Before you buy a Honda Civic in Uganda

by Edwin

The Honda Civic is a line of small cars manufactured by Honda. Originally a subcompact, the Civic has gone through several generational changes, becoming both larger and more up market and moving into the compact car segment. EPA guidelines for vehicle size class stipulate a car having combined passenger and cargo room of 110 to 119.9 cubic feet (3,110 to 3,400 L) is considered a mid-size car, and as such the tenth generation Civic sedan is technically a small-end mid-size car, although it still competes in the compact class. The Civic coupe is still considered a compact car. The Civic currently falls between the Honda Fit and Honda Accord.

Before you buy a Honda Civic in Uganda

The Honda Civic has stood the test of time from its humble beginnings in 1972 as a small sedan. It evolved into a mid-sized sedan by the 8th generation in 2005. This gave the car a more spacious cabin for comfort and convenience. The design is both elegant and futuristic with its monoform features. Keeping both power and fuel consumption in check, the Civic is powered by a 4-cylinder.

There are three transmissions to choose from: Automatic Transmission, Manual Transmission, and CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). The CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) is only available for models from September 1995 to September 2005. You can choose from the regular gasoline model or the new hybrid model which gives you an extra boost in fuel efficiency.

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Buying a foreign used Honda Civic from a local Ugandan car bond

There are a number of ways you can buy a Honda Civic in Uganda today and one of the simple ways is through a local car bond. Here, every work has been done by your car bond dealer. 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 Honda Civic have only been cleared the CIF fees only.

This would mean that if you want a Honda Civic then you will have to clear the rest of the taxes. Alternatively, you can buy a Honda Civic from a local car bond in Uganda with all the due tax charges and fees paid. All you have to do is to pay the whole price of the car and then the car is transferred to you as the new owner.

You can find the Cost, Insurance and Freight (CIF) of a Honda Civic that is from abroad to Kampala to be around USD 1,000 or even above USD 1,000 as stated by the car bond dealers. The total sum of the CIF to Kampala Uganda can change due to year of manufacture, condition of the car, mileage and the dealer you choose to buy your Honda Civic from.

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Importing a foreign Used Honda Civic from Japan or other parts of the world

In case if you prefer to import you own Honda Civic from say Japan, the things would 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 Honda Civic.

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 Honda Civic from Japan. For example a Honda Civic 2006 can be got at a price of USD 1,500 and will have a fee of Cost, Insurance and Freight (CIF) totaling to around USD 3,600 to Kampala, Uganda with no Local taxes paid yet.

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.

Some of the taxes charged by the Uganda Revenue Authority for motor vehicles include Import Duty, Value added (VAT), Withholding Tax, Environmental Levy, Infrastructure Levy, and Registration Fees.

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General Honda Civic reviews for Uganda

Everything is logically laid out inside the Civic and there are plenty of practical touches to keep things neat and tidy. The side-retracting parcel shelf is a revelation that’ll surely be adopted by rival makers in the near future, while the handy wire clips ahead of the gear lever keep any unwanted cables in check. Honda’s innovative Magic Seats no longer feature due to the more complicated rear suspension in this generation of Civic, but in reality that’s unlikely to matter to many buyers.

Despite being longer, lower and wider than the old Honda Civic, the latest-generation car gains little in the way of practicality. As is the Japanese way, the new Civic is crammed full of practical touches, while a big boot and wide opening make it enormously practical day-to-day.

Space inside the Honda Civic is good. There’s loads of knee room in the back, and while taller adults may struggle slightly for head room, getting comfortable shouldn’t be a problem for most.

Honda Civic complaints basing on model year comparison in Uganda

The 2001 Honda Civic has the most overall complaints, & the most-reported problem is also with the 2001 Civic for transmission failure. The 2006 Honda Civic also received a number of complaints regarding engine issues and interior accessories.

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Availability of Honda Civic Spare Parts in Uganda

The Honda Civic spare parts are readily available in Uganda and easily accessible in almost all parts of the country since it has been on market for a long time in Uganda.

Our final conclusion

The Honda Civic has morphed from a sub-standard family hatchback to a genuine class contender. It’s Good to drive, punchy turbocharged engines and has practical touches.

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