So, you want to get a new ride? Well, good for you. Cheers. But do you know what to do with your old car? Wait. Let me rephrase the question. Do you know how much that it could yield you if you put your used car up for sale?
Selling used cars is a really common thing today, what with the help of the internet and all. Who is going to buy the car, however, is determined by a lot of factors. And among them is the most obvious one: the condition of the car. Did you maintain the car properly?
But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. If you are looking to place your used cars for sale and you aren’t sure how to sell it, you’re at the right place.
1. Sell it on Carmart
Carmart Nigeria is one of the safest and surest places to sell a used car online. This is a very good option for you if you don’t know whom to sell your car. Also, if you want to have access to a very large customer base, then Carmart is where to go. You will find buyers from all over Nigeria.
The steps are really simple. Create an account with them, click the “sell now” option and you will find further steps on what to do from there. The best part is that you get to place your own price tag on your car.
By the way, would you buy a car online instead of offline?
Here’s a free tip on how to sell your used car quickly on this platform: Make sure to upload only the nicest pictures of the car. As you are probably going to be selling your car to someone far away, the first thing that would convince a buyer to buy from you is the picture of the car.
2. Find someone to buy it yourself
Well, if you already know someone you want to sell it to, then by all means go ahead. If you don’t, you could put out word of mouth and some flyers.
Another way is to tell your car mechanic. Chances are that your car mechanic knows someone who would want to buy a car.
There is a slight disadvantage to selling your used car in this way though: It may take some time. Getting a buyer could take weeks or even months. So, if you are running against time, I do not recommend that you sell it this way.
3. Trade it in for a new one
With this method, you can sell your car and get a new one all at once. There are some dealerships that allow you to trade your old car for another one.
All they have to do is check your car out and determine its worth. They either give you another car that is worth the same as yours or they ask that you pay some extra money to get a better car.
However, it is the best practice to do a thorough research about the new car before you trade it in.
Is the new car worth the price the dealer says it is? Is the dealer trying to peg a lower value to my old car so that they can get more from me? Or are they trying to overprice the new car? These are the questions you should ask yourself. You are allowed to be skeptical.
To increase your chances of getting the new car at a reasonable bargain, you should learn how to negotiate car prices with the seller.
4. Sell it in parts.
You are probably thinking to yourself, “my car is really old and rickety. I wouldn’t buy my own car even if my life depended on it”. Well, you should think again. That the car doesn’t look good anymore doesn’t mean that there aren’t any useful parts in it.
There are about 30,000 parts that make up a car. So, are you saying that out of 1,2,3,4,…,30,000 parts, not even one is useful?
Get a mechanic that you trust. It could even be a car parts dealer. They will turn your car parts in for some change. This might not yield you a whole lot of money. But you really weren’t thinking you could make a fortune out of that old thing, were you?
5. Make use of Facebook Marketplace
Marketplace is a platform developed by Facebook to help you sell anything. You will find a lot of items for sale on Marketplace. Some are selling houses, furniture, and many other things. Some others place their used cars for sale.
All you have to do is to put in the details of your car and wait for buyers to hit you up. Just make sure that you do not put out the wrong information to quickly gain buyers, no matter how tempting it is.
Marketplace leans on the popularity of Facebook to help put your car on display for lots of buyers out there, as long as they have a Facebook account.
To wrap it all up
Your used car has a worth, no matter how little it is. If you don’t have anyone to give, place your used cars for sale. Don’t just dump it somewhere. Get some money out of it. And don’t forget, if you are buying a tokunbo car in Nigeria, make sure that all necessary documents are complete.
As always, your opinions are highly valued. Do drop them in the comments section below.
Have a great day.
The Real Toyota Sienna Prices in Nigeria 2019
Toyota first produced this brand in 1997, and it has since then gained a lot of accolades in sales and in awards all over the world.
The appreciation Nigerians show to this minivan is obvious in how they purchase it a lot. And as a matter of fact, it could be said that it deserves the attention Nigerians have given to it. It is the perfect minivan for the average Nigerian. It is big enough to convey a lot of people at once, thereby making it a classy mass transit vehicle and also a nice choice for a family vehicle.
In addition, the size of the minivan makes it good for transporting some soft cargo. It might not be used to carry as much load as a Hilux could be used but it still holds its own perfectly.
To top it all up, Toyota Sienna has the characteristic durability and ruggedness of Toyota cars. And It economizes fuel well.
How much does a Toyota Sienna cost exactly? If that is your question, here are the prices of Toyota Sienna minivan, brand new, tokunbo and Nigerian used.
Price of Brand New Toyota Sienna
The price of a brand new Toyota Sienna ranges from $31,000 to $49,000. To save you the mathematics, the price range in Nigerian Naira is N11 million to N18 million. You should know that these are just suggested retail prices. To ship the minivan to Nigeria, you do need to pay some extra charges, such as tax and customs fees.
Prices of Tokunbo Toyota Sienna
The tokunbo auto market is a popular one in Nigeria, mainly because buying a tokunbo car costs less than buying a brand new car.
|Model Year||Price Range|
|Toyota Sienna 1999||N1.2 million – N1.5 million|
|Toyota Sienna 2000||N1.2 million – N1.5 million|
|Toyota Sienna 2001||N1.2 million – N1.6 million|
|Toyota Sienna 2002||N1.3 million – N1.6 million|
|Toyota Sienna 2003||N1.7 million – N2.3 million|
|Toyota Sienna 2004||N1.7 million – N2.3 million|
|Toyota Sienna 2005||N1.8 million – N2.5 million|
|Toyota Sienna 2006||N1.8 million – N2.5 million|
|Toyota Sienna 2007||N2.4 million – N3.5 million|
|Toyota Sienna 2008||N2.4 million – N3.5 million|
|Toyota Sienna 2009||N3.4 million – N5.5 million|
|Toyota Sienna 2010||N3.4 million – N5.5 million|
|Toyota Sienna 2011||N3.4 million – N5.6 million|
|Toyota Sienna 2012||N5 million – N8 million|
|Toyota Sienna 2013||N5 million – N8 million|
|Toyota Sienna 2014||N6 million – N11 million|
|Toyota Sienna 2015||N6 million – N11 million|
Prices of Nigerian Used Toyota Sienna
Nigerian-used is also another option to buy a used car. This option is often considered because it is even cheaper than Tokunbo. Most Tokunbo cars, especially the ones shipped in from North America and Europe, are imagined to not have been put to the rough use that Nigerian used cars could have been out through. Hence, the cheapness.
|Model Year||Price Range|
|Toyota Sienna 1998||N550,000 – N950,000|
|Toyota Sienna 1999||N550,000 – N950,000|
|Toyota Sienna 2000||N550,000 – N950,000|
|Toyota Sienna 2001||N900,000 – N1.2 million|
|Toyota Sienna 2002||N900,000 – N1.2 million|
|Toyota Sienna 2003||N900,000 – N1.2 million|
|Toyota Sienna 2004||N1.2 million – N2 million|
|Toyota Sienna 2005||N1.2 million – N2 million|
|Toyota Sienna 2006||N1.4 million – N2.4 million|
|Toyota Sienna 2007||N1.4 million – N2.3 million|
|Toyota Sienna 2008||N1.4 million – N3 million|
|Toyota Sienna 2009||N1.4 million – N3 million|
|Toyota Sienna 2010||N1.4 million – N3 million|
|Toyota Sienna 2011||N2.9 million – N3.5 million|
|Toyota Sienna 2012||N2.9 million – N3.5 million|
|Toyota Sienna 2013||N2.9 million – N3.5 million|
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Things to know about the Toyota Sienna
When it was launched in 1997, it was a replacement for Toyota Previa. Since its first production, it has gone through three generations; 1998-2003, 2004-2010, 2011-now.
The first generation models are not as big as the later generation models but it is still quite big. Acceleration and handling are remarkable and there is enough cockpit space to feel comfortable. There are three rows of seats that are all well-padded and comfortable to sit in. However, the third row is quite stuffy. Sliding doors guard the minivan on either side of it.
The second generation was an improvement to the first generation in performance and in comfort. The third seat row now has more space. The current generation is the real deal now. Starting from 2013, it begins to feature an AWD automatic transmission.
In general, Toyota Sienna is well optimized for comfort, safety, performance and space.
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To Wrap it All Up
As I often like to do when I’m discussing car prices, I want you to know that the prices here are the prices as at the time of writing this article, December 2019. These prices are liable to changes anytime. However, this article is going to be constantly updated to keep up with the price changes.
Top 10 most popular cars in Nigeria & their prices in 2019
Well, you probably already know that Nigeria is a very fertile market for automobiles. You would know this by the numerous car brands that can be found in Nigeria alone, and not just that. These car brands still have numerous models that sell like crazy in the Nigerian automobile market.
As it seems, any car that has tangible things to contribute in performance, fuel economy, ability to glide through rough roads without a scratch, and luxury, would have a remarkable number of loyal customers here.
As it is, cars are purchased every single day here. Brand new, tokunbo, and even Nigerian used cars are all making massive sales.
The year 2019 is almost over and we’re all making the countdown towards the new year. Now is the best time to also make a countdown of the most purchased cars in Nigeria throughout the whole year. Isn’t it? So, let’s get straight to it.
10: Mercedes Benz G-Class Pricing
G-Wagon, as it is also commonly called, is a popular vehicle in Nigeria. Some might argue that it doesn’t have the sleekness and curves that should make it look beautiful. However, I suppose you could say that its beauty is in its price if you agree that “expensive” is sometimes synonymous with “beautiful”. Mercedes Benz G-Class is one that is commonly driven by the elite because of its expensiveness. As a result, it could be regarded as a show-off car.
In performance and luxury, Mercedes Benz G-Class is worth every pretty penny spent on it. Or what else would you expect from a vehicle as expensive as this:
Price Range: N70 million – N200 million
9: Range Rover Sport Pricing
Closely following the Mercedes is Range Rover Sport. Oh! Sweet mother of luxury! This is, like, the dream SUV for many Nigerians, and it’s quite understandable. Apart from the respect, you earn from owning a Range Rover Sport, the performance of the vehicle, coupled with the kind of luxury that only this vehicle can provide, make it a great purchase.
The fact that it makes it to our list of the most purchased vehicles for 2019 in Nigeria only shows that Nigerians love good things. Abi, who no like better thing?
Price Range: N45 million – N84 million
8: Toyota Highlander Pricing
Talk about luxury, ruggedness and affordability, all in one. Toyota Highlander has got it all. The spacious SUV is preferred by many in Nigeria. The size makes it great for a lot of purposes, such as a family car. Furthermore, it is quite affordable. The upper-class citizens would find it really affordable and the lower-class citizens might even be able to afford it with some savings or some car loans.
Price Range: N20 million – N28 million
7: Lexus RX 350 Pricing
As you might already know, Lexus is the luxury brand of Toyota, and this mini SUV is just a perfect example of luxury. Not only is it for the rich, but also for the middle-class citizens. So, unlike the vehicles number 8 and 9 above, the mini SUV has a wider customer base as the elite aren’t as many as the middle-class citizens. It’s no wonder RX 350 is among the most purchased vehicles in the country today.
Price Range: N27 million – N30 million
6: Toyota Sienna Pricing
Quite a number of good things are packed up in this minivan actually. In fact, this is without a doubt the most popular minivan in Nigeria today. The spaciousness of the minivan is a big advantage to it. Big space means it passes as a luxurious mass transit vehicle, a family vehicle, and a cargo vehicle. The versatility of Toyota Sienna is one of the reasons it makes it to our list of the most of our most purchased cars for 2019 in Nigeria.
In addition, the fact that it is so common simply goes to show that it is quite affordable by all.
Price Range: N18 million – N30 million
5: Volkswagen Golf Pricing
There was a time when most of the VW Golf you would find around were only used as taxis. Not anymore. Since VW Golf was able to creep into the Nigerian auto market and gain enough popularity, bringing in the more sophisticated and beautiful models was sort of easy. It was just a case of “Oh! That’s a nice Golf. I didn’t know there were such nice Golf cars. I’ll get one for myself”
Price Range: N7.5 million – N9 million
4: Kia Rio Pricing
Although they might have been around for quite a while, they are still relatively new in the Nigerian auto market. However, Kia Rio has quickly gained popularity since it’s the first introduction into the Nigerian auto market. It is a compact looking vehicle, cheap and strong. So, of course, a lot of Nigerians are attracted to it.
Price Range: N8 million – N8.5 million
3: Honda Accord Pricing
I guess you have been anticipating this car on this list already. Well, here it is. Honda is a popular auto brand all over the world and in Nigeria. A lot of Honda car models are well purchased here in Nigeria but none is as highly purchased as the Honda Accord. Honda Accord could easily be in contention for the most popular vehicle with the likes of the next two cars on this list. However, its high maintenance cost is one reason why it isn’t as purchased as those cars.
Price Range: N8 million – N15 million
2: Toyota Camry Pricing
Toyota Camry is, without a doubt, one of the most popular models in Nigeria. As a matter of fact, there’s hardly a day that you wouldn’t find a Toyota Camry, even on a less busy road. The affordability, performance, maintenance cost, and fuel economy that it possesses are what make it a highly purchased vehicle in Nigeria.
Price Range: N15 million – N30 million
Check out more detailed prices of Toyota Camry here.
1: Toyota Corolla Pricing
This probably doesn’t come as a surprise to you. Toyota, until today, has enjoyed a large number of loyal customers in Nigeria alone. And apart from Camry, Corolla is one of their main flagship models. Toyota Corolla is a popular one in Nigeria and it has been for as long as one can remember. This car, like Camry, is a combo of great performance, sleekness, and affordability.
Price Range: N15 million – N20 million
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Toyota Camry Prices in Nigeria (December 2019): Brand New, Tokunbo And Nigerian Used
When we’re talking about the most popular car brands in Nigeria, Toyota is probably on top of the list. This isn’t surprising as Toyota is known for their manufacture of consistently high-quality vehicles that can glide across all kinds of Nigerian roads with minimal damage. Not only are Toyota cars strong and durable, but they also always have sleek looks that make them count as luxurious vehicles too sometimes.
Toyota boasts of many vehicle models that are currently rampant in Nigeria today, and Camry is one of them. Apart from Corolla which is also a very popular Toyota model in Nigeria, Camry is probably the most used. Talk about efficiency, effectiveness, fuel economy and affordability, Camry offers all those. It comes as no surprise that it has remained among the bestselling Toyota brand in Nigeria since 2010.
Toyota has kept up with the supply of reliable cars to Nigeria. Nigerians, in turn, repaid the confidence in full (with some extra change on top) by purchasing the car brand in mass. There’s hardly any state that you wouldn’t find Toyota Camry cars for sale in Nigeria. We even dubbed some Toyota car models some really interesting nicknames, and the Camry isn’t left out of the fun. The 1991-1996 Camry models were called Orobo. 1997 to 2001 models were tagged pencil while the 2002 to 2006 models were called Big daddy. You may not find a lot of these cars for sale in Nigeria anymore. You must have heard of muscle, what we call the recent Camry models starting from 2008 to 2011.
Toyota Camry Prices
Before we go ahead, you should know that these prices are the current prices at the moment, December 2019. These prices could be changed at any time, depending on a lot of factors. However, the prices in this article would be constantly updated to keep up with any changes. Good?
Brand New Toyota Camry Prices in Nigeria
As it is not likely that Toyota stops manufacturing this model, considering its success, you would always find brand new Toyota Camry cars around. Although you might not find the brand new versions of the older models of 2009 and earlier, there are still the brand new versions of the later models for sale in Nigeria.
When buying brand new cars in Nigeria generally, a lot of expenses add to the price of the car itself. For example, the exchange rate at that moment, custom clearance fee, tariffs, and all those.
So, all things put together, buying a brand new Toyota Camry in Nigeria costs within the range of 25 million naira and 30 million naira.
Tokunbo Toyota Camry Prices in Nigeria
Much more than brand new, buying a foreign used (or Tokunbo, as we call it) car is preferred by a lot of people in Nigeria. We prefer to purchase tokunbo cars because of their affordability and accessibility. You don’t have to go through as much stress as you would endure if you were buying a brand new car.
There isn’t a shortage of used Toyota Camry cars for sale in Nigeria. When it comes to how tokunbo Toyota Camry models are priced, the things that are put into consideration involve criteria like mileage and car condition.
Here are their prices
|Year Range||Price Range|
|2005-2007||N1.5 million – N2.7 million|
|2008-2012||N2.7 million – N4 million|
|2013-2016||N4 million – N16 million|
Nigerian Used Toyota Camry Prices in Nigeria
Now, these are the really cheap ones. Not only are they cheap, but there is also even lesser stress attached to buying them when compared to buying tokunbo or brand new cars.
And as you would expect, the condition of the car plays a huge role in determining its cost.
|Model Year Range||Price|
|1996 – 1998||N300,000 – N450,000|
|1998 – 2001||N450, 000 – N800,000|
|2002 – 2006||N750,000 – N1,100,000|
|2007 – 2011||N1,500,000 – N2,000,000|
|2012 – 2014||N3,200,000 – N5,000,000|
|2015 – 2017||N5,000,000 – N7,000,000|
Toyota Camry: What you should know about it
Toyota Camry is available in 5 different trims L, LE, SE, XSE and XLE. The different trims are there to cater for the different preferences of their users. The mid-sized car is big and comfortable enough to contain 5 people with ease. To add to passengers’ comfort, the Toyota introduced Bluetooth phone pairing in the 2007 and later models. The more recent ones even have screens in them.
Well, some complain that the interior is not as big as some other midsize cars in its category but the beautiful interior makes up for this.
With a Toyota Camry, you can get on the road and enjoy its great engine performance, which boasts of more than 260 horsepower. The precise handling is also another good feature of the car. You also know that you have something on which you can rely heavily on any Nigerian road. The car’s great fuel economy is just another point on the long list of why we love this car.