✅ Cheap used car in Dakar

Used cars are popular with Senegalese for their affordable prices. The multiplicity of offers can lead to confusion and the risk of scams. L'buying a cheap used car in Dakar does not happen overnight. Here are some tips to consider before you get started.

The sale of used cars in Dakar in a few figures  

In Senegal, used cars sell for 6 to 10 times more than new cars. Out of 10 cars in circulation, 9 are used cars. Buying this type of vehicle is often easy and you will have less paperwork. However, you are not immune to fraud attempts and misinformation.

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What are the prices for used cars in Dakar?

If you are looking for a cheap used car in Dakar, know that the cheapest prices are between 2 and 7 million. You can buy :

  • A Peugeot 207 at 2,500,000 CFA francs
  • A Hyundai elantra limited 2014 full option at 3,500,000 F CFA
  • A 2011 Mitsubishi RVR automatic at 5,700,000 F CFA

Where to buy your vehicle in Dakar?

Buying a cheap used car in Dakar can be done in car parks or online. Indeed, the first option is more accessible and convenient, but it is not always the best choice. Here are the explanations to know.


There are many car parks in Dakar. You will find them mainly along the roads and especially on the VDN going to the city center. You can choose a cheap used car there. This will allow you to do your own check and try it before you buy!

Buy a used car online in Dakar

You can buy your vehicle on private sites or in classified ads. They will allow you to contact the seller for information and even negotiate or do checks before the purchase. For more information, visit our classifieds siteannonce.senegalndiaye.com.

Some professional sellers have their own website which allows them to present the models they have. Indeed, the advantage is that you can negotiate the price and check before buying.

Which used car model to choose to avoid scams in Dakar?

You are looking for a car, but you don't want to be caught in a scam. To avoid this, we suggest you take the following steps:

  • Choose a reliable model: finding out about the model will allow you to avoid certain breakdowns that could cost you dearly. Indeed, some vehicles have experienced scandals with prolonged use. It is therefore preferable to choose the latest generation models. To find out the reliability, you can ask a professional
  • To avoid scams, check the following information: vehicle registration document, proof of repair invoices, maintenance log. Indeed, this will allow you to know the general condition of the vehicle.

Beware of rushed sellers    

If a seller pushes you to buy, beware. If he tells you he has a lot of other sales to process or is offering you a discount, take the time to think things through before committing. He may be hiding an anomaly. Indeed, many people have been victims of fraud thanks to a little pressure from their seller.

The best way to avoid this is to be mindful of what's going on around you and not get carried away with the excitement of a new purchase. However, if you feel pressured or unsure of your decision, it is better not to buy anything..

Look for concrete information before buying the vehicle

If you're in the market for a used car in Dakar, there are a few things to keep in mind.

First, try to get as many documents as possible. If possible, obtain the original purchase invoice with the month and year of first registration. It is also important to ask for the maintenance booklet, which will allow you to have proof of the repairs.

Make sure the car you buy has been well maintained and kept clean. This is especially true if a car has been stored outdoors or has been used for long periods of time without being washed or detailed.

Always have your car inspected by a mechanic before you buy it, so you know if it needs any repairs before you buy it.

Buying a cheap used car in Dakar is not an easy task. You have to be careful, because there are a lot of scams. You must know the automotive industry or be accompanied by a professional. Now that you have all the information, it's your turn!

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