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YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea — Just up the hill from the new car lot, Yongsan’s used car lot had a grand opening Friday — christened with four new signs.

The used lot — across from main post’s Community Bank — was created to stop people from taking prized post parking spaces to park their vehicle for extended periods of time, said Area II spokesman John Nowell.

And for further clarification, it’s not a “lemon lot or hoopty sanctuary.”

“You’ve got some good used cars that will come up here,” Nowell said. “There’s going to be a variety of automobiles up here.”

To use the lot, you must get a permit from the law and order office, Nowell said. The permit is good for two weeks, although one may renew it if the car hasn’t sold by then.

Vehicles without the permit that are in the lot will be towed, he said. Likewise for other vehicles on post parked in the same place for more than 24 hours with a “for sale” sign, Nowell said.

Jim Kallinen’s 14-year-old Buick Century sat in the lot Friday, a car he bought new before replacing it recently with a sleek blue Lincoln LS.

Kallinen was in the process of replacing his permit to have two cars with another permit that allowed him to have the car on the lot.

“Haven’t had a call on it yet,” Kallinen said. “It’s a sound car.”

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