Wuhan - 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?

Only one colleague has a personal vehicle and they don't use it much. Public transportation is readily available and so are taxis, and both are very reasonable (from 25 cents per trip on the bus to $2 for a taxi to work). The city is large and so getting to some places can take a while, but most places I go are pretty close together, but traffic can be heavy. Distances between stops and within the Metro and train stations can sometimes be really long so that can be a pain. - Jul 2021

Many cars are made here, so those companies would be easiest to support. I've seen all types of cars here, so I think many brands, even if they're not made here, would be easy to maintain and repair. There is not much crime, so burglary and carjacking are not an issue. I’ve seen car share cars around town, and they are quite popular, but I’ve never tried it myself. It is very possible to live in China without a car, as public transportation is how Wuhan’s 10 million people have gotten around until the last few years when people have their own cars now. - Jan 2020

The main problem is the bureaucracy for getting a Chinese driver's license and a Chinese license plate. Some expats have cars provided for them and drive themselves. Driving standards are very scary though. It's very easy to have an accident here. - Feb 2008

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