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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?

Any car would be fine, but a smaller SUV would be best because there are so many potholes, speed bumps, and speed dips and a higher clearance helps. Parts and mechanics are available on both sides. New cars can stay in warranty with U.S. dealer service. - Nov 5, 2017
Bring something that can take lots of big speedbumps and that you don't mind getting dinged in a parking lot. People drive everything there from luxury vehicles, to SUVs and compact cars. - May 31, 2015
Sedans or SUVs are both fine. It very rarely rains but when it does the streets flood and low riding cars can get stuck. I would avoid any type of vehicle routinely used by narcos. - Mar 25, 2015
Nothing fancy - streets are rough, speed bumps are everywhere. Our sedan is fine but I feel more comfortable in our SUV. - Apr 30, 2014
A normal sedN with stock ride height is fine. I would not drive anything lowered here or with low ground effects. - Feb 15, 2014
Road quality is poor, you do not want to bring a flashy car. Expect to get some scratches and bumps; the traffic is chaotic here. - Apr 4, 2011
I have a mid-sized SUV. Don't bring anything too flashy or you won't have it long. And be prepared to get a few dings; the drivers here are insane! - Mar 5, 2011
Any. Most people seemed to invest in a small SUV of some time or station wagons. You are basically on your own for transporation as motor pool does not function like any other Mission in the world. Bring your car...you need it! - Dec 29, 2010
They say we cannot bring cars more than 10 years old, but I don't know if it is enforced. I would suggest a car with some clearance, as potholes and speed bumps are everywhere (and boy do they like to build some serious speed bumps). If you are careful about what neighborhood you are in, and the time of day, carjackings should not be a problem. - Aug 11, 2010
With all the speed bumps in TJ's residential areas, something with low clearance is nice. Any vehicle common in the U.S. could be serviced in the area. - Mar 11, 2008