After viewing several cars, some good, some terrible, some with shady salesmen and others out of our price range, we found a suitable candidate. A 1995 5 door RAV4 that smelled like a 90 year old grandma had been farting dust in it for decades. After having a mechanic who was recommended to us by a family friend look at it, we concluded that it would definitely need some work done, mainly new front tyres, an engine seal, a new indicator light and a full service.
We proceed to negotiate, which was a painstaking process because the seller only spoke Luganda, but through mediation by a friend we finally reached a sales agreement. Now it may seem as if things went fast, but arranging anything in Uganda can take days, if only for the fact that anyone, from all walks of life does not value time; most people are not surprised if someone arrives 1.5 hours late for a meeting.