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Car Talk / Re: Smash Protect - the safest way to drive in the City Of Lagos by Ipfreely: 4:36pm On May 09, 2018
There's the obvious downside. If it makes it difficult to get/break in, the reverse would be the case.

Then what would happen when there's a collision and the frame is deformed, trapping the doors, leaving the windows as the only escape route, in the time after a vehicular accident, where seconds may determine survival?

-Or in an underwater situation, with a sinking vehicle.

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Autos / Re: Direct Tokunbo Toyota Venza 2009 @ 6.1m by Ipfreely: 7:43am On May 09, 2018
BestBuyMotors:


Sure

Well, then let's have it please. Thank you.
Car Talk / Re: Lamborghini Recalls The Centenario To ‘repair’ An Overweight Label by Ipfreely: 7:28am On May 09, 2018
This is false information.

I don't know how this thread got this far with this completely inaccurate interpretation.

The label itself wasn't overweight.

The figures on the label indicated wrong weight figures for the Centenario, creating the possibility of these vehicles being overloaded.

It would be like an item of clothing being produced with an XXL tag instead of an XL tag.

There's nothing wrong with the vehicle itself , or the label itself, but the information printed on the label.

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Autos / Re: Tokunbo 2005 Toyota Corolla Sport Available At 2.2m by Ipfreely: 12:04am On May 09, 2018

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Autos / Re: Direct Tokunbo Toyota Avalon 2008 @ 2.5m by Ipfreely: 6:48pm On May 08, 2018
Do you have a VIN for this?
Autos / Re: Direct Tokunbo Toyota Venza 2009 @ 6.1m by Ipfreely: 6:47pm On May 08, 2018
Do you have a VIN for this?
Autos / Re: !!! FOR SALE !!! Mercedes Benz GLA 250 by Ipfreely: 6:46pm On May 08, 2018
Ekenetm:

Do you have a VIN for this?
Autos / Re: Sold....Lagos Cleared Tokunbo 2009 Toyota Camry Sport..#3.1m by Ipfreely: 3:34pm On May 08, 2018
I don't understand this compulsion to make claims that can easily be verified.

This is not accident free. This has a certificate of destruction, and a Junk title brand.

The damage prompting the salvage title is not visible here because it's in the undercarriage.

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Autos / Re: Please Automobile Gurus Tell Us What Happened To This Car That It Was Condemned by Ipfreely: 3:08pm On May 08, 2018
Well there are several possible scenarios here.

This vehicle appears to have been registered in Maryland. I think a likely scenario is that the vehicle title was held for a loan or lien by a bank or other institution, or the vehicle was purchased on a payment plan, co-signed most likely by a bank.

In both scenarios the vehicle title would be held by the lending institution. In Maryland when the debt or loan has been paid in full, the institution issues a SIF or security interest filing to the other party. This basically is a letter to the effect that the debt is completely paid and the other party now fully owns the vehicle.

However in the absence of a title with this listing, and I haven't seen any evidence of a SIF present, this vehicle will not be retitled in the USA, and I have come across cases where the vehicle was eventually not approved for export.

Hence the designation, parts only.

Of course this may be a vehicle user who took out a loan or lien on the vehicle and is unable to complete payment, and is attempting to auction the vehicle directly. Since it's designated parts only there would be less scrutiny.

OR the owner lost the original title and doesn't want the stress of getting the vehicle retitled, which seems unlikely.

OR it's a donated vehicle and the title is unavailable and the auction proceeds are intended for a charity.

Non-repairable / Parts Only / Export Only / Bill of Sale may be used interchangeably depending on the title issuing state. A non-repairable or parts only title definitely indicates that the vehicle cannot be re-titled or registered in the US. These vehicles may be exported in most cases.

There's not enough information to determine the exact situation with this vehicle. The above are just situations I've come across with Maryland and other state listings in the past.

In the Nigerian scenario, it would be like a guy that got his car with a payment plan from a bank, with the bank holding onto the original documents of the vehicle, then he decides he doesn't want to pay anymore and tries to sell the vehicle without the original papers.

That may be possible in Nigeria with each state running its registration independent of the other, it may be possible to get new original papers for the vehicle, and then register and use the vehicle.

But that would likely be very difficult, and actually illegal in the US. Designating it parts only would be a way to try to sell the vehicle without the title.

My recommendation: move on. Find some other clear titled vehicle. Title disputes at auction aren't situations you want to get involved in. However if you assess the situation and you believe it's worth the risk, then by all means. It could just as easily go smoothly without any hitches.

The above is my opinion based on the facts I've come across.

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Autos / Re: SOLD !!!!!!!!!! Lagos Cleared 2007 Toyota Camry A.K.A MUSCLE for sale!!!!!!!! by Ipfreely: 1:41pm On May 08, 2018
sholatech:
I'm interested. Can we have interior and engine pictures?

Location?

And the VIN, while you're at it.
Autos / Re: Cheap Tokunbo 2001 Lexus Rx300 @ 1.6m by Ipfreely: 12:50pm On May 08, 2018
jaxauto2006:
Accident free
buy and drive
duty paid

Direct tokunbo
Lexus rx300
best price: #1.6m

Contact:
Jax Auto'S
08050408071
Autos / Re: Kia Sorento 2011 For Sale by Ipfreely: 12:21pm On May 08, 2018
simplydayo123:

Kia Sorento SUV for sale, tin can cleared, not accident-ed vehicle, prefect condition, pay and drive.(Direct owner) Asking price 5 Milion Contact 08023799774 09087250041
Autos / Re: Toks Lexus RX350 2010 by Ipfreely: 8:42am On May 08, 2018
shaqur231:
Tokunbo Lexus RX350 2010 for sale. Price is 6.1m negotiable. Contact/ WhatsApp 08082053572 for inspections

Provide a VIN for this please. Thanks.

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Autos / Re: Superclean Toks 2014-2015 Benz GL450/500/550.......013-015 GLK350 (4d Chairmen) by Ipfreely: 5:43am On May 08, 2018
rickkychidex111:





Thank you for posting info about the car. At least it would aid buyers know what they wanna buy.

People bring in worse ones....repair them and sell off. Not all Nigerians have the financial capacity to buy a complete accident free ride. Clean title from dealership. Not Auction.

rickkychidex111:


I think its otherwise. (Dumb).
Was it manufactured by Benz and sold for 14k to first user?

Have a rethink.
Check d value in market.
Check how much it's parts costs.

Thanks.

rickkychidex111:



Thanks.
Kindly tell him.

rickkychidex111:




I will take u to a DPO who came to buy accidented ride after it has been fixed.

Thanks.

You're either deliberately playing ignorant or you actually are ignorant.

Nobody has a problem with accidented vehicles sales.

Just indicate the history and provide the VIN.

Thank you.

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Autos / Re: Toyota Camry 2008 For Sale At A Very Affordable Price. by Ipfreely: 10:59pm On May 07, 2018
sleekpro:
what the meaning of this? Advertise on your own topic na.

It's not an advert.

It's the same vehicle you posted for sale.

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Autos / Re: ,, by Ipfreely: 10:20pm On May 07, 2018
Post the VIN for this please. Thank you.
Autos / Re: SOLD! Mitsubishi L300 Bus. Toks. Available For Sale. N2M by Ipfreely: 9:59pm On May 07, 2018
Kufie:


Straight from my heart grin grin

I could tell. Very nostalgic.
Autos / Re: Tokunbo 2012 Toyota Sienna For 6.4m.....call 08077884384 by Ipfreely: 8:34pm On May 07, 2018
Provide the VIN for this please. Thank you.
Autos / Re: Tokunbo 2004 Toyota Rav4 For 2.1m...call 08077884384 by Ipfreely: 8:33pm On May 07, 2018
Provide the VIN please. Thank you.
Autos / Re: SOLD! Mitsubishi L300 Bus. Toks. Available For Sale. N2M by Ipfreely: 7:42pm On May 07, 2018
Kufie:
Oh My God my second love after my 504. This bus gave me beautiful and terrible memories. I remember a mechanic deceiving me about switching to a Toyota engine. Spent a lot of money and the bus couldn't even do Calabar to Uyo without breaking down grin grin

The headlights are out of this world. Even a blind man can drive this bus at night. That crystal-lite roof too with the electronic open/close feature was so cool that year. The AC? don't even get me started. You didn't need to turn on rear AC. The whole cabin would be ice cold from the front vents alone being open. Tint the rear and put an aftermarket woofer in the back and it's a mobile night club. That year, "Tinted glass permit" wasn't a thing so we had peace of mind.

The transmission is beautiful. You can flick it with a finger and switch gears. Buttery smooth!! This bus can run!! It was really unfortunate I knew nothing about cars so we were sold a very bad one. Spent more time at the mechanic than it did on the road.

Thanks for bringing these memories back OP. Happy sales.

I love this bus.

Modified: I scrolled up for one last look and remembered the power steering. A day old baby can do a full u-turn in this bus. Oh sweet memories!!!!

smiley grin

This was quite the encouraging review.

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Autos / Re: Tokunbo 2005 Honda Accord For 1.550m...call 08077884384 by Ipfreely: 7:41pm On May 07, 2018
Please include a VIN for this. Thank you.
Autos / Re: Toks 07 Toyota Rav4 For Sale 2.9m Asking by Ipfreely: 6:49pm On May 07, 2018
New capability.

Autos / Re: Tokunbo Ford Focus SE 2013 by Ipfreely: 6:39pm On May 07, 2018
Please include a VIN for this. Thank you.
Autos / Re: Just Arrived Toks 2000 Toyota Camry by Ipfreely: 5:53pm On May 07, 2018
ify1234:


I don't think you are fair with your judgement. It's obvious this is not the type of accidented cars we don't like to buy in Nigeria.


The accident reported above can be anything including very minor accidents like small scratches on the car as one drives out of narrow parking spaces.

Also, it also seems the car was allowed to run in US after the so called accidents. So it most have been something very very minor and negligible for an 18 yr old car.

Let us be fair enough in our judgements. The seller is truthful enough for having provided the VIN.


You should also be more circumspect and pay more attention to issues before you leave comments.

The primary issue is not that the vehicle has had accidents.

The primary issue is that the dealer claimed it was accident free. That is a bold and easily verifiable claim to make.

I have not made any judgments about the severity or otherwise of the damage from the accident. As long as the VIN has been provided and it's not a Flooded Vehicle then that is really up to the buyer.

But when the claim, accident free, is present, well then that becomes false advertising. Which is wrong.

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