Hi, the last time the price was 2.5million wasn’t a brand new.
You can get a tokunbo for such an amount but the bus may not travel far.
Here are the current price of Toyota Hiace Bus.
2014 Model Diesel = 10 – 11 million
2014 Model Petrol = 8 – 10 million
2017 Model Diesel = 17 million
2017 Model Petrol = 16 million
Bear in mind that these prices are not constant. It may either drop or increase.
4 years is quite a long time. Nigeria’s economy has since witnessed alot of upheavals, especially the devaluation of the Naira, which has understandably increased the price of imported goods. From the price quote mentioned by you, you seem to be interested in a second hand Toyota Hiace bus. Today, getting a clean Toyota Hiace hummer bus requires quite a substantial amount, as the price currently hovers within the range of N8,000,000 to N10,000,000.
You did not specify the engine type you want, as a Hiace bus can either come with a diesel engine or a petrol engine. Cars with diesel engines cost more than those with petrol engines. The cost given above is for a petrol engine Hiace bus. In Nigeria, petrol engines are preferred over diesel engines. For a brand new Toyota Hiace bus, the cost ranges from N15,000,000 to N20,000,000 depending on the model and the dealer. These are the current price list for Toyota Hiace buses. Comparing the prices with what you had been told earlier, you can notice a huge price difference. The current exchange rate regime can be blamed for this increase. I hope i answered your question satisfactorily.
Feel free to ask further questions on areas you don’t understand.