Best cars to buy for KES 500,000 and lower: in Kenya

Used cars in Kenya
Toyota cars

There are lots of cheaper car options available in Kenya, in the price range of 200 and 500 thousand Kenyan Shillings. This is a sure thing. But the most common question is, what do I need to look for in determining if a second hand purchase is worth my while?

I say consider fuel consumption and the maintenance cost. But, really, are these two factors enough to decide if to make such impactful purchases… No? Yes?

Whatever your answer, there is more to consider than to say, “I’ll deal”, with a decision that inclines more on a range of cost items.

To begin with, make sure you’ve reviewed the car’s history report.

This review will reveal serious issues like past accidents which might have damaged the car internally. Damages not easily visible to the eye but very vital to know about if you will be making that purchase.

In Kenya, the history report can easily be determined in a pre-purchase inspection by a trained mechanic.

And that’s not all. You should also consider validating ownership of that car by doing a search to determine that you are buying from a government recognized owner/agent.

Lastly do not forget to negotiate. After all, you want the best used cars selling for anything under 500,000/=, don’t you?

Here are some of the most common brands that will not only consume lesser fuel but are ideal and selling below 500,000/=

  1. Toyota
  2. Nissan
  3. Honda
  4. Mitsubishi
  5. Mazda

Used Toyota cars selling cheaply in Kenya

  1. Toyota Axio
  2. Toyota Auris
  3. Toyota Allion
  4. Toyota Wish
  5. Toyota Premio
  6. Toyota Succeed
  7. Toyota Belta
  8. Toyota Paso
  9. Toyota Vitz
  10. Toyota Probox

Second Hand Nisan Cars Selling under 500,000/=

  1. Nissan Wing road
  2. Nissan Advan
  3. Nissan Tiida
  4. Nissan Serena
  5. Nissan Note
  6. Nissan Xtrail

Used Mazda Cars Selling for Under 500,000/= in Kenya

  1. Mazda Demio
  2. Mazda Alexa
  3. Mazda Tribute
  4. Mazda Premacy

These cars can either be bought locally – through car buzzers; from car owners or imported directly from Japan. Whatever your choice, always keep in mind that is it cheaper to import and it is convenient to choose Toyota.