LOOKING FOR A FESTIVE CAR UPGRADE? THEN PLATE CLEARANCE SALES COULD BE YOUR IDEA OF FUN.
As your dedicated finance broking team, we are here to guide you through the exhilarating world of plate clearance sales offering not just a car, but a ticket to an upgrade that aligns perfectly with your business goals.
Buckle up because the road to your dream car is paved with bargains and excitement!
SEIZING THE PLATE CLEARANCE DEALS
The run out bonanza
Plate clearance sales, also known as run-out sales, are the golden ticket for snagging incredible car deals. Kicking off towards the end of the year or in the early days of the new one, these sales events are orchestrated to make room for the fresh models rolling in. It’s the time when dealerships are eager to clear their existing stock, presenting you with an opportunity to drive away with a fantastic deal.
What to expect
During plate clearance sales, you’ll find bargains aplenty. Discounts are the stars of the show with December and January being the months where you’re likely to score a sweet deal. Keep in mind that the less popular makes, models and colours take centre stage during these sales, giving you the chance to snap up a gem that might have gone overlooked.
CRAFTING YOUR WINNING GAME PLAN
1. Research and then ready, set, go!
Start your engines early by researching your ideal vehicle. The best models fly off the lot quickly, so having your negotiation script prepared is key. Be savvy about discounts – if something seems too good to be true, question it. Sometimes the more unique and less popular the car, the bigger the discount, so always consider the resale factor. At other times unique and popular will not attract discounts.
2. Finance in the driver’s seat
Secure your financing in advance much like a pre-approval for a home loan. This may prevent the temptation to consider dealership finance options that may compromise your negotiation power. Remember, the right finance package is as crucial as finding the perfect car.
3. Strategise the sale of your current vehicle
Whether you’re trading in or selling privately, plan ahead for selling your existing car. Your cash position and timeframe will influence your decision. Private sales have been popular, but dealerships might surprise you. Research, as always, is your greatest ally.
4. Dealer dialogue or car buying services
Connect with your local dealership or explore car buying services once you’ve identified your dream car. Be aware of longer wait times, and if time is of the essence, consider leveraging a car buying service for access to exclusive stock. It’s like having a backstage pass to the automotive world.
5. Embrace the art of compromise
Dealers can only offer discounts on available vehicles. If the colour isn’t your first choice or the options aren’t exactly what you had in mind, weigh the importance of features against your desire for a deal. Sometimes a compromise leads to unexpected joy on the road.
DECIDING ON YOUR DREAM RIDE
Navigating the TOP SELLERS
To narrow down your options, consult reports on top selling cars in Australia. The Federal
Chamber of Automotive Industries and Canstar Blue provide valuable insights. As of November
2023, the top performers include:
- The Ford Ranger
- Toyota Hilux
- Isuzu D-Max
- Toyota RAV4
- MG ZS
- Mazda CX-5
- Toyota Prado
- Mitsubishi Outlander
- Ford Everest
- Hyundai Tucson.
TO BUY OR NOT TO BUY DURING THE SALES?
Plate clearance vs year round savings
While many await plate clearance sales, you needn’t confine your car purchase to this period. Enter the realm of novated leasing, a tax effective method to drive your dream car year round. Don’t wait for a sale, let your vehicle finance work seamlessly with your business goals.
Your road to success begins here
The plate clearance sales offer a gateway to not just a car but a strategic investment in your business’s mobility. As the year winds down and the allure of a new vehicle beckons, reach out to us first.
Discover your borrowing capacity, unravel the best financing options and let us pave the way for your business to cruise into the new year with style.
We eagerly await your call, ready to transform your vehicle finance journey into an exhilarating adventure. Your dream car awaits – let’s make it a reality together