How to buy a used car with confidence
In the market for a used car? Here's how to buy one with confidence and avoid an expensive mistake.
Buying a new car is a big decision and one of the most expensive purchases you’ll make in life, which can make it an exciting, rewarding and nerve-racking experience.
When it comes to purchasing a used car, feelings of stress and anxiety can multiply as you consider vehicles that have already been driven thousands of kilometres and owned by one or more people you don’t know.
Thanks to a short supply of new cars and reluctance to use public transport in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, more Australians are considering the purchase of a used car. Medium SUVs such as the Mazda CX-5, Kia Sportage, Hyundai Tucson and Subaru Forester, and utes like the Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger are among the most in-demand used cars across the country, while Chinese-made SUVs such as the MG ZS are also growing in appeal thanks to a long list of standard features and comprehensive Aftersales support.
Demand for hybrid vehicles such as the Toyota RAV4, and pure Electric Vehicles (EVs) such as the Tesla Model 3 and MG ZS EV, is increasingly rapidly as drivers seek to reduce their environmental impact, while large SUVs with off-road capabilities such as the Toyota LandCruiser and Nissan Patrol are in vogue as interest increases in domestic recreation opportunities and driving holidays.