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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?

You can get by with near any vehicle. I would suggest a Toyota, as parts are more readily available (there is a licensed Toyota dealer in the city). I recommend a 4x4, however all vehicles can generally get around in the city. Anything you need can be found on the economy in general, though I brought tires, filters and fluids from the U.S. to ensure quality. - Nov 12, 2017
SUV with some clearance. There are a lot of RAV4s and Land Cruisers on the road here. - Aug 20, 2015
SUV with high clearance and the ability to handle rugged roads. Toyota is great for these parts of Africa because it is serviced throughout the area. - Aug 8, 2009
A high-clearance, 4WD vehicle is best. All car parts are expensive so bring whatever you can with you. - Oct 30, 2008