Before you buy a Hummer H2 in Uganda

by Edwin

The Hummer H2 is an SUV and SUT that was marketed by Hummer and built by AM General from 2002 to 2009. It is a large truck: slimmer than the Hummer H1, while being longer, lighter, and taller, with room for six or seven passengers (including driver). The rearmost part of the H2 SUV was modified to a pickup truck bed for the 2005 H2 SUT ("sport utility truck"). The Hummer H2 was the only one of the trucks to have the letters HUMMER between the grille. The H2 SUT is considered a pick-up truck for its abilities to haul cargo with an extendable box to reach 6 feet in length. This makes the SUT able to haul the same cargo most trucks can haul.

Before you buy a Hummer H2 in Uganda

If Hummer's outrageous new H2 was a pop star, it would be the kind who throws televisions out of hotel windows, smashes its guitar to pieces on stage and runs away with the drummer's girlfriend. In short, it's rock hard, and it doesn't take any messing.

To get some idea of what the H2 is like, think of it as the complete opposite of the luxurious, prestigious new Range Rover. Brash and imposing, it's hard enough to have already tempted Hollywood tough guy Arnold Schwarzenegger on to the order list.

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Buying a foreign used Hummer H2 from a local Ugandan car bond

You can use a number buy a Hummer H2 in Uganda today and one of the simple ways is through a local car bond. Here, everything has been done by your car bond dealer like shipping, clearing the taxes, the cost, insurance and freight. 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 Hummer H2 have only been cleared the cost, fr

This would mean that if you want a Hummer H2 then you will have to clear the rest of the taxes. Alternatively, you can buy a Hummer H2 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 of a Land Rover Defender (that is from abroad to Kampala) to be around $ 6,000 or even above as stated by the car bond dealers. The total sum of the CIF can change due to year of manufacture, condition of the car, mileage and the dealer you choose to buy your Hummer H2 from.

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Importing a foreign Used Hummer H2 from Japan or other parts of the world

In case if you prefer to import you own Hummer H2, things would change a bit. However it is important to note that most of the Hummer H2 are mainly brought into the country Uganda on special order. This is mainly due to the fact that the Hummer H2s are hard to maintain and don’t fit so well on the streets due to their huge body.

After considering those points above, it will 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 Hummer H2.

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 Hummer H2.

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 Hummer H2 reviews in Uganda

But is the Hummer any good as a practical means of transport? In a word, no. At 2.1 metres wide and shod with huge 315 section tyres, it's just too large for British roads, while the 310bhp 6.0-litre V8 engine uses more fuel than a Bentley Arnage T hauling nearly four tonnes of metal, it averages only 13mpg.

That thirsty power plant does make the Hummer surprisingly quick, though. The 0-60mph sprint is completed in only 10.5 seconds plenty fast enough for a vehicle that weighs as much as a small lorry. Flat-out, it will reach a terrifying 111mph.

The H2's utilitarian interior has been padded out a bit for civilian tastes, but is still stark and designed without much thought about ergonomics. It's surprisingly comfortable, however, with well bolstered seats and a good driving position essential when the off-roader is in its natural environment, bouncing over rocks or trawling through swamps.

River deep or mountain high, nothing gets in the way of the Hummer. Its mud-plugging prowess makes a Land Rover Defender look like a wind-up Tonka toy, thanks to its amazing suspension travel and incredible traction.

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Our Conclusion

But while its off-road abilities are unsurpassed, the H2 is simply too much of a compromise to live with. Interesting and distinctive, yes, but practical? Never! However, if you're the kind of person who finds challenging off-roading more fun than an evening in front of the box, then throw the telly out of the window and go bog-hopping in the Hummer. You won't be disappointed...

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