There are various means of transportation in Lagos State. People move from one place to another by using motorcycles, trains, commercial buses and their personal cars and other vehicles.
A lot of people at a stage in their life decide to buy a car for various reasons and the type of car they choose usually depends on the amount of money they have available.
In Lagos we see a lot cars being sold and bought by different people at various prices depending on the brand, year and type of car.
When you eventually decide to buy a car, you also have to decide if you will get a brand new car or a foreign used car known as ‘tokunbo’ cars in this part of the world.
Brand new cars are cars brought into the country from various parts of the world. They are sold at high prices and come with special incentives and packages like longer warranty and after sale services.
Brand new cars are mainly brought into the country and distributed by authorized and licensed dealers of the major car companies.
On the other hand, foreign used cars are cars that have been used by people outside the country and imported to Nigeria.
These cars are brought into the country from various parts of the world and form the larger percentage of cars sold in Lagos because of the high demand for such cars which is due to the fact that they are cheaper and affordable than brand new cars.
So where can you buy a car in Lagos? It all depends on what you are looking for and your budget. Also you can choose to buy and select a car online or from a car dealer.
Where to Buy Cars in Lagos:
Below are some of the well-known car dealers where you can buy good quality cars, they include the following
1. Coscharis Group
Coscharis started business with the importation and distribution of motorcycles and its spare parts, original Japanese spare parts and ball and roller bearings.
Cars sold include Ford, Land rover, BMW and ABRO brand of auto-care products. They also offer financing and leasing services.
Coscharis group auto distribution and services office is located at 1-7 Coscharis street at Kirikiri Industrial Estate Lagos.
They have other showrooms and service center offices at Adeola Odeku in Victoria Island, plot 1435, Sanusi Fafunwa Street. 27, Akin Adesola street and 242, Herbert Macaulay Street. Their Lekki office/showroom is located at KM 10, Lekki-Epe expressway, Awoyeye.
2. Lanre Shittu Motors
Lanre Shittu motors is an accredited car dealer of various brands of cars including Mack, Yutong, Truck Nissan and Kia brands. You can buy brand new cars as well as used cars as they offer a lot of options.
Lanre Shittu motors are also a major spare parts distributor in Nigeria with their headquarters in Lagos. Their Automobile Dealership office is located at 15, Alhaji Tokan Street , Alaka Estate, Western Avenue, Surulere.
They also have branches at 37, Rasaq BalogunStreet, Western Avenue, Surulere and 163, Ikorodu Road, Onipan Bus-Stop.
3. Toyota Nigeria Limited
Toyota cars are a popular choice for a lot of people probably due to the availability of parts in the country. This had led to Toyota being a leading brand in Nigeria and they offer cars like Toyota Camry, Toyota Corrolla, Toyota, Yaris, as well as SUVs like Prado, RAV 4 and Land Cruiser.
Toyota Nigeria offers great after sale services as well maintenance and repair services directly or through their dealers. They also have genuine spare parts available.
Accredited Toyata dealers include
4. Elizade Nigeria Ltd
Head office located Elizade Toyota Plaza, 322A, Ikorodu Road Anthony Village Maryland and a branch office at Block A, Plot 24&25, Acme Road Ogba Ind. Scheme Ogba.
5. R.T.Briscoe Nig Ltd
Head office located at 18 Fatia way, Matori, Oshodi and a branch office at Plot 1440 Sanusi Fafunwa Street, Victoria Island.
6. Globe Motors Ltd
Head office located at Plot 637 Akin Adesola Street Victoria Island and branches at 8B Adeola Odeku Street Victoria Island and 45 Rasaq Balogun Street Surulere.
7. Omoregie Motors Ltd
Head office located at 45 Alahaji Tokan Street, Alaka Estate Surulere and a branch office at KM 6, Lagos Badagry Express Road Alaba
8. Germaine Auto Centre
Head office is located at 2nd Roundabout, Lekki Expressway, Lekki
9. Kojo Motors Ltd
Head office located 59 Rasaq Balogun Street Western Avenue, Surulere
10. Metropolitan Motors
Head office is located at 1-3, Akilo Road Ogba and a branch office at 1, Joel Ogunaike Street GRA Ikeja
The car dealers above mainly sell brand new cars. Brand new cars are quite expensive and a lot of people cannot afford and therefore opt for fairly used cars imported from abroad or cars that have been used in Nigeria.
Below are places where you can buy used cars in Lagos including online websites
11. Berger Lagos Car Market
Berger car market is located at Berger Park Apapa, Lagos. Berger car market is Nigeria’s largest car depot and is considered the second largest physical market in West Africa behind the car market in Cotonu, Benin Republic.
The market offers buyers a lot of options as there are various cars that have been brought in from a lot of countries on display from which they can make their choices. Also buyers can get affordable prices though it depends on the type of car, the brand of the car and the year that is was manufactured.
There are also websites where you can buy your cars online. Over the years online purchase has grown with a lot of people now buying various goods including cars online.
Online shopping comes with a lot of advantages including, convenience, provides a lot of options, saves time and much more. Below are some websites you can buy a car
This is an online market place where Nigeria major car dealers, importers and private sellers post their cars for sale. Cars are not sold directly but are advertised and give an opportunity for buyers to contact sellers and make a deal.
Carmudi is an online vehicle sales platform based in Nigeria that gives buyers the chance to choose from a wide range of new and used cars from certified dealers around the country.
Carmudi has grown to be one of Nigeria’s leading online vehicle platforms displaying cars from all over the country and has over 32,000 listing of vehicles in Nigeria. Carmudi has also been given an award by Nigeria’s Communication week as Nigeria’s automobile portal for the year 2015.
A note of warning and caution to prospective buyers to avoid been defrauded and falling for scams. Whether you are buying your car from a dealer or through online means, ensure you inspect the car you are about to buy and make sure all is in order before parting with your money.
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