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Most Popular car brands in dubai

Have you ever thought of which car brands are the most popular ones in the dubai or UAE for that matter! Buying a car is one thing and selling one is another, and for you to know which car brands do well in terms of resale value is very important. Investing in a car whether new or used, is the second most valuable investment after housing here in the UAE. And being informed about the car market here in the uae will save you money down the line.

If you are thinking of buying a new car, it’s better to invest in the most popular brands. There are several reasons that certain brands perform well in their resale than others car brands in the UAE. Most of the expats here in UAE are from the eastern hemisphere, and they are familiar with car brands from their homeland and most of the car in the easter countries are Japanese. And once here in UAE they are more prone to buying the same cars that they are used to back home. That’s why the Japanese brands do well here.

As per online statistics and from my personal 10 years of experience in the used car market here in dubai and knowing what brands the used car buyers look for and what the used car dealers here give the most price are listed below. If you buy these brands listed below you will lose the least amount of money when you decide to sell them a car here in dubai.

So the most popular cars that retain the most value are!

SEDANS

  • TOYOTA CAMRY
  • TOYOTA CAROLLA
  • NISSAN ALTIMA
  • HONDA CIVIC
  • HONDA ACCORD
  • MERCEDES BENZ C200/C300
  • BMW 3 SERIES (18,20,25)
  • MOST OF THE KOREAN BRANDS

SUVS

  1. TOYOTA PRADO
  2. TOYOTA LAND CRUISER
  3. NISSAN PATROL
  4. MITSUBISHI PAJERO
  5. RANGE ROVER SUPERCHARGED V8
  6. MOST OF THE KOREAN BRANDS

Overall popularity and resale of cars by the region as per my experience in the used car market would go to Japanese cars 1st, then followed by European cars and lastly the northern american cars. When i say popularity and resale i mean MOST of the car from those region as mentioned in the statement above have a better resale value when the go for sale as used cars here in dubai.

Also its best to know when is the good time to sell a car in dubai. For that you can read my blog “Deciding when to sell your used car in the UAE“.

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