Well, you may like to own a brand new car as it’s never been used and is in pristine condition. Besides, you’re sure the new car will ride flawlessly for the first five to seven years without giving you any type of trouble provided you keep it regularly serviced and maintain it well. With all the excitement that forces you to buy a brand new car, never be in haste or buy on impulse, rather, do your research thoroughly, be aware of dealer tricks and learn to bargain, it can save you significantly.
- Do Your Research Thoroughly
- Insurance Cost
- Fuel Intake & Environmental Issues
- Built-Date Plate Vs Compliance Plate
- Test Drive
- Resale Value
- Get The Right Price For The New Car
1. Do Your Research Thoroughly
Think of make and model that interests you and check if it suits you and your family’s travel requirements.
- Read the online reviews of the make and model of the car you’re interested in.
- Check out buyer guides in car magazines or over the Internet.
- Check the maker’s website to know the available colours, base price and taxes, and the final on-road price.
Does the new car come with three or five or seven-year warranty or something different? Does the new car come with roadside assistance and/or fixed price servicing.
All cars aren’t made same – that’s why it’s all the more important to take into account safety features that are equipped within the car model you’re interested in. Check out the ANCAP (Australasian New Car Assessment Program) ratings for valuable information about the safety of new cars in the incident of an impact.
4. Insurance Cost
You need to factor in the insurance cost of a particular new car you’re interested in, as it’s very important and can even change your decision.
5. Fuel Intake & Environmental Issues
You can see the car’s fuel consumption details on a yellow label that’s put up on the new car’s windscreen. This yellow sticker will show the car’s fuel consumption in litres per 100 km and its carbon dioxide emissions, so lower numbers are desirable here.
6. Built-Date Plate Vs Compliance Plate
You should check the built-date plate, which is often fixed to the firewall in the engine compartment, to ensure you’re paying the right price for the new car model. The compliance plate only lets you know when the car was approved for sale in Australia. For instance, even though the car was built in late 2018, it can have a February 2019 compliance plate. That means, the car model is a 2018 model and its future value will be based on it being a 2018 model and not a 2019 model.
7. Test Drive
When you have selected two or three cars, begin visiting dealerships to take the test drive. Take a friend along for the test drive so you can drive half the route and seat in the passenger seat when your friend drives. In this way, you’ll know how it drives when you drive and how it feels when you sit in the passenger seat when your friend drives. Moreover, you can learn from other’s perspective as well.
8. Resale Value
When a car is having good fuel efficiency and fitted out with excellent safety features then it should hold decent resale value.
9. Get the Right Price for the New Car
Visit at least three dealerships to get the quote for the car you want to buy. Dealers must quote you an on-road price that includes stamp duty, registration, dealer fees etc. That means this price should be all-inclusive, drive-away price and make sure you’re fully happy with the price. If you’re trading in your existing used car, make sure you get good value for it and the value is deducted from the new car price appropriately.
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