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Before you buy a Honda CR-Z in Uganda

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HONDA CR-Z
The Honda CR-Z is a sport compact hybrid electric automobile manufactured by Honda and marketed as a "sport hybrid coupe." The CR-Z combines a hybrid gasoline-electric power train with traditional sports car elements, most notably having a 2+2 (excluding North American models where the backseat is removed) seating arrangement and a standard 6-speed manual transmission. The CR-Z is regarded as the spiritual successor to the second generation Honda CR-X in both name and exterior design.

Before you buy a Honda CR-Z in Uganda


At its launch in 2010, the Volkswagen Scirocco rivalling Honda CR-Z was billed by Honda as a "sport hybrid coupe" as it combined a hybrid electric-petrol power train with traditional sports car elements such as a strictly 2+2 seating arrangement and a standard 6-speed manual gearbox.

Available only as a front-wheel drive, the hybrid Honda CR-Z is offered with only one choice of engine. It’s a 1.5-litre unit, which is assisted by a lithium-ion battery pack driving a 19bhp electric motor - the combined power of the two units is 135bhp.

It is, however, worth noting that Honda CR-Z models produced before the end of 2012 have less power, and use a less sophisticated nickel metal-hybrid battery pack instead of the lithium cells in the current model.

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Buying a foreign used Honda CR-Z from a local Ugandan car bond


There are a number of ways you can buy a Honda CR-Z in Uganda today and one of the simple ways is through a local car bond. Here, every work has been done by your car bond dealer. All you have to do is simply pay for the car from the car bond and drive home. However, you can also find that some Honda CR-Z have only been cleared the CIF fees only.

This would mean that if you want a Honda CR-Z then you will have to clear the rest of the taxes. Alternatively, you can buy a Mazda RX-8 from a local car bond in Uganda with all the due tax charges and fees paid. All you have to do is to pay the whole price of the car and then the car is transferred to you as the new owner.

You can find the Cost, Insurance and Freight (CIF) of a Honda CR-Z that is from abroad to Kampala to be around $ 5,000 or even above as charged by the car bond dealers. The total sum of the CIF to Kampala Uganda can change due to year of manufacture, condition of the car, mileage and the dealer you choose to buy your Honda CR-Z from.

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Importing a foreign Used Honda CR-Z from Japan or other parts of the world


In case if you prefer to import you own Honda CR-Z from say Japan, the things would change a bit. First it would require you to find a trusted dealer or seller in that regard, determine your specific car features and requirements, expected budget you plan to spend on buying the car and well calculated taxes to be paid to the tax authorities in order to clear Honda CR-Z.

The taxes charged by the Uganda Revenue Authority include Import Duty, Value added (VAT), Withholding Tax, Environmental Levy, Infrastructure Levy, and Registration Fees basing on the CIF of the Honda CR-Z from Japan. For example a Honda CR-Z 2010 can be got at a price of USD 3,690 and will have a fee of Cost, Insurance and Freight (CIF) totaling to around USD 5,680 to Kampala, Uganda with no Local taxes paid yet.

On arrival to Kampala, Uganda, you will have to clear the taxes at The Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), apply and pay for a number plate and then the third party license. You will also notice the some of these charges or fees differ from other vehicles.

Some of the taxes charged by the Uganda Revenue Authority for motor vehicles include Import Duty, Value added (VAT), Withholding Tax, Environmental Levy, Infrastructure Levy, and Registration Fees.

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General Honda CR-Z reviews for Uganda


By sports coupe standards, the Honda CR-Z is pleasantly affordable to run. The hybrid power train helps the Sport version to CO2 emissions of only 116g/km of CO2 with combined fuel economy of 53.5mpg. Larger wheels see the GT version return 54.3mpg with CO2 emissions of 122g/km.

Looking at the interior snd design, The smart looking Honda CR-Z takes its styling cues from the cult Honda CR-X coupe of the 1980s and with its LED running lights on the front bumper and sloping glass roof, it will definitely turn heads.

Each of the trim levels - Sport, Sport-T and GT - looks identical apart from larger alloy wheels on the top version. A facelift at the end of 2012 added some subtle styling updates including a new bumper and colours but you'd be hard pressed to tell the difference.

Inside, the centre console is angled towards the driver, and the dials light up with different colours depending on which driving mode you're in. However the plastics and switchgear are all borrowed from the Honda Insight hybrid and look and feel low-rent compared with rivals like the Volkswagen Scirocco.

Inside the boot, the Honda CR-Z isn't practical, despite having four seats. There's plenty of room up front, but the rear seats are incredibly cramped and only really suitable for small children or dwarves.

In fact, most owners are likely to keep the seats folded flat as this sees boot space grow from a poor 225 litres to 401 litres, which isn’t bad for a car with a battery pack under its boot floor.

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Honda CR-Z Complaints in Uganda


The 2011 Honda CR-Z has the most overall complaints, & the most-reported problem is also with the 2011 CR-Z for fog lights getting condensation in them.

In addition, the Honda CR-Z is not a common car in Uganda. So, there aren’t many forwarded complaints in our books.

Availability of Honda CR-Z Spare Parts in Uganda


The Honda CR-Z spare parts are readily available in Uganda and easily accessible in almost all parts of the country.

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Our Final Verdict


The world's first hybrid sports car, the Honda CR-Z combines nimble handling with a futuristic character. The CR-Z combines efficient hybrid power train, striking looks, nimble handling all in one place.


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