When you're heading into the desert on a long road trip or have that important meeting to get to in the city, you want a car that won't let you down. Buying a used car in the UAE gives you many choices – do you go for an SUV or a sedan? A crossover or a coupe? Whatever style of car you choose, you still want that reliability. At Al-Futtaim Automall, we've got a selection of car brands that we think won't let you down, no matter how hard you push them.
If there's one brand synonymous with reliability, it's Toyota. This Japanese giant has a reputation for refusing to release a model until it is 100% happy with the performance and that all-important reliability factor. For sheer indestructibility, the Toyota Hilux is almost legendary in its ability to take anything you can throw at it. The Toyota Yaris is hard to beat for outstanding fuel economy and around-town performance. Hybrid options make it incredibly efficient, and a perennial favourite for families thanks to the low emissions. For something a little more rugged, the iconic Land Cruiser has an exceptional pedigree stretching back to the early days of Toyota and is one of the world's favourite off-road vehicles.
Nissan is renowned for making super-efficient, nippy little city run-arounds like the ever-popular Sunny S and Sunny SV. The brand has responded to the demands of the motoring public and is now producing SUVs and crossovers that have the mass appeal of their smaller city cars but with a more utilitarian personality. We particularly like the Nissan X Trail, which has racked up plenty of positive reviews from owners. Perfect as a family-friendly car, the X Trail also has that off-road capability that makes it a great all-rounder. With three driving modes – Eco, Normal and Sport – you can adjust the ride and the efficiency to suit different types of driving. A good ENCAP safety record is reassuring for families with young children, too.
The Japanese brands really put reliability at the centre of their ethos, and Honda is no different. The Accord is one of the most popular sedans in the world, with exceptional build quality, reliability, and a reputation for going for thousands of kilometres between services. Look after a Honda, and it'll look after you.
With a strapline of ‘Experience Amazing’, you know you’re getting something special with a Lexus. With Toyota DNA running through its fuel lines, the Lexus is the upmarket option that delivers on quality and performance. Again, the stipulation for reliability is unquestioned, and Lexus is more than a match for its German counterparts such as BMW and Mercedes. The IS250 and 350 are the sedans of choice, while the exceptional GX 460 crossover has multi-terrain capabilities combined with a luxurious interior.
We need to give a nod to the European manufacturers too, and in our opinion, Audi takes the crown. This German make has a reputation for creating sporty coupes that give you that true 'driver experience'. We love the A4 for its aggressive road presence, mind-boggling handling, and punchy power delivery. With a solid name for reliability, too, the Audi ticks all the right boxes if you're looking for a sporty second-hand car in the UAE.
And finally, the grand-daddy of off-roaders has to be the all-American Jeep. While the Toyota Land Cruiser may have toppled the Jeep from the top of the tree for 4x4s, the Jeep still has that unique personality, those rugged, military-style good looks, and the sheer determination to tackle any terrain and come out the other side unscathed. The Wrangler is one of the most popular second-hand SUVs in the UAE, and its high ground clearance and almost bullet-proof engine and transmission keep it going when other cars have given up.
If you're looking for a truly dependable second-hand car in the UAE, why not browse the selection of these and other brands on offer at Al-Futtaim Automall? Then book a test drive online and rediscover the joy of driving.