Buying your next car

18 May 2017

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With so many great new cars on the market, it can be challenging to put together a shortlist or even know where to start. To help you pin down your options we've collected our top car buying articles from the CarLoans.com.au Blog. From the world's fastest super cars to the most suitable family cars we're here to help you make the right choice for your next brand new car.

Top ten high performance cars under $40,000

These days you don't have to sell your left leg to drive a car with blistering performance, thanks to advances in technology you can now pick up a true performance car without spending more than you would on a typical family SUV. Here are our top ten favourites available for less than forty grand.

Ten great SUVs for active families

Are you looking for a family car that can cover all the bases? Something that can handle the school-run and the family camping holiday with confidence? You can't do much better than an SUV for these jobs, but with so many on the market it can sometimes be hard to know where to start looking.

Top ten brand new cars under $20,000

Whether you're looking for your first brand-new car, a basic family car or just need some wheels to get from A-B you can get a lot for $20,000 these days. We've taken a look at the market and have shortlisted our ten favourite brand new cars under that magic $20,000 limit to help you get started.

Ten great 7-seat cars for growing families

Whether you've outgrown your current family car, or are just looking to ensure you never outgrow your next car you'll probably be looking for a 7-seater. These days, there are heaps on the market; from people carriers to SUVs and even off-roaders - here are our ten favourite 7-seaters.

Australia's ten cheapest brand-new cars

Not everyone is willing to chance it in a used car, whether it's the lackluster safety of older cars, or the patchy reliability of a car with high-mileage there are plenty of reasons to buy new. Thankfully new cars are cheaper than ever and even the cheapest new cars are safer than ever before.

Ten reasons to consider a diesel for your next car

The diesel revolution is in full-swing, with the number of diesel passenger vehicles on the road almost doubling in the last ten years. So whats making so many aussies switch over? Here are our top ten reasons why you should consider 'going diesel' for your next car.

Top ten family-friendly station wagons

Some people dare to be different - if you're all about having an individual style you're probably not that keen on carting your family about in something as run of the mill as the average family SUV. The good news is, station wagons are cool again, and better than ever! These are our ten favourite wagons.

Our top ten favourite five-seat family cars

Not everyone needs a huge 7-seater to get their kids to school. Whether you've got a small family, live in a tight city or are looking to be a little more eco-friendly a smaller family car is often a good idea. With so many on the market, it can be hard to start your next-car search, these are our top ten.

Top ten work-cars for tradies and small business owners

With the inevitable demise of our locally built 'utes' many small business owners are branching out into pick-up trucks, tray-body vans, micro-vans and more. With so many vehicle types to choose from, it can be hard to get your head around all the options, lucky for you we've already done the research.

Our top ten 4WDs for family adventures

Whether you're looking to cross Australia's red center or just want to ensure nothing can get in the way of your next family camping trip, a 4WD promises reliability in challenging conditions. If you're thinking of taking the leap from SUV to a truly capable off-road vehicle for your next family car this top ten is for you!

The top ten fastest road-legal cars

If you've got an insatiable need for speed and the budget to match there are more than a few cars out there ready to give you the thrill of a lifetime. In the 21st century cars are going faster than ever before, reaching speeds over 400Kp/h and beyond! These are the worlds ten fastest production cars.

Top ten safest family cars for kids

Most cars these days comes with a 5-star ANCAP safety rating, but that doesn't mean they are all as safe as each other. We've looked beyond the stars to discover the highest scoring family vehicles across most of the popular vehicle types. If safety is your priority, these ten cars should be on your shortlist.

Ten tips for making the most of your test-drive

There's nothing worse than feeling buyers remorse after taking home your brand-new car, one of the best ways to avoid making a mistake in your car shopping is to conduct a comprehensive test-drive of the vehicles you're considering. Here are our top ten tips for making the most of your test-drives.

Top ten tips for saving money on fuel

With fuel prices seemingly always on the rise most of us are looking for ways to maximise our fuel economy and save money at the pump. But theres more to it than just driving slowly or driving less. Here are our ten top tips and tricks to making the most out of every drop of fuel.

Top ten most expensive cars for sale in Australia

Just won lotto? Struck oil in your backyard? Bought property in Sydney back in the 60s? If you're looking to drop some serious sums on your next set of wheels these ten cars could be just what you need to show everyone who's really top dog. For the rest of us; dreams, and this article are at least free.

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