Where to buy a car?
The next thing you might be wondering is - where do I buy my car? There are a few avenues you can take, and similarly to picking what transmission you want, there are pros and cons of going through a car dealership or private seller.
Buying a car from a private seller
Going through a private seller is sometimes a more affordable option but carries more risk.
People often use online marketplaces like carsales.com.au, Facebook Marketplace, and Gumtree to sell second-hand cars. If you do your research, you’ll get a good idea of how much the make and model you want is selling for. If the car is listed above the second-hand market price, there might be an opportunity to haggle the price down.
The main risks of buying from a private seller are no warranties or guarantees. Some sellers may not disclose all the problems with the car, which could leave you with unaffordable repair costs