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What kind of car do you recommend bringing to post, given the terrain, availability of parts, burglary/carjacking risks, etc.? What kind of car do you advise not to bring?

Bring or buy a SUV. Japanese and Korean parts more widely available. - Mar 23, 2017
Nothing less than an SUV is acceptable on the roads, especially after a rain. Parts all have to be imported. No cars over three years old may be imported and sold on the local market. Car theft is common. - Apr 23, 2016
4WD. Big. Sturdy. Able to make it over the giant potholes. The roads are terrible. - Mar 28, 2015
Big and heavy with 4WD is the way to go as the roads are in poor shape and the driving is precarious. That said, some people have done absolutely fine with a Toyota Corolla. The mechanics here are quite good. But bring as many spare parts as you can --- tires, oil, filters etc. It is VERY easy to bring a car/vehicle and sell it for what you paid for it. Cars are very expensive on the local economy. - Aug 31, 2014
Bring a 4x4-- many roads are in rough condition and a 4x4 is necessary if you want to get out of town. - Jul 11, 2013
4wd SUV with bull bars and under-plate. Roads are in terrible condition, and people rear-end each other all the time. - Apr 24, 2013
4WD is highly recomended - Aug 4, 2011
SUVs are a necessity IF you choose to drive. Many people are arriving and deciding that it's not worth the trouble to drive in the city because traffic is so horrific. If you choose to have a car, definitely ship it in, because prices are ridiculously prohibitive in Angola. - Aug 3, 2011
4x4 and bring it here! Cars are ultra-expensive. - Apr 15, 2009