Before you buy a Mazda CX-7 in Uganda

by Edwin

The Mazda CX-7 is a mid-size crossover SUV model from Mazda, and is the production version of the MX-Crossport concept car. The CX-7 was shown publicly for the first time at the 2006 Los Angeles Auto Show in January. Production officially began on February 20 at Mazda's Ujina#2 factory in Hiroshima. The CX-7 went on sale in spring 2006 as a 2007 model and was discontinued in 2012 in favor of the new Mazda CX-5. It is also Mazda's first mid-size SUV since the Navajo was discontinued in 1994.

Before you buy a Mazda CX-7 in Uganda

MAZDA’s CX-7 is a cross-over SUV; essentially, the CX-7 takes the sporty characteristics of a sports car and combines it with the versatility and carrying capacity of an SUV. The engine is one of the most exciting aspect of the CX-7 which borrows the same turbocharged power plant found in the MAZDASPEED 3 & 6 paired with a 6 speed tip-tronic gearbox. The drivetrain is equally well featured with independent suspension, ventilated disc brakes, stability/traction control as well as anti-lock brakes. Most CX-7s (CBA-ER3P) are available as 4WD although a 2WD (FF) version is available.

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Buying a foreign used Mazda CX-7 from a local Ugandan car bond

You can choose to buy your Mazda CX-7from a local car bond in and around Kampala. 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 Mazda CX-7 have only been cleared the CIF fees only.

This would mean that if you want a Mazda CX-7then you will have to clear the rest of the taxes. Alternatively, you can buy a Mazda CX-7from 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 Mazda CX-7(that is from abroad to Kampala) to be around USD 3,500 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 Mazda CX-7 from your car dealer/seller.

However, you can find that some bonds clear all the due taxes and charges for their cars in that you as the buyer of Mazda CX-7, need to just pay for that car and the transfer of the car to you is made.

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Importing a foreign used Mazda CX-7 from Japan

If you prefer to import you own Mazda CX-7from say Japan, the things would change a bit. First it would require you to find a trusted dealer or seller in that regard, your specific car features and requirements, expected budget/price you plan to spend on buying the car and well calculated taxes to be paid to the tax authorities in order to clear Mazda CX-7.

You will also require to clear all the fee of Cost, Insurance and Freight commonly referred to as CIF of your Mazda CX-7.

The Cost is the initial price of the Mazda CX-7, Insurance is meant to safe guard the car against any risk the Mazda CX-7may encounter on its way to Kampala and finally the Freight fee is to ship and transport the Mazda CX-7up to Kampala.

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 Mazda CX-7from Japan.

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General Mazda CX-7 reviews for Uganda

Let’s look at the Mazda CX-7 interior, designing and technology. The Mazda CX-7's sharp nose and swept-back headlights take inspiration from the RX-8 sports car. The roof line is low, giving it a sporty look unlike anything else in the 4x4 class.

Inside, the cowled instruments have a sporty look, while the steering wheel is like that from the MX-5. Everything is smart and well built, but the number of buttons on the dashboard makes it look a bit cluttered.

Considering the boot space and comfort, the Mazda CX-7 isn't the most spacious 4x4 around. Boot space is 455 litres, which expands to 744 litres with the seats folded. When you consider the smaller Mazda CX-5 has capacities of 503 litres and 1,603 litres, that's simply not good enough. However, a clever one-touch seat folding mechanism makes lowering the rear chairs easy.

The driving position is comfortable and the view forward excellent, though, but a lack of steering reach adjustment means that drivers will find their legs brushing on the dash. Rear space is adequate at best.

Availability of Mazda CX-7 spare parts in Uganda

The spare parts are readily available in the auto market in Uganda. Move to any car garage around and you will be welcome with the required expertise to fix your Mazda CX-7.

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Our Final Verdict

The Mazda CX-7 is a sporty 4x4 that offers the commanding view of an off-roader with the sharp handling of a sporty hatchback. So are among those people who frequent the village but prefers a small car? Well this could be your answer.

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