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Buying a car online: Should you do it?

Posted On November 19th, 2018

Buying a car is a task that requires a sufficient amount of research and effort on the part of the car buyer. Online or offline, buying or selling a car in Christchurch can be a hassle if you don’t do it right!


Since we’ve all decided to give our money to the e-commerce industry for our clothes, shoes, bags, electronics and house furnishing, why not our cars?

If you really want to consider buying a car online, we have a few tips from car industry experts for you!
Check these out:

Research is the key

If you really want to buy a car, the first thing you need to do is very careful research. Irrespective of whether you want to make your purchase online or in-store, you are supposed to know which car you want to own. Research needs to be done on

Once you’ve made up your mind for the exact car that you want to buy, you can proceed with the car buying process.


On or off?

Now that you’ve decided on the car, you can shift your focus to the next important decision – online or in store. You can weigh the pros and cons of both the systems.Pros of Online Car Buying


Go for a test drive

Once you’ve conducted thorough research about your cars and your mode of purchase, you can take the next step. Test Drive! Regardless of whether you want to buy a car online or in-store, you should go for a test drive. Well, this may seem a little bit of work, but you don’t necessarily have to go to the dealership for a test drive. A friend’s car will do too! The point is to know if you actually like the car while driving it. Another advantage of getting a test drive before you buy a car is that you can see and feel the car for yourself before investing a huge sum of money in it!



Buying a car is one task, getting the finance prepared for the purchase is another task. Look at all the finance options that are available to you online and in-store. You can avail dealership finance at the car dealership that sells cars. But you have plenty of other sources where you can ‘borrow’ from to spend on your new ride.
Having the finance sorted will help you understand if you need to consider a different purchase mode in case that loan doesn’t come through.


Well, one of the few options that let you decide whether you should buy online or not, is the location you are in. If you don’t have a car dealership in your city or the car you want is unavailable at the car dealership, you might want to consider buying online to save yourself a trip. Going online is a good way to avoid too much hassle and physical effort yet getting your new car to your garage on time.

Want to sell your old car and get a new one online? Finding the right car buyer in Christchurch is not hard! You can contact us now on 027 555 2244.