Finding the right car in a used car market

Last updated on November 25th, 2021 at 10:44 am by Bill Tsouvalas

There are many reasons why people will choose to buy a used car. This usually results in countless searches on comparison sites and gumtree to find a car that comes with all the features but for a knockdown price. But which car is suitable for the type of buyer you are and is it among the ranks of popularity when it comes to safety and affordability?

Cars in the used market that revvs our engines

Aussies are just as serious and picky when it comes to finding the right used car that suits the type of driver that they are. According to Carsales, 30% of potential car buyers considered purchasing a used car. Whether you are looking for a family car or your first car that doesn’t blow a hole in your budget, a used car is the place to go.

Commodores still holds a strong position in the used market for Aussie car enthusiasts. The Holden Commodore has proved its popularity with 300,000 being sold in the used market.

Cars that can tackle both the cityscape and the rugged outback such as SUV’s and Ute’s have also become some of the most sold cars in the used car market. Furthermore, with tech-savvy and improved safety features has caused such vehicles to hold the hearts of many Australians.

What type of car driver are you?

Your lifestyle has a strong influence on what type of car that you end up buying. This could also be impacted by your financial situation. Buying a car that matches your finances can also help you maintain the cars running cost.

People who are geared towards fuel efficiency tend to lean towards cheap small cars such as Mazda 3 or Kia Cento to name a few, but do not be fooled by their big counterparts that have improved their fuel consumption in latest models.

The most popular car on the used market for families that are constantly on the go is the Toyota RAV 4 (3RD Gen, XA30:2006-2012) and the Hyundai ix35 (2ND GEN, 2010-2015) due to some of its nifty features such as the ABS, storage space, and handling capabilities.

Purchasing a first car for teens from the used market has become popular with cars such as the Toyota Yaris (3rd Gen, 2011-present) and the Suzuki Swift (4th Gen, 2010-2017). 

Handy tips to remember when cracking the used car market

When it comes to making the most of the used car market, there are a few handy tips that you can use to drive away with the best used car. Here are a few things to remember:

  • Budget.Create a budget can help you look for a car that is within your financial reach and also aid the car loan process so that you don’t bite off more than you can chew.
  • A car that is suitable for your needs. Finding a car that is suitable for your needs will ensure that you don’t burn away cash in terms of the owning and running costs for the car.
  • Safety check. Knowing the cars level of safety is important, which means you can perform a check on sites such as ANCAP.
  • Check car history. Know If the car has any finance owning, has been stolen, or written off before purchasing it.

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