Getting a car that fits your budget, your needs and the Nigerian road condition can sometimes be a tall order. The availability of spare parts, access to skilled labour and of recent, custom duty have all become key factors to consider when choosing which car to buy.
Auto Auction Mall at the very least helps you take care of finding an affordable car that fits your budget perfectly. Over time, some cars have popped up as “best sellers” on Auto Auction Mall and we will be sharing the top 20 of these best selling cars.
On the basis of this, N730,000 is what we’ve considered the average amount for a tight budget when buying a car. Of course, if you’ve got the budget, please feel free to go for any vehicle of your choice. However, if your purchasing power is constrained, you might want to take a look at this list to have an idea of what you can go for saving yourself some search time.
Please note that the prices of the vehicles enlisted below are ‘buy now’ prices for clean used and salvage title cars listed on www.autoauctionmall.com. These prices are determined by the auction houses and may go lower or higher for cars bought during the live auctions.
Best Selling Cars Below N730,000
1. Toyota Camry 2008 – N653,397 (US$1,800)
This is a popular sedan that seats five people including the driver, has enough cargo space, is easy to understand and is well within the budget. The street name for this case is “Muscle” due to its puffed up look. It’s a favorite for many people due to it’s its smart design, durability, performance. and fuel economy capabilities.
2. Toyota Corolla 2009 – N435,599 (US$1,200)
What the Corolla lacks in style, it makes up for in commuting performance and trendy features. This vehicle is comfortable, also seats five, has a smooth and quiet engine, keyless entry, audio controls on the steering wheel, power windows, door locks and anti-lock brakes. Of course, it is a best seller with that price. Oh! It’s also popular with the ride sharing services like Uber and Taxify.
3. Honda Accord 2007 – N326,699 (US$900)
This is the Honda equivalent of the Toyota Corolla and Toyota Camry. Like the Camry, it’s easy to understand, boasts superior design, astonishing fuel economy, and of course, cheaper. This vehicle also brags of a high resale value compared to the competition.
4. Toyota Sienna 2007 – N490,049 (US$1,350)
Do you have a large family? Then this is for you. The Sienna possesses a good engine power, 7-8 seating, and space for both passenger and cargo. The Toyota sienna is a reliable minivan that is best for family and can be used on tough terrains as well as high roads.
It is also a favorite among many transportation companies that shuttle people and goods across the different regions of the country. Don’t be surprised to see it being used as an ambulance once in a while as well.
5. Toyota Highlander 2001 – 2004 – N730,000 (US$2000)
Another popular family vehicle loved by Nigerians is the Toyota Highlander. It is a 4 wheel drive SUV that can take on rocky roads and clear many of the speed bumps and potholes on most Nigerian roads. it is safe, comfortable, and reliable. With a strong design and high fuel economy, It is worth every penny spent on it and is perfect for commuting.
6. Toyota RAV4 2003 – N635,249 (US$1,750)
The RAV4 is perfect for those who don’t like big SUV’s. This vehicle is portable, has a well-built interior, beautiful design and perfect for recreational outings. It seats five passengers and helps to conserve fuel as well.
Thinking of gifting that special someone a car that’s not too pricey? The RAV4 is your best bet!
7. Range Rover 2006 – N644,324 (US$1,775)
The Range Rover is a luxury vehicle that usually comes at a very expensive cost. This vehicle is a supercharged model that seats six passengers, has a classy interior, can be used off road on tough terrains and gives you value for your money.
Don’t expect the bells and whistles on these old models though but regardless of the year, you can still rely on the durability of these off-roaders.
8. Acura MDX 2002 – N435,599 (US$1,200)
This midsize sport utility vehicle comes with seven comfortable seats, a DVD based navigation system, and a four-wheel independent suspension. Other features that showcases this vehicle’s luxury status include the keyless entry, the 17 inches tires, the voluminous space for cargo, and its great performance on the road. Super sweet, stylish and trendy!
9. Toyota Avalon 2003 – N254,099 (US$700)
Toyota is the most popular manufacturer of automobiles, and whether it’s old or new, the cars are always gold. This 2003 Avalon is a vehicle that has continued to remain a favourite even till now. This sedan seats 5-6 passengers, conserves fuel and is very cheap to maintain. Thankfully, the cost price is also very affordable.
10. Volkswagen Golf 2011 – N689,699 (US$1,900)
The Volkswagen golf 2011, is a hatchback vehicle that seats five passengers, conserves fuel and has a meaningful roominess for its size. This vehicle is the perfect vehicle for young ladies, bachelors or students. With this vehicle comes a well fitted interior with air-conditioning, a standard safety system and a reliable engine that can hold its own on third mainland bridge or Lagos Ibadan expressway!
11. Kia Sportage 2007 – N599,049 (US$1,650)
In recent years, the KIA brand has gradually gained acceptance in the Nigerian auto space with many private organizations adopting it as their official cars. The Kia Sportage is a sport utility vehicle that seats five passengers, conserves fuel, and has very good safety features. The vehicle has a four wheel independent suspension, standard interior systems, disc brakes with traction control and electronic stability.
12. Ford Explorer 2007 – N381,229 (US$1,050)
Great news for lovers of big SUV’s. With the above average wheelbase on which the explorer was built, you can easily determine that this is a tall vehicle. It isn’t just tall, it’s interior is also spacious and can be used on off road terrains. Other features you might want to consider includes its safety system and its ability to pull over five thousand pounds if properly equipped. Looking for pure muscle? This is your best bet.
13. Honda Pilot 2004 – N544,586 (US$1,500)
Still in the SUV category, the Honda Pilot is another best seller in Nigeria that never seems to go out of style. If you want a stylish vehicle that will survive after riding through the ruggedness of Nigerian roads, then get yourself a Honda Pilot 2004.
14. Ford Edge 2007 – N707,997 (US$1,950)
If you’re a lover of comfort then the Ford edge is for you. This SUV has its own distinctive interior style, an optional mitigation system, and a beyond average safety system. When you’re riding in an edge on a tough road, you’ll feel isolated from the ruggedness. That’s how comfortable this car is. A favourite for corporate workers and lovers of good old American auto goodness.
15. Hyundai Elantra 2010 – N254,153 (US$700)
Talk about value for money spent, that’s Hyundai Elantra. The Elantra is a safe five seat sedan that comes with interior features that will blow your mind. The ease that comes with driving this compact is something to buy it for. Here’s another good reason, it’s affordable and easy to fix.
16. Honda CR-V 2004 – N308,597 (US$850)
This is the ideal SUV for those trying it out for the first time. It’s not big, it’s not small, and it’s just perfect for all. The CR-V seats five passengers, conserves fuel, and has a whole array of standard safety features that makes it a favorite for families and moms. It’s stylish design and interior fittings is much loved by many Nigerians.
17. Hyundai Sonata 2007 – N544,726 (US$1,500)
With its V-6 acceleration and its standard features, the Hyundai Sonata is the vehicle for the win. This is a car you’d want to drive. This five seat sedan is a family vehicle that has great safety functions, is light on its feet and gives off a sense of class with its stylish look.
18. Kia Soul 2012 – N671,676 (US$1,850)
This hatchback seats five passengers, has impressive safety features and a stereo that can start a party. The breaks are solid, comes with an under-floor storage tray for cargo, and child seat anchors in case you have a baby. The exterior is also very unique as it isn’t like other hatchback vehicles.
19. Kia Forte 2012 – N727,139 (US$2000)
Sedan compacts seem to have stolen the show as bestsellers. The forte is sold as a four door hatchback vehicle, a sedan or a coupe. The numerous safety features is why it has become a bestseller. Some of the safety features include anti-lock brakes, side impact airbags for the front seats, side curtain airbags and a functional electronic stability system.
20. Nissan Altima 2008 – N363,069 (US$1000)
Last but certainly not the least on this list is the Nissan Altima 2008. This vehicle is stylishly popular. It’s a quiet and sporty vehicle meant for lovers of sports cars. This vehicle balances the need for a sports car and a regular family vehicle. It seats five passengers, easy to operate, and cheap to maintain.
It is important to note that the prices stated in this article are the ‘’buy now” prices of purchase for the said vehicles at www.autoauctionmall.com excluding auction charges. These prices are also negotiable sometimes if negotiations happen well before the auction due date.
Please feel free to visit Auto Auction Mall to search through the over 150,000 vehicle inventory for your dream car. You can also call Femi on 08025307997 for further inquiries.