Buying a used car in Singapore may be a more affordable alternative to some consumers, but to others, it may be a way for enthusiasts to get their hands on rarer used cars. Some might want a certified pre-owned car in their stable, and some may just want a second-hand car as a daily run-around. Popularity or affordability is the name of the game.
There are plenty of cars for sale when you start to dive deep into the classifieds or a used car marketplace. You may have options from second-hand car dealers or car dealerships or even an authorised distributor’s pre-owned sales arm.
Whichever route you choose, you can always count on our UCARS Marketplace to get you the best deals and finds. Here’s a list of some of the most popular used cars for sale in Singapore.
The BMW 3 Series has been the Bavarian staple since the dawn of the brand, with millions being sold. It is an incredibly capable car, with well-calibrated weight distribution, a luxurious cabin with the latest that BMW has on offer at the time, and a perky engine under the hood.
The BMW 3 series sedan comes with various engine options, ranging from a diminutive 1.5-litre 3-cylinder in previous generations to 2.0-litre four-cylinder and 3.0-litre straight-six engines that deliver loads of power. Four doors, a spacious boot and decent performance? This may be all the car you’ll ever need.
Since the third-generation Mercedes A-Class hatchback went on sale, it was a huge step up over its predecessor. Compared to the older generations, the third and fourth generations of the A-Class were good looking cars both on the outside and inside.
In the latest-generation A-Class, it came with a large dual-screen dashboard and plenty of intuitive controls, and the cabin feels just as luxurious as its other Mercedes siblings. Stands to reason that the A-Class is a hot pick, and you’ll have no trouble finding a used car for sale on our marketplace.
The Mercedes-Benz CLA is a more stylish and sportier variant of the A-Class 5-door hatchback. It retains the same stylish cabin as its hatchback sibling but has a much sleeker exterior design. Features of the CLA-Class include the sweeping coupe-style body, and the frameless windows.
Like the hatchback, the interior is well equipped too, with numerous refinements like reverse cameras and park assist, Bluetooth interface, and electric memory seats in more highly specified models. Under the hood, there are a range of four-cylinder engines starting with the CLA180, all the way up to the range-topping CLA45 AMGs.
The Mercedes C-Class has stepped up in terms of interior refinement, rivalling that of its higher-tiered cars. Over the years, the C-Class has slowly gained the reputation of being a baby S-Class. From the headlights to the taillights, with each generation, the design cues are apparent. Even the interior is lavish and comfortable, befitting of an executive sedan.
The base model 1.6L engines the C180 produced 154 horsepower and 250Nm of torque, but trade up to the C200 or C300, you’ll have more power at your disposal. Go for the top-of-the-line C43 AMG and C63 AMG models, however, and you’ve got a proper performance car in a stylish sedan body. Even second-hand cars of such calibre are hard to come by, so
It wouldn’t be a stretch to call the Honda Civic a staple, but they are hugely popular for a variety of reasons. They are very capable cars, with their reliable range of engines including the 1.6L and 1.8L engine, to the recent 1.5L turbocharged engines that provide a good mix of both power and efficiency. They are mighty impressive family sedans. But of course, the Civic still retains its capabilities as a hugely customizable car.
The Corolla Altis, a mainstay in Singapore’s automotive landscape. Offering loads of practicality, comfort, and downright value for money, it’s no wonder that examples of this car are being snapped up frequently. Through the years, the Altis has undergone various changes to bring a little more luxury to the average consumer. And it’s a tried and tested formula that has withstood the test of time. Buyers lauded it for its spaciousness and fuel economy, all while delivering a comfortable drive that remains reliable even after a decade of running it. Hence, it is one of the best options for used cars on the market.
Formerly sharing its roots with the Lexus RX, the Toyota Harrier has distinguished itself from the Lexus fleet and has since become an attractive offering from Toyota, while retaining its level of elegance and luxury.
It is a sturdy and spacious 5-seater with numerous features such as electrical seat and steering wheel adjustment, a leather-lined interior, a powered tilt-and-slide moonroof, a powered tailgate. Perfect for a trip to the supermarket, yet great as a road trip vehicle for journeys across Singapore, and up north.
The BMW M3 has long been the choice coupe or sedan for the discerning driver who likes a bit more fun on his drive. Of course, the newer M3 coupes are now called the M4, but I digress.
The E93 BMW M3, the only model in its history that has a V8 engine, pushes out 414 horsepower and 400Nm of torque, accompanied by a sonorous road from the naturally aspirated 4.0L motor.
The newer generations of the BMW M3 are fitted with turbocharged straight 6 engines producing 425 horsepower, paired with a 7-speed DCT gearbox.
Whichever option you go for, you’ll be sure to make a statement. And that is one of the reasons that buyers tend to opt for this performance car on the second-hand market