Growth in the infrastructure, in the road networks in Africa means a larger market for cars. Could this be why most of the foreign donor aid received from is directed to developing the infrastructure? Africa needs many cars, trucks, vans and buses to keep mobile. Transport, as we know, is the life and blood of the economies of the world.
The twilight years of the 20th century saw the economy of Africa grow enormously. Today, there are more resources in the continent and with the era of the dictators coming to a close end; she is investing her time in the exploitation of the resources. Recent discoveries of billions of barrels of oil in Northern Kenya, Uganda and elsewhere attest to this. However, even with all reasons for Africa to smile, she isn’t out of the woods yet, but she will be, eventually.
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If you have seen the movie “Suckers”, produced in the early 1980s, you will know that the local dealership can really squeeze you out of money for a car, so hard such that you will not be able to put food on the table.
Local dealerships prey on prospective buyers who are not keen enough to do thorough research on the market price of a good used car. As a prospective used car buyer, it is important for you to research intensively on the current market prices. Better yet, don’t even bother buying from the local dealership unless you are doing a trade-in.
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What do Toyota, Honda and Nissan have in common? Many things, but the most important one is that they are all Japanese. Of all the Japanese used car exports to Africa, Toyota, Honda and Nissan make the top list. A quick research online will show you that these brands are also very popular throughout the world. Perhaps it is the Japanese engineering and technology, the very efficient but affordable machines or maybe it is just that these brands have been very popular in Africa for a long time.
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If you import a Japanese used car, you want to be sure that you are buying a car of certified quality. However, you will really not be too sure about that unless you know that the car you are buying has undergone all the mandatory checks, and passed. The first thing to find out is whether the car meets the age limit that is allowed in your country by the law. While many countries in Africa do not have an age limit on used car imports, some have. For example, used cars imported to Kenya should not be more than 8 years old.
Here are a few things that should help put your mind at peace, once you know that the car you are going to import from Japan is safe.
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Kenya is the largest importer of Japanese secondhand vehicles in East Africa. Most of her trade via the sea happens through the port of Mombasa, a very busy port that serves not only mainland Kenya, but also landlocked countries like South Sudan, Burundi, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and Uganda.
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No matter how much we hear it, no one can overemphasize how good buying a used Toyota car is. It is sensible and amazingly affordable. There are many reasons why buying a used car is better than buying a new car. Of course, in Africa, it is all about the price.
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The Nissan Datsun truck is a common sight in Africa, especially in the remote villages. It is hard to find a new variety, as most of them must have been produced several years ago, when Datsun was still in business. Resiliently tackling the unpaved, muddy roads of Africa, this truck is to an African what a horse was to a cowboy in the Wild West.
Whenever I think of the Nissan Datsun pickup truck, I think mostly of the features that I would like to see in a truck, you know, features that would make the car last in the harsh, hot tropical climate of Africa. In addition, I think of the features that would make the vehicle withstand the abuse that it will endure.
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Used vans are big in the passenger transport business in Africa. Only a small portion of the 1 billion plus people in the continent own private cars. The rest depend on the public transport system to travel from one point to another, mostly for work. Although much of the transport system is underdeveloped, people still have to move.
As Africa grows economically, keeping mobile has become very important. The affordable, used Japanese vehicles have filled in the vacuum beautifully. However, the underdeveloped rail system, with the exception of South Africa and few other countries doesn’t help much. Therefore, the private sector players have been allowed fill in the vacuum in the public transport. Today, in all nations in Africa, the passenger transport industry is one of the biggest employers, directly and indirectly.
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Looking over the last few decades of best-selling vehicles, it becomes easy to see why certain vehicles sell better than others. For example, the best-selling vehicle in the United States is the Ford F-Series pickup truck. The reasons are varied, but easily calculable. The price is right for the quality and durability, and the Ford F-Series is quite capable as a work truck and is just as great for transportation. Clearly, messing with such a winning combination isn't any part of Ford Motor Company's plans, and the truck has maintained this best-selling status in the United States for over thirty years!
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