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  • An old, orange Volkswagen Beetle; the type of second-hand vehicle most people don’t want.
    Busting Four of the Biggest Second-Hand Vehicle Myths
    The second-hand vehicle market in New Zealand is booming, but as one of the premier used car dealers in Auckland, we at Motor Co have still noticed some of our customers experiencing some trepidation at the thought of buying a used car. In fact, many people are averse to walking into a used car dealership […]
  • A hand placing a coin into a pink piggy bank.
    Our Guide to Evaluating Your Financial Situation
    One of our top tips for buying a used car is to understand your financial situation before you sign on the dotted line. Some people can purchase their car all at once with a nest egg, but most choose to spread their car payments out over a longer term. When you’re making a long-term investment […]
  • A row of cars parked in a dealership.
    Five Benefits of Trading in and Trading Up
    When you’re in the process of buying a new car, sometimes the logistics can be tricky. It’s not uncommon to be ready to ditch your old car, unable to find a buyer for it, and you need the money from the sale to finance a replacement. It’s an issue faced by many that can be […]
  • Image Of A Person seating In The Car And Disinfecting with Alcohol Spray The Car Inside
    How Motor Co is Responding to COVID-19 (Updated 28/08/20)
    Across all levels of New Zealand’s COVID-19 Alert, it’s Motor Co’s priority to keep our customers, our staff, and the people of New Zealand safe. This is a part of our commitment to excellent customer service, and a part of our dedication to the safety and happiness of our staff. While Auckland car dealers have […]
  • Used Japanese import car being charged.
    Which Is Better, Petrol-Powered or Electric Vehicles?
    If you’re looking to buy a used car in NZ, there are heaps of options to choose from and lots to think about. One of the main considerations is what you want your car to run on—fuel, electricity, or a mix of both. Electric vehicles have come into the mainstream, offering a range of benefits […]
  • A person test driving a vehicle in blurred focus.
    Test Drives 101: How to Put a Used Car to the Test
    Going to buy a used car in NZ is like heading to a store to buy a new shirt; if you don’t try it out, you might end up with a bad fit or shoddy quality. The dealership’s equivalent to a fitting room is the all-important test drive. That said, taking your potential purchase on […]
  • A teenager sitting in his car
    A Basic Guide to Buying Your First Vehicle
    Many people have never dipped their toes into the world of car buying, car finance, negotiations, and valuations. Whether you’re sixteen years old and ready to start driving or thirty years old and tired of taking public transport, seeking out guidance when buying that very first set of wheels will help you get the best […]
  • A close-up shot of a car’s stereo and navigation system.
    Cost-Effective Ways to Upgrade A Used Car
    If we’re talking tips for buying a used car, there are few tips that are better than getting the all-important “upgrades”. Old cars can indeed learn new tricks, and, best of all, you don’t have to spend a fortune to fit your car with some helpful mod-cons. Don’t dread having to be envious of great […]
  • A close-up of a hybrid used car’s “hybrid” logo
    The Future is Now: Our Hybrid Used Cars
    We have been blessed with electric and hybrid used cars because automakers around the world are constantly striving for the next big thing in vehicle technology. Their most recent innovations are introduced to the market, purchased, and, in a matter of years, traded off by their owners for a newer model, creating a trickle-down of […]
  • A Honda used car, parked in front of snow-capped mountain backdrop
    Our Picks for the Brands That Make the Best Pre-Loved Vehicles
    As a used car dealer in Auckland, we see many different cars passing through our lots, each with their own unique benefits. We love to match our customers with a car that’s perfect for them, and we understand that no single vehicle is the perfect match for everyone. That said, some brands make better second-hand […]
  • Two Japanese import cars parked in a parking lot.
    Your Guide to the Japanese Auction Sheet
    Topping the list of tips for buying a used car is to know what you’re getting into. No matter how much you’re spending, you want to know the true value of your car. This means knowing about any repairs you’ll need to do right off the bat and the greater cost of ownership to keep […]
  • Five gold toy cars stacked atop ascending piles of gold coins.
    Pre-Approved Car Loans: Negotiate with Cash in Hand
    For many people these days, a car is a necessity, but their budget might not stretch far enough to buy a used car in New Zealand. That’s where a car loan comes in. Car finance allows you to head to the dealership without restricting yourself, letting you look for the best match for your lifestyle […]

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