The end of financial year is traditionally a good opportunity to find a new car, for less.
While supply constraints and high demand have taken their toll on the market this year, there are still options for those looking to buy a new set of wheels.
Here’s what you need to know about finding and buying a car in the current market.
To secure their dream car, many buyers are choosing to accept waiting periods of up to a year. While not ideal, the extra time could help you save a bigger deposit.
Keep in mind that with vehicle supply so tight, you may need to compromise on colour, features, or even the model of new vehicle you choose.
For those who need a vehicle sooner rather than later, turning to the used car market could help you find a suitable car in less time.
While used cars are also in hot demand, a private sale may allow you to negotiate a better price with the seller than what a dealership can offer.
If you’re willing to be flexible about the exact model of car, this could be your opportunity to switch to an electric vehicle (EV).
Some EV manufacturers currently have shorter waiting periods or even have stock ready to drive away. Plus, state governments offer financial incentives to help buy an EV.
With cars in short supply, you need to be ready to act when you find the right one – and that means knowing what you want and how you’ll pay for it.
Whether you’re purchasing through a dealership or private sale, having finance pre-approval means you can search for a car with a clear budget and your finances in order.
For more information on how to finance your next vehicle purchase, contact a Liberty Adviser.
Many homeowners use their equity to help fund the purchase of their next car – but is it cost-effective?