Best cars to buy for a transportation business in Nigeria

11/15/2018

Posted by: Jane Osuagwu

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Are you looking to start a transportation business in Nigeria? You need to read this article now to know which car to use.

Are you looking to start a transportation business in Nigeria? Do you know the type of cars to buy that will be good for transportation business in Nigeria? Knowing the right car or type to start your transportation business is going to be helpful so you don’t start, only to stop halfway.

Naijauto.com is here to guide you on the type of cars you can use to start a commercial transportation business in Nigeria. Transportation business is fast growing into a lucrative business opportunity, all thanks to the teeming population in Nigeria. Whether it’s an uber, cab, taxi, intra- and inter-city-whatever commercial means, not all cars are suitable for a transportation business.

Even if you are also looking for a tokunbo or Nigerian used car to buy for a transportation business, there are some factors that need to be considered when choosing a car for transportation business in Nigeria.

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Naijauto.com is here to guide you on the type of cars you can use to start a commercial transportation business in Nigeria

These factors include:

  • Fuel economy: Does the car save gas or are you going to be spending all of your money on gas alone?
  • State of Nigerian roads: You know how bad our roads have become lately, with potholes at every detour. You definitely need a car that can drive through these bad roads and still stay sound.
  • Availability of spare parts: You don’t want a car whose spare parts cannot be found at Alaba market, Lagos or Onitsha main market, do you? A car’s spare part should be close by to be able to replace old, damaged or worn out parts when they need replacement.
  • Maintenance: Are there car experts or specialist for your choice of car to help diagnose and fix faults when they arise?
  • Good rear passenger space and carrier: A car that can accommodate close to four passengers and luggage is good to go.
  • Engine capacity: Check the engine capacity of the car.1.8 liters will do.

Having listed out these factors, let’s look at the cars that will be suitable for a transportation business in Nigeria (though not exhaustive and also considering the state of our roads and climatic condition too).

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Best cars suitable for a transportation business in Nigeria

Volkswagen Jetta

Advantages:

  • Good maintenance
  • Good fuel economy
  • Ruggedness
  • Speediness

Disadvantages:

  • The oil switch easily get bad
  • It has low safety devices as some have no airbag
  • Door handles easily become faulty
  • If the car is not properly maintained the velocity may pull out.

Volkswagen Jetta

The Volkswagen Jetta

Volkswagen Golf 2

Advantages:

  • Cheap to maintain
  • Rugged for Nigerian roads
  • Speedy
  • Fuel efficient

Disadvantages:

  • Low safety devices as some have no airbag
  • Flat fuel tank which may cause fuel to flow out of fuel pump’s reach when the fuel goes low
  • Car’s roof going bad sometimes

Volkswagen Golf 2

The Volkswagen Golf 2

Volkswagen Golf 3 (mk3)

Advantages:

  • Cheap maintenance
  • Good fuel economy
  • Ruggedness
  • Speediness

Disadvantages:

  • The oil switch easily gets bad
  • The car has low safety devices
  • If the car is not properly maintained, the velocity may pull out
  • The door handles easily get bad
  • Some parts might have been expired

Volkswagen Golf 2 Volkswagen Golf 3 (mk3)

The Volkswagen Golf 3

Volkswagen Vento

Advantages:

  • Cheap to maintain
  • Rugged for Nigerian roads
  • Speedy
  • Fuel efficient

Disadvantages:

  • Door handles easily get bad
  • It has a low safety device as some have no airbag If the car is not properly maintained
  • The velocity may pull out.

Volkswagen Vento

The Volkswagen Vento

Volkswagen Sharan/Ford Galaxy/Seat Alhambra

These vehicles all look similar and they also have similar parts too.

Advantages:

  • Cheap maintenance
  • Good fuel economy
  • Dual airbag

Disadvantages:

  • Avoid VR6 (6 cylinders) if you need a car with better fuel mileage
  • Door handles easily gets bad
  • Avoid automatic drives

Volkswagen Sharan

The Volkswagen Sharan

Mazda 323

Advantages:

  • Cheap maintenance
  • Good fuel economy
  • Speediness
  • Ruggedness

Disadvantages:

  • Some of them have no airbag for safety

Video: MotorWeek | Retro Review: '89 Mazda 323 GTX

We’ve listed the best cars to buy for a transportation business in Nigeria. You can make a decision on which to go for and while you do so, bear in mind the factors that will determine their longevity on Nigerian roads.

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Jane Osuagwu
Jane Osuagwu

Jane Osuagwu

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Jane Osuagwu is an automotive writer at Naijauto.com. She's a car enthusiast who loves creating educative and informative topics on cars, ranging from maintenance tips to updates on the latest trend in the auto industry in concise and friendly writing. 

Jane is also a blogger and loves reading, inspiring people and getting involved in personal development projects.

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