Are you interested in buying a functional but cheap car from N500,000? You can stop racking your brain as to where to find such cars as we have a list of 10 cars that offer you a wide variety of options for your budget.
If all you have is 1 million Naira or less, and you still hope to get a nice car that doesn’t look like something from the 80s and still in good condition. This article is really going to help you. It contains a list of cars below 1million Naira in Nigeria. To save you time, you can find a lot of cheap cars for sale on Carmart.ng, and these cars are in good condition too.
So, without further ado, let’s head to the big question on your mind: What car can I buy for less than 1 million Naira?
Toyota Camry from 1997 – 2001
The late 90’s, early 2000s were the best years for the Toyota Motor company. Many experts agree that the 1997-2001 Camry known as XV20 is one of the most reliable cars ever built. Even today in 2019, you still can see quite a few of them on the road.
The Camry offers a comfortable interior and a soft, quiet ride. It comes as a four-door sedan or two-door coupe (Camry Solara). The interior is roomy, with soft seats and easy-to-use controls. There is plenty of head- and legroom for front and rear passengers. The trunk is large and the rear seat backs fold down for more cargo space.
A foreign used 1997-2001 model can be bought for between N500,000 and N800,000.
Volkswagen Golf 3, Golf 4, Golf 5, Golf 6
The compactness of these cars makes them kind of cute and attractive. However, do not be so deceived by their sizes to think that they aren’t rugged enough for use on rough roads. They all have remarkable handling and great fuel efficiency. Furthermore, you will still find a lot of neatly used Golf cars for sale in Nigeria.
The prices of Nigerian used Golf 3 and Golf 4 range from N400,000 to N650,000 while those of Nigerian-used Golf 5 and Golf 6 range from N450,000 to N800,000.
Mercedes Benz C200 2000/2001
Mercedes gives its entry-level model a handful of new standard features for 2000, including free maintenance for the four-year/50,000-mile warranty period. Look for bigger news early in the 2000 calendar year, when Mercedes should unveil a successor to the current model.
The 2001 C-Class lineup is expected to include a station wagon as well as a sedan, matching the rival BMW 3 Series in that department. The current C-Class sedan debuted for the 1994 model year. Mercedes’ CLK coupe and convertible are built from the same design but sport different styling.
A Mercedes Benz C200 2005 can be bought for between N800,000 and N1,000,000
Hyundai Sonata 2000 – 2005
Of all the models that made it out of the factories of Hyundai to the Nigerian auto market, Sonata remains one of the most popular. It is a midsize car that could be categorized with the likes of Toyota Camry cars and Honda Accord cars of the same model years.
If you own this car in 2019, you definitely wouldn’t look out of place in a lot of places as this car is still widely used across the country.
The prices of a Nigerian-used Hyundai Sonata 2000 to 2005 models range from N500,000 to N900,000. You can even push the limits a little and get a 2006 Hyundai Sonata at the same price range. Another Hyundai model that you can get within the same price range is the Hyundai Elantra 2001-2006.
Toyota Corolla 2003
Without the slightest hint of a doubt, I know that you can still find a clean Nigerian-used Toyota Corolla 2003 model for sale. You just have to look in the right places.
This Toyota Corolla model can easily accommodate up to 5 people, counting the driver. Its fuel efficiency is superb and it is still being widely used in Nigeria. Because of its popularity, you can rest assured that maintaining them is a piece of cake.
The prices of a Nigerian Used Toyota Corolla 2003 model starts from N850,000.
Toyota Camry 2001 – 2005
You probably already guessed that Toyota Camry would make the list too. Just like its sister model, Corolla, Camry is another model you would easily find for sale in Nigeria.
Fuel efficiency and sleek looks are points to the scoreboard of the model. As a bonus, this car is driven by people from different classes, so you definitely wouldn’t look odd in your Toyota Camry.
The prices of Nigerian-used Toyota Camry 2001 to 2005 models range from N700,000 to N900,000. You could also find a Nigerian used Toyota Camry 2006 or 2007 model for sale below 1million but that’s already pushing the limits. You just have to be cautious when buying it to make sure it isn’t a stolen vehicle. If you want to see more Toyota Camry prices, click here.
Honda Accord 2005
Well, since I already mentioned Camry and Corolla, it would be an offense to leave the Honda Accord out of the list. Especially seeing that they all mostly fall in the same sedan category.
Honda Accord 2005 is another car that is worth its price in looks, performance and fuel efficiency.
The price of a Nigerian-used Honda Accord 2005 ranges from N600,000 to N800,000
Honda Civic 2005
This is probably another unsurprising addition to the list. The 2005 Honda Civic is a tough one. It has the kind of ruggedness that is suitable for Nigerian roads, and not only that. Its fuel efficiency is great too. It still looks sleek enough to not look out of place when you’re driving it around.
The price of a Nigerian-used Honda Civic 2005 model starts from N800,000
Nissan Xterra 2002
Here is an SUV that still looks good and is still quite popular despite it’s model year. Although, you would probably agree with me that this is quite an old one.
Nissan Xterra 2002 model is a compact SUV with 5 doors and an interior totally made for comfort and nothing else. It’s fuel efficiency isn’t bad either and it is something you can put your money on.
The price of a Nigerian-used Nissan Xterra 2002 model ranges from N500,000 to N900,000. You can check out the prices of other Nissan models here. Spoiler alert: They are really cheap.
Toyota Sienna 2000
If you’re looking for something big enough to accommodate you and your family and friends but you don’t want an SUV, a minivan is what you need. And in Nigeria here, the Toyota Sienna is the perfect and most popular example of a minivan. If you can find a neatly used Toyota Sienna for sale in Nigeria, you have a good deal in your hands.
The price of Toyota Sienna 2005 model ranges from N500,000 to N900,000.
Browse through a shortlist of Toyota Sienna prices here.