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100 Tips for Buying a Car

For most of us, buying a car is the second largest financial commitment we will make, and picking a car you won’t regret purchasing can be a bit scary.

With New Zealand’s uniquely mixed bag of new, used and imported vehicles, the selection process is only made more daunting. Through this straight-up series of tutorials, editor, former automotive technician and national technical / motoring advisor Steve Vermeulen hopes to arm you with the information you need to avoid a bad purchasing decision. Trust us, if you’re even slightly nervous about buying a car – new or used – you need this guide.

How NOT to be ripped off when buying a car

Tips for buying a RELIABLE car

Ten checks YOU can do before you buy

Tips for the road test

Making sure a car is right for YOU

Tips for buying a SAFE car


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