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Old Jan 16th 2005, 12:10 pm
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Default Are new cars really this expensive in Oz?

We have been doing a fair bit of research into the new car market in Oz (Perth) and can't see much difference between the prices here and there (mainly Toyota and Mazda).

We were just wondering if this is to be expected? We aren't likely to buy a new car but it seemed a good point of reference to compare.

Can anyone shed any light please?

Or any good dealerships that aren't going to try and rip us off?

Understand we shouldn't wander in tan-less and with a suitcase of dosh - so St.Tropez booked

Thanks

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We bought new and definately cheaper. You WILL need to haggle, we told them what money we had to spend (obviously LESS that we really had) and got $5 grand knocked off the list price. We also gained a FF tow bar, mats, bull bar (wait for it!!) and headlamp protectors. HUP fights hard for a fair price, i just walk round pretending not to know him
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Old Jan 16th 2005, 12:19 pm
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Default Re: Are new cars really this expensive in Oz?

Originally Posted by The Jones Family
We have been doing a fair bit of research into the new car market in Oz (Perth) and can't see much difference between the prices here and there (mainly Toyota and Mazda).

We were just wondering if this is to be expected? We aren't likely to buy a new car but it seemed a good point of reference to compare.

Can anyone shed any light please?

Or any good dealerships that aren't going to try and rip us off?

Understand we shouldn't wander in tan-less and with a suitcase of dosh - so St.Tropez booked

Thanks

Mr Jones
Yup I'm afraid to say that new cars are very expensive (if you are earning Aussie dollars) and second hand cars hold they value a ten year old 4wd will still cost around 18K unless it has horribly high km's
The upside is you can haggle alot at car dealers, but (IMO) cars are dear.

Compared to UK prices (using the £ etc) I guess the prices are about the same

When are you over?

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Old Jan 16th 2005, 12:31 pm
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Originally Posted by Jacko1
Yup I'm afraid to say that new cars are very expensive (if you are earning Aussie dollars) and second hand cars hold they value a ten year old 4wd will still cost around 18K unless it has horribly high km's
The upside is you can haggle alot at car dealers, but (IMO) cars are dear.

Compared to UK prices (using the £ etc) I guess the prices are about the same

When are you over?

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March the 7th - yippee!!

We want to sort a car but don't have cash to splash on this sort of thing so will be very careful. Looking for decent estate car for Mrs Jones (pregnant ) and Littlen Jones (15 months :scared: )
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Originally Posted by The Jones Family
March the 7th - yippee!!

We want to sort a car but don't have cash to splash on this sort of thing so will be very careful. Looking for decent estate car for Mrs Jones (pregnant ) and Littlen Jones (15 months :scared: )
You should be able to get a decent Ford Falcon Wagon (Estate) at one of the many car dealers at Wangara for approx $10,000, watch out for the Stamp Duty ($400.00) and Rego though can cost you an extra $500 approx for a year and Insurance is around $400 for a year too.
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Originally Posted by Jacko1
You should be able to get a decent Ford Falcon Wagon (Estate) at one of the many car dealers at Wangara for approx $10,000, watch out for the Stamp Duty ($400.00) and Rego though can cost you an extra $500 approx for a year and Insurance is around $400 for a year too.
I have always had a terrible aversion to Fords. Has this been unfounded?!
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I have always had a terrible aversion to Fords. Has this been unfounded?!
Stick with Ford's and you can't go too wrong for spares and repairs in Australia. Keeps it cheap.

I know stuff all about cars but hubby said they are defo cheaper here in the UK (he is car mad) but I would go onto say the cost of insurance, tax, petrol, Roadside Assistance, etc is more over in the UK too, so I guess it balances out.

Yes, do watch out for stamp duty, a stinger as you forget until you do to your RTA office and they hit you with the bill.

Also, driving licences in NSW are renewed every couple of years if I remember, not sure about other states. Minimal cost but to be factored in.

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Does anyone know if it is a good idea to buy a 2/ 3 year old car. Would love something like a Honda CRV or ozzie equivelant. I though like in the UK we might be cheaper to go for one a couple of years old as thats when cars seem to depreciate the most.

What 4WD cars in Australia does anyone recommend?

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Originally Posted by lynnlovessun
Does anyone know if it is a good idea to buy a 2/ 3 year old car. Would love something like a Honda CRV or ozzie equivelant. I though like in the UK we might be cheaper to go for one a couple of years old as thats when cars seem to depreciate the most.

What 4WD cars in Australia does anyone recommend?

thanks

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Hi Lynn,

We bought a RAV4 Cruiser, 3 yr old, 38000 klm on the clock, has all the extras except cruise control and we paid $29,990 including all on road costs plus mats, headlight protectors, bonnet protector, and 1 yrs rego(we bought in October and its rego was running out in Nov so got them to pay a whole years rego for us)....

Plus....Hubby got a job at the dealers....

So all in all, not a bad buy, if you as me....
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Originally Posted by Merlot
Stick with Ford's and you can't go too wrong for spares and repairs in Australia. Keeps it cheap.

I know stuff all about cars but hubby said they are defo cheaper here in the UK (he is car mad) but I would go onto say the cost of insurance, tax, petrol, Roadside Assistance, etc is more over in the UK too, so I guess it balances out.

Yes, do watch out for stamp duty, a stinger as you forget until you do to your RTA office and they hit you with the bill.

Also, driving licences in NSW are renewed every couple of years if I remember, not sure about other states. Minimal cost but to be factored in.

Good luck
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The Fords need those spare parts and roadside assistance.
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The Fords need those spare parts and roadside assistance.
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Originally Posted by hevs
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lol Hevs - I have got one of those as well

We purchased new when we arrived and it seemed cheap to us. We did buy in October though so they were trying to get rid of the 2004 models.
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I'd give the Falcon the thumbs up too - 92 EB2 model onwards is a good choice. Recently picked one up for myself - OK it's twelve years old, but the old guy I bought it from had had it eleven of those years, and only done 160k km (you see plenty of these with well over half a million kays on them). Apart from wanting a pair of tyres up front, a new radio antenna and some attention to the fuel gauge it's in great shape. It's in silver too so doesn't look too dated, just A$2000.
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Originally Posted by Jacko1
You should be able to get a decent Ford Falcon Wagon (Estate) at one of the many car dealers at Wangara for approx $10,000, watch out for the Stamp Duty ($400.00) and Rego though can cost you an extra $500 approx for a year and Insurance is around $400 for a year too.
See http://www.dpi.wa.gov.au/licensing/m...uy/sdcalc.html for a stamp duty calculator for WA. Not quite as much as $400 but still too much!!
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