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Before you buy a Mitsubishi Pajero in Uganda

by Edwin, +26704515368

The Mitsubishi Pajero is a sport utility vehicle manufactured by Mitsubishi. It was named after Leopardus pajeros, the Pampas cat, which is native to the Patagonia plateau region of southern Argentina. But pajero in Spanish is also a common term of abuse, usually translated as "wanker" or "tosser", thus perhaps why alternative names have been used for many markets. It is known as the Mitsubishi Montero (meaning "mountain hunter") in the Americas (except Brazil and Jamaica), and Spain, while in the United Kingdom it is known as the Mitsubishi Shogun.

Before you buy a Mitsubishi Pajero in Uganda

Mitsubishi Pajero is a sport utility vehicle manufactured by Mitsubishi Motors. It is a flagship model of Mitsubishi Motors, also one of the most famous SUV all over the world. It is well known that Pajero is the most successful vehicle in Dakar Rally. This means you can run through any bad road conditions, even off-road easily. Let’s drive through the bush as we go through the country!

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Buying a foreign used Mitsubishi Pajero from a local Ugandan car bond

There are a number of ways you can buy a Mitsubishi Pajero in Uganda today and one of the simple ways is through a car bond. Here, everything has been done by your car bond dealer. 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 Mitsubishi Pajero have only been cleared the CIF fees only.

This would mean that if you want a Mitsubishi Pajero then you will have to clear the rest of the taxes. Alternatively, you can buy a Mitsubishi Pajero from a local car bomd 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 Mitsubishi Pajero (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 Mitsubishi Pajero from.

Importing a foreign Used Mitsubishi Pajero from Japan or other parts of the world

In case if you prefer to import you own Mitsubishi Pajero from say Japan, the things would 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 Pajero.

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 Subaru Outback from Japan. For example a Mitsubishi Pajero 2008 can be got at a price of $4,000 and will have a fee of Cost, Insurance and Freight (CIF) totaling to $6,000 to Kampala, Uganda with no Local taxes paid yet.

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 Mitsubishi Pajero reviews for Uganda

With only a five-speed automatic gearbox, and especially in long wheelbase form, the Mitsubishi Shogun doesn't score very well for running costs. Fuel economy stands at a poor 34.4mpg and emissions of 216g/km are quite high. Both of those facts mean you'll need deep pockets just to keep it fuelled and taxed. This will explain partly the reason as to why most people in Uganda will prefer the Toyota land cruiser to the shogun.

Getting to the interior and design, the Mitsubishi Shogun has a no-nonsense approach to styling. It was designed to be a rugged off-roader, and the bluff front end and sharp edges portray that impression quite well. Compared with modern 4x4s it probably needs a bit of a styling rethink – the format looks a bit ‘old school’ in the age of the lifestyle-focused crossover SUV. The interior is full of chunky switches and a few high quality materials but it's a little utilitarian. The Shogun isn’t available with an array of the latest driving aids either, unlike more modern SUV rivals.

Looking at the comfort and boot space, the Shogun is a big, practical car with a decent boot and lots of space for passengers, especially in 7-seater guise – although using the extra row obviously compromises boot space.

Mitsubishi Pajero complaints basing on model year comparison in Uganda

The 2008 Mitsubishi Pajero has the most overall complaints, & the most-reported problem is with the 1997 Pajero for won't start.

Secondly, the Mitsubishi shogun is not so fast going in terms of liquidation like the competitors from Toyota in particular Toyota Land cruiser J90 series.

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Availability of Mitsubishi Pajero Spare Parts in Uganda

The Mitsubishi L200 spare parts are readily available in Uganda and easily accessible in almost all parts of the country.

Mitsubishi Pajero competitors in Uganda

We have the Land Rover Discovery, Toyota land Cruiser, Audi Q7, Ford Everest, and the Range Rover Sport.

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While the Mitsubishi Pajero has its fans, there’s no doubt it’s finding life a lot tougher than it used to. It was once the premium SUV everyone wanted, but sadly for Mitsubishi things have moved on. As well as all those Land Rover Discovery and Range Rover models taking chunks out of the Pajero, the Ugandan auto-market itself has undergone a sea-change since the heady days of the 1990s.

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