In the prequel of this article, I shared a few tips on how to uncover a bad car deal can regardless of how fabulous the price looks. In a survey we conducted in 2014, two of the leading concerns and perhaps fears, people have when buying a used-in-Nigeria car are: (a) Does it have mechanical issues? And (b) is it stolen. We tried to do justice to the former in the first episode of this article. Now, we will share a few insights on how to tell if a car is stolen and displayed for resale.
Ensure your car is gotten from a trustworthy source: Trust is truly elusive, so when I say trustworthy, I can imagine you saying, “where am I supposed to find a car seller who is trustworthy?” Well, one of the surest ways to ensure the source of your next (used-in-Nigeria) car is to get this from a relative, friend, neighbor or colleague who’s trustworthy. Put the word out there and very soon, you will find someone from within your immediate cycle of influence who wants to sell a car. The problem with this often is that when you find one who wants to sell, it might not be exactly what you like. The advantage however lies in your knowledge of the owner or the one who referred you to the owner. This leaves