Buying a car in Qatar is probably the most demanding decision to make. Choosing the perfect car for you in Qatar, either new or used, is not as difficult as you might imagine, but it will take some time to make your selection. So we have come up with a list to aid you in your quest to find the best cars for sale in qatar
A wide variety of cars can be found in Qatar, from tiny hatchbacks to massive SUVs, from older models to newly released, top-of-the-line automobiles. Some individuals may prefer the illusion of safety that a slightly larger 4×4 provides, as well as the days of dune bashing and desert driving that such a car allows. Others prefer easy-to-navigate smaller cars. No matter your preference though, options are aplenty, and what’s more, petrol is cheap.
Not sure what to go for!!
Obviously the choice is yours but here we are recommending few cars that we think they are the best performing cars in Qatar.
The Toyota Land Cruiser is still sovereign in Qatar followed by the Toyota Hilux and the Toyota Prado. Over few years, the Toyota Land Cruiser manages to stay in pole position
Great performers in Qatar include the Nissan D22 pick-up
NEW CARS VS. USED CARS IN QATAR
PRICES OF NEW CARS ARE REASONABLE, AND NOT NEARLY AS INFLATED AS THE PRICES OF SOME IMPORTED ITEMS IN QATAR. AS IN MOST COUNTRIES, POPULAR ASIAN BRANDS (TOYOTA, HONDA, NISSAN) WILL BE VERY ECONOMICAL, AND IT’S OFTEN EASIER TO OBTAIN SPARE PARTS FOR THESE MAKES. EUROPEAN LUXURY BRANDS (MERCEDES, BMW) ARE ALSO ON OFFER, BUT WILL BE MUCH MORE EXPENSIVE. USED CARS WILL, OF COURSE, BE MORE AFFORDABLE
New cars can be bought directly from the dealership, and you can take your pick from many well-recognised makes and models, such as Toyota, Honda, Mitsubishi, Mercedes, Volvo, even Ferrari and Rolls Royce! Buying directly from the dealership is a straightforward process, just as you would probably expect in your home country.
Used cars in Qatar can either be bought from a dealer or directly from the owner. A good place to start looking for used cars is via any of the online virtual marketplaces or classified directories that have popped up.
Qatar Motor Trader features cars being sold from both private owners and dealerships.
In both cases, don’t be afraid to ask questions, go for a test drive and try to negotiate a better price. In the case of a used car, ask how often the previous owner serviced the vehicle, and do take the vehicle to a reliable garage for an inspection; Salwa Road, near the Industrial Area, hosts a number of mechanics happy to provide such a service for a reasonable price.
Most banks in Qatar will offer car loans, usually up to two years, and dealerships will also have loan options, these often include one large down payment followed by three to four monthly instalments. Alternatively, some companies will offer loan schemes that then deduct payments from your monthly salary.
Used cars are generally paid for in full at the time of purchase.
There are both pros and cons to buying new or used cars, and the option most suitable for an expat will always depend upon individual circumstance. New cars will come with a dealer warranty, won’t have suffered any wear and tear from the desert, and will be in mint condition. New cars will, however, be much more expensive.
Given the high turnover rate of expats in Qatar, some great used car deals are available, and purchasing something for a high price right off the lot is often unnecessary. That said, used cars often come with mysterious histories, and a good rule of thumb is to try and find a vehicle formerly owned by an ‘expat lady driver’, as these drivers tend to be more gentle than, say, the average Qatari teenage boy!!
Even the best cars and SUVs on the market go through a sales slump now and then, and that’s when savvy shoppers can score a budget-friendly price. Determining the best time to buy can be a challenge though, as demand and pricing vary month to month, along with the special finance and lease incentives offered by automakers.
Fortunately for you, we’ve done the research. Using industry sales data, we’ve identified highly-ranked cars and SUVs that haven’t been selling well recently. Slow demand means you’ll have a good chance of negotiating a price below sticker at the dealership. Weak sales also incentivize manufacturers to offer buyer-friendly financing and lease deals, which can attract bargain shoppers to the showroom.
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Just because these vehicles are in a sales slump doesn’t mean they fall short in terms of quality. In fact, they all have very good scores in our new car rankings, and a few have even earned awards this year. So if you’re looking for strong value in a great new car this July, this list is the perfect place to start your search.
2016 nissan x-trail
Nissan’s X-Trail mid-size SUV often finds itself mixing with the best-sellers in its segment, and at least part of that popularity comes down to the wide variety of flavours it’s offered in. Given a handsome makeover in 2014, the X-Trail is offered in five or seven seat configurations, with buyers also able to opt for front- or four-wheel drive and a choice between petrol or diesel engines. But given its diminutive dimensions, those with a third row of seats will find space a little tighter than in a dedicated seven seat vehicle, while those who opt for a five seater will trade those two extra seats for improved boot space
The Kia Soul is a clever hatchback that plays up style while it delivers a healthy dose of functionality and safety. It continues for 2015 with only a handful of changes, after last year receiving its first complete redesign since its original introduction. The redesign was evolutionary, building on the Soul’s unique place in the market. Kia also managed to address some of the boxy car’s flaws in the process. Ride, handling, and comfort have been improved, there are more standard and available features, and the space-efficient design saw enhancements.
The Soul defies categorization to some degree. It’s a small hatchback, but it doesn’t share the same swept-back profile that most small five-doors do. Instead, the Soul has a boxy profile and embraces its different look while capitalizing on it by providing more space for people and cargo. The design has a blunt front end, with a roof that appears to float over a blacked-out greenhouse. The rear end is dominated by tall taillamps, while the front end uses bug-eye headlights. The Soul’s interior has a somewhat funky design, with grown-up soft-touch materials. Ambient lighting from LEDs throughout the cabin provide mood lighting, if that’s your thing.
Kia used high-strength steel to create a stronger structure for the latest Soul. Its suspension was also reworked for 2014, and it provides a smooth, comfortable ride, but it’s taut enough to lend a feeling of security. The electric power steering system provides limited feedback, but offers three levels of weight—comfort, normal, and sport—that don’t add much to the driving experience
While some classify the GMC Terrain as a compact crossover, others say it’s a midsize. The truth is the 2014 GMC Terrain enjoys the best of both designations. It offers fuel economy fit for a compact and the roominess of a midsize utility. Add to the equation trucklike styling and the GMC Terrain becomes a truly compelling package.
The Terrain delivers on many fronts, much like its almost identical counterpart, the well-rounded Chevrolet Equinox. Both crossovers are competent people-haulers, emphasizing comfort, fuel economy, refinement and roominess, all things held in regard by those shopping for a family vehicle. But the Terrain sets itself apart with distinctive styling elements such as a prominent grille, oversize wheel arches and squared-off body panels.
Despite its rugged name, the Terrain does not offer any off-road capability. To the contrary, the only terrain that the Terrain is truly suited for is asphalt. The Terrain’s available all-wheel-drive system is fine for handling harsh weather and road conditions, but it’s less than ideal for treading a muddy trail through the woods.
As part of Ford’s extensive crossover/SUV lineup, which includes the 5-passenger compact Escape, the 6- or 7-passenger almost-full-size Explorer and the truck-based 7- or 8-passenger Expedition, the 2012 Ford Edge puts a stylish face on practicality.
The Edge can tow up to 3,500 pounds or tote 68.9 cu ft of cargo with its rear seats folded. The 2012 models keep the wide-mouth 3-bar grille and wraparound headlamps that debuted in 2011. The 2012 Edge continues to be available with the MyFord Touch electronic infotainment system, which replaces traditional knobs and buttons. Sport versions offer a sinister-looking blacked-out grille and a more powerful V6 while riding on big, bold 22-inch 5-spoke alloy wheels.
New for 2013 is an optional 2.0-liter EcoBoost 4-cylinder turbo engine that offers an impressive blend of performance and fuel economy.