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Topic: cars less expensive in Perth than in Sydney?
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Topic: cars less expensive in Perth than in Sydney?
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Chantal

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cars less expensive in Perth than in Sydney?

Me and my boyfriend are planning to go to Australia for 11 weeks. We are thinking about buying a car (probably a van where we can sleep in). We are starting in Perth, but we are doubting about where to end and sell the car. I have heared cars in Sydney are much more expensive than in Perth, so if this is true it would be better to make the drive to Sydney (yes, I know it is a ong way :) )
than to stay in Western Australia and sell it there.

Can anybody tell me if it is true that cars (also vans/campervans) are cheaper Perth than in Sydney?

Thanks,
Chantal



By:

jebba

RE: cars less expensive in Perth than in Sydney?

If u want to find out the prices of cars / vans in Perth go to quokka dot com dot au This Perth newspaper has an online feature where u can do a search for cars and specify the price u want to spend. If u buy from a dealer then in my opinion John Hughes in Victoria Park is one of the best in Perth with second hand vehicles. Also in Perth u can have a company called the RAC do a complete mechanical check over the vehicle b4 u buy for around $100 to $150 and when they are finished they give u a copy of the report detailing everything that is in good / bad condition on the vehicle. Most car dealers in Perth always allow u to do this on their cars and even private sellers too will often allow u to do it ( unless their vehicle is in bad condition ) Good Luck :)

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Chantal

RE: cars less expensive in Perth than in Sydney?

Thanks Jebba, we will definitely use your advice in buying a car. But  how about selling it. Whould you advise us to drive to Sydney to sell it there because this would be easier (more backpackers) and we would get more money for it. Or is it just as easy or difficult to sell it in Perth for about the same price as we could ask in Sydney?

Thanks!
Chantal

By:

jebba

RE: cars less expensive in Perth than in Sydney?

I would lean towards buying in Perth and selling in Sydney, athough I wouldn't worry about it too much. My main concern would be making sure that I got a very reliable vehicle as crossing the nullabor will really test a car out as the conditions can be extremely hot.
Have a look at the website:  stonedcrow dot com  They have noticeboards where u can asks other travellers questions and they also have a For Sale section - But I would be wary of buying a car of a backpacker as it probably has already been driven alot.

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jebba

RE: cars less expensive in Perth than in Sydney?

I would lean towards buying in Perth and selling in Sydney, athough I wouldn't worry about it too much. My main concern would be making sure that I got a very reliable vehicle as crossing the nullabor will really test a car out as the conditions can be extremely hot.
Have a look at the website:  stonedcrow dot com  They have noticeboards where u can asks other travellers questions and they also have a For Sale section - But I would be wary of buying a car of a backpacker as it probably has already been driven alot.

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