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Before you buy a 2008 Renault Premium truck in Uganda

by Edwin

The Premium is one of the most versatile trucks in Renault’s lineup and is available in three cab configurations including the “Day cab”, “Sleeper cab” and “Sleeper cab high roof”. The high roof version is available in three different trim levels: Alliance, Privilege and Excellence.

Before you buy a 2008 Renault Premium truck in Uganda

Together with the Magnum, The Renault Premium offers a powerful, imposing and stylish design and has all the attributes for long-haul applications.

Compared with its rivals the French truck stands out thanks to its affordable price tag and the low fuel consumption and maintenance cost being one of the most cost efficient trucks in the segment. The Renault Premium Long Distance model is available with three engine options including 380 hp, 430 hp and 460 hp units. Globally the French truck competes against models like the Mercedes Actros, Iveco Stralis, Volvo FH or Scania R

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Buying a foreign used 2008 Renault Premium truck from a local Ugandan car bond

You can find car bonds in Uganda specifically within Kampala from which you can buy your Renault Premium. There also some car bonds that can avail you with strong hauling trucks in Uganda such as the Renault Premium.

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 truck that will meet your needs and above all genuinely imported machinery into Uganda. You also to make sure that that the equipment has been thoroughly inspected, expertly repaired and backed by extended coverage options so that you're assured of the highest quality, productivity and availability.

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

A Renault Premium in a good condition can have a price of around USD 70,000 that is approximately 250,000,000 Ushs or above depending on your dealer. So this will also imply that you have to do thorough research and find an amicable truck dealer to sell you one that is in good condition.

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Importing a foreign Used 2008 Renault Premium truck from Japan or other parts of the world

In case if you prefer to import your own Renault Premium 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 Renault Premium.

Although Renault Premium are distributed and sold worldwide, they are mainly sold in Europe. You can get them in Britain, Germany and other countries within Europe. So in case you feel like importing one for yourself, at least those countries mentioned above shouldn’t miss on your list.

It is also very important to examine the truck upon arrival to check and see if all the Renault Premium components are included in the Renault Premium it was shown to you before buying it.

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 Renault Premium.

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.

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General 2008 Renault Premium truck reviews for Uganda

About the design and interior, Similar with the Renault Magnum, the upper surface of the Premium’s chassis is smooth and unobstructed to avoid interference between bodywork and truck components. Side members are pre-drilled so the rear cross member can be repositioned to adjust the overhang.

You get easy access to the cab, thanks to three wide steps that have graduated treads. Inside, the cab layout looks well put together and the dash is angled towards the driver in an ergonomic manner. The engine brake lever comes also easy into hand, as its mounted high left off the steering wheel. However, you won’t get too much storage space behind the seats, but Renault compensated by adding overhead storage boxes which offer a fair amount of space.

The suspension seats are big and comfortable and the high seating position gives you a commanding view of the road, while the thin pillars and the big panoramic windshield offers a great road visibility. The big side mirrors give a proper rear view and there aren’t any significant blind spots left behind.

We don’t have any complains about the instrument cluster either. It features a digital display with a central rev counter which is easy to read and offers information about speed, brake tank pressure, engine speed, water temperature and fuel levels.

We now look at the ride and handling. The chassis design includes an uncluttered array of components, with the main aluminum 460 litre diesel tank mounted on the nearside while the additional 60 liter plastic AdBlue tank, the battery box and the exhaust filter stay together on the off side.

The Premium features standard front steel, rear air suspensions combined with telescopic dampers and a stabilizer bar. There is also available a two channel remote controller which lowers or raises the rear air suspension depending on the load.

The wide chassis and the air suspension gives great stability and road-holding to the Renault Premium. The air-suspended cab is also pretty pliant and absorbs most of the bumps with ease, assuring a comfortable and silent ride. The steering is also precise and the truck has a relative small turning radius which permits you to deal with narrow spaces pretty good.

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Our Conclusion

The Renault Premium will prove to be a trusted partner for the long highways thanks to its “hard worker” character. The cabin may not be the most comfortable in its class, but you have plenty of space and everything looks well put together. Inside you’ll also find everything is needed for a comfortable ride and the strong engines offer plenty of punch to move this truck effortlessly.

The automatic transmission is also among the best in its segment and offers low fuel consumption and smooth gear changes. Not to mention about the comfortable ride and the sharp steering which are some of Premium’s strong points. The Renault Premium is less expensive than some of its rivals and also has small costs of ownership which makes it a smart choice.

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