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Selling my car in Abu Dhabi - Help!

Old Nov 30th 2009, 10:37 am
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Hi there, I'm trying to sell my car and leave for the UK as soon as possible, as my father has just died and I need to return to be with family.

Can someone advise on how I can get my car sold at a reasonable rate, i have advertised in the papers, supermarkets, spoken to Al futtaim and Al Tayer in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

I may also consider shipping it back to the UK if the costs wont be too high. But where can i get a fully comprehensive list of what i need to do to get that done?

I have a 2008 black Ford Mondeo Ghia model. Only 15,500 KM on the clock, the car has full options for that model too. I want to sell it for 70,000

Any help would be great!
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sorry to hear about your dad.

unfortunately its not a good time for selling cars.
is 70K not a bit steep for a mondeo?
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sorry to hear about your dad.

unfortunately its not a good time for selling cars.
is 70K not a bit steep for a mondeo?
Thanks. I can be flexible on the price i just thought if i can start there it was a good starting price to negotiate on. I bought it for 95,000 only a year ago.
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Thanks. I can be flexible on the price i just thought if i can start there it was a good starting price to negotiate on. I bought it for 95,000 only a year ago.
sorry for your loss

95k for a Mondeo!! that seems alot
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Thanks. I can be flexible on the price i just thought if i can start there it was a good starting price to negotiate on. I bought it for 95,000 only a year ago.
Condolences for your loss. On Airport road (2nd Street) there is a long stretch of used car dealers on either side of the road. You can shop around to get the best price from these guys - they will drive you down to the traffic dept and sort out the paperwork, and pay you cash. I sold my car within the space of a few hours....
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no idea about Abu Dhabi but there was a short article on TV recently about an organisation in Dubai called Pioneer Auctions where they sell cars once a week by auction.
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Originally Posted by lionheart View Post
no idea about Abu Dhabi but there was a short article on TV recently about an organisation in Dubai called Pioneer Auctions where they sell cars once a week by auction.
Ok thanks for that I will try to find info about it.
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sorry for your loss

95k for a Mondeo!! that seems alot
Yeah I know but it is a beautiful car and drives amazingly, I have actually had BMWs in the past but this car drove just as well if not better!
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Originally Posted by shakh your bootie View Post
Condolences for your loss. On Airport road (2nd Street) there is a long stretch of used car dealers on either side of the road. You can shop around to get the best price from these guys - they will drive you down to the traffic dept and sort out the paperwork, and pay you cash. I sold my car within the space of a few hours....
Ahh ok i'm going to check that out today then! Thanks for the info about Airport road
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You paid through the nose for that car. Should have bought a Pajero for the same price.

Far easier to off-load.

Be prepared to take a substantial hit. I'd be surprised if you even get an offer of 50K.
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Sadly I suspect its value in today's market is around 40-45k.
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Sadly I suspect its value in today's market is around 40-45k.
come on, it's a Ghia model, full option no doubt
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come on, it's a Ghia model, full option no doubt
Yeah it's a Ghia, but i think that people are right, from what i have been hearing from people over the past few days it seems like i wont get more than 50,000 AED for it! I'm going to see how much i could get for it in the UK and see if it is worth shipping back
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Yeah it's a Ghia, but i think that people are right, from what i have been hearing from people over the past few days it seems like i wont get more than 50,000 AED for it! I'm going to see how much i could get for it in the UK and see if it is worth shipping back
Yup, sadly it is a Ford, they don't hold their value here...

remember it's left hand drive, so won't be that popular at home either, and you may be liable for the tax on it as you haven't had it very long.
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Originally Posted by EmiratesMillhouse View Post
Yup, sadly it is a Ford, they don't hold their value here...

remember it's left hand drive, so won't be that popular at home either, and you may be liable for the tax on it as you haven't had it very long.
We shipped a car from AD to the UK and I know that if you owned your car for more than 6 months, you don't need to pay any tax. Shipping costs weren't bad, but we were hit with extra costs of swapping rear fog light with reverse light, buying new head lights because the original ones weren't adjustable for the right hand driving and buying a new speedometer because the original showed only in km. Insurance wasn't affected by the left hand drive, in fact they didn't even ask about that despite me emphasising this fact. The other thing is once you registered the car in the UK, you will not be able to sell it for one year. DVLA issued us two V5 documents, first when we first registered (with restrictions) and another one - a year later. We intended to keep the car, so that wasn't a problem.
The company which shipped the car advised on all the documents needed.
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