Zambia’s Top 4 Used Cars Under $1,000

by Mutimba Musonda, BE FORWARD Supporter in Zambia

Buying a used car with a tight budget in Zambia may seem difficult, but surprisingly it is very possible to purchase one for as low as under $1,000! Here we take a look at Zambia’s top 4 used cars that can be bought at under this bargain price on BE FORWARD.

Honda Odyssey

At cruising speeds, the Honda Odyssey has features that will stun any driver and passenger. It has an I-VTEC engine with variable cylinder management technology, which cuts off three cylinders while cruising, and a noise-cancelling frequency broadcast which minimises engine sound through its fully-equipped, electronic liquid filled engine mounts.

The exterior of a used 2005 Honda Odyssey from online Japanese used car exporter BE FORWARD.

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With an elegant exterior design, the interior of the Odyssey is also very spacious, luxurious, and includes flexible internal seating that accommodates for  up to 8  passengers. Its power operated rear seat foldaway system is a testimony to the Odyssey luxury—with the push of a button in the cargo area; the third row seat automatically tumbles beneath the floor for a perfectly flat cargo surface.  In addition, the Odyssey has a low ride height which makes it convenient for families with small children.

This mini van also has large windows which give both the driver and passengers a good view of the area they’re driving through. The higher-end version of the Odyssey also features an electric two stage sunroof, illuminated vanity mirrors, auto headlights, 6 stack CD player, lidded second row door pockets, extensive use of wood grain and titanium look trim, 8-way electric driver’s seat adjustment, and two-stage electric front seat warmers.

The interior of a used 2007 Honda Odyssey from online used Japanese cars exporter BE FORWARD.
Interior of a used 2007 Honda Odyssey

In all, the Honda Odyssey is a great vehicle to drive in and I would recommend this vehicle for middle to larger families as it can well accommodate for higher amounts of passengers.

Toyota Voxy

The next vehicle on our list of top models is the Toyota Voxy. The Toyota Voxy is a compact vehicle with a similar passenger capacity with that of the Odyssey, except that with this model has multipurpose uses thanks to its two sliding doors that makes it a favourite for not only Zambian families but those all over the globe.

A used 2002 Toyota Voxy from online Japanese used cars exporter BE FORWARD.

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The Toyota Voxy features a neatly designed interior, which is user friendly for all drivers and passengers. It features two rows of seats with comfortable leg and sitting room. These seats are able to rotate 60 degrees and 30 degrees on the driver’s side, and have a special feature for buckling and unbuckling small children. In addition, the seats of this compact family vehicle can be easily folded up with a touch of a button and the interiors also host a powerful air conditioner with clean airflow and self-operating temperature activity control.

The exterior features of the Toyota Voxy are a distinct expression of elegance and class, featuring  unique, large-set headlights and compact surrounding framework. In addition to those elegant looks, it also has a lower centre of gravity, which helps to make it more stable and comfortable to drive on the road. Basic standard features of this unit include power steering, power windows, and front and side impact airbags.

The interior of a used 2007 Toyota Voxy from online Japanese used cars exporter BE FORWARD.
The interior of a used 2007 Toyota Voxy

I would certainly recommend this model for small, medium and large family units as it can be used for quite a number of tasks apart from being a family vehicle. It has lots of space for cargo, and the fuel consumption is definitely ideal for covering long distances.

Toyota Vitz

The Toyota Vitz, or Toyota Yaris as it might be known in some parts of the global market, is a model that has experienced a huge amount of popularity worldwide. The Toyota Vitz is a small sub-compact car that is typically easier to handle than other compact units in the market, and  its versatile nature makes it ideal for city driving and coping with urban traffic congestion.

A used 2003 Toyota Vitz from online used car exporter BE FORWARD.

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The Toyota Vitz has an engine dispensation of 1500cc with a four-cylinder engine which is highly-regarded for its fuel efficiency. The unit is very cheap to buy and easy to maintain compared to regular sized automobiles as one can easily access spare parts anywhere in the world.

The interior of the Vitz features split back seats with the flexibility of being able to fold to create more space in the cargo area. The rear seats also have enough legroom for standard height passengers and it can also accommodate a carrier or car seat. Other interior features include a standard air conditioner, spacious compartments, radio system, and standard automatic transmission.

The interior of a used 2007 Toyota Vitz from online Japanese used car exporter BE FORWARD.
The interior of a used 2007 Toyota Vitz

The exterior features of the Toyota Vitz consist of powerful headlights, a wide windscreen, and impressive side trims. The Toyota Vitz is ideal for young couples or single drivers that want to have an efficient ride from one place to another with less financial stress on their pockets thanks to the low fuel consumption and ease of maintenance of the car.

Toyota Mark II

The Toyota Mark II is known to be a luxurious car that offers a lot of space and comfort. The vehicle comes with an engine capacity of 2,499cc and the option of a turbo charger. This vehicle has a higher fuel consumption rate than the other vehicles on this list, but it fully compensates for that in terms of comfort and stylish interior/exterior features.

A used 2004 Toyota Mark II from online used Japanese car exporter BE FORWARD.

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Most of these units come in automatic transmission with rear wheel drive. The interior of this unit includes a nice dashboard finishing, powerful air conditioner, radio/audio system, various storage compartments, and spacious front and rear legroom with enough sitting room to accommodate a medium family unit.

The exterior of the Mark II features powerful headlights and polished side trims, with a compact grille that is uniquely designed to give off a luxurious feel. The cargo area has enough space to accommodate medium to large groceries and luggage.

The interior of a used 2003 Toyota Mark II from online Japanese used car exporter BE FORWARD.
The interior of a used 2003 Toyota Mark II

The Toyota Mark II is one of the most luxurious saloon cars in the Toyota family line of vehicles, which is able to host small to medium families and has enough comfort and space to make it both unique and appealing to everyone.

While these are some of the top used cars in Zambia for under $1,000, you can also take a look at BE FORWARD Zambia to see our top lists overall, as well as more local information for Zambian buyers.


This article is written by BE FORWARD Supporters – With BFS ID: 235466; Mutimba Musonda from Zambia. What is BE FORWARD Supporters? Click here to join!

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