If you’re living outside of Auckland, you can still shop for used cars in Auckland’s dealerships. Our Out-of-Town Buyers programme lets Kiwis from all over the country browse through Motor Co’s range of fantastic pre-loved vehicles, buy them, and collect them at their convenience.
Why offer a programme like this? Well, we believe that customers all around Aotearoa should have access to well-priced, high-quality used cars sold by an honest dealership. When hunting for your perfect set of wheels, the location should never be a factor. Your car just needs to suit your lifestyle to a tee!
You might be wondering how to choose the right car from a range you’ve never seen in person. While we do help you get to know your perfect car, you can also take some steps on your own to ensure you’re bringing the right vehicle into the fold.
Consider Your Vehicle Needs
Whether you’re buying a vehicle close to home or shopping over the Internet, the best place to start in your vehicle purchasing journey is with a thorough consideration of your needs. Do you need room for your children in the car and the accompanying safety rating? Is style or efficiency more important to you? Do you have any regular hobbies that would require a tow bar, roof rack, hauling power, or extra space?
The most convenient part of buying a vehicle from out of town with Motor Co is our online vehicle portal. You can browse through vehicles from the comfort of your couch, seeing all the features and benefits laid out in front of you.
If you’re having trouble selecting the right vehicle type from our range, our friendly team is on standby specifically to help you. We’ll talk to you about what you’re after in a car and find the best match for you.
Think About Your Budget
Are you paying out of pocket, or are you opting for pre-approved car finance? Either way, knowing what your finances look like both now and in the future is the best way to narrow down your vehicle choices.
When you’re shopping from out of town, it’s easy to scroll through our vehicle listings for an indication of prices. The red triangle on the corner of each listing gives you an estimate of how much your repayments could be per week on that vehicle, so you don’t have to waste any time considering a vehicle outside your price range.
Furthermore, understanding your monthly cash flow will help you decide which aspects of your car are the most important, such as make and fuel efficiency.
To determine your price range, here are some things you should ask yourself:
- Am I paying all at once or in a series of payments?
- If I am paying in instalments, what does my monthly cash flow look like?
- How much can I afford to spend on fuel each month? (This will change the kind of fuel efficiency you look for in a vehicle).
Don’t Be Afraid to Ask Questions
Finally (and this just might be our most important tip for buying a used car, don’t be afraid to ask questions! We understand that you can’t see the car on-site, and we’re happy to help you understand the kind of vehicle you’re buying in any way we can. Whether that’s by answering questions about the kinds of vehicles we have in stock or by taking you on a virtual tour of your ideal car’s interior, we’ll work to ensure you get the answers you need.
The key is for you to ask questions. After all, we can’t answer something that hasn’t been asked, so don’t be afraid to dig deep as you hunt for your perfect wheels.
Talk to the team at Motor Co about buying a car from out of town.
Searching for a high-quality, affordable, second-hand vehicle from out of town? Reach out to the team at either one of our Auckland car dealers today to get started. We’ll guide you through the process of finding the right car, applying for finance, and setting up the car’s pick up or delivery to suit your needs.
Get in touch with Motor Co today!