Finally got our 190 Visa through last week after 2 years of trying and waiting and stressing!! So releived!! we were waiting for my OH aussie pilce check to come back for 2 months (must have got lost in the post) very frustrating!! but once it was completed and uploaded. our visa came through within 24 hours!! :) feeling proud as punch and a massive weight off our shoulders!!
A little question from people who are set up already... How did you go about getting a car... I CANNOT get my head around the cost of cars in Aus, I have previously lived in adelaide for 2 years before travelling and working etc, in this time i didnt need a car... but since i will be settled a starting a family this time, a reliable veichle is essential to us! We love to go off camping etc for the weekends....
I actaully think i would be better off and it would be easier getting a new car on finance... but getting ourselves into $15 - $20k worth of debt is a little scary!!
My OH is a carpenter so would need a van for his tools also!!
can anyone give me your advice, would it just be safer to actually save up and buy one outright? I mean even reletivaly old cars are coming up $7-$8k!!!