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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 something that you wouldn't mind getting dinged or dirty. The roads are not so good in a lot of places with huge potholes and open ditches on the side of the road. There don't seem to be any rules concerning traffic, so drive defensively and expect your car to get dented or scratched. - Aug 4, 2017
As big and monstrous an SUV as you can find. Potholes and sewage ditches are on every road and any other car will have problems. - Apr 6, 2017
SUV because of poor quality roads. - Aug 11, 2016
A higher clearance car only because of the massive potholes. You can find car parts here, but they cost way too much. Bring oil and air filters with you. - May 4, 2014
A small sedan (called a saloon car here) would be adequate for all the major roads along the coast and around Accra. Travelling deep into the Volta Region or to the parks in the Northern Region will require a 4x4. Bring air and oil filters with you. Try to purchase tires before arriving, they will run you US$150-200 per tire in Accra (and probably used ones at that price). - Apr 24, 2012
Any vechile is fine. Just know that not all roads are paved and those that are are not in the best of conditions. - Aug 9, 2011
SUVs are common here. In the city it would be OK to have a sedan. Travel outside of the city especially during the raining season requires 4-wheel drive. Bring parts with you. Roads are overcrowded. - Jun 11, 2011
An SUV gives you the most options, especially when traveling outside of Accra. If not an SUV at least a 4WD.A minority has "non SUV cars" and they get around Accra just fine. If you have a US spec car you will want to pack some parts in your consumables. Tires are very, very expensive here. - Feb 24, 2010
A lot of expats bring 4x4 but the roads are pretty good - even going outside of Accra. - Feb 5, 2010
Any kind will do in Accra. SUVs are more comfortable for trips outside Accra, but they are not absolutely needed. - May 24, 2009