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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?

I'd bring at least a small SUV or 4WD like a Subaru, there are both left- and right-hand drive cars available for purchase, but rumors that importation of right-hand drive will not be allowed in future - plus they are quite dangerous to drive. Bring left-hand drive for sure. Serious opportunity for hard core off roading if ones into that. - Sep 21, 2017
The roads are insane. You'll never ride over so many bumps and dips in your entire life. They don't repair anything well. If there is a man hole opening, they won't cover it- they will stick in a tree branch so you don't run over it. In the winter, everything is covered in ICE. - Jan 16, 2015
Bishkek is the final resting place for every type of vehicle known to man: Ladas mingle with American Lexuses, German station wagons and Japanese minivans. Take something rugged and simple that likes potholes and ice. If you buy a new car, it will soon get its first dent. - Dec 17, 2011