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?

You need a vehicle you won't mind getting some damage. It floods during rainy season so a high SUV is ideal. Also, aim for something that doesn't require special parts (like exotic cars). Kias, Mazdas, Toyotas are all common here. - Aug 2019


This is a tough one. Generally, resale value in Colombia is pretty high, so some people bring a car for that reason. BUT... don't bring a car you love to Cartagena. The humidity and saltwater will eat it up! We chose not to bring a car and are glad. If you have kids, though, you probably need one. - Mar 2012


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