24 Jan 2023

How to buy a car on finance

Practical Motoring investigate how to buy a car on finance, do you buy outright; take out a bank loan, novated lease, or a balloon payment lease?

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07 Jan 2022

Bentley posts record sales in 2021 despite COVID

Bentayga SUV leads sales charge for Bentley, which heads into 2022 with optimism. Bentley has revealed its sales figures for 2021, resulting in a bumper year for the luxury British brand with record deliveries of 14,695 cars globally for the year. The figures mean Bentley has had two record years

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15 Oct 2021

How to Actually Get the Best Deal on Your Car Loan in 2021

Unsure why you’re seeing car loan rates advertised at 3.85% but you can’t seem to get an offer better than 9.0%? It’s all because of something called ‘risk-based’ quoting. Sponsored article Ever since the Financial Services Royal Commission was established in 2017, the lending industry has changed the way they

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03 Jun 2021

Isuzu D-Max sales soar as Toyota dominates Vfacts in May 2021

Isuzu D-max jumps up the sales charts and Toyota leads the market in a strong month for Aussie car sales. Car sales are booming once again following a trough of poor months during the peak of lockdowns when consumer sentiment was wavering. However, sales are now exceeding 100,000 units per

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03 Feb 2021

Lions to dragons: Chinese cars surge as no Holdens sold

Holden sales hit zero and Chinese manufactured cars overtook German in a bonza January new car sales boost. New car sales are surging across the board with Aussies purchasing more cars last month than in many recent Januaries. But things have changed significantly in just a few years according to

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25 May 2020

Practical Motoring Live Deals goes live

Practical Motoring is now also the home of some of the best deals on near-new demonstrator vehicles in Australia. Practical Motoring Live Deals has officially launched, enabling Australian car buyers with a new, independent car sales service that provides limited-time deals on demonstrator stock. Home of the sharpest car deals

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11 May 2020

Mazda asks for almost $4.3b in loans

Mazda has reportedly requested over $4 billion in loans to help it ride out the financial impact from the coronavirus. Mazda has requested loans totalling $300 billion Yen (almost $4.3 billion AUD) from major lenders in its home market as it seeks to survive severe slowdowns and revenue losses during

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03 Apr 2020

Market slumps as Kia moves close to top three

March was not a good month for car sales in Australia, though a few car makers bucked the negative trend. THE AUSTRALIAN car market has posted its 24th month of slowing sales, as March 2020 recorded a horror show for most brands, the industry as a whole moving 81,690 units

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07 Jan 2020

Top 5 best-selling cars of 2019

These were the top five SUVs, passenger cars and light commercial utes Australians purchased in 2019.

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Buying a new or used car
04 Nov 2019

Buying a new car vs used

Should you buy a new car or something a year or two old? We explain what you need to know.

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04 Sep 2019

FCAI questions lending regulations as car sales fall

August returned another poor month of sales for the Australian automotive sector.

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05 Sep 2016

SUVs drive sales increase for August

Sales of SUVs and commercial vehicles have seen figures for August this year up by 4.6% against the same month in 2015.

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May car sales fall in Australia
04 Aug 2016

Australian new car sales figures suggest a record-breaking 2016

July new car sales suggest the country is heading for another record-breaking year with current sales up 2.8% on the same period last year.

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May car sales fall in Australia
26 Feb 2016

Will we keep on buying new cars?

Back in 2007 the Australian new cars industry passed the magic one million sales, and in 2015 another record was set. But is that growth, or keeping pace?

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03 Dec 2015

Australian new car sales hit 1 million in November… Toyota Corolla tops the month

Australian new car sales hit 98,639 vehicles in November, pushing new vehicle sales to 1,055,792 with one month still left in the year.

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