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What is NoLemons

1. Cool Cars Only 😎

The online auction marketplace exclusively for enthusiast cars — we only feature cool, exciting or rare cars, trucks and SUVs

2. No More Lemons ❌🍋

No Lemons does extensive checks before a car is listed. Whenever needed we will also arrange a pre-purchase inspection by an independent third party. We even share all found vehicle’s issues and faults

3. No Deal = No Fees 🤝

You only pay us when a deal is done. Even better fees are low and transparent. Buyers pay a flat 5% commission. Sellers list for free and only pay 2% if the car is sold.

4. Buy from (almost) anywhere in the world 🌏

50% of our cars sell internationally. We’ve exported cars all over the Gulf and beyond with bidders from UAE, KSA, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman. We’ve even served buyers in destinations as far as South Africa and the US. Even better, NoLemons handles all the work including the paperwork and shipping.

What is a Lemon? 🍋

In car speak a lemon is a car that should’ve never rolled off the assembly line. It’s an awful heap of metal with endless issues. Over time the term “lemon” has expanded to include problematic cars with hidden issues, accidents and dodgy repairs. The ones whose owners can’t wait to offload to unsuspecting buyers

Our Story

The idea for NoLemons first came in the early summer of 2021. We love cars. Ok fine, we might be a bit obsessed. But we all hated the process of searching, checking and buying a cool (used) car. We got tired of ‘hunting’ on random websites, taking the time to drive to a seller, and searching in seriously sketchy car markets. We often found the car for sale was nothing like one advertised online. And figuring out the car’s issues and if the seller was being honest was dreadful. Once our co-founder Sammy bought 2 lemons in a row (a Datsun 240Z and a Factory Five Shelby Cobra) he knew there had to be a better way.

Unfortunately the experience is the same whether you’re shopping for a (used) Jeep Wrangler or a Ferrari 599 or something in between. And if you want something even more special? Say a Typhoon, Viper ACR, a 930 Turbo, R33 GT-R or a S2000? Or maybe E46 BMW M3, a manual Cayenne GTS, or a bone stock Mustang GT? Good luck. You’ll need to go down the rabbit hole(s) of owner whatsapp groups, random instagram pages, or know a guy at ‘that’ garage. It shouldn’t be so hard to find a great (and fairly priced) car, especially not in 2024.

Don’t even get us started about selling. Got an interesting and cool car that you’re letting go? Prepare yourself for endless “last price” messages, low-ballers, tire kickers, spirited test-drives, and endless requests for more ‘information’. Then repeat it all again next weekend on your precious and hard-earned day off. I think we can all agree selling is possibly the worst part of owning an enthusiast car.

No Lemons is here to reimagine the way we find, buy and sell interesting and exciting cars. Join us in making it better for every enthusiast.

TL;DR

NO:

  • Boring commuter cars.
  • Cars with misleading or dishonest descriptions. Not cool.
  • Dishonest sellers hiding issues and repairs.
  • Sellers that are dishonest or hide issues and repairs. Not welcome
  • Haggling sellers. Let’s treat each other with respect. Every car has its fair price. Don’t be that guy trying to get it for a ‘steal’. Not nice.
  • Fees just to sign up. Not here.

YES:

  • Cool cars are sold here
  • Honest cars with 100% transparency about all issues, faults, and imperfections
  • Inspections for each and every car. It’s your right to know what your buying
  • Pro photography for all cars. Beauty shots and scratches, we want to see it all.
  • Fair fees for results. 5% for buyers and 2% for sellers only when deals are done.

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