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General / Getting car loans in Tanzania
« on: November 17, 2020, 09:07 »
How often have you had the need to buy a car but your budget is just under the value of the car you want? Some of us save for months without realizing that by the time we have enough to purchase the car, it will either be out of fashion or no longer in the car after market.

Here's the deal. For just a 50% deposit on the car value, you can now get a full car loan. I say full because you don't even need collateral to get the car. You only need the 50%, comprehensive insurance (3.5% of car value) and GPS tracking (TZS 400,000 per year). That's it.

Not all car dealers offer car loans. There are very few that do, and most are on know-who basis. The good news is, this link will take you to companies that will readily and happily give you your car so long as you satisfy all terms.

« on: November 03, 2020, 15:02 »
I wish I had paid more attention to my history teacher in high school. I'm not an expert in the topic but somebody above mentioned Tippu Tip and it so happens I was reading a book about him quite recently.

General / How to purchase duty free cars from Tanzania
« on: November 03, 2020, 09:37 »
There are two types/categories for commercial/private car sales in Tanzania. You can either buy a "duty paid" car in which case all the tax/duty liabilities are settled, or you can buy a DUTY FREE car for export to another country. Some institutions and individuals are also eligible to purchase duty free cars for use in Tanzania. These include diplomatic missions and religious institutions.

Duty free cars tend to be cheaper due to the fact that their price does not include the import duty. The price also excludes the "dumping tax" imposed on cars older than 10 year that are for the domestic market.

Duty free cars sold in Tanzania can be purchased in special customs bonded dealerships. These are spread throughout Dar es Salaam. lists reputable car dealerships and businesses in Tanzania. The website provides a useful tool for finding various businesses in the country. Some of the listed details include they physical address of the business and it's contact telephone numbers which can prove very useful.

Some popular models that are also available for purchase duty free include:
Toyota Probox | Toyota Prado | Toyota IST | Toyota Premio | Toyota Alphard | Subaru

The best part about purchasing a duty free car in Tanzania is that you can inspect the car in person. All you have to do is contact the dealer to confirm availability of the unit you are interested in and turn up at the showroom.

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