They’ve all gotta go
There’s no time like now to buy new
JUNE 30 is D-Day.
The end of the financial year is the best time to buy a new car because there are always special deals in showrooms.
As carmakers and dealers aim to clear their outdated stock, Toyota uses a June push to cement its showroom leadership. Some of the special deals are on cars that have done demonstrator duty, or were built in 2012, or are just not selling as well as expected. So they’re not the tastiest fruit in the bowl.
But there is great buying across the board as demand for new cars fuels one of the longest growth periods in motoring. The bottom line is that you can save money— and lots of it.
So here’s a look at the June sales, with Carsguide’s assessment of the best deals on wheels.
The new importer is pushing hard so the Aircross SUV starts at $31,990 drive-away frontwheel drive or $33,990 with AWD, a saving of $3800. There’s $5000 off the C4 Seduction turbo diesel auto hatch at $25,990. Carsguide says: The Aircross isn’t great, but the C4 discount is tasty.
The death notice for the Falcon and Territory has not helped buyer confidence but a 2.9 per cent finance push on Fiesta and Focus still looks good. The superseded Kuga SUV from $31,990 drive-away is a $10,000 saving. You can save about $3000 on a 2012 Escape SUV from $27,990 drive-away.
The Territory gets a $6500 tickle, the TX seven-seater at $38,490 drive-away (third-row seat usually costs $2500). The impressive Mondeo liftback starts at $29,990. Good buying on Falcons, thanks to the arrival of the VF Commodore, from $33,990 and better if you haggle.
As the VF Commodore creates queues, the outgoing Z-Series starts at $34,990 with five years’ warranty and roadside assist.
That also applies to the SV6 at $35,990 and the Cruze SRi and SRi-V at $23,490 and $26,990. Last year’s Barina CD hatches are $15,990 drive-away with a sunroof. The Colorado is $39,990. Hard to see past the excellent Cruze SRi.
Clipped prices and free onroads. The City VTi sedan is $17,990 and the (slightly) more lavish VTi-L automatic version starts at $21,990. The bigger Civic sedan is being cleared from $21,990. Free auto on the Jazz VTi at $19,990. The Civic is worth a look at $2500 off.
Free on-roads, discounts and $1000 gift vouchers on many models. A five-door Rio S is about $3K off at $15,990 driveaway with a $500 gift card; the three-door Rio is $14,990 and the five-door Si is $18,990. Runout Cerato TD sedans start at $17,990 for the S, saving about $5000, the Si sedan is $23,990 and hatch at $17,990. All get a $1000 gift card. Cerato SLi and SLS have drive-away pricing but miss the gift card.
All Optimas have free onroads. A 2012-build Optima Platinum is $37,990, saving about $4000 with a $1000 gift card.
Most Sportage SUVs include on-roads and a $1000 gift card. Carnival and superseded Rondo pricing is drive-away. The Sportage diesel and Optima are top-notch.
The manual Lancer gets an old-school value pack on the Special Action Model for $19,990 drive-away. The Mirage is $12,990 drive-away for the ES manual, with a $500 cash-back that also applies to the auto.
Driveaway prices also for the compact ASX at $24,990 for the 2WD manual, the Outlander LS 2WD auto at $29,990, Pajero GLX-R auto at $54,990 or $59,990 for VRX. Both come plus $3000 cashback, saving about $6000.
The Triton ute is now tackling Great Wall from China at $19,990 drive-away for a GL single-cab 2WD with alloy tray, or add luxury for a GLX dual-cab4WD diesel at $31,990 drive-away with $2000 cash-back, saving about $14,000. The utes look good at those prices.
A 2.9 per cent finance package, with agreed value after three years, makes the Pulsar ST sedan look good at $49 a week or $19,990 drive-away. The
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