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1. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

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Hi there,

I want to sell my car in Gambia. I have heard that it is profitable to sell a western car in Gambia. In other words that you make money, sometimes third or twice the money you paid in Western Europe. Its a Peugeot 605 and suitable to be a taxi for instance.....

Thanks for any advice..

2. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

Hi Wouter,
As far as I can remember I have maybe seen 1 or 2 Peugeot 605 over there, but I guess for some businessmen it might be a nice car (there is some info on that site transsahara.nl I think).
Is it a diesel?
Cheers, Michael

3. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

Unfortunately its not a diesel. But in Gambia that is less of a problem because I understand that the prices of diesel and petrol are almost similar in Gambia. I also think that I should sell it to the richer segment. Its a fast, strong and luxureous car so somebody should like it. I hope to make some money out of it (to a rich African who is easy able to pay for).

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 17, 2007, at 5:12 AM by wouterrr ]

4. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

I guess it's very comfortable driving in a 605. I have a 406 myself, smaller but also comfortable. Is it a V6 or with a turbo maybe?
Don't know exactly what they prefer over there, maybe diesel engins are also more easy to repair or something, but I haven't got a clue actually.

By the way, are you going to drive alone? Is there a paved route by now? I heard they might have finished the unpaved part in Mauretania by now?

5. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

Oh that 406, with that black cloud chasing you all the time hahaha?

Its a V6. As a have understood of the people of the transsahara website its not about the maintanance. Its only good to sell a diesel because its cheaper. Its much cheaper in Mauritania and Senegal so that's why a petrol car is harder to sell down there. In Gambia the price difference between diesel and petrol is, as said, minimal. Africans know the French cars the best (especially Peugeot), so there is no problem.

Amazingly that you know. Well, the route is since last year asphalted in total. I don't want to drive through the sand like in the Dakar rally. It could be possible with my car, but I don't want to stress the car too much. Its also safer and I don't need a guide which is pretty expensive (a guide is not obliged but I think its suicide without one, atleast with my off-road experience). I am going to drive together with my brother.

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 17, 2007, at 2:44 PM by wouterrr ]

6. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

By the way. The 406 is also a georgeous car. Shall we exchange cars? I'd rather sell that one in Gambia;). Have you see many of your 406 cars in Gambia? I am glad that you have seen atleast one 605 in Gambia:).

7. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

Yep, I've seen several 406's, but still just a few, compared to 405 and 505. Strangly, it were relatively new 406's, with the facelift thing from 1999.
It still is a good car that 406, it has over 400.000 km of driving experience and I guess maybe when I hit 500.000, I will drive it over there as well, maybe ask a cheap price to pay for my ticket back home.
Let me know about your experience later!

8. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

Quoting Utrecht

It still is a good car that 406, it has over 400.000 km of driving experience and I guess maybe when I hit 500.000, I will drive it over there as well

400.000 kilometers, dat dat ding nog rijdt, man. Mine has 238.000 kilometers on the meter. Thought that was a lot. Year of built is 1991. I bought it last month for 1250 euro. Later I thought that that was quite expensive, I'd better started a negotiation. What do you think (it has airco though)?

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 18, 2007, at 7:48 AM by wouterrr ]

9. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 9y

Quoting wouterrr

Quoting Utrecht

It still is a good car that 406, it has over 400.000 km of driving experience and I guess maybe when I hit 500.000, I will drive it over there as well

400.000 kilometers, dat dat ding nog rijdt, man. Mine has 238.000 kilometers on the meter. Thought that was a lot. Year of built is 1991. I bought it last month for 1250 euro. Later I thought that that was quite expensive, I'd better started a negotiation. What do you think (it has airco though)?

Yep...and no problems at all with that car, just regular maintenance. The engine and all things are in good condition (doesn't need much oil etc).
I guess you should be able to sell it for that price over there again, but I heard that prices aren't that high as several years ago.

10. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

I have always thought that cars which passed 300.000 kilometers were done, finished, wreck. At what amount of kilometers did you buy it?