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?

Something reliable. And cheap. Bring all of the parts. - Oct 2017


Bring extra wipers, air filters, and such, because things like like that are hard to find and expensive. - Jan 2016


I've never heard of a carjacking. Check the rules, but I think the car has to be less than three years old in order to import. Parts are often not available so bring extra and get a supplier set up before you come. Some ground clearance is a good idea, since roads often have big holes and sometimes flood. - May 2014


SUV - with all the oil, filters, belts, wipers, fluid you could ever need for two years. - Aug 2013


SUVs would be useful when it floods. Cars need to be newer than 5 years to be imported, and can only be sold within the same visa class (diplomats to diplomats, journalists to journalists, etc.). - Jul 2011


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