Car Advice - UAE

Old Jun 13th 2013, 11:09 am
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please dont include Salik as i dont go through it
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Originally Posted by abudhabinewbie
please dont include Salik as i dont go through it
salik is 4dhs each time you go through it not much.
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Old Jun 13th 2013, 11:19 am
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Originally Posted by abudhabinewbie
ok best quote i have been given is 2450 AED per month for a 2012 sportage. Conditions are that i keep it for 2 years and 60,000km per year max - 0.5AED per every KM over

for an extra 200 AED per month will give me CDW insurance - do i need this or should i just keep it to third party?
What are the penalties if you don't keep it for two years? Sometimes employment contracts, even fixed term ones, can be terminated with very little notice so you need to be sure you aren't going to have to pay an exhorbitant exit fee.

The chances of having an accident on the road here are about 10 times more than back in the uk, so I would be getting the CDW. Also make sure that you are covered for liability to passengers; if you are at fault in an accident and your passenger is injured/dies, you could be put in jail until blood money is paid to them/their families, so you need insurance cover for that.
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Old Jun 13th 2013, 11:34 am
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ok it doesnt cover passengers - its an extra 150 on top. do i really need it?

Its 1 months rental if i cancel early
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Old Jun 13th 2013, 11:36 am
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ok it doesnt cover passengers - its an extra 150 on top. do i really need it?
It's up to you....

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Originally Posted by abudhabinewbie
ok it doesnt cover passengers - its an extra 150 on top. do i really need it?

Its 1 months rental if i cancel early
They should cover passengers as most rental companies do.....

The CDW is to cover any excess
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Old Jun 13th 2013, 12:17 pm
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price exlcudes CDW and PAI (passenger accident Insurance) which im not sure what it is?

Basically i am getting third party insurance. I can only assume PAI is to stop passenger in my car for asking for blood money?
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how much is it to register your car and do you have to do this every year?
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how much is it to register your car and do you have to do this every year?
I think so, once it's over two years old? About 500 I think. Shit, I can't even remember. 170ish for the test then a bit more for the reg, about 500 total.
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Old Jun 13th 2013, 12:27 pm
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how much is it to register your car and do you have to do this every year?
Where will it be registered- is your work visa issued in AD or Dubai.
I don't know the costs in Dubai but in AD it is 120aed to get your car tested (at change of ownership then not til it is over 3 years old), and 105aed to register it.

Go at an off-peak time or to a remote testing station and the whole process could take as little as 15 minutes.

Lots of banks offer this as a free service for their account holders, eg NBAD, ie they will pick up your car, do the necessary then return it to you.
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cheers for that guys - i think i will prob just buy one and get full insurance. also i dont have to be worried about mileage etc

im looking at honda cr-v's - 2008 with under 80,000km are in an around 55k

Anyone any idea how reliable these are? Also can anyone recommend where to get your car serviced, fixed etc
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Originally Posted by abudhabinewbie
im looking at honda cr-v's - 2008 with under 80,000km are in an around 55k
seems a lot to me. Always buy toyota.
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Still think you should rent especially when you are talking about buying an older car with no warranty. What happens if you leave after 1 year and your 55000 crv with 130,000kms on the clock is worth 30000 when you have to pay the bank back.
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Still think you should rent especially when you are talking about buying an older car with no warranty. What happens if you leave after 1 year and your 55000 crv with 130,000kms on the clock is worth 30000 when you have to pay the bank back.
Or buy a brand new 301 for 49kAED.
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Or buy a brand new 301 for 49kAED.
A new car makes a lot more sense and change it every year.
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