We have a huge selection of quality used cars to choose from, with new stock arriving every day. Each car has been meticulously checked by an expert, so you know it’s up to scratch!
Used car buying guide
Thinking about buying a used car? They offer great value for money, and there’s no shortage of models to choose from either. With such a huge range of models that are available to buy immediately, buying a used car is quickly becoming an easy decision for Aussies.
Is it worth buying a used car?
Buying a used car costs less than buying new, and you can get a better make or model for the same price. Well-maintained used cars can be just as reliable as newer cars, and parts for repairs are more widely available compared to latest models. Most cars in the used market are also available to buy immediately. So you won’t have to wait months to get your new wheels, or even have to be put on an endless waitlist due to supply issues.
What kind of used car should I buy?
A good place to start narrowing down your options is to think about how you’ll be using your car. That includes where you’ll be going, how much space you’ll need, and what type of terrain you’ll be spending the most time on.
Small cars like hatchbacks and sedans are both fantastic choices for first cars. They’re easier to drive, and don’t cost a lot to run. For driving around the city, hatchbacks, sedans, and compact SUVs are all suitable for zipping around narrow streets and parking lots. Mid-size or large SUVs and people-movers are school run regulars, all equipped with convenient designs and safety tech to take on busy family life. Outdoor types will love 4WD utes and wagons for their tough off-road capabilities, and their practical features for gear and equipment.
You’ll also want to consider how long your drives typically are, and which fuel type matches you best. Diesel engines are very fuel efficient and provide more torque, making them great for long highway journeys and hauling equipment, tools, or passengers on a daily basis. They’ve also become more refined over the years, ditching their tractor-like feel for responsive and reliable turbocharged power. Petrol cars meanwhile, are cheaper to buy and repair, and produce higher rev power to take off quicker. This means they’re more suited for driving through city streets in relatively shorter trips. Also jumping into the mainstream are hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and electric cars. They’re a more fuel and environmentally-conscious choice, offering a balanced and smooth drive.
At the end of the day, buying a used car comes down to personal preference. There’s no clear idea that a certain type of car or engine is definitively better than another, so considering your driving style and purposes is an important step before making a decision.
Buying a Carma used car
At Carma, we make buying a used car as easy as it can be. All our cars go through complete testing and reconditioning to meet the Carma standard. Browse our range to find the car that works for you, then place a deposit and choose to finance your car or pay outright. If you’d like to trade-in your car as well, we can help with that as well.
Once payment is sorted out, your car is ready to be delivered straight to your door. Carma cars come with a 3-month warranty and 1-year NRMA roadside assistance for peace of mind. You’ll have seven days to test drive your car, and if it’s not right for you we’ll simply come pick it up and refund you.
Ready to find your dream car? Start a search today for a quality used car that is sure to impress.