Everyone wants a luxury car, but the common misconception is that a luxurious Lexus or a top-of-the-range Toyota, a beautiful BMW or a Mercedes that’s mint inside and out are beyond most people's price range. That's not true, and it's much easier than you think to own a luxury car in the UAE.
New or pre-owned?
The obvious answer is going to be pre-owned. All cars depreciate, even luxury models like a Porsche Cayman or a BMW 730Li. While mid-range cars tend to drop their value more quickly, luxury cars also come down in price as soon as the wheels leave the showroom floor. Even a recent 2021 model can be considerably cheaper than you might expect. Look around online to get a general idea of the type of car you want, and then talk to a dealership such as Al-Futtaim Automall, where you'll find a vast selection of pre-owned and pre-loved vehicles in tip-top condition.
When you're buying a luxury car in the UAE, you need to think not just about the initial purchase price but the cost of running your vehicle too. Because of the precision engineering that goes into luxury car manufacturing, these vehicles are economical and finely tuned, which means it can cost less than you might think to run a slick Lexus RX350 crossover or a Mercedes C-Class sedan.
If you want to drop the cost of your motoring experience without losing any of that style or luxury, look for top-quality hybrid options that will give you super-low mileage costs around town and the capability and range to cope with longer journeys.
This has to be the way to go if you want to buy luxury cars in the UAE but want to spread the cost. Finance options are available that make it far more affordable to own a luxury car without draining your bank balance in one go.
Trading in your old car
You can also consider trade-ins, where your dealer accepts your existing car as part of the package. This can knock a big chunk off the cost of a luxury car, allowing you to upgrade to something exceptional. Trading in with Al-Futtaim Automall is simple. Use our online portal to tell us about your car, including the make, model, year, and condition, and you'll get an instant, market-based quote. After a booked appraisal, you can then use your trade-in amount on your next car, allowing you to pick that luxury SUV or coupe you've always wanted.
Too cheap? Walk away
Let's remember that we're talking about luxury cars here. So if a car comes up that seems much too cheap, listen to your instincts. If it seems too good to be true, then there's a possibility that it has hidden problems, no matter how shiny the paint is. Check underneath. If a car has spent much of its life near the coast, that salt air could have set off some serious corrosion. Is the engine in good condition? If the outside looks great, but the car runs poorly, you could be facing some hefty repair bills further down the road.
If it’s ridiculously cheap, walk away. In the long run, it’s better to pay a little more and buy with confidence.
If you’re looking for a luxury car in the UAE, talk to the team at Al-Futtaim Automall. We have a huge range of pre-owned luxury cars, from SUVs and crossovers to coupes and sedans. Our trade-in deals and finance options make it even easier to own the luxury car of your dreams. Contact us today to find out more.