In case you are planning to take your time to journey the huge nation of Australia and be free to go the place you need whenever you need, then shopping for an appropriate automobile is a should. I traveled up the east coast from Sydney to Cairns final summer time within the blue magnificence! For many who do not know her, she was a traditional 1993 Ford Falcon Wagon. It was the scale of a bus and drove like one too. Having stated this, it was the right automobile to swimsuit my wants. I discovered rather a lot when it got here to choosing the proper automobile and what issues to bear in mind, so hopefully this guidelines will come in useful:
1. What sort of auto? Australia has among the greatest highways on the earth so until you might be planning some critical off-roading a 4WD is an pointless expense. You’ll be able to all the time hire a 4WD for among the extra tough terrains akin to exploring the Daintree Rainforest or Fraser Island.
2. What state is it registered? That is actually vital, as it’s simpler to promote a automobile within the state the place it’s registered. For me I used to be fortunate as I purchased a NSW registered automobile and bought it in Queensland to a backpacker doing the reverse as me – i.e. Cairns to Sydney.
3. How a lot Registration is left? – Attempt to purchase a automobile with as a lot registration time left as doable. Something lower than 3 months is simply not value it until the vendor is keen to knock-off the associated fee for registration renewal.
4. The place to purchase? – The Kings Cross automobile market in Sydney is a superb place to go and take a look at backpacker automobiles and meet different vacationers. In any other case you possibly can all the time see a great deal of automobiles on provide on hostel discover boards.
5. Licensed Sellers – For those who purchase from a seller be certain that they’re licensed!!
6. Mechanical Examine – An absolute should as a result of the automobile you can be shopping for could have a variety of miles on the clock. Be sure you use a certified mechanic, as there are many dodgy sellers round!
7. Cash saving tip – If in case you have house within the automobile, publish a couple of adverts round hostels to get different travellers to share the driving and petrol prices.
8. Fast Sale – In case you are in a rush to sell my car fast then be practical with worth and publish adverts in as many hostels as doable.
A ultimate thought…
I’ve simply 2 phrases to say…’Head Gasket’. Be certain your mechanic offers the inexperienced mild on this as a result of if one thing goes mistaken a brand new one will set you again about $1500 AUD. I met a couple of vacationers who have been stung with this as a result of they didn’t have a full mechanical test accomplished at first.