Buying a car is one of the most significant financial commitments you'll make. It's usually second only to the purchase of a property in terms of the size of the investment. So that makes choosing your next sedan or SUV, sports coupe or family saloon a careful and measured consideration. To help you decide, we’ve put together the five most important things you’ll need to consider when you buy a car.
There are so many different options on the market today that it can be hard to narrow your decision down. The simplest way to do that is to ask yourself one simple question – what do you want from your next new or pre-owned car? Do you want plenty of performance or off-road capabilities? Is a family-friendly option more important than a luxurious interior? You’ll need to consider what you use your vehicle for. If you love adventures and are not afraid to get your wheels a little muddy or dusty, then a luxury SUV that gives you exceptional comfort combined with AWD capability is the best choice. However, if your car is destined only for the city streets and long road trips on the weekend, then a luxury sedan with a sporty V6 engine is the one to choose. Don't compromise – choose the best luxury car you can afford, and you won't get bored with it after a couple of months.
The initial expense of buying a new car isn’t the only financial aspect you need to consider. What about daily running costs? Are those regular services included in the price? How fuel-efficient is your car? How much do consumable extras like tires and brake pads cost? Take into consideration the cost of owning and running your vehicle before you make your final decision. If, for example, you're using your car for the daily commute, then a hybrid car will give you far better economy than a big SUV.
Buying a new car means you can take advantage of some money-saving deals, incentives and trade-in options. If you’re buying a new Lexus SUV, you may be able to trade your old car in and get a great deal on the price. Alternatively, finance options for a Lexus sedan car or Hybrid may mean that you can afford more than you thought. By talking to your nearest showroom, you’ll be able to find out what’s on offer.
This is the big debate. Do you go for a new luxury car or scan the used cars for sale for a bargain? If you're buying a car in the UAE, there are some fantastic deals to be had on high-quality, low-mileage used vehicles. These luxury SUVs, sedans and hybrids have plenty to offer even the most discerning motorist. And by buying and selling your Lexus through a recognised dealer, you can save both time and money on your transaction. If you want to go for a brand new car, you'll get the latest models, such as the 2022 Lexus NX or the Lexus LX 600, with all those little extras and a manufacturer's warranty for total peace of mind. You'll also get a great deal on your servicing and maintenance.
Finally, when the time comes to sell your car in the UAE, you want to make sure you get the best resale value you can. Generally, luxury cars hold their value well, and the more popular models such as the Lexus LX or the ES Lexus are in high demand on the resale market. Again, our top tip is to sell your car in the UAE through Al-Futtaim or any other authorized dealership, where you’ll get the full market value and a much faster transaction. You can even trade in your old car and put the ES Lexusvalue towards a new one, making owning a luxury car more affordable.