As most car owners are only too aware, the moment you drive your new pride and joy from the car showroom, it starts to depreciate in value. Keeping it clean and having any dents or dings dealt with quickly can help it maintain its car resale value, but the chances are that you'll take a bit of a loss.
At Al-Futtaim Automall, we buy used cars of all makes and models and sell them to customers looking for the best used cars for sale in Qatar. As the largest used car retailer in the country, we’ve learned a thing or two along the way. If you’re considering buying a car and want to know which ones hold their retail value for the longest, then read our quick guide.
1) Nissan Patrol
When it comes to holding its price, the Nissan Patrol is the undisputed champion. It’s reckoned that a well looked-after Nissan Patrol can retain up to around 88% of its value during its first year on the road. After three years, that drops to an estimated 82%, which still outstrips most other cars in the same price bracket. With comfortable seats, exceptional design, and outstanding features, it’s easy to see why this car consistently makes the top spot.
2) Lexus IS
The Lexus IS also carries some clout regarding maintaining its car resale value. Typically, you can expect to recoup around 80% of what you paid if you sell it within the first year of ownership. If you're thinking of selling yours, the quickest way to find out what it's worth is to use our online car value calculator. All you need to do is fill in the car's make, model, age, and mileage, and we'll supply you with a quote within a matter of seconds. Seen as something of a status symbol in Qatar, the Lexus IS is much sought after as a pre-owned car.
3) Toyota Land Cruiser
SUVs are almost part of the furniture in Qatar. Robust, reliable, and effortlessly cool, they’re as at home in the desert as they are on the streets of Qatar. When it comes to resale, a Toyota Land Cruiser that’s been taken care of should fetch around 74% of its original cost, even within the first three years of ownership. With a powerful V8 engine under the bonnet and a range of in-car extras, this is one of the most comfortable and exciting cars on the market.
4) Honda Accord
While it might have a European feel to it, the humble Honda Accord is designed to exacting Japanese standards. As a result, this car should see you recover around 70% of its worth if sold within the first three years of purchase. Our online car value calculator will let you know just how much you could achieve with just a few clicks.
5) Ford Edge
Creeping in just behind the Honda Accord, the Ford Edge is ideal for anyone wanting a stylish set of wheels that'll hold its value for a good three years. As a rule of thumb, a well-kept Ford Edge should attain around 69% of its original sale price. A superb car for families who want extra space for luggage and all the mod-cons you’d expect from this brand.
If you’re in any doubt as to which car is best for you, pop into your nearest Automall. Our friendly staff are always happy to answer questions, whether you’re looking to buy or sell used cars in Qatar.