Today we are talking reliability from the perspective of a Nigerian, Nigeria has some of the finest roads in Africa *we wish* the best weather *we wish* and also the best self-taught mechanics in the world. While we wish all of that is true it's not, our weather is actually nice, sunny and very hot, our roads, however, are the ultimate test of driving prowess and patience and there is loads of traffic in urban cities like Lagos and co.
Now one would wonder how we manage to get by amidst all this motoring chaos and the answer is a simple, a reliable car that doesn't require much attention and goes everywhere you want it to with little drama and an impressive fuel economy.
Our answer to this is the Toyota Corolla 03-07 model, I dare say that this car wins the reliability award for us Nigerians as it can be found literally everywhere. Just to show you how much it is been used here, companies use it as pool cars, its a regular with ride-sharing companies in Nigeria such as Uber and Taxify, first-time car owners buy this as their first car because mechanics find this car transparent and ultimately people who work in faraway places and spend hours in traffic rely on this car daily for its low fuel consumption.
Tons of this reliability icon is being sold in pristine condition every day as Nigerians can't seem to get enough of it.
The car is equipped with a 1.8l spunky vvti engine for great gas mileage, roomy interior, excellent build quality and fair equipment for class and age, however, prices for this model in pristine condition is off the charts, starting from around N2m, it can cost as high as N3m based on the condition the car is in at purchase.
If you plan to visit Nigeria or looking for your first car or just something reliable as a daily driver, the answer is the Toyota Corolla 03-07 model.
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