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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

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

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

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