Best first used car for a learner or just past your test
When looking for the best first used car to buy, there are many areas you want to consider. This article will be a deep dive into some of the most popular first used cars people buy when looking for their first car. In the meantime, here is some background information about Sydneycars.
We are specialists in selling great value for money cars suitable for first-time car buyers. We have over twenty years of experience buying and selling used cars here in Sydney. Our team are friendly and always here to answer any questions you might have. Therefore it’s worth calling Sydneycars on 0421101021 for info. You can view our used cars for sale in Sydney online or go for test drives at our depot at 11-15 Clevedon Road, Botany, 2034, Sydney.
Top 10 used cars brands under $5,000 for first-car buyers
If you are short on time, and can’t read the whole article, then here is a quick list of the top ten best first used car brands you should consider buying when learning to drive or have just past your test. We recommend sticking with one of these brands as they have a proven track record of quality used cars suitable for the first-time driver.
Why did we choose these manufactures?
We focused on these manufacturers or brands instead of individual cars as there are plenty of good options from the same company for people looking for the best first used car. Take, for example, Toyota. They have the popular Echo, Yaris, Corolla and many more suitable choice for the best first used car under $5000.
There are plenty of other manufacturers such as Nissan, Mitsubishi, Honda, Mazda, Holden, and Ford that all do some great used cars suitable for car buyers in this budget range. Therefore, don’t delay in picking up the phone and calling the team at Sydneycars. We are here to help you find the perfect best first used car for you.
Still on your P plates?
The first question we need to ask is, are you still on P plates? If you are, then straight away, there are blocks or restrictions on the best used first car you can purchase.
Anything with a big engine or sporty, high-performance style vehicle will be strictly out of bounds for a P plater. With this in mind, then your best bet when searching for your best first used car is to stick with a P-plate used car with a four-cylinder engine, low running costs and good reliability and reviews.
How much money do you need to spend on your first car?
We often get loads of customers using our contact us form to ask questions about the best first used car to buy. Our friendly team is always here to help, so you can ask as many questions as you want about top tips for buying your first car.
In the first place, let’s talk about setting a budget when buying your best first used car. With this in mind, we suggest from previous customer experience and feedback that you can find something nice for under $5,000 to buy your first car.
$5000 is a good starting point when considering the budget you need to buy first used car. Usually, family and friends will start offering advice over how much to spend, etc. However, we have found that the $5000 is the sweet spot to get you a good value for money used car to suit your budget and needs for the first couple of years driving.
Is Toyota the best brand to buy for first-time car buyer?
First, let’s talk about one of the most popular questions we get every day from people looking to buy first used cars here in Sydney. “Is Toyota the best brand to buy for the first time car buyer?”
The simple answer to this question is both “Yes and No!” We all know of people getting up on their soapbox preaching about just how good a used Toyota Yaris, Echo, Corolla or Camry is. Firstly, yes, Toyota has a fantastic reputation here in Australia. However, you do pay a premium for a used Toyota for sale.
Toyota is a super reliable brand and a fantastic choice for a used first car buyer. However, several other great manufactures have outstanding quality used cars suitable for the first-time buyer.
Look at Product Review websites here in Australia. You will find that many Japanese manufacturers have a fantastic reputation for long term reliability at a reasonable price. Therefore it is well worth booking a test drive with Sydneycars and try some of our great value for money used Mitsubishi, Nissan, Mazda, Suzuki, Nissan, Hyundai, Honda, Ford, Holden, Subaru and Volkswagen cars to choose to buy.
Some useful things to consider – Total cost of ownership?
It’s not just your budget; you have to focus on when buying your first used car. Firstly, going for a brand known for its reliability is a good starting point. Another key point to consider is servicing and ongoing maintenance costs? Lastly, are spare parts easily obtainable at a reasonable price?
These ongoing costs can mount up and add a considerable extra burden to your total cost of ownership when looking to buy your first used car. Whether you decide to buy a good value vehicle from Sydneycars, it’s essential to choose a car with a good reputation that will hold its value.
Therefore, just following these simple steps will go a long way to making sure you do not buy a bad used car. Here are some helpful question to ask either a private seller or a dealer when considering which used car to buy”
Questions to ask about a used car
- How long have you owned the vehicle?
- How many previous owners have there been?
- Do you have receipts for all work done?
- Does the used vehicle have any service history?
- How many kilometres has it done?
- What do you use the car for (commuting, family, schools runs, etc.)
- Has it ever been in a crash?
- Is there any outstanding debt on the used car?
- Vehicle inspections – any objections to me getting it inspected?
- Can I go for a test drive?
What is the initial on-road costs?
Remember, when working out your initial budget, don’t forget to add these extra costs. These ‘on the road’ costs can add a lot of extra money you have to pay upfront before you can legally drive on the roads here in New South Wales. Here are three things to factor into your budget.
- Stamp duty – this is a percentage of the purchase price that goes back to the government in the form of a tax.
- Green slip – Compulsory Third Party personal injury insurance
- Registration or “Rego”
Best first car buyer links to read
Here are some useful links for anybody looking to buy their first used car.
- 1o of the most reliable used cars in Australia
- Good first cars – 10 best first cars for Australian drivers
- Top ten used cars under $1000 for first-time buyers
- Product Reviews website – good site to read used car reviews
Thinking of buying a used car- email us your questions
Are you thinking of buying a car for the first time? Have questions about what is the best first used car to purchase? Just fill in our contact us form below, and our team will happily answer any question you have. In the meantime, you can always call Shaun on 0421101021, and he can answer any questions over the phone.