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Before you buy a Lexus GS in Uganda

by Edwin, +256-704515368

The Lexus GS is a mid-size luxury car sold by Lexus, the luxury division of Toyota. The same car launched in 1991 as the Toyota Aristo in Japan, but the Lexus-badged model did not appear until 1993. Now in its fourth generation, the GS sold under the Aristo name in Japan only until the release of the third generation in 2005.

Before you buy a Lexus GS in Uganda


If you're in the market for an executive saloon, it's well worth considering the Lexus GS. It's comfortable, reliable, and thanks to the hybrid power train it's efficient too.

However, rivals like the BMW 5-Series and Audi A6 offer diesel engines for comparable running costs, and are strong performers, while also being better to drive and more spacious.

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Buying a foreign used Lexus GS from a local Ugandan car bond


There are a number of ways you can buy a Lexus GS in Uganda today and one of the simple ways is through a car bond. Here, everything 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 Lexus IS have only been cleared the CIF fees only.

This would mean that if you want a Lexus GS then you will have to clear the rest of the taxes. Alternatively, you can buy a Lexus GS 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 of a Lexus GS (from abroad to Kampala) to be around USD 5,000 or even above as stated by the car bond dealers.

The total sum of the CIF can change due to year of manufacture, condition of the car, mileage and the dealer you choose to buy your Lexus GS from. Some car bonds or dealers offer tremendous discounts. So you may want to look around for them before you settle down to a particular dealer or bond.

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Importing a foreign Used Lexus GS from Japan or other parts of the world


In case if you prefer to import you own Lexus GS 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 Lexus GS.

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 Lexus GS from Japan. For example a Lexus GS 2006 can be got at a price of $3,200 and will have a fee of Cost, Insurance and Freight (CIF) totaling to $5,400 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 that 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 Lexus GS reviews for Uganda


Lexus has gone its own way with the GS’s interior. The slickly designed dashboard is dominated by a vast, centrally mounted 12.3-inch TFT screen, while the wide centre console houses the brand’s slightly fiddly, computer mouse-influenced Remote Touch controller for the infotainment and sat-nav systems.

As you’d expect, the GS comes overflowing with standard kit, including three-zone climate control, sat-nav, heated and ventilated front seats and a 17-speaker Mark Levinson hi-fi set-up. The Lexus’ centre rear armrest folds down to reveal remote controls for the stereo, air-conditioning and heated rear bench.

Looking at the boot space and comfort, the Lexus doesn't quite have the same amounts of room in the rear as its rivals, it will be fine for most uses. Adults over 6 feet tall will find it a squeeze to get behind the driver, however. The rear bench can be heated, too, while the front passenger seat has a 'chauffeur' function. This allows rear occupants to remotely slide the chair forward to create more space.

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Availability of Lexus GS Spare Parts in Uganda


Due to the fact that Lexus is a division of Toyota and which Toyota is dominant in Uganda, accessing the Lexus GS spare parts is easy. Move into any major car garage around Kampala and you will be given good service for your car.

Lexus GS competitors in Uganda


We have the Audi A6, Mercedes-Benz E Class, Toyota Mark X, and Toyota Brevis

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Our Conclusion
If you're in the market for an executive saloon, it's well worth considering the Lexus GS. The Lexus GS is a serious alternative to German executive saloons, and top-spec hybrids offer great performance.

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