LaurenG

Buying a car- Help please

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    We just arrived on Friday, and are staying in a holiday rental in Aldinga Beach.

    So far so good! :-)

     

    We are deciding on what to do about a car. Car hire is too expensive to maintain.

    We don't want to put all of our money down on buying a car but as we all know cars hold their value over here and Neither of us know enough about cars to know if a car would get us to the end of the street (assuming we buy a banger.)

     

    We have just arrived and are still job hunting. Does anybody know whether garages would offer finance if we have no current income - long shot I know. Or does anyone know about car leasing?

    We have seen new cars that would suit us for about $16,000 but would only want to put down about $6-7000 upfront.

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    We have a great little suzuki swift for sale that we got while we got on our feet.It's up for $1250 ono.It's parked on Moana esplanade near Deep Blue if anyone wants to take a peep at her.Only selling as Mick has got a company vehicle now.

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    Have you looked at novated car leasing. Any car main dealer will explain it to you although I can't see how any lease / loan will be accepted if theres no income. You may be better off buying a cheap runaround just for a few months even if it seems a daunting prospect. As you say, cars hold their value so $ 6000 now may well be worth $5500 in 6 months time. Where to buy - well thats the question. I would guess a 6 grand car is a private sale and I would like to think that buying from someone on here is fairly safe but ofcourse a bomb of a car is a bomb irrespective of from whom its bought.

    Good luck.

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    Guest Finny

    If you are interested I know someone who has a car for sale $6000 Commodore VT Berlina Series 2 135,000kms. Really good car and well looked after. He wants to downsize

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    Guest PaulandVicky

    Can anyone recommend a reputable car sales place in Adelaide?

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    Guest yogi64

    We offer a pre purchase inspection a lot cheaper than the RAA, we are RAA approved and we have done a lot for new migrants just recently, we can also advise on what type of car is a good buy and which are not.

     

    If you want send me a PM and i'll give you my number if want a chat.

     

    Mike

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    Guest PaulandVicky

    Cheers above guys.

     

    Tina&Steve. I don't know what you meant. Please explain.???????

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    Cheers above guys.

     

    Tina&Steve. I don't know what you meant. Please explain.???????

     

    lol what steve meant was hahaha no he doesn't cos there isn't many and when you find one let us know ;)

     

    do have a ford wagon for sale if your interested :)

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    Guest Guest5035

    Stillwell ford and stillwell hyundai have been brilliant with me, very happy with them

     

    stevo

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    Guest PaulandVicky

    Cheers. thanks for the offer, but I'll keep on looking.:notworthy:

     

    Seems more stressful than buying a home! Ill keep you posted if I hear of any places.

     

    V

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