Where to buy
Community service organisations can obtain better deals by purchasing cars wholesale rather than retail, buying in bulk, developing relationships with dealers and manufacturers and networking with other organisations to build knowledge of preferred suppliers.
As well as dealers, sources of used vehicles include auctions and private sale. However, there is more legal protection with a licensed motor vehicle trader including a cooling-off period and a 3-month/5000 km statutory warranty for cars less than 10 years old which have travelled less than 160,000 kms. The trader must also prove that the vehicle has a clear title.
Find a licenced dealer
Online tools for locating licenced dealers. Manufacturers websites also include links to dealers.
Online search tools
Online search tools for locating used vehicles.
Auctions are a good source for ex-corporate and ex-Government fleet vehicles. However there are more risks and potentially greater cost associated with buying at auction. Refer to Related information: Buying at auction.
Community service organisations may consider buying vehicles privately which already have modifications for special needs. However, there are more risks and potentially greater cost associated with buying vehicles privately. Refer to Related information: Buying at auction.
Buying at auction
Information about buying at auction.
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