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7 Places to Buy Cheap Cars in Nigeria for Car Selling Business or Personal Use

Where to buy cheap cars in Nigeria: See the different markets to get cheap cars and make profit if you are into car selling business or save some money if you are buying it for personal use.

Contrary to what many believe, a car is a necessity not a luxury. The cost and constant scuffle for buses, cabs and tricycles every morning will leave you drained and longing for an escape, the stress of public transport is enough motivation for most Nigerians to purchase their own cars.

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Life is less hectic when you have your own personal mode of transportation that makes it easier and reliable to move around without having to rely on people.

7 Places to Buy Cheap Cars in Nigeria for Car Selling Business or Personal Use

Purchasing a car is a very good investment besides owning a home; a car is also a property you can sell in time of need. With a car one is able to kill time. If you live in busy cities like Lagos, Abuja and port Harcourt with a teeming population and unending traffic you will end up frustrated without a car.

No matter the close proximity between your residence and place of work, you will still need car when in pursuit of other goals that aren’t work related. Owning a vehicle also allows one to access a variety of jobs, arrive work on time, do extra side jobs that increase earnings.

The advantages of owning a car are numerous, if you can afford it, purchase one because it provides absolute convenience and independence in terms of moving around, it also saves time and lessens stress.

A car will aid in transporting of heavy items which ordinarily is cumbersome when using public transportation. One can shop anywhere at any time and run short errands with less effort and time.

Humans move from place to place for different reasons like money, pleasure and experience and where one has to go by land, travelling in your own car is more convenient, you will be liberty to move comfortably at your own pace and it is safer when compared to public transportation as private cars come equipped with safety features for a safer driving experience.

In emergency cases, a private car comes in hand where a person is in need of urgent medical attention, especially in Nigeria where the services of an ambulance aren’t so efficient, your car becomes your saving grace.

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Trying to get a means of public transportation in such times may lead to loss of life.

Read Also: The 10 Cheapest New Cars in Nigeria and Prices

4 Things to do Before you Buy a car

A car is an investment you can’t afford to purchase blindly. Here are some things you must take into consideration especially when purchasing a fairly used car:

1. Ge the MONEY:

To buy cheap cars, you need to get the money at hand. Your finances determine the type of car you will be purchasing. if you cannot afford a brand new car, you can go for a fairly used one at a reduced price, a two to three year old used car is still a good one.

Look at your budget and pick a car that suits it. It is not advisable to run in to debt because you need a car.

2. Do Proper RESEARCH:

To buy cheap cars, make sure you find out the actual cost of the car you eventually settle for to avoid being cheated. Compare prices on line and check with other dealers if possible, comparative shopping will let you know the inherent value of the car and will ensure you buy at a fair price.

Also find out the cost of maintaining the car and be sure you can afford it because the long term cost of owning a car is higher than the cost of actual acquisition.

Be sure it is of high quality because high quality cars will require fewer repairs. Check the reliability of the car by searching for reviews or consumer reports.

Read: Top 5 Cars in Nigeria You Should Not Buy and Why.


When purchasing a second vehicle you must conduct an intensive check to be sure of your buy. Get a professional to help check the paint job, the tyres, the trunk, the frame, exhaust system, under the hood, hoses , belts and engine, then proceed to check inside of the car: the seats, the air conditions and all other necessities.

You can take advantage of the fact that you are about to purchase a second hand vehicle and bargain for a fair deal.

4. Perform a TEST DRIVE:

This is the final stage, check the brakes, trepidation or clunking noise. A good driver knows a good car so if you are inexperienced; get an experienced driver to help you before you finally make your purchase.

7 Places Buy Cheap Cars in Nigeria

1. BENIN CITY: Situated in the south of Nigeria, Oredo in Benin city Edo state is a good place to get a fairly used car at an affordable price.

Cars are shipped from foreign countries to benin where they are sold for as low as five hundred thousand naira depending on the made.

2. KANO:

A commercial nerve centre in northern Nigeria is good place to purchase a vehicle across different manufacturer categories at cheap rates. There are lots of local dealers here you can strike a good deal with for a new or fairly used car.


Like kano, Kaduna is also in the northern part of Nigeria. Most car owners in the north buy their cars from either of these two places.


In the south east is the home of the largest auto mobile spare part market in West Africa, this explains why a manufacturing automobile company runs a Plant in Nnewi, Anambra state. Here, cars are manufactured locally and a few are imported from Japan, china and Germany. Innoson cars sell at a lesser price than its foreign counterparts here in Nigeria.


Situated in the south west, lagos is the commercial hub of Nigeria, the cheapest goods and services in Nigeria are available here.

Both new and fairly imported into Nigeria arrive firstly in Lagos. Retailers or local dealers in different states must pass their wares through lagos. It is the best place to find cars at the cheapest rates.

6. Cotonou

Cotonou is a business hub in the Benin Republic. The place is very close to Lagos. Cars are far cheaper in Cotonou than in Nigeria. Many car dealers prefer buying cars from Cotonou and selling them in Nigeria to make huge profit. You can buy cheap cars from there and drive it down here to Nigeria.

7. Many City capitals

In many city capitals in Nigeria, you will see locations where cars are displayed for sell. If you want to buy cheap cars, just walk into such locations and bid the price of the car you want to buy. You might be amazed to get your car at the best possible price.


Cars are available for sale online in trusted sites like jiji, Efitin, Jumia, OLX and mobofree. They have a variety of cars from different manufacturers you can choose from to suit your life style. Their prices are equally fair, do contact these sites if you need to.

Read: Top 10 Cars A Young Nigerian Man Should Buy and Why

Please be careful when you are buying a car from online store to avoid being scammed. Also make sure you are satsifed with the specs of the care before you buy to avoid regrets after the purchase.

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Lami Ogar

Lami is from cross river state and holds a B.sc in accounting from a Nigerian university. Writing for her is a form of detoxification, she has written several articles for Essence magazine and runs political commentary on twitter. InfoGuide Nigeria is a team of Resource Persons and Consultants led by Ifiokobong Ibanga. Page maintained by Ifiokobong Ibanga. If you need a personal assistance on this topic, kindly contact us.

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