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Uber drivers in Africa get chance to buy used Japanese cars

Gulliver parent banking on demand for makes known for reliability

The company behind the Gulliver used-car chain will export Japanese vehicles to the Tanzanian market -- but only for Uber drivers.

TOKYO -- Japanese used-car dealer Idom is partnering with Uber on African sales targeting drivers contracted with the American ride-hailing company.

Operations get rolling this month in relatively stable Tanzania, whose roads accommodate Japanese-made vehicles with steering wheels on the right. Idom's catalog will be made available at Uber registration centers. Only drivers signed up with Uber will be able to buy them.

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