Monday, May 02, 2011
While researching a Chinese-built highway in Zambia, I came across an ad for Cars for the World. Japanese regulations are such that it becomes cost prohibitive to own an older car. As a result, thousands and thousands of well-cared-for, slightly used, low mileage cars are shipped to Africa, Afghanistan, the Russian Far East, Oceania, and the Caribbean. As an example, a 1999 Subaru Legacy wagon with 74,000 km can be had for $3,000.
Here is the home page. The middle of the page contains testimonials with pictures-- a real insight into the entrepreneurs (who buy minibuses and trucks) and upwardly mobile and growing middle class (who buy family cars) of the 3rd World.
The bottom of the page contains blurbs about importing cars to specific countries and regions. The right side of the page lets you browse by category or make.