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Buying a TOYOTA PRADO TX J90 in Uganda

by Edwin
(Kampala, Uganda)

Toyota Prado TX in Uganda

Toyota Prado TX in Uganda

The Toyota Prado TX J90 is one of the bestselling compact SUVs in Uganda today. In fact it’s one SUV you will find in almost all corners of the country.

This is mainly because the Toyota Prado TX can go just anywhere with a lot of ease. It is available with optional all-wheel drive and full-time 4WD as well giving it excellent performance regardless of the condition our roads.

Before you buy a Toyota Prado Tx in Uganda

The Toyota Prado Tx has relatively low maintenance costs and gets excellent fuel mileage. With the rear seats folded down, it offers significant cargo volume considering vehicles of its size.

In addition, the spare parts of a Toyota Prado TX are readily available and affordable. However some of the major problems owners of Toyota Prado TX J90 in Uganda face are in its wheels. Z-stabilizers, stabilization bars, and shock absorbers are one of the weak spots that have to be checked more often.

Another issue is handling. Toyota Prado TX is one kind of SUV that doesn’t need over speeding.

In fact many local experts don’t advise you to speed this Prado beyond 80km/hr as it usually loses it grip on the ground hence going off road. In fact many people have lost their lives in Uganda while travelling in this vehicle on high ways. A very important issue to note.

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Buying a Toyota Prado TX J90 from a Ugandan car bond

Buying a Toyota Prado TX J90 from a Ugandan Car bond can cost you around 45-30 million Uganda shillings.

The resale value potential buyers will be giving you after you have used the car and want to sell it off locally could be between 25 million and 18 million Uganda shillings basing on the condition of the car.

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Importing a Used Toyota Prado TX J90 from Japan to Uganda

If you’re to import a Used Toyota Prado TX J90 from Japan you may pay averagely about USD3300-6000 depending on condition of the car and model.

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 resultant/final cost of the Toyota Prado TX J90 to around USD 14,000 or even more.

How to inspect a Toyota Prado TX in Uganda

The 4WD is major problem for Toyota Prado TX J90 in Uganda. You’re likely to incur significant maintenance costs for your Toyota Prado TX J90 4WD when driving in some Uganda upcountry roads.

Still other areas to look out for are underneath its body, looking for signs of damage to the chassis, door sills, protection plates and the bumper lower corners.

All are signs of heavy-duty use, even gentle off-road running can lead to scratches on the doors, guards and exterior mirrors because it has been squeezed through tight spots.

Get under a Prado and look for sand. If you find any, taste it for salt – indicating the Prado may have been body surfing, something that can lead to rust if any of the body protection has been breached.

Common uses for the Toyota Prado TX J90 in Uganda

Ugandans typically buy Toyota Prado TX J90 as Family Cars to make town service errands and occasional upcountry trips during holidays. It is also used by Tour operators. Others use them for corporate purposes. A number of corporate organizations have found this Prado conducive for long distance transportation purposes.

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Alternatives for the Toyota Prado TX J90 in Uganda

Some other cars in Uganda used for the same services as Toyota Prado TX J90 include Nissan x-trail, Toyota Harrier, Land Rover discoveries among others.

The interior of a Prado TX

The Toyota Prado TX J90 is equipped with a six speaker sound system with a six disc CD changer, dual zone air conditioning, power windows and a wood grain interior grim. Some have a leather wrapped steering wheel and gear shift.The Prado will seat up to eight passengers with a lot of comfort.

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Driving experience in a Prado TX

Parking can be a problem until you get used to the bulk of the big Toyota so people moving from small cars to a big SUV may take a while to come to grips with the feel.Though the diesel engine is more economical, many owners love the smoothness and responsiveness of the big Toyota petrol V6s and have a fuel efficiency rating of 7.6 km/l.

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So, should you buy a Toyota TX J90?

Toyota Prado TX J90 is widely popular for casual urban drivers in Kampala, using it to transport their small family to and fro. Even corporates who work in offices prefer it as it more likely to handle our bad roads which are full of portholes due its high ground clearance level.

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