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The 2016 Rolls-Royce Wraith is being sold for $260,000.

Average price for used car tops $36,000 in Dubai

DUBAI, June 12, 2017

The average listing price for the premium second hand car is Dh133,000 ($36,200), according Dubizzle Motors, a leading free classifieds platform for users in the UAE.

The most expensive verified car, a 2016 Rolls-Royce Wraith, is being sold for Dh979,000, while the least expensive, a 2013 Peugeot 308, is offered for Dh22,000.

Dubizzle Motors recently ran its premium service ‘Sell It For Me’ through a strategic partnership with Expat Wheels, which reveals the premium second hand car selling trends in the UAE. Dubizzle has sold over 160 cars sold through the service since its soft launch in December 2016, and a further 290 are currently listed on Dubizzle, according to a company statement.

“Sixty per cent of cars sold through Sell It For Me are two to four years old, and the top five car brands sold through the service are BMW, Audi, Porsche, Ford and Land Rover. The top five models are Audi Q7, Mitsubishi Pajero, Porsche 911, Porsche Cayenne and BMW 5 Series respectively,” said Jean-Pierre Mondalek, general manager of Motors at Dubizzle.

By opting for the Sell It For Me service, car sellers are relieved of managing the ad listing, buyer negotiations, and RTA transfer, whilst ensuring the car is sold at the fair market price. Further value is created for the buyer, as all cars offered by Sell It For Me are inspected and are titled ‘Verified’ on Dubizzle.

Dubizzle Motors is currently offering up to 30 per cent off for buyers of second hand cars verified by Sell It For Me until July 1, as well as 8 per cent off car insurance, and a free car detailing and polish.

When searching for a second hand 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, a statement said.

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.

Matthew Davidson, managing director of Expat Wheels said: “There are some common issues that can be easily spotted by the average car buyer. 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.” – TradeArabia News Service

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