Buying a car in Afghanistan

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Ann Paterson studies the market for second-hand cars in Afghanistan:

During the conflict period, vehicles became popular as a form of small-scale investment after other assets such as real estate and agricultural land became insecure. Vehicles are still used as a store of value in the absence of an effective banking system. There is some anecdotal evidence that the car and motorbike trade may be used as a means of laundering money.

Though Tim will tell you that you can never buy a decent used car.

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