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Costs for buying a car in NZ

Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific Costs for buying a car in NZ

1. Posted by Rem (Budding Member 23 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

If one were to stay in NZ for approximately 12 months, how much would it be to buy a decent, used car (on average) and what are the other costs incurred besides the car itself?

2. Posted by nzcat (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Well, you can buy a car from NZ$1000, for a decent car, I guess around NZ$3000?

You'll need to get a registration, which costs about $200 a year and a warrant of fitness which you need to renew twice a year, $35 each time.

I guess the main cost will be petrol? They are $1.60 a litre at the moment.

3. Posted by yapkh (Budding Member 34 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

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visit this site to have an idea on the second hand car rate