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Before you buy a BMW 3 Series in Uganda

by Edwin

BMW 3 Series in Uganda

BMW 3 Series in Uganda

The BMW 3 Series is an entry-level luxury car manufactured by the German automaker BMW since May 1975. It is the successor to the 02 Series and has been produced in six different generations.

Before you buy a BMW 3 Series in Uganda

The BMW 3 series is a popular sedan style car amongst European brands alongside Audi A4 and Mercedes Benz C class. It has big advantages of being very comfortable and BMW’s unique sporty handling in comparison with other rival brands.

Joji Nagashima, a Japanese designer is in charge of the exterior design. The M sport model features an accomplished design and is particularly popular among customers.

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Buying a BMW 3 Series from a Ugandan car bond

Just in case you opt to buy BMW 3 series 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 BMW 3 series then you will have to clear the rest of the taxes.

You can find the Cost, Insurance and Freight of a premium BMW 3 series (that is from Japan to Kampala) to be around $ 5,000 especially those of 2008 models and 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 BMW 3 Series from Japan

Importing a foreign used BMW 3 series 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.

After that, arrangements are made to ship the car to 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.

When all this is done, then you are free to drive home in your new BMW 3 series.

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Spare parts availability in Uganda

The BMW 3 series spare parts available though not in all parts of Uganda.

The spare parts can be bought from Kiseka Auto Market down town Kampala.

Some people may prefer to buy from Asia or Europe.

BMW spare parts are generally expensive so you have to be ready to meet the running costs of the car.

General BMW 3 Series reviews

The BMW 3 Series has been a compact executive class leader for more than 40 years, and the latest model was a winner yet again when it arrived in 2012.

The competition has raised its game in recent times, with the arrival of an all-new Mercedes C-Class, Jaguar XE and Alfa Romeo Giulia, yet the face lifted 3 Series does enough to keep it at the front of the field.

The BMW 3 Series replaced the popular 2002-series of small saloons in the mid-Seventies.

Over the years, the 3 Series has grown in size, but has largely stuck to the same formula, by offering four doors, a front-engine, rear-wheel drive transmission, and delivering involving handling for drivers that want a sporty family car.

Considering the powerful range of engines, the 3 Series returns admirable fuel economy and emissions a feature that makes it an incredible car to drive around town.

Getting to the interior, design and technology, few cars are as recognizable as the BMW 3 Series. It’s gone through an evolutionary process over the years – although the latest model, launched in 2012 and face lifted in 2015, is arguably the best looking yet.

With its familiar kidney grille and aggressive headlamp design that incorporates distinctive LED daytime running lights, there’s no mistaking it for any other car on the road.

Space in the back of the BMW 3 Series is a bit tight, but no worse than in key rivals

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Common Complaints Owners of BMW 3 Series raise while in Uganda

Some of the faults may include steering wheel lock, low ground level for Uganda roads, overheating and high cost of spare parts in Uganda.

Other alternatives available in Uganda similar to the BMW 3 Series

Some of the alternatives include the following Mercedes C-Class, Jaguar XE, Alfa Romeo Giulia, Toyota Mark X, Audi A4 and Toyota Camry.

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My Conclusion about this Ugandan Car

Despite being shorter than some of its competitors like the Jaguar XE, the BMW is surprisingly roomy.

Space in the rear of the saloon is compromised by an intrusive transmission tunnel, but it has a fraction more head and legroom.

So, there you are! With this you can add this luxurious sedan to your list of options.

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