Some latest cars are too expensive to buy but many cars are at an affordable price like the used cars. Though some features and functions are outdated, the quality and reliability of used cars are on par with other latest cars. Used cars also offer excellent reliability, performance, fuel efficiency, style, and space without costing a lot of money. In this article, we will talk about the Most Popular Used Cars in Zambia Under $1,700.
Toyota Mark X (Sedan) $1,270~
The Toyota Mark X is a four-wheel / rear-wheel drive mid-size car produced from 2004 until 2019. It is a four-door sedan with two successive generations and one of the best-selling cars of Toyota. The Mark X boasts its great performance, reliability, fuel economy, and quality.
The available standard features are an automatic self-parking system, electronically adjustable shock absorbers, cruise control, pre-crash safety system, lane departure warning, and autonomous emergency brake. It is equipped with a 2.5L 4GR-FSE V6 petrol engine with 149 kW (200 hp) and 3.5 L 2GR-FSE V6 petrol engine with 236 kW (316 hp), fitted with a six-speed automatic or six-speed manual gearbox.
Toyota Vitz (Hatchback) $900~
The Toyota Vitz is a five-door hatchback first produced in 1999 with three generations under its nameplate. It is a front-wheel / four-wheel drive subcompact car, also known as the Toyota Echo and the Toyota Yaris. It is one of the most known hatchbacks in the market with enough interior space, great fuel efficiency, outstanding performance, and reliability. Standard features include a brake assist, smart entry and start-stop system, climate control, and vehicle stability control.
The Toyota Vitz is fitted with petrol engines mated either to a five-speed manual or CVT: a 1.0L 1KR-FE three-cylinder with 69 PS (51 kW), 92 Nm (9.4 kgm); 1.3L 1NR-FKE four-cylinder with 99 PS (73 kW), 121 Nm (12.3 kgm); 1.5L 1NZ-FE four-cylinder with 109 PS (80 kW), 136 Nm (13.9 kgm).
Toyota Alphard (Minivan) $1,420~
The Toyota Alphard is a five-door minivan with an eight-seat capacity which was produced in 2002. It is a front-wheel / four-wheel-drive car which is presently in its third generation and offers plenty of features, functions, reliability, fuel efficiency, and great performance.
The Alphard standard features available are driver and passenger airbags, smart entry and push start system, climate control, cruise control, centralized door locks, and power windows. The minivan is equipped with petrol engines paired either with CVT or a six-speed automatic: a 2.5L 2AR-FE four-cylinder with 182 PS (134 kW), 235 Nm (24.0 kgm); and 3.5L 2GR-FE V6 with 280 PS (206 kW), 344 Nm (35.1kgm).
Toyota IST (Hatchback) $1,610~
The Toyota IST hatchback is a five-door subcompact car with a front-wheel / four-wheel-drive layout which was introduced in 2002. It is one of the top-selling models of Toyota and offers outstanding quality, practicality, fuel efficiency, and functions. It comes with some notable features including a set of airbags, air conditioning, centralized door locks, power windows, brake assist, seatbelt with pretensioners, and force-limiters.
The engine and transmission available are fitted either with CVT or four-speed automatic: 1.5L 1NZ-FE four-cylinder with 109 PS (80 kW), 138 Nm (14.1 kgm); and 1.8L 2ZR-FE four-cylinder with 132 PS (97 kW), 172 Nm (17.5 kgm).
Mercedes-Benz C-Class (Sedan) $1,670~
The Mercedes-Benz C-class sedan is a four-door luxury car produced in 1993 and is presently in its fifth generation. It is known for its luxurious interior and style with great performance, reliability, and innovative features. The standard features available include adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning system, active blind spot assist, electronic stability control, and automatic parking assist.
The Mercedes Benz C-Class sedan is equipped with a 2.0L M274 turbo four-cylinder petrol engine with 184 PS (135 kW), 30.6 kgm (300 Nm); 3.0L M276 DELA 30 V6 bi-turbocharged petrol engine with 367 PS (270 kW), 53.0 kgm (520 Nm); 2.1L OM651 four-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine with 170 PS (125 kW), 40.8 kgm (400 Nm). All engines are paired either with a six-speed manual, seven-speed 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic or nine-speed 9G-TRONIC PLUS automatic gearbox.
Toyota Belta (Sedan) $1,520~
The Toyota Belta is a front-wheel / four-wheel-drive subcompact car first produced in 2005. It is a four-door sedan also known as the Toyota Yaris and the Toyota Vios which is praised for its styling, features, fuel economy, and reliability. It offers some notable standard features including airbags, air conditioning, power windows, centralized door locks, seatbelt with pretensioners and force limiters, an anti-lock braking system, and electronic brake-force distribution.
The Belta sedan is equipped with petrol engines paired to CVT gearbox: 1L 1KR-FE three-cylinder with 70 PS (51 kW), 9.4 kgm (92 Nm); and 1.3L 2SZ-FE four-cylinder with 87 PS (64 kW), 11.8 kgm (116 Nm).
Mitsubishi Canter (Truck) $1,440~
The Mitsubishi Fuso Canter truck is a two-door, all-wheel-drive light-duty commercial vehicle produced in 1963 and is presently in its eighth generation. It is manufactured by Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation and is one of the top-selling trucks of Mitsubishi. It offers standard features which consist of Xenon headlights, an anti-lock braking system, electronic brake-force distribution, brake override system, and air conditioning.
The Canter truck is fitted with 3.0L 4P10-T2 with a power of 96 kW at 3500 rpm, and torque 300 Nm at 1300 rpm; 3.0L 4P10-T4 with a power of 110 kW at 2840–3500 rpm, and torque 370 Nm at 1320–2840 rpm; 3.0L 4P10-T6 with a power 129 kW at 2860–3500 rpm, and torque 430 Nm at 1600–2860 rpm. Available transmission is mated either with a six-speed Duonic dual-clutch transmission or a five-speed manual gearbox.
Toyota Sienta (Minivan) $860~
The Toyota Sienta is a five-door, four-wheel / front-wheel drive mini MPV first introduced in 2003. It is currently in its second generation and an ideal car for family use with its spacious interior, fuel efficiency, and reliability. The Toyota Sienta also comes with standard features including driver and passenger airbags, power windows, air conditioning, an anti-lock braking system, centralized door locks, and power steering.
It is currently fitted with 1.5L 2NR-FKE VVT-iE four-cylinder with power and torque of 109 PS (80 kW), 13.9 kgm (136 Nm); 1.5L 1NZ-FE four-cylinder petrol engines with power and torque of 103 PS (76 kW), 13.5 kgm (132 Nm); 1.5L 1NZ-FXE four-cylinder hybrid engine, paired either with a CVT, six-speed manual, or E-CVT.
Toyota Corolla Spacio (Minivan) $1,650~
The Toyota Corolla Spacio is also referred to as the Toyota Corolla Verso with a five-door, four-wheel / front-wheel-drive layout, produced from 1997 until 2009. It is known in the market for its spacious interior, outstanding fuel economy, reliability, and performance. Standard features available are airbags, brake assist, power windows, an anti-lock braking system, and electronic brake-force distribution.
The Corolla Spacio is equipped with a 1.5L 1NZ-FE four-cylinder with power and torque of 109 PS (80 kW), 14.4 kgm (141 Nm); and a 1.8L 1ZZ-FE four-cylinder with power and torque of 132 PS (97 kW, 17.3 kgm (170 Nm) with four-speed automatic or five-speed manual transmission.
Toyota Wish (Minivan) $1,250~
The Toyota Wish minivan is a five-door, front-wheel / four-wheel drive compact car produced in 2003. It remains one of the best-selling minivans of Toyota and a suitable car to use for family or simply for transportation. It offers plenty of cabin space with a large boot for luggage, fuel efficiency, and great engine performance.
The Toyota Wish is equipped with standard features including airbags, a pre-collision system, brake assist, vehicle stability control, and cruise control. The available engines included are 1.8L 2ZR-FAE with power and torque of 144 PS (142 hp), 176 Nm (130 lb-ft); and 2.0L 3ZR-FAE with power and torque of 158 PS (156 hp), 196 Nm (145 lb-ft), paired either with four-speed automatic and seven-speed Super CVT-i gearbox.
Because of the pandemic, the production of the latest cars is stopped all over the world, thus the demand for used cars increases. It is a practical and convenient move, especially because we all want to minimize person-to-person contact. Besides, used cars are often in very good condition and worth buying for. You can check the BE FORWARD stocklist for more affordable used cars.
Written by: Esther Abranilla