Is a facelift different from an upgrade?


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Nov 20, 2019
Lagos & Abuja
A facelift requires front bumper and headlights to be changed and at times, fenders and bonnet are needed to be changed in the process. With a facelift, the year of the car remains the same, but it will be different from its counterpart. A facelift is not always cheap as some people think.

While an upgrade requires so many things to be changed to match that of the year. Some elements go as far as changing or manoeuvring the VIN sticker to be that of the year.

For example, a Toyota highlander 2008 could be upgraded to that of 2012, and one won't know. In conclusion, a facelift and an upgrade are okay but using the upgrade to deceive people is not good.

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