Bandar Seri Begawan - Post Report Question and Answers

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 a Toyota or Mazda or Kia. It is hard to get parts for the others. - Jan 2021

Small and nimble, Japanese brands or Ford best. - Aug 2014

Small Japanese cars are ideal for Brunei. Parking is very narrow and can be hard to find. Try to get something with a higher clearance since there are a lot of potholes and high speed bumps. You can bring a car older than 5 years, but you'll have to work for it. Right-hand drive cars are prefered (UK style) but you can bring left-hand drive cars. You'll just have to get a special sticker for it. - Nov 2013

Not worth bringing the car - get one in Brunei. - Dec 2008

We were lied to by omission. You CAN bring a US-model newer than 5 years into this country. It takes a little longer to clear but it's possible as a diplomat. We bought a newer Toyota sedan (Thailand built, right-hand drive) for much more than a comparable US model would have cost. The roads here are great, people obey traffic laws - though they do tailgate all the time. - Jan 2008

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