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Our best selling second-hand SUVs

Posted on 25 November 2021

SUVs have become incredibly popular over the last decade, overtaking more traditional types of family cars likes hatchbacks and sedans. That means a lot of choice when it comes to buying a second hand SUV, to the point where it can become confusing. There are so many variations on SUV cars for sale. But if you look to our most popular used SUV models, some clear favourites emerge. The Nissan X-Trail,…

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COVID-19: How to buy your vehicle during Covid Alert Levels

Posted on 12 October 2021

Under current alert levels you can safely visit our outside yards, book a test drive, get vehicle finance approved and purchase a new vehicle.  Level 3: Dealerships are open for business with increased cleaning and important safety precautions. Please follow the below guidelines Shop for vehicles on our outside yards only Wear a mask Visit with contacts from one bubble only (2 person only) Maintain 2 metre distance 5 Steps | How to book a test drive Browse our latest…

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Buying A Used Car Online

Posted on 08 October 2021

We’re proud to be able to offer our customers a 100% paperless process!  Apply for car finance without lifting a pen Our online finance application is fast and easy. We use Credit Sense, a safe and secure platform that instantly sends us the bank statements we need for your application. It's really easy, super secure and almost instant! Once you have finished your online application all you need to do is check your email and follow…

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Tips for Test Driving a Car

Posted on 07 October 2021

If you’re planning on buying a car, it’s a good idea to take it for a test drive. Even the most experienced drivers can get distracted from the details when they’re driving something different. We recommend you read our guide to getting the most from a test drive. It will help you to ensure you come away from your next test drive with the information you need. Before you begin Decide what you’re looking for; how much…

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COVID-19: Alert Level 2 - Safe Car Shopping

Posted on 07 September 2021

Alert Level 2 We are happy to be open for buiness again in regions that have shifted to Alert Level 2. When visiting us it's more or less business as usual, with a few important safety precautions: 1. Check in using covid contact tracer 2. Wear a mask 3. Maintain 2m distance Our dealerships have been deep cleaned and we have increased regularity of cleaning schedules. All cars will be sanitised between drives for safety. If you're…

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$3000 Minimum Trade In

Posted on 09 July 2021

Is your old car on its last legs? Do you need to upgrade but owe more to the finance company than your car is worth? Our $3000 Minimum Trade In could be the solution you need! Our branches have a range of vehicles for which we guarantee you a minimum of $3000 as a trade in, regardless of condition! And the good news: if it’s in good condition, we could pay you more - $4000,…

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Thanks for trusting us again New Zealand!

Posted on 27 April 2021

Last year we were voted one of New Zealand’s most trusted brands, this was the first year that Used Vehicle Dealerships became a unique category separated from manufacturer brands and our inaugural Highly Commended was a proud moment for us all. The pride and excitement did not diminish when we received the same award this year, which is why we are saying – Thank you for trusting us again New Zealand!…

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Thanks for trusting us New Zealand!

Posted on 01 February 2021

We are proud to have been named one of NZ’s most trusted used car brands in the Readers Digest 2020 Trusted Brands Survey. For a very long time now, we have known that our customers trust us. We get to see that every month when we welcome back over 100 returning customers, their friends and family and when we ask them how their experience was, they overwhelmingly tell us 10/10. What makes…

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COVID-19: Safe Car Buying in Auckland

Posted on 12 August 2020

At Level 3 our 2 Enterprise locations in Auckland will be open for business, we will of course be sticking to the rules! Because keeping our staff and customers safe is our number 1 priority. In this post we will cover off what we have done to make buying safe - at all Levels. Alert Level 3 We are open for online shopping only with click and collect or home delivery available for…

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How to Buy a Car - the First Steps

Posted on 29 June 2019

With so many different makes and models available these days, deciding what type of car to buy can be scary! A good place to start is to think about what is going to be the most practical for you and your family. Here are some things to consider when you start thinking about buying a car. If you already have a car, this can be a good place to start What are you…

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Top Four Tips to Get the Most out of Your Car Loan

Posted on 13 March 2019

So you signed up for your car loan and bought your car. Now you can rest easy and enjoy driving around in your new wheels, safe in the knowledge that you did a good job. But hold on, is that really what you should do? Sign up for your car loan and then forget about it until it’s paid off? Our answer is ‘No’. If you want to make your car…

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Ten Tips to Reduce the Cost of Running Your Car

Posted on 15 October 2018

It’s good to have a smart attitude when it comes to spending money on your car. Not just when you buy one, but also when you are dealing with the day-to-day running costs. If you’d like to learn the secret to making your money go further, read on. Here are our top ten tips to reduce the cost of running your car. 1. Invest in good service and repairsRegular servicing ensures…

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No Deposit Car Finance

Posted on 27 August 2018

One common question that we get asked is “what sort of deposit do I need to finance a car?” and the answer is: well, that depends. To help make things a little clearer, here’s what it can depend on. When you apply for car finance, the finance company (in our case Community Financial Services or CFS) are making a decision about risk. What are the risks that you won’t be able to afford…

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Safety counts! Assessing safety features when buying a car

Posted on 07 August 2018

If you’re in the process of buying a car you’re probably busy considering all the features and fittings that you’d like to invest in. Are you keen on a bigger engine or fatter tyres? Or perhaps you’re prioritising interior space so you can fit in the kids, the dog, and the weekly shop. Everyone approaches car buying with their own unique set of priorities. If you haven’t already, it’s worth adding…

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Short Guide to Buying Your First Car

Posted on 30 July 2018

If you’re buying your first car, then you’re probably facing a few decisions and managing a tight budget. Here’s our quick guide to choosing the right vehicle for you – helpful tips to avoid being swayed by the car with the flashiest paint job and then finding you can’t afford to run it. Your first car is an exciting purchase. It’s probably the most expensive thing you’ve ever bought and offers…

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So You Need a Family Vehicle?

Posted on 17 July 2018

There is something that seems rather unglamorous about the family car. Perhaps it is the practical decision making process that goes into choosing it. Or maybe it’s the knowledge that what was once pristine will soon be filled with toys, apple cores and discarded clothing… Whichever is true, there is no doubt that choosing a family car is an important decision. Start by being realistic about your needs for the duration…

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Buying your child's first car

Posted on 16 July 2018

So your child is ready for their first car and you’ve decided to help them on their journey. We take a look at how to consider your finance options and some tactful ways to steer them away from a sports car and towards a smart purchase. Let’s talkHowever you choose to manage the car purchase, a great starting point is to sit down and talk. You’re dealing with a teenager/twenty-something, so…

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Driving on Winter Roads

Posted on 02 July 2018

Winter can be a challenging time to be on the roads. There are a variety of weather conditions that can make driving more challenging than normal. It’s not unusual to encounter extreme weather that can lengthen your journey time and threaten your safety on the road. The good news is that it’s possible to plan ahead and prepare yourself for whatever the winter roads have in store for you. So what…

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How to Be Smart with Your Car Loan

Posted on 12 May 2016

If you’re getting ready to jump into the driver’s seat of a new car, you might be tempted to accelerate the process and make your purchase as soon as you can. And that might mean getting your car finance approved. But before you apply for a car loan, it’s worth getting some details clear. Buying a car isn’t just about finding the right make and model to suit your needs -…

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Good Credit Counts - for Car Loans and More

Posted on 11 May 2016

You may not think your credit position is important, but as lots of other people do, it’s a good idea to take ownership of your credit situation. You should be aware of exactly what’s in your credit report and what you can do to make sure your credit score is as high as possible. Clean credit reports make it easier for you to borrow money. You can enjoy better interest rates…

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Car Finance Interest Rates

Posted on 15 April 2015

When you start looking around the internet for car finance you can expect to see a wide range of car loan interest rates advertised. Making sense of them can sometimes be tricky when at the end of the day all we are really interested in is 'what rate will I get?' The thing with car loan interest rates is they will vary depending on many factors. As a general guideline, the…

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Bad Credit Car Finance

Posted on 01 February 2015

Nowadays you see a lot of people advertising Bad Credit Car Loans or Poor Credit Car Finance, but what does it really mean? And who will qualify for this? Most of the time, when a finance company talks about ‘bad credit’ they are referring to a low credit score or poor credit report, but all finance companies definition of bad or poor will vary! Why will I have a low credit score? Your…

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To Trade or Not to Trade?

Posted on 29 July 2014

For most people, trading in your car at a dealership is a convenient solution to a problem, especially if you still owe money on it. You simply drive your car into the dealership and they appraise it. This means they inspect and research information about the vehicle - in many ways it is a similar process to yours when deciding to buy a car. The dealer first determines the wholesale value of the car.…

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Car Smart Buyer's Guide

Posted on 13 January 2014

Buying a car is a big decision and making sure you get the right car is important. The Car Smart Buyer's Guide combines our knowledge and experience in an easy to follow format, designed to help take the stress out of buying your next car. This free eBook will tell you everything you need to know when you start thinking about buying a used car. It covers topics like:Deciding what to buyHow…

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All about Insurance

Posted on 05 December 2013

You may have already heard of comprehensive car insurance, but how much do you really know?Here is a quick and easy summary of some of the key points.While I have tried to use every day English, some terms were hard to avoid so I have included a brief explanation for those to help as well. The question, "Is car insurance compulsory?" is a tricky one to answer. Under New Zealand law…

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The Basics of Finance

Posted on 01 August 2013

Car finance is an alternative to saving. Choosing finance lets you get your car now and pay it off in easy weekly payments. What is pre-approval?As part of your decision-making process you will need to determine your budget.Getting pre-approved does not commit you to buying from that dealer or taking the car finance! It allows you to browse cars knowing up front what you can afford. Get pre-approved now by completing an online application. Payment termsMost…

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