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Before you buy a Mercedes-Benz A-Class 130 in Uganda

by Edwin , +256704515368
(Kampala, Uganda)

Mercedes-Benz A-Class 130 in Uganda

Mercedes-Benz A-Class 130 in Uganda


The Mercedes-Benz A-Class 140 is a compact car (subcompact in its first two generations) produced by the German automobile manufacturer Mercedes-Benz.

The first generation (W168) was introduced in 1997, the second generation model (W169) appeared in late 2004, and the third-generation model (W176) was launched in 2012.

This car is not common on the Ugandan market.


Before you buy a Mercedes-Benz A-Class 130 in Uganda



Many people across the globe would find it very important to consider fuel efficiency and vehicle size when buying a car.

Parking is tight and limited and the commute to work can be very long, increasing the cost of owning a car and compounding an individual's carbon footprint.

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class is one of the vehicles that have responded to call to solve those problems in Uganda.

Not forgetting the prestige, durability, safety and class the car brings along.

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Buying a Mercedes-Benz A-Class 130 in a Ugandan car bond



Buying a Mercedes-Benz A-Class from a Ugandan Car bond can cost you around 25 to 35 million Uganda shillings depending on the model and year of manufacture.

The re-sale value potential buyers will be giving you after you have used the car and want to sell it off locally could be between 13 million and 17 million Uganda shillings depending on the condition or seller of the car.

Importing a used Mercedes-Benz A-Class 130 from Japan



If you’re to import a Used Mercedes-Benz A-Class from Japan you may pay averagely about USD 500-3,500 depending on the condition of the car, model and year of manufacture.

However, the quoted price typically does not include Freight to Mombasa port and transportation from Mombasa port to Uganda. Additionally, it excludes taxes charged by the Uganda Revenue Authority which include Import Duty, Value added (VAT), Withholding Tax, Environmental Levy, Infrastructure Levy, and Registration Fees.

These costs may end up increasing your resultant/final cost of your Mercedes-Benz A-Class to up to $9,000 still depending on the year of manufacture, model and state or condition of the car.

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Common Problems Owners of Mercedes-Benz A-Class 130 faces while in Uganda



The Mercedes-Benz A-Class Just like most of the mini cars in Uganda, shock absorbers, bushes, bearing are some of the common problems of this car.

However, the Mercedes-Benz A-Class spare parts are readily available and but expensive in terms of costs. Because these cars are not common on the Ugandan Market car dealers bring in few spare parts for the Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

Reasons as to why Ugandans buy the Mercedes-Benz A-Class 130



Ugandans typically buy Mercedes-Benz A-Class as Family Cars for town service and occasional upcountry trips during holidays. Others buy them for corporate use.

Single guys find this car suitable for them as they don’t have to carry a big number of people.

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Common Mercedes-Benz A-Class models in Uganda



Common Mercedes-Benz A-Class Models in Uganda include the Mercedes-Benz A-Class First generation (W168:1997–2004). This particular model is very common in Uganda.

Then we have Mercedes-Benz A-Class Second generation (W169: 2004–2012). This model is not yet common in the Uganda society.

Lastly, we have the Third generation (W176:2012-present). This is however very rare.

The Interior Mercedes-Benz A-Class 130



The Standard kit is reasonable, with climate control, a reversing camera and Bluetooth all included.

Build quality in the cabin is the first-rate, but some of the plastics do feel rather hard, especially those for the window switches and infotainment controls, although a bank of metal buttons below the multimedia controls gives a slightly classier feel.

Secondly, the rear legroom is tighter, too, while the small windows and black materials used throughout the cabin make it feel claustrophobic.

There’s plenty of seat and wheel adjustment to help you get comfortable, and while the view out the back is restricted by the small windows and thick C-pillars, a reversing camera is included on most models as standard.

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My last take on this Ugandan Car



To sum it up,if you are looking for the feel of a Mercedes in practical hatchback body shape then the A-Class delivers thanks to its smart looks and stylish interior. Its diesel engines are cheap to run and the car is easy to drive.

This car is also safe and offered with durable equipment.

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