Revealed: Five most popular second hand car brands in UAE

Most expensive car for sale is 2016 Rolls-Royce Wraith for $266,757

Dubizzle has released the list of its most popular premium second hand car brands on its website.

Making it to the top five list are BMW, Audi, Porsche, Ford and Land Rover, while the top five models are Audi Q7, Mitsubishi Pajero, Porsche 911, Porsche Cayenne and BMW 5 Series, the classified website revealed.

Dubizzle, in partnership with Expat Wheels, has launched its own end-to-end premium vehicle selling solution called 'Sell It For Me'.

Since its soft launch in December 2016, 'Sell It For Me' has sold over 160 cars through the service, which has another 290 are currently listed on Dubizzle.

The premium service has an average verified car listing price of AED133,000 ($36,240).

The most expensive verified car, a 2016 Rolls-Royce Wraith, is listed for sale at AED979,000 ($266,757), while the least expensive, a 2013 Peugeot 308, is up for sale at AED22,000 ($5,995).

“Sixty percent of cars sold through ‘Sell It For Me’ are two to four years old,” said Jean-Pierre Mondalek, general manager of motors, Dubizzle.

'Sell It For Me' handles the ad listing, buyer negotiations, and RTA transfer for car sellers.

For those buying car that has not been verified by 'Sell it For Me', Dubizzle users are encouraged to look out for common red flags such as odd noises, lack of reactive brakes or poor acceleration when test driving a desired vehicle ahead of purchasing.

When searching for a secondhand car that has not been verified by Sell it For Me, dubizzle users are encouraged to look out for common red flags such as odd noises, lack of reactive brakes or poor acceleration when test driving a desired vehicle ahead of purchasing.

According to Expat Wheels, one of the most common reasons that vehicles fail the test is the condition of tyres – one of the ways owners can avoid this is to check the centre of the tyre’s tread by hand, and gauge if the bump in the middle is higher than the rest of the surface. If so, the tyre is too old and will need to be exchanged for a newer model.

It is also a requirement to ensure that the car has a red warning triangle in the trunk, which comes with every vehicle to alert other drivers that assistance is required, and assures that drivers near the vehicle proceed with caution.

Logos and stickers on the exterior of the car can also cause the car to fail the Tasjeel test, which is a quick fix for those in the know.

“There are some common issues that can be easily spotted by the average car buyer," said Matthew Davidson, managing director of Expat Wheels.

"For example, odometer tampering can often be identified through a worn-out steering wheel, pedals and gear that does not reflect the kilometres shown. Through a quick physical check, buyers can save time and money, particularly when it comes to putting the car forward for a Tasjeel test, once purchased.”



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