My wheels: Bobi Wine, singer
Posted Thursday, February 21 2013 at 15:21
Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi also known as Bobi Wine, is an artiste and is also into business
How many cars do you own?
I have a Ford Mustang, Mercedes, Range Rover, Land Cruiser, a Jeep Cherokee and the Escalade. I drive these with my wife Barbie. However, my favourite car of all these is the Escalade. It is what you will find me driving most of the time. It is my baby.
So, how much does your baby (Escalade) cost?
It cost me about $80,000 which is about Shs208m.
When and where did you buy the car?
I imported it from California, USA about four years ago.
And how long did it take you to import it from California to Uganda?
It took me approximately four months because of a few hitches that took place at the border for example there was a bit of fighting. I had to wait until everything normalised in order for my car to be brought into the country.
Whenever your car gets a mechanical problem and, where do you buy spare parts ?
Since Escalade spare parts are not sold in the country, I usually import them from any other country where they are sold. I find it easy to purchase them since I travel to move a lot around the world.
On average, how much money do you spend on fuel in a day?
I spend about Shs200,000 a day.
What are some of the things that you love about your Escalade?
I love everything about that car. It is very comfortable, spacious and nice.The car seats for example massage as well, there is provison for thumb print which allows access to only me, a voice command system, a global positioning system (GPS) as well as a very hard and lovely exterior. It is a very beautiful car.
Do you have a dream car?
No, I do not. I have driven all the cars that I ever wanted in life. I do not dream of vehicles anymore. I dream of yachts though.
Are you planning on buying another car to add to your fleet of other cars?
Yes, I am. Actually, I am planning on importing another Escalade. I want this particular one to be either maroon or peal white. I am buying another Escalade because I am so in love with these cars.