I have taken some time out to analyze the contributions of house members on the topic:
Nigerians Should Say No To Accidented Cars
« on: March 02, 2010, 03:17 AM »
Can the average Nigerian worker or business man afford a brand new car? Even the "non-accident used cars" are priced so low( I stand to be corrected)
All over the world people actually save a lot by buying used cars(accident or no accident). Can one do a VIN check on cars from Europe and Asia? I don't think so.(I stand to be corrected).
This is a case of demand and supply. And in this case, It seems the Demand is increasing.
The solution lies squarely on EDUCATING THE PEOPLE on how to buy used cars. All that glitters is not gold. I have observed that most people on this forum lay more emphasis on the cosmetics on a car and less on the security aspects. This is an unfortunate trend.
Diplomacy is the ability to tell someone "go to hell" and the person embarks on the journey without a question.
Knowing how to identify( and avoid buying) those vehicles that are of security risk to road users is your diplomatic tool to stop the importer.
Not all accidents vehicles are security risk to road users.
MY OPINION IS:
ACCIDENT VEHICLES THAT ARE NOT OF SECURITY RISK COULD BE A GOOD BUY.
HENCE I HAVE POSTED SOME TIPS ON HOW TO IDENTIFY ACCIDENT/ FLOOD VEHICLES.