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5 Questions To Ask A Car Dealer Before Signing On The Line

Buying a new or used car is a big investment and not something to be rushed. It’s important to do your research and ask lots of questions so that you’re satisfied you’ve bought the right car for you.

Never let a car dealer rush you into deciding, and if they’re not happy to answer all your questions, it might be time to go elsewhere. There are plenty of cars and car dealers to choose from, so don’t let anyone push you or make you feel uncomfortable. Always buy from a reputable dealer and take your time. After all, it’s you who has to live with the decision, so make sure you make the right one.

Once you’ve found your ideal vehicle, there are some questions you should ask before you sign anything.


If your car dealer is arranging finance, be sure to ask important questions about payments and interest rates, loan terms, fixed or variable interest, secured or unsecured loans, as well as penalties for paying it off sooner.

Ask about the cooling off period and if your deposit is refundable if you change your mind.

Try to take someone with you who knows about cars and finance and won’t lose their head about your new shiny car.

Is This the Right Car for My Needs?

Just because you’ve fallen in love with that car doesn’t mean it’s the right one for you. Does it suit your lifestyle? Does it have enough room for everything, including extra people? Are you paying for accessories and features you’ll never use?

A good car dealer will ask you the right questions and offer expert advice on the right car for your needs.

Is it Fuel Efficient?

With fuel prices always on the rise, it pays to be aware of the fuel efficiency of your new car.

Ask your dealer which models are the most fuel efficient for the type of driving you’ll be doing – city or country, or a bit of both.

Used Car History

If you’re buying a used car, ask about its history, log books, service history.

Ask where it came from and about the previous owners. Get as much information as you can about the car so you have some idea of its past life and how it’s been treated.

Is This the Best Deal on Offer?

Don’t be afraid to ask your dealer if they can give you a better offer.

Don’t settle on the first price you’re given. Negotiate for a better deal or ask for extra accessories to be included. Again, this is where it helps to have a skilled negotiator with you when you purchase a vehicle, and don’t underestimate the moral support they provide.

If you still have doubts, go home and think about it for a while. That car will still be there tomorrow, and you’ll have had time to make a more informed decision.

Get the Best Deal at Collins Honda in Sydney

The Collins Honda team offers the best deals on new and used Hondas with a full range of new Hondas and the biggest range of used Hondas in the greater Sydney area.

Located in Banksia, the team here at Collins Honda boast the best range of used Hondas in the greater Sydney area. Book in for a test drive or register your interest today. Visit the Rockford showroom, call us on (02) 9599 4888 or get in touch online to discuss your needs.