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Before you buy a Mitsubishi Fuso fighter truck in Uganda

by Edwin

Mitsubishi’s medium duty truck was built with versatility in mind and is available in a wide range of version with GVMs (Gross Vehicle Masses) ranging from 10400 kg-24000 kg.

The Mitsubishi Fuso fighter has undergone a full model change in 2009 when it received a more comfortable cabin and a host of technical upgrades to make it able to compete with success against its rivals.

The truck is offered with a choice of two engines which develop 177 or 199 hp with maximum torques of 686 Nm and 785 Nm respectively. The interesting part is that recently the Fuso Fighter’s transmission lineup was completed with an Allison automatic unit which is now offered together with the manual gearboxes.

Buying a foreign used Mitsubishi Fuso fighter truck from a local Ugandan car bond

There are a number of car bonds in Uganda specifically Kampala from which you can buy your Mitsubishi Fuso fighter. However, you have to do good research in order to find a reputable car bond or dealer who will be able to provide you with the car that will meet your needs and above all genuinely imported into Uganda.

You need to look out for prices and discounts. Local car bonds may not charge the same prices for the same Mitsubishi Fuso fighter. Prices of the Mitsubishi Fuso fighter may be affected by mileage, condition of the truck, model, and year of manufacture.

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Importing a foreign Used Mitsubishi Fuso fighter truck from Japan or other parts of the world

In case if you prefer to import your own Mitsubishi Fuso fighter from say Japan or from Europe, things 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 Mitsubishi Fuso fighter

It is also very important to examine the car upon arrival to check and see if all the car components are included in the car as it was shown to you before buying and importing it. You need to watch out for car spare tires, car jack, radio, navigation systems, window buttons among other things.

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 Mitsubishi Fuso fighter from Japan.

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.

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General Mitsubishi Fuso fighter truck reviews for Uganda

The Mitsubishi Fuso Fighter has a pretty modern design with a cab over engine configuration. The vertical front fascia features a relatively thin grille which bares the company’s logo in its center. Above the grille is embossed the FUSSO name with big chromed letters.

The truck is fitted with a large panoramic windscreen which is combined with transom windows in the passenger doors for extra visibility.

When designing the Fighter’s cab, Mitsubishi’s engineers were concerned to improve the truck’s aerodynamics; hence the cab has a pretty rounded shape to keep the drag coefficient to a low level. The bumper has also an aerodynamic design and gels well with the rest of the cab.

The Fuso Fighter’s cabin offers acres of space but the build quality is a bit poor and the plastics are cheap and rock hard. The design is still a bit dated, but you won’t have any complains about the overall ergonomy.

Most of the controls are placed within easy reach and are within easy reach even from the driver’s seat. You’ll find the instrument cluster a bit rudimentary when compared to other units in this class, but at least the gauges are fairly easy to read and clear.

Drivers will be happy to know that visibility is nothing short of excellent and the transom window in the passenger door keeps you well informed about what cars are passing by. The exterior mirrors on either side of the cabin are a bit small, but they’ll do their jobs just fine and won’t compromise the rear visibility.

The driver’s seat is air suspended and offers a proper level of back support. It also features a wide range of adjustments which enable you to find a comfortable driving position. The pedals are also pretty ergonomically placed and you have plenty of legroom. For enhanced comfort, the steering wheel comes with telescopic and tilt adjustments permitting you to find a proper position pretty fast.

Storage isn’t a problem either and we especially like the two shelves found on the top of the dashboard.

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Ride and handling: At the front, the Mitsubishi Fuso Fighter is equipped with parabolic leaf suspensions with shock absorbers, while at the back it received a long taper leaf configuration. For the rear axles there are also available semi elliptic leaf springs or air suspensions with dump control.

The truck’s ride is more on the bumpy side, but the good part is that the vehicle has a relatively small body roll which helps it to engage in turnings without any problems.

The Mitsubishi Fuso Fighter’s steering is responsive and almost as engaging as the European models. You won’t complain about its overall road manners as the truck has anything it needs to inspire you a proper amount of confidence while driving.

Thanks to its cab-over configuration the Mitsubishi Fuso Fighter is easy to drive around the narrow city streets and has also a relatively small kerb to kerb turning circle of 17 meters.

Availability of Mitsubishi Fuso fighter truck parts in Uganda

The Fuso Fighter spare parts are one of the common things in the auto-mobile markets in Uganda. This can be attributed to the very many Fuso Fighter trucks owned and imported into the country and they are relatively cheap to buy. This makes the Fighter a relatively low maintenance cost truck you can own in Uganda.

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Our Verdict

The latest iteration of the Mitsubishi Fuso Fighter has brought the truck to a new level. It’s true that the level of technology sophistication find in the cab is pretty basic and the comfort is still not far from the rudimentary level of the previous generations, but apart from these issues, the changes made under the sheet metal are obvious.

The engines are more efficient than ever and we also like to the introduction of the Allison automatic transmission which is a game changer for Mitsubishi’s medium duty truck. The Mitsubishi Fuso Fighter has also excellent road manners and a strong built quality which gives it a strong, hard worker character.

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