How to find the best car for your budget
The next time you’re looking for a car, make sure you’ve got a budget to match.
If you don’t, you’ll be out of luck, say experts.
The best car to buy for a budget is not one that can be bought from a dealership or used, says James Tredici, a Melbourne-based automotive expert.
“The car needs to be something that you can actually own and drive.
You want something that is really unique.”
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“I’ve heard of people who buy a new car and then they have to make an extra payment because they don’t have the money to make the car worth the money.”
A new car will cost around $30,000 to $35,000, depending on what type of car you want and the type of vehicle you want, says Mr Tredicus.
“There are so many things that can go wrong with a new vehicle.”
But not all new cars are created equal.
“It depends on the condition of the vehicle,” says Tindici.
“If it’s in good shape, it’s a very good bargain.”
In Australia, it is also worth considering the type and make of vehicle being bought, says Peter Dolan, chief executive officer of automotive consultancy Car Advice Australia.
“You need to be aware of how old the car is,” says Dolan.
“You need the engine and transmission to be in good condition, and then you need to consider the paint, wheels, wheels and so on.”
The average car is usually worth around $10,000-$15,000 in Australia and is often worth more than that if it’s brand new, he says.
“But it’s not always a bargain.”
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