Buying a European car in Africa

I am in Africa, would like to buy a used German car. 1.8L max What would you recommend?
Previously owned a Toyota Runx, but would love a "better" car. Preferably a European model. I am told they are much better than Japanese models. Not sure though. Saloon car or a small SUV. What would you recommend?

Asked on 14 February 2013 by Atai

Answered by Honest John
I don't agree with what you have been told. No idea what a Toyota Runx is. Never heard of that. But Japanese built, Japanese cars are definitely more reliable than European.
Dear Honest John,

Please help me choose my next car. I would like it to have:
    Select a few terms below
Similar questions
I am in the RAF and posted to Naples in Sept. I currently have a 10 plate Skoda Octavia estate 1.6 but it isn't powerful enough to carry all my kit down and then back again in 18 months time. The car will...
I have the opportunity, as I work and live abroad in Europe for most of the time, to buy a UK registered LHD Audi TT coupe, 180 BHP, 44,000 miles on a 2000 X registration for £3650. Or I could buy a Toyota...
I'm looking for a car that will take four people and their luggage on holiday to southern Spain. I need comfortable seats and a smooth ride. Cruise control is essential. In the past I've done the journey...
 

Ask Honest John

Value my car