’90 Day Fiancé’ spoilers tease that Ariela and Biniyam found this out when BIniyam decided that they must buy a car. Now, he had the best of intentions when he proposed this suggestion. He said that due to how much he plans on working, it would be easier for them to buy a car rather than relying on public transportation because it is really difficult to get in Ethiopia and taxis are very expensive.
However, I’m starting to think that nothing is more expensive in Ethiopia than getting an actual car. The first price they were quoted was a 2008 Toyota Yaris, which was $22,300. That is for a 12 year old car. Yes, it will get you from point A to point B but seriously, in a few years you’re going to have to turn around and replace it, depending on how the car has been kept up.
’90 Day Fiancé’ Spoilers: Life in Ethiopia is expensive!
Granted, Toyota’s usually have really good value and will last for a long time but seriously! We aren’t even paying that much money in the US for 12 year old cars!
Ariella asked if they had an older model. Older usually means cheaper. I wasn’t expecting anything beyond a 2005, but instead we got a 2001, that’s a 19 year old car, for $17,000. A 19 year old car in the US would be about 10 grand cheaper if the seller wanted to turn a profit.
Now, the car saleslady said that the reason the cars are so expensive is because of taxes in Ethiopia, which has something to do with the nation being landlocked. I’m not actually too sure about why one has anything to do with the other, but that fact is apparently why the cars are so expensive in this African Nation. Ariela was thinking that everything here was going to be less expensive, but that’s not really turning out to be the case.
I think Biniyam needs to be a bit more realistic here. Yes, they need a car but he also needs to be able to find a decent one. If only he could use his ability to find cheap housing to be able to find a cheap car – wait, maybe we don’t want that because knowing Biniyam the wheels would be falling off.
But, I think replacing wheels on a vehicle might be easier than actually buying one from a dealership. Maybe he needs to get his cousin to hook him up with something he can afford, because Ariela’s savings can only do so much and she’s footing the entire bill right now. I get that he needs a way to work, but he needs to find an alternative that isn’t going to break the bank. Yike! Stay tuned.