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 recommend bringing a small car. We have a VW Golf, and it is great for the city. There are SUVs here, but they are harder to park in the tight city spaces. Note: your car will get knicked and sideswiped and beat up a bit. - Jul 2019


Small is better for parking but if you plan on driving outside the city a lot then a high clearance will make the trip easier. Small cars can make the trip though, it is just a little rough. - Jun 2015


Anything small and compact. Argentinians are horrible drivers so I wouldn't bring a nice car. - Jan 2015


Small cars, small SUVs. Research the cars that are here and try to bring a car of that make. There are a lot of local restrictions on the type of car you can bring in, age , color, etc. If you live in the city, you can do without a car. - Aug 2014


I wouldn't bring a big car because of limited parking and a big minivan shouts "I'M AMERICAN." - Aug 2011


Any car is suitable, but getting it here depends on customs' rule of the day. It took us 7 months to get our car. A few years back, some waited for 1 year. Others never got their car. Cars are very expensive here though, so its best to ship one if you can. - May 2011


As noted before, car theft is on the rise. If you do have a car, it is worth making sure you have garage parking. Otherwise, you are obviously at higher risk, especially if driving a luxury car. - Jul 2008


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