Top 10 Best Cheapest Cars To Buy And Maintain In Nigeria

The dream of every Nigerian is to be able to buy 

a car of his/her own,sadly almost 100%

Nigerians buy fairly used cars which is popularly called ''Tokunbo'' for their use.

Are you looking for the best affordable car to buy and use in Nigeria,a car that is strong and durable?

Search no further because after reading this article you will be able to know some of the top 10 best cheapest cars and SUV to buy and maintain in Nigeria.

Top 10 Best Cheapest Cars To Buy And Maintain In Nigeria

I decided to take a walk into different car shops to ask Nigerian car sellers which car is the cheapest car to buy and maintain in Nigeria this year with a low budget.

I told them that I needed to know the cheapest best affordable car to buy considering factors such as the durability,fuel consumption rate,availability of spare parts,and most importantly the car that our local mechanics can be able to fix because we all know that some of our mechanics cannot fix some cars when they break down.

Out of over 12 brands and models of cars they mentioned,I was able to select 10 vehicles that were mentioned frequently. In general Japanese car brands were mentioned frequently more than European car brands.

According to the car sale agent,the reason for this is that Japanese cars are more suitable for the rugged and bad Nigerian road because they have more tolerance and are cheap to maintain also.

Most of the cars mentioned were different models and variant of Toyota making me to believe that Toyota is the car for Nigerians.

Let's quickly check out the cars that made our list.

1. Toyota Camry

Toyota Camry is no doubt the cheapest car to buy and maintain in Nigeria. Almost all the car shops I visited kept on mentioning Toyota Camry.

They said that the car is very easy to maintain,strong and it's parts are readily available and cheap too.

They also have different nicknames for different Toyota Camry car depending on the year of manufacture,the nicknames include 'Camry Pencil Light' ,'Orobo' ,'Big for Nothing','Spider' etc.

2. Honda Accord

The second brand of car on our list is the Honda Accord and it's different models.

The Accord is actually the most durable and cheapest model of Honda that is very affordable,strong and readily available.

Honda is the favourite vehicle for people in Northern Nigeria because of it's durability and affordability.

3. Toyota Corolla

The number 3 most affordable and durable car to buy,maintain an use on Nigerian road is the Toyota Corolla.

The car is affordable and strong,it also doesn't require frequent checkups. However most often it's imperative to check your cars oil level and brake pads after every 5,000 miles.

4. Toyota Sienna

The Toyota Sienna is the first choice for any one that wants to buy an a mini van or a spacious family car. The Toyota Sienna is very strong,durable,easy to maintain,doesn't consume a lot of fuel and also affordable.

All this reason is why most transport companies in Nigeria use Toyota Sienna for transportation.

5. Toyota Highlander

The 5th best car to buy and use on the Nigerian road is the Toyota Highlander.

This car is ranked as the most affordable,durable and solid SUV to buy in Nigeria considering the fact that some of the parts of the vehicles are not so expensive even though it's an SUV.
So if your looking for an SUV or a strong jeep as most Nigerians prefer to call it,then you should consider the Toyota Highlander.

6. Lexus RX Series

The Lexus is a luxurious variant of Toyota meaning that it's still manufactured by Toyota.

The strongest and most durable is the Lexus RX 300. The car received a lot of praise as it's said to be durable and can last on Nigerian roads.

There is also the newer model of the Lexus RX Series such as the Rx 330 and 350.

7. Honda Civic

The Civic is the 2nd most popular Honda in Nigeria after the Accord,the car is relatively chea
p and it's parts are readily available for replacement.

A lot of people still prefer Accord to Civic.

8. Toyota Yaris

The Toyota Yaris is the 8th car on our list  of some of the best cheapest cars to buy and maintain In Nigeria,according to a car sale agent,the Yaris is not problematic and is designed  to take a long while without regular maintenance.


The car also has a very unique and sleek design that is appealing to women.

9. Audi 80

The Audi 80 was produced by the Audi subdivision of the Volkswagen Group.

The Audi 80 is one of the strongest,rugged and dogged car in the Nigerian car market,if your looking for a car that has the lowest fuel consumption rate,cheap and very easy to maintain with minimum effort,then the Audi 80 will be your perfect choice.
The Audi 80 is used by Nigerian cab drivers because of it's durability,it's the most preferred vehicle for taxi drivers in Calabar south east Nigeria.

10. Toyota Rav 4 & Avalon

The 10th cars on our list is the Toyota Avalon and Toyota RAV4.

These cars are known for it's efficiency and durability on the Nigerian road as long as the mileage is still relatively low.

Listed above are the top 10 best cheapest cars to buy and maintain In Nigeria,do you know any other car that is worthy of a mention,tell us in the comment section  below.