Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Our hire car

Our hire car was delivered to us at UWEC for 9am.  The boss man himself (Kizito) and Moses delivered it in person.  It turns out that Kizito whom I had been dealing with all this time actually lives in London and just by coincidence was in Uganda on business.

The car - a 4wd 2litre V6 Mazda Levante, looks like a total pile of crap.  Which was kind of what we had been hoping for, as we don't like to stand out too much.  It's done 160,000km and has some weird looking japanese stickers on it.

But it has just been serviced, the oil is clean, and all the various fluids are topped up.  The paint is peeling off, but the engine sounds fine.  I just wish I'd checked the tyres......

The fuel gauge reads empty, and Moses says this is because the fuel tank is empty.   This is the first time I've ever had a hire car that hasn't been full to the brim.  Also the first time a car hire company has not been the slightest bit interested in our licences or passports.  Paperwork seems to be too much hassle in the heat of the morning.

The air conditioning works and cools us down nicely as we head up the road to Kampala.

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