla in mind but the theft cases are making me nervous about getting it. Abeg make una suggest better options for this my price range and specify naija used or Toks. Thanks in anticipation

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Re: Advice On First Car To Buy by Godman007(m): 7:39am On May 23
mojounited:


Hi Godman007, was yours a Lexus GS350 as well?

Kindly share contact details of a good mechanic that can help resolve it. Thank you

Nope, mine isn't a Lexus. I drive a Toyota Corrolla 2010.
I'll advise you use your regular mech, but just suggest the inner cup bearing may be the fault, so he can check it.
Pls also watch enough youtube videos, it'll guide you to the likely cause of the problem.
Gracias.

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