Buying a used car in Qatar

My buying of old Cherokee is an example of buying a used car in Qatar.

For used car information, I normally depend on Qatarliving, classifieds section. Qatarsale or Oasis car  are another sites offering selling of used car. For Qatargas employee you might want to check internal Qatargas Online Souk. Some brand dealers also offer used car section such as Honda, Mercedez, GM, Audi & VW and so on (they normally offers certified used car that undergone various point checks. Check their websites! You may also find posted ad in some hypermarket i.e. Family Food Center information board.

The process started with calling, sending an sms or email to seller and make an appointment for viewing the advertised car. Once you know which car you target at, you’d better immediately give a call to seller. Some models are just quick enough in classifieds.

For viewing, I recommend you bring along a friend who knows car very well. He will help you in spotting car negative points and help you in negotiating with the seller. I managed to negotiate my Cherokee from 25K down to 18K. My friend has even negotiated and secured a deal for his range rover from 30K to 18K! You need to be good in “reading” a situation whether the seller is in hurry for cash, whether the car is properly maintained, and whether the car needs some repairs afterward. For additional benefit you can take the car to Vehicle Check shop in Salwa Road for comprehensive check of car condition.

Once you secure a deal you need to finalize car ownership transfer. The process of transfer is straightforward. The seller and the buyer both need to go to Traffic Police Department in person. Prior to that you need to fill in a form (normally it is done by a typist in Traffic Police Department for a 10QR fee. Just present your ID card, car istimarah and he will do the rest. Cost for car ownership transfer is 200QR. Unless agreed by both parties, normal practice is seller absorbs the cost. Insurance does not need to be transferred to new owner.


10 thoughts on “Buying a used car in Qatar”

    1. Betul Pak. Bisa ditanya langsung ke yang bersangkutan (ada di email yang saya kirim ke Bapak). Kadang it requires your lucky day to get that… 🙂

  1. Saya dapat Landrover Discovery 2 1999 V8 4000 cc seharga QAR 19,000 saja. Kondisi mesin 85%, kaki2 dan interior mulus karena yang make ibu2.

  2. Stumbled on your page this friday looking for a good used grand cherokee for my wife…encouraged by comments.

    Abdul Bari

  3. Am selling my car 2009 Lexus IS 250 for $9,600. I only used this car for just 3 months,No accident record,no any damage and is just one person ownership. The car is in good shape.

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  4. Want to sell My 2011 Range Rover Sport Supercharged For Sale With Negotiation

    Full Options,Gulf Specifications,Accident Free,No Bruises,Very Clean like New.It was bought

    new and has not been used for long.I want to sell it out,If Interested.

    Engine: 5.0L V8 32V GDI DOHC

    Mileage: 22,650

    Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic

    Drivetrain: 4WD

    Doors: 4


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