Surviving End-Of Year Car Sales
End of year car sales can be one of the best times to buy a new car. Dealerships have usually greatly reduced the price of current season cars to try get rid of them as quickly as possible and make room for next year’s models. However, there are a few things to remember before heading out in search for your new car.
Take someone reliable with you – like buying your first car, it can be easy to get carried away at car sales, so take someone with you to discuss things with, offer a second opinion, and help keep you grounded.
Read all terms and conditions thoroughly – You’ve probably heard it a thousand times before, but many people still don’t properly read through everything they sign, and end up getting charged for unnecessary extras and things they don’t really need. Avoid this by scrutinising all the fine print, and asking questions about anything you don’t understand or are unclear about.
Don’t get coaxed into something you don’t need by pushy salespeople – car dealers and dealerships are always trying to meet certain sales targets hence they should be able to offer you accessories that will enhance the ownership of your vehicle, from either a safety or convenience perspective. Don’t adopt a mindset that says “they are just trying to sell me” or “the sales guy is just looking for extra commission”. Good car dealers sell good products and have happy customers who recommend people to them and make subsequent purchases themselves. Remember that you are in control in any situation at a dealership, and are able to say no if you choose or walk away if you are being unnecessarily pressured. Choose your dealer before you choose your car to avoid issues.
Consider the best-selling and highest safety rated cars for the year – another benefit of buying cars towards the end of the year or financial year is that there will be guides and lists published detailing the most popular and highest rated cars for that year. Cars that made this year’s top-selling lists included old favourites like the Holden Commodore, Mitsubishi Lancer, and Ford Falcon. A quick online search will help you find your closest Holden or Mitsubishi dealer in Perth, Melbourne, or other major city.