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Before you buy a Isuzu Elf Truck in Uganda

by Edwin

Isuzu Elf
The Isuzu Elf is a medium duty truck produced by Isuzu since 1959. Outside Japan it is known as N-series. The range was originally mainly available in Japan and other Asian countries. Australia was another important market for the Elf and N-Series - to the extent that it was manufactured there from the 1970s using many local components. Since the early 1980s, it has also been sold and built in the United States (under the Chevrolet and GMC brand as a W-Series), and also as the Isuzu N-series. North America only receives the wide-cab version.

Before you buy a Isuzu Elf Truck in Uganda

The Isuzu Elf Truck N-Series brings performance with styling, power, economy and safety features. The models shown on the web are powered by the next-generation 4HK1-TCN power plant is the latest in ISUZU's lineup of clean and fuel-efficient diesel engines. This advanced engine offers power and great fuel economy for cost-effective business. Also the high-output 4JJ1-TC featuring outstanding torque, In-line-four Direct-injection DOHC intercooled turbo 2,999cc (BKG-NJR85A) Max. Output 130ps / 2,800rpm, Max. Torque 330N.m (34.0kg-m). Transmission available for both semi-automatic and manual gearbox. The maximum load for the models shown is 2 TONs.

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Buying foreign used Isuzu Elf Truck from a local car bond in Uganda

In case you choose to buy a foreign used truck from a car bond makes life a lot easier to acquire yourself a vehicle. There is basically no need to go to Japan or order for the vehicle from Japan or any other part of the world. In short one just walks to the car bond and arrange for a purchase and within a short time, the car is paid for and handled over to you as the owner.

However, you can also find that some trucks have only cleared the cost, insurance and freight (CIF) fees only. So it would mean that if you want a Isuzu Elf Truck then you will have to clear the rest of the taxes. You can find the CIF of the Isuzu Elf Truck (that’s up Kampala from Japan) to be around $ 5, 000 or more for latest models in very good condition.

However, the cost of the CIF can change due to year of manufacture, condition of the car, mileage and the dealer. Now the Isuzu Elf Truck is more expensive as compared to most the cars we have discussed. In general, the Isuzu Elf 2000 Truck can cost you around UGX 40,000,000 or even more for a premium class.

Importing a foreign used Isuzu Elf Truck from Japan

Now this is different from buying from car from the car bond here in Kampala. Some people prefer to import their own cars directly from Japan or from any other part of the world. You have to follow a procedure similar to the one stated below.

Search and select vehicle to buy from Japanese Used Car Portal Websites. Send Inquiry for price, condition, etc of the truck. The Japanese Dealers will respond you directly by Email.

Watch out for fake e-mails as many scams may con you for money. After that you negotiate with the Japanese dealer for a conducive price that fits your budget.

Request for a proforma invoice, place your order and make payment which may be either through bank wire or VISA. The seller will inform you about the following things like the Payment Confirmation, Shipping Schedule, B/L copy, Original Document and then you receive the order in this case the truck.

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General Isuzu Elf Truck reviews for Uganda

There is no doubt that the elf has a better and more powerful engine compared to its competitors like the canter Mitsubishi. Usually owners modify the loading deck to increase its height so as to load more materials say sand but in spite of this, the Elf fights its way through.

Given the nature of our roads, the Elf has proven to be a conducive truck for Uganda’s terrain. For years now the Isuzu Elf has been known to be untouchable when it comes to rough roads in Uganda. This has helped it build a firm reputation among Ugandans hence increasing its popularity in the country.

Alternatives of Isuzu Elf Truck in Uganda

Here we have the Mitsubishi canter and Toyota Dyna as the main alternatives of the Isuzu Elf in Uganda.

Availability of the Isuzu Elf Truck spare parts in Uganda

The Isuzu Elf spares are widely spread throughout the country. You can easily access these après from any auto shops in Uganda. If not available, be sure to get guidance on how to access these spares with ease and reasonable prices.

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Reasons why people buy the Isuzu Elf Truck in Uganda

The Isuzu Elf is mainly bought by Ugandans for basically commercial purposes. Take for example felling sand to building sites, road maintenances, felling goods from one point to the other.

Our verdict

There is no doubt that the Isuzu Elf has proven its competence. It’s a durable truck, economical in terms of fuel consumption and above all easy and cheap to maintain.

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