1. The Search for the Right Car
Three key places to search for your new (or used) car, include the manufacturer’s website (e.g. the Volkswagen or ŠKODA websites), dealership websites such as our own, or vehicle listing websites like Trade Me, Driven and Autotrader.
However, before you start your search, it can help to gain a better picture of what you can afford – either weekly, monthly or in total – as well as how much you have as a deposit. Be aware that if you’re trading in a vehicle, you could put this towards a deposit on a new car, either in part or in full depending on the value of your existing vehicle.
Tip: keep an eye out for ‘demonstrator’ vehicles. These are vehicles that have been registered from new and typically used only for test drive purposes. They’ll have between 2,000km to 5,000km on the odometer, will include the balance of their new vehicle benefits (such as a factory warranty) but will cost less than a brand new car. It’s possible you won’t benefit from any actual ‘new vehicle’ promotions, so weigh up your options with your salesperson.