Laini Hadijah Munsi from Uganda message
Since I learnt how to drive, I have been a proud owner of three motor vehicles all made in Japan: Sedan Toyota Premio Navy Blue 1.8cc, Staton wagon Toyota Ipsum Black 2.0cc and now an SUV Toyota Harrier 2.2cc. I opted for a Toyota primarily because its the preferred motor brand, availability of spear parts and of all its affordable and has a good resell value.
Latest models of cars from Japan manufacture in 2016 and 2017 may not be affordable to all because of taxes here, Big dealerships like Toyota Uganda and the others still manage to ship them in country and individual buyers and companies do rely on them for warranty.
However 3 quarters of Ugandans prefer Japanese used cars which makes the majority in Uganda and East Africa as a whole. There is availability in the choices of motor vehicle option of cars from Japan, availability of spare parts and the price is negotiable and affordable. The market base for Japanese used cars in Uganda is wide and is covered country wide business is flourishing here.