Befere you buy a Suzuki Splash in Uganda

by Edwin

The Suzuki Splash is a city car introduced to the market in 2008. It was jointly developed by Suzuki Motor Corporation and Adam Opel AG — which market their version under the name of Agila. Its debut as a concept car took place in 2006 Paris Auto Show, making its production form debut at the 2007 Frankfurt Auto Show.

Buying a foreign used Suzuki Splash from a local Ugandan car bond

There are a number of car bonds in Uganda specifically Kampala from which you can buy your Suzuki Splash. However, you have to do good research in order to find a reputable car bond or dealer who will be able to provide you with the car that will meet your needs and above all genuinely imported into Uganda.

You need to look out for prices and discounts. Local car bonds may not charge the same prices for the same car. Prices of the Suzuki Splash may be affected by mileage of the Suzuki Splash, condition of the car, model, and year of manufacture.

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Importing a foreign Used Suzuki Splash from Japan or other parts of the world

In case if you prefer to import your own Suzuki Splash from say Japan, things 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 Suzuki Splash.

It is also very important to examine the car upon arrival to check and see if all the car components are included in the car as it was shown to you before buying it. You need to watch out for car spare tires, car jack, radio, navigation systems, and window power buttons among other things.

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 Suzuki Splash from Japan.

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.

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General Suzuki Splash reviews for Uganda

The Splash is one of those cars that doesn't really move you either way. It's not particularly ugly but nor is it particularly striking. It's a tall and inoffensive supermini. However it's unlikely to turn heads as much as stylish rivals like the Fiat 500, Skoda Citigo or Volkswagen up!. The interior is disappointing, too, as it's a bit dull and cheap in places.

Looking at comfort and practicability, The Splash hides its tall 1.6m height well. The benefits of the upright design are found inside, with wide-opening doors revealing extremely generous passenger space. The 178-litre boot isn't great and you'll struggle to fit more than a couple of weekend bags. However, the rear seats do fold 60:40 for a maximum space of 573 litres. It’s a shame that awkward windscreen pillars and thick C-pillars restrict visibility.

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Availability of Suzuki Splash Spares parts in Uganda

Suzuki is of the common Japanese car brand in Uganda. Due to it high popularity among Ugandans and hence the cars like the splash, there are many of dealers who import its spare parts. Go down town to the auto market and you will find any kind of Suzuki spare part you need.

Common problems Suzuki Splash owners complain about in Uganda

The splash has limited performance due to its small engine and very low ground clearance level which makes it had to move through the ragged roads.

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The Suzuki Splash is a solid and spacious supermini but it has now been overshadowed by newer cars. Never the less, the Suzuki splash has compact dimensions, tight turning circle and low running costs. If you are single or have a family of two, the Suzuki Splash could do a very good job for you.

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