There are many Nigerians currently buying vehicles for private use despite the economic recession, it will be a good thing if I shall the little discovery I made in this regard which I believe will be of great help to such individuals planning to buy a either for private use or for commercial purpose.
I was opportune to visit a market where lots of were displayed for sale, and I took the opportunity to make little research for the purpose of writing post on the prices of in . It was there I discovered a different thing entirely which prompted me to write this very post first. I discovered that despite the good looks of the I was looking at, not all of them are actually new or what the sellers called it. A closer look at all of the revealed something unique to my knowledge which made me take note of the differences between the new , fairly used and imported , and the Nigerian used and re-branded .
They look very flashy and has all of its parts both in and out appearing new even the seats inside speaks volume of the quality of those , while the date of manufacturing is current, some of them even have their manual placed at the front seat of the and locked up, besides they were also well separated from other types.
THE IMPORTED FAIRLY USED
When I saw the difference between the brand new and this very type I believed that majority of the commercial vehicles in the market today are actually imported fairly used ones, a good example of such is the commercial buses and a good number of some low price private like the V-boot and flat boot vehicles. Under this category, I observed only few difference between them and the new because they equally look flashy and would be mistaken easily to be brand new . The difference I saw was;
The writtings on their had gone weak and the teeth as well.
The seats are not new but were well packed with nylon to look as a new one.
There is no trace of sticker at the body but the color is not very sharp like the new ones.
They actually appear just little different from the new .
THE NIGERIAN USED AND RE-BRANDED
The reason for focusing this post on this very title is because I view it as deception and misleading to sell an old as the new one just because it was carefully re-furnished and re-branded with new parts and special panel beater works without the knowledge of the buyer. A good number of such was located at the spaces where new are sold it took me a closer level of discussion with one of the apprentices in the dealer park to discover that those are actually re-branded and re-furnished Nigerian used , I went further to fetch more information when he started saying that those are mostly damaged Nigerian as a result of accident or other conditions not actually that they were old , but whichever one be the case “let’s call a spade a spade” it is not a good practice. Though he emphasized that they do inform some of their customers who wants to buy from the category of new about the condition of those re-branded types. From the little discoveries I made from those type of which may be hard to notice when staying far are;
They were well actually furnished with new at the whole of the body including areas that ordinarily do not suppose to appear for genuine new vehicles such places like the back side of the .
The thickness of the appeared very thick more than the genuine new because the intention was to use the in hiding some of the flaws in the body either as a result of panel beating action or as a result of works done on it.
The next visible evidence is for you to quietly look under the just beneath the level, you will observe that most of the parts there will reveal the old age of the , in fact, this very action gave me the much clear difference when compared to the new .
I was not given access to see the and other things in the bonnet as it was against their policy but I believe it will still give the better difference in appearance when compared to a brand new .
The whole visible parts of the were looking flashy starting from the body, lights, bumpers, seats to even the such that the only way to know if they are fake is by coming close to observe the above-listed activities.
This is just a little discovery I made in a market whose name I decided to withheld, if this post is helpful to you or you have had similar discovery or have additional contribution based on your own experience in regard to this post it will be highly welcomed through the comment trends, please use the comment trend to air your view.
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