Before you buy a Toyota Camry in Uganda

by Edwin ,
(Kampala, Uganda)

Toyota Camry 2006

Toyota Camry 2006

The Toyota Camry is a mid-size car produced by Toyota from June 2001 to January 2006. The XV30 series represented the fifth generation of the Toyota Camry in all markets outside Japan, which followed a different generational lineage. The XV30 range is split into different model codes indicative of the engine. Four-cylinder models utilize the ACV30 (front-wheel drive) and ACV35 (all-wheel drive) codes, with MCV30 (3.0-liter) and MCV31 (3.3-liter) designating the six-cylinder versions.

Before you buy a Toyota Camry in Uganda

The Toyota Camry is a world famous model because of its style and power. It was introduced in 1980 as the Celica Camry with a front engine rear wheel drive system. By 1982, the model was exported with a new front engine front wheel drive system. Today, the Camry is produced in 8 countries and marketed in more than a hundred. It is powered by an inline-four engine with continuously variable transmission (CVT) transmission for 2011 model onwards, automatic transmission (AT) only up to 2011 model, and manual transmission (MT) up to the 1998 model. Choose between the Front or All wheel drive system.

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Buying a Toyota Camry in a Ugandan car bond

Buying a Toyota Camry from a Ugandan Car bond can cost up to 30 million Uganda shillings for a recent year of manufacture and latest model. For those that have been used in Uganda for some time can cost around 13 to 19 million Ugandan shillings. For older models, the cost can go as low as 6 million like for the Toyota Camry 1997.

Importing a used Toyota Camry from Japan

In case you’re to buy a Used Toyota Camry from Japan mainly you may pay averagely about $ 800 – $1,400 depending on the condition of the car, model and the car dealer you use. However, the quoted price typically does not include Freight to Mombasa port and transportation from Mombasa port to Uganda. Additionally, it excludes taxes charged by the Uganda Revenue Authority which include Import Duty, Value added (VAT), Withholding Tax, Environmental Levy, Infrastructure Levy, and Registration Fees. These costs may end up increasing your final cost of Toyota Camry to around $ 1,500 to $ 2,000 or even more for later models.

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Common Problems Owners of Toyota Camry face while in Uganda

Interior accessories problems account for the most complaints about the Camry for example CD player stop working, headliner coming loose, radio face fading among others. Then engine problems come second specifically leaking heading gasket, check engine oil light on, excessive oil consumption, staling while driving and so on. One also needs to look out for airbags (front especially) and seat belts. These have been common in the 2006 Camry.

Reasons as to why Ugandans buy the Toyota Camry

It is very comfortable and reliable. It has a lot of soft touch materials in its interior that make it classy in its league.

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Other alternatives available in Uganda similar to the Toyota Camry

Here, we can suggest a Toyota Corolla Axio, Jaguar X-type, and Honda CIVIC

The interior of a Toyota Camry

Camry offers incredible drive quality as well as luxury feel along with versatile room for comfort, premium performance and provide the driver a great joy with top of the line safety. The Camry's interior is comfortable and very roomy with plenty of rear-seat space. The dashboard is somewhat plain but everything is well laid out. The instrument panel is very simple with large gauges. Front seats are soft, although somewhat lacking in side support.

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Last thoughts before you buy this Toyota Car

Good on gas (4-cylinder models), comfortable soft and quiet ride, roomy interior, spacious trunk, easy to maintain, resale value, above-average reliability.

The top of the line automobile company Toyota is pretty known in the global market for delivering premium quality, reliability, and efficient engines. Every car that Toyota launched up till now has added a great value to its good will and improved its benchmark. Such as the famous Toyota Camry, which has turned out to be the most popular car in the international market and known as Toyota Camry Hybrid.

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