Before you buy a Isuzu Forward Truck in Uganda

by Edwin

The Isuzu Forward (also known as the Isuzu F-Series) is a line of medium-duty commercial vehicles manufactured by Isuzu since 1970. All F-series trucks are cab over designs and the cabin comes fully built from the factory. Most models come with a diesel engine; but, some markets get CNG derivatives as well. The F-series is available a variety of cab styles, engines, 4WD or 2WD depending on the market it is sold. Most trucks are assembled in Japan; however, they are locally assembled from CKD kits in some countries.
Most mid-size and big-size models of the truck are distinguishable by a front 'Forward' badge; but the common Isuzu badge is usually used on the rear.

Before you buy a Isuzu Forward Truck in Uganda

The Isuzu Forward is a middle-sized long-selling truck representing Isuzu' truck manufacturing history since its birth back in 1970. The engines are 7.1-Liter in-line-four diesel (KK-FRR35J4S) 180ps/50kgm and 7.8-Liter in-line-four common-rail diesel (PA-FRR34G4) with 240ps/70kgm (several variations available). The transmission is manual with 4AT as optional. The maximum loading capacity varies but mainly 8 TONs and 11 TONs. There are two types of cargo space length called "Regular Cab" and "Full Cab". Idling-stop-start system has been added as optional and the speed limiter was added from 2002. Lots of custom-made car such as fire engines have been manufactured so far.

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Buying foreign used Isuzu Forward 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 Forward Truck then you will have to clear the rest of the taxes. You can find the CIF of the Isuzu Forward 2007 Truck (that’s up Kampala from Japan) to be around $ 25,000 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 Forward Truck is more expensive as compared to most the cars we have discussed. In general, the Isuzu Forward Truck can cost you around UGX 130,000,000 or even more for a premium class trucks.

Importing a foreign used Isuzu Forward 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.

You will the Isuzu Forward ranging from $3,000 to up to $ 30,000 in Japan. The variation in prices depends on a number of factors as we have seen above.

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General Isuzu Forward Truck reviews

With a rigid chassis and optimal wheelbase dimensions, FORWARD is engineered to handle punishing conditions, heavy loads and a broad variety of rear bodies. Placing the front axle slightly to the rear not only maximizes capacity, it also reduces overall length and allows for larger cab steps.

Net benefit: greater capacity, easier body mounting and better cab access.

ISUZU engineers pushed the limits of engine technology to develop the four-cylinder 4HK1-TCC / TCS. These diesels are ideal for urban delivery. For long-haul transport and more demanding applications, six-cylinder 6HK1-TCN / TCS offer the ultimate in output and torque and 6HH1-S power plant features a mechanical pump to supply fuel from the fuel tank.

When there is a big job, FORWARD will be ready. The quick access front panel facilitates routine replenishment of clutch and washer fluids as well as brake valve maintenance.

Cleaning the windshield is a snap. A full-length bumper step and hand grips take the hard work out of cleaning the windshield. The bumper step and grips also offer steady support for adjustment of mirrors. For remote adjustment from inside the cab, power mirrors are available.

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Alternatives of Isuzu Forward Truck in Uganda

We have the UD Trucks and the Mitsubishi Fuso Fighter as the most prominent one.

Availability of the Isuzu Forward Truck spare parts in Uganda

Isuzu Forward spares parts are readily available in Uganda and widely spread throughout the country.

Reasons why people buy the Isuzu Forward Truck in Uganda

People in Uganda buy the Isuzu Forward for commercial purposes like felling goods for trading.

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Our verdict

The Isuzu Forward is a very reliable and durable truck. It has proved its worth over the years in Uganda. You need goods to be felled from one point of the country to the other, distribution of supplies to different regions of the country, the forward can be of good services here.

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