Before you buy a 2010 SCANIA R-SERIES truck in Uganda

by edwin,

The Scania PRT-range, also referred to as new truck range or Scania's truck range, is the current range of trucks manufactured by the Swedish commercial vehicle manufacturer Scania. It was first introduced as the successor to the 4-series in spring 2004 with the high forward control cab Scania R-series, followed by the low forward control cab Scania P-series and bonneted cab Scania T-series later in the year. The T-series was discontinued in 2005, and in 2007 the medium forward control cab Scania G-series was introduced. The entire range is modular, giving a wide range of different configurations for different types of trucks. The trucks are available with engines ranging from a 9-litre I5 to a 16-litre V8, with the V8 only being available in the R-series (and formerly T-series). A successor to the range was launched in August 2016 with new R-series and flat-floor S-series sleeper cabs.

Before you buy a 2010 SCANIA R-SERIES truck in Uganda

One of the most appreciated truck manufacturers from all over the world is Scania. These trucks offer a great value for money and they also have excellent performances combined with low fuel consumption. Their build quality is top notch and they are born to carry massive payloads for long hauls in maximum safety.

The jewel crown of the Scania range is the R Series which competes in the premium 44 tonnes segment against models like the Mercedes Actros or Volvo FH. The R Series truck was redesigned and upgraded in 2010 when has received both style and technical upgrades. In the same year the Scania R Series truck was also named the International Truck of the Year. The truck is available in four cab configurations including Day Cab, Sleeper cab Low, Sleeper Cab Normal Sleeper Cab high and Topline.

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Buying a foreign used 2010 SCANIA R-SERIES truck from a local Ugandan car bond

You can find car bonds in Uganda specifically within Kampala from which you can buy your 2010 Scania R Series. There also some car bonds that can avail you with strong hauling trucks in Uganda like the 2010 Scania R Series truck. 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 2010 Scania R Series truck may be affected by mileage of the car, condition of the car, model, and year of manufacture.

A 2010 Scania R Series in perfect condition can have a price of around USD 60,000 that is 250,000,000 Ushs or above depending on your dealer.

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Importing a foreign Used 2010 Scania R Series truck from Japan or other parts of the world

In case if you prefer to import your own 2010 Scania R Series truck 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 2010 Scania R Series.

It is also very important to examine the car upon arrival to check and see if all the 2010 Scania R Series truck components are included in the 2010 Scania R Series truck it was shown to you before buying it.

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 2010 Scania R Series truck.

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 2010 Scania truck R Series truck reviews for Uganda

Access inside is made easy using the three steps located next to front wheels. Besides the exterior modifications, concerns for Scania’s engineers are still the driver’s comfort and most of the changes were made to enhance the cabin’s ergonomy. Needless to say that the material and fittings are part of the premium class and the overall design is very catchy.

The wraparound dashboard has a fresh design and is made of new materials that are more pleasant to touch. The dash is fitted with new navigation and audio units, equipped with CD, MP3 and FM capabilities. You’ll also love the feel of the steering mounted controls as they’ll remind you that you are driving a premium truck. The rest of the controls have a logical layout and feel solidly built.

Scania doesn’t mess around when it comes to personalization hence the R Series cabin is available with a wide range of trims, fabric and color schemes.

Taking a ride in the 2010 Scania R-Series. At the front, the truck received parabolic springs, anti roll bar and shock absorbers, while at the back, the rear axles feature full air suspension with automatic leveling. Thanks to this configuration the truck can deal excellent with hard cornering and the ride is also on the comfortable side. Scania’s power assisted steering is also top notch and the under steer effect is kept to a minimum level.

The brakes consists of a full air system linked to all around discs and are combined with ABS, ASR and hill hold, while the ESP is also available as an option. The main brakes need to be engaged only when emergency situations occur, as the engine brake can deal with most of the required decelerations.

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Availability of 2010 Scania truck R Series truck Spares parts in Uganda

2010 Scania truck R Series spares are available in Uganda. Major truck garages in the country can offer good mechanical services and advice.

Our Verdict

There’s no wonder why the Scania R Series is on top of many truckers wish list. The V8 engines are great and the top of the line R730 is among the strongest long haul trucks from the streets. Moreover, the build quality and the cabin are top notch and the ergonomy is also great. Not to mention about the good reliability and the strong residual value that comes together with the Scania brand.

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