Do your research this EOFY
End of financial year is a popular time to buy cars, with many dealerships offering end of financial year sales (EOFYS). However, it’s important to be aware of the true value offered by a cheap deal, both in terms of the vehicle you’re buying and car loan you’re using to pay for it.
Two simple ways to make car ownership cheaper
Petrol prices and car loan interest rates have been falling – but that doesn’t mean you can’t shop around and get an even better deal.
How much will a hybrid car set you back?
Of the shrinking number of Australians planning to buy a new car over the next few years, an increasing percentage reckon their next car will be a hybrid. But how much do hybrid vehicles cost compared to petrol-fuelled models?
Where does it cost the most to fill up your car?
Owning a car can be a major expense, with running costs including rego, insurance, servicing, and car loan repayments. But when it comes to fuel, which Australian city is the most expensive on average at the fuel pump?
Almost 70 per cent of airbag recalls complete, does it include you?
Almost three million cars have been recalled with defective Takata airbags, and while many have been replaced, many have not.
When is the best time to buy a car?
Many Australians are putting off their plans to buy a new car until later. But how can you tell when the time is right to splurge on those new wheels?
How much will Australia’s most popular utes set you back?
It’s official – from tradies to adventure travellers, Aussies love their utes. With the nation’s three top-selling cars all being light commercial vehicles, how much will a car loan for one of these utes cost you?
Going car-free is saving me more than $2,000 per year
It’s now been one year since I ditched my car, and it turns out that I’m happier, healthier and wealthier.
Car sales may be falling, but EVs are on the rise
Australians are likely to buy fewer cars in 2019, but are expected to buy more new-generation models, according to new data.
Petrol prices fell 25.5% between October and December
Petrol prices experienced dramatic falls in late 2018, according to a new quarterly report from the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission.
Australians cautious about buying new cars
The number of Aussies who bought a new car in January 2019 is down 7.4% on sales figures from the same time last year. The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) attributes this caution to lower levels of consumer confidence.