Top 5 Affordable Used Cars To Buy In The UAE

Team CARS24
Team CARS24

Updated on: 23rd January, 2024 IST


Buying a car is becoming more of a necessity than a luxury in today's world. It's vital to look out for a car that offers immense comfort, performance, and reliability. Some people prefer to buy a new car for an exuberant amount. But, most residents of the UAE have admitted their love for purchasing pre-owned cars! 

The UAE has an impressive market for second-hand, used car buyers. There are two main specs of cars to consider when buying a used car in Dubai or elsewhere in the UAE- a GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) spec car and a non GCC spec car. By the looks of it, you may not be able to tell the difference between them both. However, there are a few differences in their vehicle specifications that make driving more pleasurable when using the car daily in the UAE.

What is a GCC Spec Car?

GCC Spec Car

A GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) spec car is specifically made for the region that includes Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. The GCC cars a specifically designed to tackle the extreme weather conditions and terrain in the Gulf countries.

Most commonly, the GCC cars come with parts and components made especially for the region, like a different air filter to prevent sand from entering the throttle body, engine during sand storms. The bigger and better air-conditioning system is certainly the most appealing feature, keeps you cool even during the peak summer. Also, larger radiator & turbo intercoolers for an efficient drivetrain even during scoring heat are found in the GCC spec cars.

What is a non-GCC Spec Car?

non-GCC Spec Car

Cars imported to the UAE from various countries, like the American spec, Euro Spec, Japanese Spec cars. These car specs are specific to their respective region and not specially made for the GCC market.

We've shortlisted the most affordable used cars in the UAE market, here are our top 5 choices.

Peugeot 208

Peugeot 208
Peugeot 208 - CARS24 UAE

The Peugeot 208 is a 4-seater hatchback that is apt for a working individual or a small family. Its sleek body gives a charismatic appearance to the car. The size of the car adds to its driveability and ease of easy parking, especially in tight spots. The hatch delivers fuel efficiency in the range of 16.0 kmpl. It provides a smooth driving experience not only in the city but even on long drives.

Ford Focus

Ford Focus
Ford Focus - CARS24 UAE

The Ford Focus comes with a four-cylinder engine and offers excellent fuel economy. It has a luxurious interior with top-notch features. Some of the features of the Focus include a backup camera, cruise control, keyless entry, power steering, driver and passenger vanity mirrors, amongst many others. This compact hatchback provides a comfortable ride with even five occupants.

Toyota Corolla

Toyota Corolla

The Toyota Corolla is available with manual and automatic transmission. The Corolla is stylish, comfortable, safe, and powerful. The car is powered by a 1.8 Litre 4 cylinder engine and comes loaded with all the modern features such as Headlight-integrated LED DRLs, lane-keep assist, automated emergency braking, automatic high beams, variable intermittent windshield wipers, and much more. Although the Corolla has been in the market for more than four decades, there are plenty of them in the used car market for low prices.

Mitsubishi Lancer 

Mitsubishi Lancer 
Mitsubishi Lancer - CARS24 UAE

The Mitsubishi Lancer is a comfortable 5-seater that comes with a manual and automatic transmission. The four-wheel-drive version of the Lancer famously knows as Evo, is the go-to option if performance is the only thing you're looking for. The sedan has an elegant and solid build which makes it a reliable and safe choice. Its noteworthy engine performance and fuel economy make this an ideal car for a family. It proves to be an apt car for those looking for an affordable ride for long-term use. 

Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagen Golf
Volkswagen Golf - CARS24 UAE

The VW Golf is an affordable car with a high fuel capacity. The hot hatch has bold looks and sporty performance. Some special features include a keyless start, a sunroof, automatic headlights, USB port, leather-wrapped steering wheel, amongst many others. This 4-seater provides a comfortable drive for long journeys and daily use. 

Now that you are well aware of the popular, affordable used car options in the United Arab Emirates, which one do you like the most? 

If you're planning to buy a car, do look at the option of buying pre-loved ones. They come at more affordable prices, and you can find an excellent deal online or Download CARS24 App. All our cars go through 140 checkpoint quality test, come with a 24 Month Warranty. We also provide free Insurance, Registration & Shipping.

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