Photos: The type of used and cheap cars that are good for transportation business.

Posted: July 24, 2015 in Car Reviews
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Before you start a transport business, you should consider among other things:

1. A vehicle that is relatively cheap to buy, maintain and SAVES GAS.

2. Vehicles whose parts are easy to source

3. Get a good mechanic for the type of car you intend to buy.

Below, I listed (but not exhaustive) of vehicles that are good for transportation (taxi) business. I used Nigeria as a reference because not all car can withstand our climate, and bad roads without spending a fortune to fix.

1. Volkwagen: avoid 1.3L engines

    a. Jetta:

Pros: Good fuel economy, cheap maintenance, rugged, and speedy.
cons: Low safety devices(no airbag in some), oil switch gets bad easily, “velocity” may pull out if not well maintained, door handle gets bad easily, roof may go bad(remember this model is old and even if you buy tokunbo, some parts have well passed expiration date. In all, it is a good car.

golf

VW Golf 2

It is said that if you cannot maintain this golf, you cannot maintain another car.

Pros: Good fuel economy, cheap maintenance, rugged, and speedy.

cons: Fuel Tank is flat so, dont run on low tank or your car will go of due to fuel flowing out of reach of fuel pump, Low safety devices(no airbag in some), oil switch gets bad easily, “velocity” may pull out if not well maintained, door handle gets bad easily, roof may go bad(remember this model is old and even if you buy tokunbo, some parts have well passed expiration date. In all, it is a good car.

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VW Golf 3 (MK3)

Pros: Good fuel economy, cheap maintenance, rugged, and speedy.
cons: Low safety devices(no airbag in some), oil switch gets bad easily, “velocity” may pull out if not well maintained, door handle gets bad easily, roof may go bad(remember this model is old and even if you buy tokunbo, some parts have well passed expiration date. In all, it is a good car.

Vento:

vw vento

VW Vento

Pros: Good fuel economy, cheap maintenance, rugged, and speedy.
cons: Low safety devices(no airbag in some), oil switch gets bad easily, “velocity” may pull out if not well maintained, door handle gets bad easily, roof may go bad(remember this model is old and even if you buy tokunbo, some parts have well passed expiration date. In all, it is a good car.

Volkswagen Sharan/Ford Galaxy/Seat Alhambra:

VW Sharon, Ford Galaxy and Seat Alahambra all look similar. Their parts are similar too.
Pros: Good fuel economy, cheap to maintain, dual airbag.

Con: AVOID AUTOMATIC DRIVES. Avoid VR6 (6cylinders) if you want better fuel mileage. Door handles gets bad easily, roof may go bad.

Mazda 323:

Mazda-Lantis

Pros: Good fuel economy, cheap maintenance, rugged, and speedy.
cons: Low safety devices(no airbag in some), In all, it is a good car.

mazda 323 1

mazda 323 22

Pros: fair fuel economy, cheap maintenance, In all, it is a good car.
I STRONGLY RECOMMEND THIS MODEL.
Cons: Engine wears down and smokes between 8-1.2years of constant use.

mazda 323 33

Pros: Good fuel economy, cheap maintenance, retractable (okpolo eye) look. In all, it is a good car.
Cons: Engine wears down and smokes between 8-1.2years of constant use, The headlight is retractable but any malfunction or accident(frontal impact) can make permanently open ir close.

mazda 3234 4

Pros: Good fuel economy, cheap maintenance, front airbags, cosy look and soft stearing, In all, it is a good car.
Cons: Engine wears down and smokes between 8-1.2years of constant use.
I PERSONALLY LIKE THIS MODEL.
Mazda 323

mazda indomie

This model has about four types (oldest to newest). Choose this one you can see the picture- Avoid the type whose rear light has round design (a newer model of course) and its steering has Volume control (“+” ” -” “Select”) as Coil, plug, fuel pump/injector is their major problems

Pros: fair fuel economy (not as other 323’s), cheap maintenance, front airbags, cosy look and soft stearing, In all, it is a good car.
Cons: Engine wears down and smokes between 8-1.2years of constant use.

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