Cars & Transportation

Good Cars to buy

Cars & Transportation

Posted by: Callum32254049

27th Mar 2022 02:31pm

I’m looking to buy a car, and want to know what you think is the best type of cars?

Comments 46

suzzles
  • 14th Aug 2022 12:25pm

It’s definitely dependent on your budget. We are currently in the process of buying a Kia Niro hybrid. Electric vehicles are still too expensive, so this vehicle provides a happy medium to reduce emissions, but also provides the comfort and styling of electric cars coming into the market.

Rouge et Noir
  • 7th Aug 2022 06:05pm

A good car is one you like the look and feel from behind the wheel. If you are after a drivers car, something that is all wheel drive is a start. If it is a car for point a to b the options are endless. Todays brands are all very close in quality, I have hovered around the German brands for the past 8 years, good experience and customer service. Have the cars had issues YES, nothing too serious.

madi.sons
  • 5th Aug 2022 05:57pm

Toyota camry. Never had issues with. Bought my first one third hand, went strong and never missed a beat, was 22 years old I think when sold.
Next one I have now, 11 years old, second hand, going great.
I've had Toyota silica also Great.
But camry just wins on all fronts. Cheap to service, feel safe and when I turn it on it starts everytime! Don't care for fancy, I care for reliable.

Olugbenga30903842
  • 5th Aug 2022 08:48am

Toyota is a best car

funnysag
  • 2nd Aug 2022 10:49pm

Depends on your budget;
Mazda is a good choice for medium range budgets.

Bazz
  • 1st Aug 2022 09:19pm

I like to buy the cheapest new car that's popular & well-supported. EOFY sales are awesome. Many come with capped-price or free servicing for years. Popular cars are easier & cheaper to get parts for, also "anybody" can service & fix them properly. You don't want to be forced to book a day off work to go to the other side of town just for a regular dealership / specialist service. If you're travelling, Toyota has the largest, most established network in the country. Spend as little as possible on your car ... it's one of the most expensive rapidly depreciating "assets" you'll own. Sell it before the warranty lapses. Work your way up to get a company car or use yours for work & claim expenses. Never get "finance". Spend your money on that which makes money & then pour it into investment property.

Anne31656544
  • 1st Aug 2022 07:13pm

If you find a car that interests you go have a chat to your local repco store and see what parts they can get and or what parts that have been ordered for it. Vw golfs you can get in petrol and desiel and have had friends walk away from accidents with minimal injuries that other similar sized cars you may have come off worse

mustang6000
  • 1st Aug 2022 06:32am

In my experience I have found Toyota to be a very reliable brands that retains its value.

harry31626210
  • 29th Jul 2022 01:59pm

Get a Hyundai, which is as of right now the safest in its class. It's not expensive, and the sporty looks are there on the crossovers and SUV's. Diesel variants are recommended, unless you are American. If you are, avoid the Diesels.

Depreciation value is also good, considering the rising amount of Hyundai owners.

For comfort, the money is well worth it. I've ridden in an old Santa Fe as a passenger and wow does it ride well. I personally dislike Hyundai as a biased person, but disregarding my subjectivity, Hyundai is a very reliable brand..

emmakate
  • 27th Jul 2022 08:09pm

I think the best car to buy is a vw polo hatch

ranbaato
  • 27th Jul 2022 12:46pm

Suzuki.The Ignis is a great retiree's car.

So31553007
  • 20th Jul 2022 10:32am

Toyota

victory
  • 18th Jul 2022 10:07pm

I had a Kio Rio 2006 for 10 yrs and no problems, traded for 2016 KiaRio keeps on going, good value in price and petrol. 😊

harry31626210
  • 16th Jul 2022 06:40pm

Genesis

gramonaghan
  • 15th Jul 2022 02:56pm

Pre electric cars are all the go now, and have increased in price

dvdlcs
  • 15th Jul 2022 09:03am

In the UK I drove Volvos. In Australia I've had Asian cars (Nissan, Hyundai).

My principal requirement is reliability: it has to be there, it has to start, and it has to go. It also shouldn't cost the earth to run the car (fuel, maintenance, licensing, etc.).

I'm not worried about how it looks on the outside as I'm usually inside it.

Con D. Oriano
  • 14th Jul 2022 08:09pm

It depends what you want from your car:

If you want reliability - Japanese made
If you want status and you're rich - European
If you want status and you're poor - American (Ford doesn't count)
If you want to show off to get girls - Sports Car/Luxury Car/convertible
If you're a true car enthusiast - you'd probably get a cheaper car and mod it or restore a project car.
If you care about the environment - hybrid cars
If you care about the environment and are rich with no brains - electric
If you need a vehicle asap - korean, Chinese, Indian brands etc.

stormbringer69
  • 26th Jul 2022 02:50pm
It depends what you want from your car:

If you want reliability - Japanese made
If you want status and you're rich - European
If you want status and you're poor - American (Ford...

yep, pretty much spot on.

Caitlin32211737
  • 14th Jul 2022 06:18pm

Depends on the size of car for a small car Suzuki and Hyundai are fantastic and reliable

Brad31233654
  • 14th Jul 2022 01:21pm

Skoda

MissLizzie
  • 13th Jul 2022 09:01pm

I've been pretty pleased with Mazda

lkuhl
  • 13th Jul 2022 08:20pm

I bought a Hyundai Kona in 2021, best decision I’ve ever made, spacious, easy to drive and not a single problem so far!

Prad
  • 8th Jul 2022 10:07pm

Toyota always

Margaret31820667
  • 7th Jul 2022 02:58pm

Kia makes good car and awide range

Zsuzsanna32296625
  • 6th Jul 2022 08:01pm

Volvo

Yanz98
  • 6th Jul 2022 07:44pm

Honda! They are trustworthy and innovative! I’ve personally got a 2000 Honda Civic and it doesn’t miss a best! Great value for money and I am looking to upgrade to a newer Honda soon!

ASHLYNN31980201
  • 4th Jul 2022 10:13pm

Depends on your needs.. If you're looking for a car for personal use or just to drive a small family around, my personal choice is a Hyundai i30. I like that it's an easy-to-drive hatchback, great fuel efficiency (perfect for the current fuel crisis), and it has been rated as the world's safest car before.
If you're looking for an adventure car, I think a Nissan X-Trail is a good choice. I currently own one that is a 4WD, it can go off road and onto beaches. It's fuel efficiency is not too shabby, and it's got lots of boot space to put any equipment you might need for your adventures.

iain_lmta
  • 15th Jul 2022 11:20am
Depends on your needs.. If you're looking for a car for personal use or just to drive a small family around, my personal choice is a Hyundai i30. I like that it's an easy-to-drive hatchback, great...

True, Ashlyn ... and the newly rebooted Elantra is now called "i30 Sedan" and is a great buy compared to most opposition vehicles.

Kia and Hyundai, the Inchon twins from South Korea are leaders these days in finish/paint, reliability and long warranty ... gone are the days of Alan Bond importing badly painted, mechanically below average poverty-pack Hyundais in the 1980s and early 1990s.

And they are made in S Korea by S Koreans whereas over 80% of Japanese branded cars are now sourced from Thailand, China and, surprisingly, the UK.

ASHLYNN31980201
  • 4th Jul 2022 10:12pm

Depends on your needs.. If you're looking for a car for personal use or just to drive a small family around, my personal choice is a Hyundai i30. I like that it's an easy-to-drive hatchback, great fuel efficiency (perfect for the current fuel crisis), and it has been rated as the world's safest car before.
If you're looking for an adventure car, I think a Nissan X-Trail is a good choice. I currently own one that is a 4WD, it can go off road and onto beaches. It's fuel efficiency is not too shabby, and it's got lots of boot space to put any equipment you might need for your adventures.

pasar
  • 4th Jul 2022 12:23pm

I've owned many cars (old and new) from Toyota Corolla, Toyota Corona, Mitsubishi Magna, Mitsubishi Nimbus, Hyundai Sonata, Volvo 850, Mercedes C200, Lexus ES300H. The only ones that I never had any problem (zero, zilch) are the 2 Toyotas and Lexus (still driving after 8 years). All the others just gave me headaches. Ummmh... What can I learn from my mistakes when I decide to move to an electric car?

PukPuk
  • 3rd Jul 2022 07:54pm

The best vehicle will always be the one that meets the needs and with luck it might cover the wants. A young dude may want the V8 sports car, the family may need the suv, the yuppie needs a status vehicle, the enthusiast wants iconic, the delivery driver needs reliability. Everyone has their own questions to narrow down what is best for them. Those old enough may recall the Leyland P76 - I would never be seen in one whilst others loved it. Cars are like people, no one is 100% perfect for 100% of other people.

di
  • 1st Jul 2022 08:59pm

For smaller cars I'm a great liver of the Hyundai or kia, well priced, economical to run, great warranty, very reliable, I've bought both brand new and have kept them for 8 years without any major problems or repairs.

dilligaf2
  • 1st Jul 2022 06:41pm

kia stingray if you are sporty but tesla is really impressive

iain_lmta
  • 15th Jul 2022 11:21am
kia stingray if you are sporty but tesla is really impressive

Did you, perchance, mean the Kia STINGER V6 sports car?

gnoelj
  • 1st Jul 2022 06:07pm

I'd like to look at a hybrid or an ev

Michael32294141
  • 30th Jun 2022 11:23pm

Something reliable with easy access to parts, global supply chain for car parts is heavily disrupted at the moment making spares hard to come-by for the rarer and luxury cars. Making repairs/servicing slower and more expensive.

streach55
  • 30th Jun 2022 09:05pm

Please send more of them

valume
  • 30th Jun 2022 06:01pm

toyota hybrid

Mel
  • 30th Jun 2022 04:56pm

I purchased a brand new car in Dec 2020. I narrowed down which kind, ie; small SUV.
I chose the relevant price bracket, looked at about 5 in person, spoke to the dealership, got brochures for them. Narrowed down to 3. Test drove 2. Chose 1.
I even got the advice of the RACV. There's a number you can call to speak to them and discuss car options and their opinions.
I chose the Kia Seltos in the end. Very happy with it. I'd do the same again if I wanted another new car :)

Avocado Green
  • 22nd Jun 2022 11:16pm

Given current petrol prices, I'd go for a smaller car with great fuel efficiency!!

Rhino2
  • 22nd Jun 2022 01:13am

It depends on what you want from cars. For example, if you want a car for Off roads, you have family or are you in sport. However, you should look for reliability and the cost of maintenance.

maryanne62
  • 21st Jun 2022 09:48am

I bought an MG excel last year. It’s a terrific car to drive. Sporty, compact, smart.

kellahan
  • 20th Jun 2022 02:38pm

I think it depends on how much you're willing to spend on maintaining it. You might but a great European car for good price, but the parts can often be expensive.

jjdrer
  • 26th May 2022 05:23pm

Things to think about. Do you want to buy new or second hand. While you think you are saving money buying second hand bear in mind that you may be buying other peoples problems. New or old, What size vehicle do you need, is it safe?, Even if it is a new car check the tyres. If it's a new car you may not need or want the type of tread they are. e.g. we chose a new car and got the tyres changed. It had rally tyres on it. There was another new car there (we didn't like the colour of it. They simply swapped the wheels around. Make sure all the various controls work., including the lights and that they are adjusted to the right angle. Do it when it's dark. Good spot is where lights shine on a building (that's something we got fixed under warranty later). Decide what size and type of vehicle and how you are going to use. Are you going to use it for towing? it is big enough for the size and weight of the caravan / trailer you are going to tow. There is laws relating to that now. Is there any interior or exterior defects that you need to fix yourself or may be covered under warranty. Remember while they may be cheaper there is no warranty of private or auction purchases. If it's brand new make sure the paintwork is 100%. If it's not they have to fix it. I also know somebody who bought a brand new car. One side of the back seat is badly faded. Remember all the new cars are now imported. Many are taken off ships in Melbourne or Sydney. They could sit on the dock or nearby for over a week before they are transported to the distributor you are buying it from.

funnysag
  • 16th May 2022 05:37am

I bought an old mazda 121 metro that is very cheap on petrol.
It’s over 25 years old and in great condition.

jtmorri
  • 30th Apr 2022 06:03pm

Knowing if you were buying new or second hand is the first step. Next is the purpose of the vehicle and your budget.
Mazda are good cars in sedans, hatches, SUV and utes, so cars for many purposes and sizes.
If you can afford it look into hybrids or electricals. Toyotas always perform well, Kia have improved with a model taking out Drives Car of the Year Award. Honda and Subaru are good but they don't have all the bells and whistles like Mazda. I'd stay away from Nissan and Mitsubishi personally and Volkswagen can't be trusted after their emissions fibs. Volvo have always made a reliable car along with BMW and Audi.
Many cars have wait times of more than 6 months currently.

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