Somedays Egypt is glorious, somedays...?
Not sure how spares compare, but the cost of labour certainly helps.
It's not a bad day when a trio of man, under a qualified toyota mechanic, change out your clutch in 2 hours for 50 quid on your driveway.
Car since done 3000km Cairo-Siwa-Silica Glass-Farafra-Cairo and it is a much much much improved beast. OK, we didn't quite make silica class as one of the motorbikers decided to snap his femur through his skin 200km from civilisation.
Of course those glorious Egyptian days are followed by a day in customs being told that I need a letter requesting the letter that I have been sent to get confirming I can drive a right hand drive car.