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Before you buy a 2004 Land Rover Discovery in Uganda

by edwin



The Land Rover Discovery is a mid-size luxury SUV, from the British car maker Land Rover. There have been two generations of the vehicle, the first of which was introduced in 1989 and given a Series II update in 1998.

The second generation, titled Discovery 3, launched in 2004 and was marketed in North America as the Land Rover LR3.

These second generation models were updated in 2009 as the Discovery 4—Land Rover LR4 for North American markets. The Discovery 5 is currently in pre-production testing and was unveiled in the UK on 28 September 2016.

Before you buy a Land Rover Discovery in Uganda

The Land Rover Discovery is the famous 4X4 brand with real cross-country function. 4.0-Lier V8 DOHC (Double Overhead Cam) gasoline engine (ABA-LA40) generates 215ps/36.7kgm. The transmission is full-time 4WD (Center Differential Locking) with so called manual-shifting function "Intelligent Shift" 6AT.

The suspensions are double-wishbone for all wheels with ETC (Electronic Traction Control) also equipped with self-leveling air-suspension system, which makes it possible to enhance drivability and comfortability on off-roads.

For all models dual-airbags, ABS (Anti-lock Brake System), EBD (Electronic Brake Distribution), anti-theft immobilizer are available.

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Buying a Land Rover Discovery from a Ugandan car bond

In case you opt to buy Land Rover Discovery from the a car bond in and around Kampala, then things could be a little bit more simpler for you because you will not have to face all the lengthy processes and journeys to the port to own the car.

Here most of the work has already been done for you. Most taxes have been cleared. 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 cars have only cleared the CIF fees only.

So it would mean that if you want a Land Rover Discovery then you will have to clear the rest of the taxes. You can find the Cost, Insurance and Freight of a premium Land Rover Discovery (that is from Japan to Kampala) to be around $ 6,051 or even above.

However, the total sum of the CIF can change due to year of manufacture, condition of the car, mileage and the dealer.

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Importing a foreign used Land Rover Discovery from Japan

Importing a foreign used Land Rover Discovery from Japan is different from buying from car from the car bond here in Kampala. Some people prefer to import their own cars directly from Japan.

This means all the costs are going to be met by you the owner of the car right from say Japan to Mombasa up to Uganda. Here one needs to determine the cost of the car while still in Japan from which the Cost, Insurance and Freight (CIF) are calculated.

For example a Land Rover Discovery model 2004 costing $ $2,814 will make a total CIF of $ 6,051 to be brought up Kampala, Uganda.

After arriving in Kampala, then the required taxes have to be cleared. The taxes charged by the Uganda Revenue Authority include Import Duty, Value added (VAT), Withholding Tax, Environmental Levy, Infrastructure Levy, and Registration Fees.

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Availability of Land Rover Discovery spare parts in Uganda

The Land Rover Discoveries a different in models. It all depends on which you own.

Let us look at the 2004 model in particular because it’s the most dominant in the Ugandan market. Spare parts can be got but not readily available.

In some instances you will have to buy spares from outside countries like Britain or Japan.

On top of that, they are considered costly. You can’t compare the land rover spares to the Toyota branded vehicles when it comes to pricing.

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General Land Rover Discovery reviews

Safety and style are one of the best aspects of this vehicle. Many cars crash on high ways when speeding but the not the discovery. Love the Disco's rugged good looks, unlike newer LR models - it states its purpose which is a real sport utility vehicle. One can carry more kids and luggage in this car over the years and the leather interior still cleans up like new, from the seats to the carpets and all the fixtures.

It is so solid that you can always feel confident when transporting other people's kids in this car. Having said that, it is expensive to maintain. So you want a good mechanic to resource for you the spares you need on time.

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Other alternatives available in Uganda similar to the Land Rover Discovery

These can include Volvo XC90, Land Cruiser Prado, Pajero Exceed

Common Complaints Owners of Land Rover Discovery raise while in Uganda

First and far most, the spares are a very expensive.

You need enough disposable income to maintain this huge SUV.

In addition to being expensive, its not readily available. Sometimes one has to send for the spares parts from abroad a process that takes a while to materialize.

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My Conclusion about this Ugandan Car

The Land rover discovery is a prestigious SUV. If you have a large family, no problem. The discovery will carry them all. May take? Its worth to drive in a life time..

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