About 25 years ago, the reconditioned car importers and sellers started BARVIDA. Back then it was just 100 people, now there are more than 700 members. Back then, cars were just luxuries. Now its just another need. Just last year we paid taxes to the tune of 3730 crore taka. We pay the highest revenue of any organization. About 85% of all imported cars are reconditioned. Japan’s 95% exported reconditioned cars come to Bangladesh. We bring 5-year-old cars at most, no more than that legally. These cars can still run for at least 10 years without major repairs. People buy these cars because they are reliable. These cars do not depreciate as much as other new cars.