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Top Fuel-Efficient Cars For Sale in UAE

UAE drivers who travel back and forth every day to a different Emirate are switching to fuel-efficient vehicles due to fuel expenses. Fuel expenses are squeezing their paychecks significantly. Below are some of the most fuel-efficient cars for sale in UAE for your daily inter-emirate commute.

Ford Fiesta ECOnetic:

Ford Fiesta ECOnetic is Ford’s most fuel-efficient car ever built. By driving this car, you are also adding your part in fighting global warming as it emits only 87 grams of CO2 per kilometer. By adding 20 AED worth of fuel the car can travel up to 422 kilometers. Other features include pin sharp handling and nice soft elegant interior. The Ford Fiesta Econetic retails in the UAE at $15,000.

Hyundai i20 1.1 CRDi:

This hatchback from Hyundai offers a significant refined and calm driving experience. This beautifully designed car is equipped with technology that helps the driver when the road surface changes and also warns other drivers in emergency braking scenarios. Hyundai i20 can travel a distance of up to 436 kilometers when 20 AED worth of fuel is added to the car. The car retails in the UAE at 28,000-34,000 AED.

Peugeot 308 Blue HDi:

Peugeot is a champion in this list of fuel-efficient cars as it can do a staggering 450 kilometers on 20 AED worth of fuel. The car offers a small steering wheel that make driving not only practical but fun as well. You can easily drop back seats with the help of release levels and can enjoy 1,775 liters of carrying capacity. The car currently retails in the UAE at different prices right now from 40,000 to 60,000 AED.

Volkswagen Golf Blue Motion:

Another fuel-efficient car to the list is Golf BlueMotion from Volkswagen. The car covers a distance of about 436 kilometers with 20 AED worth of fuel. Golf BlueMotion offers stylish interior and impressive use of space for days when you are going out to picnic with family. The car retails in the UAE for 40,000+ AED.

Renault Clio 1.5 dCi:

Clio from Renault is not only fuel-efficient but also capable of ultra low carbon emissions of 83 grams per kilometer. The dashboard of the car is made very modern with sleek seven inches touch screen display. Space wise you can enjoy 1,146 liters of capacity with rear seats folded. It is capable of achieving about 436 kilometers of distance in fuel worth 20 AED. This car currently retails at £14,000 or ~80,000 AED.
How To Prepare Your Used Car For Sale in The UAE

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Our latest listings: Used Cars for Sale in Dubai

Jeep Wrangler 2009 – 55,000 AED
Toyota Previa – 20,000 AED
Honda Civi – 14,000 AED
Toyata Land Cruiser 2008 – 75,000 AED
Nissan Pathfinder 2004 – 23,000 AED

Car Maintenance in Dubai and the UAE

Car Maintenance in Dubai and the UAE

 

The UAE is hot, humid, sandy and dusty. The climate takes a toll on certain parts of your car more than in other climates. Hence, it is a good idea to buy “GCC-standard” cars, or cars made especially for the Gulf states. Once you have your car, here are some things to look out for to keep up car maintenance in Dubai.

  1. Oil Changes and Oil Quality

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Heat and humidity cause engine oil to expire faster. If not changed, the oil becomes thick and clumpy and can cause damage to your engine. While you may have regularly delayed oil changes in cooler climates, Dubai is not the place to do so. In fact, during the summer months, consider changing your oil ahead of schedule.

  1. Tire Alignment and Wear & Tear

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In Dubai, your tires are tested more than elsewhere. Unless you never leave the city, you are likely to drive on unpaved sand roads regularly. As harmless as the sand may appear, it isn’t. There are often hard and sharp rocks just beneath the surface that could cause your tires to rupture and wear down quickly. Regularly check your tire pressure. To check if your tires are wearing down, use a coin and place it into the tire’s grooves. Notice how far the coin sinks down and check for consistency across your tires.

  1. Paint job

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It doesn’t rain much in the UAE, but when it does, it can harm your car’s paint job. Car owners here feel that the rain can be corrosive. It is recommended that you wash your car after each rain since not doing so may strip the protective top coat of the car.

Of course the blazing sun in Dubai 365 days of a year also takes a toll on your paint job. As often as possible, seek out shaded parking.

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If you plan on driving to Saudi Arabia, be aware that there are long stretches of road that cut through the desert. Sand storms are common on these roads and can really damage your paint job. When crossing the border, drivers often stop to get their vehicles “sand-painted”. Apparently, the coat of sand gently sprayed on your ar paint protects it from the harsh sand that hits your paint when driving at 120 km/h.

  1. Engine Coolant

With the 9 months of heat and 3 months of extreme heat, your engine coolant works harder than anywhere else in the world. It is a good idea to have it checked and flushed regularly, and especially after the hot summer.

  1. Battery

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Heat takes a toll on your car battery. The constantly on air conditioner also affects battery performance. Often the problem lies in the terminals and cables that connect the battery, rather that the battery itself. These should be cleaned regularly to keep your battery functioning for as long as possible. However, you should change your battery at least once every four years.