Buying Japanese used vehicle for African market requires a lot more attention. The main aspects that need to be looked in to the African state/country where you are going to import used car is to find out first what is the acceptable or particular model or brand in your location. You need to do a careful study about repair garages available for that particular type of car. In some African areas only Japan/Korean cars are more popular due to easy availability of spare parts and repair work shops. You may also find out good repair work shop that in big or growing metro cities that are smart enough to plug in the problems of high end luxury cars such as BMW, Mercedes Benz, Audi etc.
So, basically it depends on the market where you intend to use the car. It is always a good move to go along the market trend. What is the point in buying a car that cannot be repaired or its parts are not available for immediate replacement? It would be a hard experience waiting for spare parts to be flown in. You are buying a used car to enjoy the freedom of mobility with a low investment. The car you are buying must have supporting service set up and spare parts availability in your area.
It is a challenging task to find out how good is a used car. You can expect lot of problems such as mechanical defects, structural issues, and difficulty in finding original spare parts or non-availability of proper service stations. You can get over these problems once proper attention is given to details. You must do proper research on the type of car that suits mostly to your requirements and budget. You have to have a clear idea about the purpose of its use. If you have a larger family and intend to take your family for a weekly outing then you must look for a car that can occupy larger number of passengers.