Top Ten Cars for Nigerians on a Budget.

by Emmanuel Ozoamalu
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Getting a car on a budget

As a Nigerian, having the best quality items is highly important to me even if I have to pay through my teeth. If I can then get quality items on a budget? Ah, pami o. Generally, people think of cars as a luxury but it is a necessity and as a Nigerian getting a car on a budget can be tricky. Luckily, the prices of cars in Nigeria are very competitive. This means you can get really good cars for a bargain. You can find great bargains on used cars, trucks, vans, SUVs and minivans for tens of thousands of naira (approximately less than $3,000). So if you’re looking to get a car on a budget, read on.

The good news is that you don’t need to spend a lot to get great value out of your cheap car purchase. The trick is to pick the right car. In this guide, we outline the top ten best cheap cars to buy in Nigeria. These cars all range between $1000 to $4000 dollars. I’d give the price in naira but with the naira-dollar fluctuation, it’s better in dollars.


With a price range of around $1,000 to $1,500, this car comes with the ability to outrun anything and everything that comes your way. The CR-V is the ideal car for anyone who wants to get the most out of their budget and wants a car that can handle every situation well.


The Kia SENTRA V6 is the king of budget cars, and it offers a lot of value for the money you spend on it. The SENTRA is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder that makes a small amount of power and has a very stable max speed.


The Nissan XTERRA 2000 is one of the most popular cars in many Asian countries, and the name says it all, as the car has plenty of features to make the driver feel at ease with the car. The XTERRA 2000 comes with many safety features, and it’s one of the most popular cars in many Asian countries.


The Camry is also a great car for the budget-conscious buyer. The Camry is packed with safety features and a very reliable car, making it a great choice for anyone who wants a car that is easy to drive and does the job well.


The Odyssey comes with a great option for the more discerning buyer. The is a sedan that is powered by a 168 hp 2.0-litre inline-4 engine and has a sporty appearance. It offers good fuel economy for a sporty car, and you won’t have to pay a ton for it.

  1. LEXUS SC430

The Lexus SC430 is one of the mere cars in many countries, and it provides efficient fuel usage for a cheap car. It’s also very roomy and has lots of trunk space. The SC430 is very easy to drive and offers good fuel economy. The ideal vehicle for a consumer who is cost conscious.


If you’re looking for a cheap car with a big step forward in terms of features and performance, one of the best cars you can buy is a Mini Cooper. The Mini Cooper offers good value for the money you spend on it and has lots of safety features which also makes it very reliable. It’s also very easy to drive.


The Kia Sorento is powered by a 2.0-litre DOHC 16-valve engine, and it offers healthy power for a small car. The Sorento is roomy and very easy to drive.

  1. FIAT 500X

The Fiat is a mid-engine, four-door hatchback that is spacious, comfortable to drive, and comes with lots of safety features.


The Octavia is a very sporty car. It is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine, which produces a small amount of power. It’s also very easy to drive, and it offers good fuel economy for a sports car.

Above, we’ve carefully crafted a list of the top low-cost cars in terms of price, safety features and performance. I anticipate this article will perhaps give you an insight into some of the best automobiles to purchase in Nigeria especially if you’re price-conscious and in desperate need of one. More than that these are the best cars you can get on a budget.

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