Are you looking for a good vehicle for intra-city and inter-city transportation? You should consider using mini buses. Even though they are small, they come with so many advantages to the owner. For example, mini buses are not as costly as larger buses. Also, they are cheaper to maintain and they are fuel-efficient.

Mini buses are also great for logistics businesses. The question that must be on your mind is, “How much does a mini bus cost in Zambia?” We will be answering this question in this post. Without further ado, let’s dive straight in.

Mini Bus Prices in Zambia

Mini Bus Prices in Zambia – Brand New

There are several brands of mini buses sold in Zambia. To be honest, it is very difficult for mini buses to go out of fashion. This is because of how important they are to transportation and logistics businesses.

In this section, we will look at the prices of the brand new mini buses in Zambia. Note that the prices vary based on several factors. Some of these factors include:

  • Year of production.
  • Location
  • Dealer

Every year, different car companies produce new models of mini buses. Because of this, older models are gradually becoming extinct, especially those produced earlier than 2008. We should also let you know that the cost of custom tariffs affects the prices of mini buses in Zambia.

Based on all of these factors, new mini buses in Zambia cost between KW15,000,000 and KW20,000,000. It depends on the model of the mini bus and the manufacturing company. Now, let’s look at the prices of foreign-used mini buses in Zambia.

Mini Bus Prices in Zambia – Foreign-Used (Tokunbo)

Do you know that Zambia is regarded as one of the largest markets for foreign-used vehicles in Africa? It is no secret that foreign-used vehicles sell more than brand new ones in this part of the world. This is mostly because of the wide gap in the cost of both with foreign-used vehicles being far more affordable.

Other reasons why Zambians prefer foreign-used vehicles include:

  • Easier accessibility.
  • Reduced clearance stress.
  • Condition of the vehicle.

The prices of these foreign-used mini buses vary, just like the prices of new mini buses. In this section, we will list some of the most common foreign-used mini buses in Zambia and their prices.

Prices of  Foreign-Used(Tokunbo)  Mini Buses In Zambia

  • Suzuki APV Mini bus 2009 – KW1,200,000 – KW1,400,000
  • Suzuki EV Mini Bus 2002 – KW1,300,000 – KW1,500,000
  • Suzuki APV Mini Bus 2002 – KW1,480,000 – KW1,580,000
  • Suzuki APV Mini Bus 2012 – KW1,400,000 – KW1,600,000
  • Suzuki APV Mini Bus 2001 – KW1,100,000 – KW1,250,000
  • Suzuki APV Mini Bus 2010 – KW1,200,000 – KW1,350,000
  • Daihatsu Haijet Mini Bus 2008 – KW1,200,000 – KW1,350,000
  • Renault Trafic Mini Bus 1998 – KW1,150,000 – KW1,300,000
  • Volkswagen Transporter T4 2001 – KW1,650,000 – KW1,800,000
  • Volkswagen Transporter T4 2000 – KW1,500,000 – KW1,650,000
  • Piaggio Mini Bus 2007 – KW800,000 – KW900,000
  • Suzuki APV Mini Bus 2009 – KW920,000 – KW1,020,000
  • Fiat Ducato Mini Bus 2007 – KW4,700,000 – KW5,000,000
  • Suzuki APV Mini Bus 2013 – KW1,450,000 – KW1,600,000
  • Daihatsu Hijet Mini Bus 2003 – KW1,550,000 – KW1,700,000
  • Ford Transit Mini Bus 2006 – KW1,700,000 – KW1,850,000
  • Mercedes Benz Viano Mini Bus 2003 – KW3,700,000 – KW4,000,000

From the list of prices above, you will notice that the commonest mini bus brand in Zambia is Suzuki. The main reason for this is that this brand is far cheaper than all the other brands. Another reason is that it is more fuel-efficient. Finally, it doesn’t cost so much to maintain.

You shouldn’t forget that several other factors determine the cost of the foreign-used mini buses in Zambia. The most prevalent of these factors are year of manufacture, vehicle condition, mileage, and location.

Mini Bus Prices in Zambia – Zambian-used

Despite a large number of foreign-used mini buses in Zambia, some folks still prefer to purchase Zambian-used buses. The main reason for this is that Zambian-used mini buses are far cheaper than the foreign-used ones. Also, buying Zambian-used mini buses means you don’t have to deal with custom or clearance fees.

There are a few disadvantages of purchasing Zambian-used mini buses. One such disadvantage is that the mini bus may not be as reliable as a brand new or foreign-used one. Another disadvantage is that you will spend some extra money on fixing the vehicle. It is almost impossible for you to purchase a Zambian-used mini bus without spending on repairs.

Now that you know this, let’s look at some of the common Zambian-used mini buses and their prices.

Prices of  Zambian-Used Mini Buses In Zambia

  • Suzuki APV Mini Bus 2010 – KW750,000
  • Suzuki APV Mini Bus 2005 – KW700,000
  • Nissan Civilian Mini Bus 2006 – KW700,000
  • Suzuki APV Mini Bus 2002 – KW700,000
  • Suzuki EV Mini Bus 2003 – KW970,000
  • Suzuki APV Mini Bus 2000 – KW600,000
  • Suzuki APV Mini Bus 2003 – KW650,000
  • Ford Transit Mini Bus 1999 – KW750,000
  • Suzuki EV Mini Bus 2000 – KW800,000
  • Daihatsu Hijet Mini Bus 2007 – KW650,000
  • Suzuki APV Mini Bus 1999 – KW500,000
  • Suzuki APV Mini Bus 2009 – KW900,000
  • Suzuki APV Mini Bus 2008 – KW750,000
  • Suzuki APV Mini Bus 2005 – KW600,000
  • Daihatsu Hijet Mini Bus 2002 – KW800,000

You should note that these prices are just estimates drawn from different car dealers in different parts of the country. What this means is that there may be slight changes depending on your location and the condition of the mini bus.

Questions You Should Ask When Buying a Zambian-Used Mini Bus

There are two ways of buying Zambian-used mini buses. You can either purchase the mini bus from a dealer or directly from the owner. Whichever method you deem fit, it is important to ask certain questions before making payment. In this section, we will show you some of these important questions.

What is the current condition of the vehicle?

This allows you to know about the state of the mini bus.

Is there a part of the car that has been replaced?

This information helps you to know what extra expenses you will make.

Can you take the mini bus for a test drive?

Doing this gives you a chance to see the inside of the vehicle and how well it works.

What is the reason why you are selling the mini bus?

This helps you to find out if there are any underlying issues with the mini bus.

Can you get access to the vehicle’s history report?

The history report tells you about the lien status, accident history, registration history, etc.

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