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Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Applied Sciences (JETEAS)

ISSN:2141-7016

Article Title: Evaluation of the Appropriate Fairly Used (Tokunbo) Vehicle For Nigeria Use
by P.K. Oke

Abstract:
The confused state of Nigerian people on what type of brand and model of fairly used car normally called "Tokubo" car to buy that will give them rest of mind in term of running cost has become worrisome issue. Therefore this study has focus on evaluation of most commonly used "tokubo" car in Nigeria using machine hour rate as a tools to determine the most appropriate tokubo cars for Nigeria used. This is very important at period of deregulation of down stream oil sector when the price of fuel keep on increasing every day. Factor such as availability of technical expert, availability of spare parts, confortability and adaptation to Nigeria road are also considered in evaluating appropriate "tokubo" car. Eleven types commonly used fairly use car with three models each which include 1980's, 1990" and 2000 models were considered. It was glaring form all the factors considered that for 1980's and 1990s models Tokunbo vehicle, Volkswagen products are the most appropriate, followed by Toyota, Nissan, Mazda and Honda. For 2000 models, the appropriate Tokunbo vehicle is Nissan, it if followed by Mazda, Toyota, Volkswagen then Honda.
Keywords: selection, appropiate, tokubo, vehicle, machine hour rate.
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ISSN: 2141-7016

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