So you want to buy a car but don’t know the best place to buy it from, today in this post we are going to discuss the top places to buy cars from in Ghana. Ghana is a major import country, this means we import virtually everything we use from electronics to clothing and automobile. Currently we only have one car manufacturing company which is Kantanka automobile, kantanka cars are not mainstream yet very few people use it and i think it’s because of the price. Kantanka cars are more expensive than cars shipped from the usa or europe, if they really want to dominate the market they have to produce affordable cars. Not deviating from our topic which is “best places to buy cars in Ghana” let’s quickly dive into it.
Best places to buy cars in Ghana
#1 Buy cars from garages
I believe the best place in Ghana to buy cars from is garages, in the usa its called dealership. There are thousands of garages in Ghana to buy your cars from, walking through town you will see lots of unsold cars ready to be purchased. Simply walk to one of the garages to check the cars they have and compare with the other garages to find the best prices.
The great thing about garage car buying is that there are varieties of cars to choose from, so let’s say you go out to buy a toyota camry car and you change your mind you can go for a hyundai elantra. Some garages also have payment terms where you can pay part and the rest in installments. Perhaps the best thing about buying a car from garages is the safety, you are less likely to be defrauded. Fraudsters in car sales are very common in Ghana and it’s better to buy from garages to avoid these scammers.
#2 Through friends and friends of friends
Another great and safe avenue is to buy from friends and friends of friends. Just put the news of buying a car to your friends and let them link you to someone who wants to sell his car. Mostly this is the best way to get cheap deals on cars. Cars bought from friends and friends of friends are really cheaper than garages.
#3 From online car auction sites
One of the best places to buy a car is from auction sites, in Ghana the most popular action sites to buy cars from is AuctionExport.com. You can bid for cars and ship it to Ghana when you win. The unfortunate side is you have to wait for 3-4 months before it gets to the port to be cleared. You are more likely to repair cars imported to Ghana because of the damages by the owner and during shipping. Cars imported are much cheaper.
#4 Classified websites
Classified websites has come to stay, many people use these services to advertise their goods and services to the public. Currently there are two big classified websites in Ghana and that is tonaton and olx which is now jiji.com.gh. Usually i don’t use these services to buy goods i only check the market prices on them. You can find a good deal on used cars on these classified websites but pay attention as there are lots of scammers on it.
Owning a car can be a great thing but being a victim to fraud can be really bad so always take caution when purchasing especially when it’s online. You can use the safest mode which is buying from a garage, thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed it. Thanks again.