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1. Posted by lostnfound (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y

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Hi guys, wondering whether you can help.
Am travelling for 2 1/2 months in Australia from Melbourne to Cairns and have been told the best way to travel is by buying a car and camp (which ideally is what we want to do).... what we've been told is to go to the autobarn place in Melbourne as they should do a good deal on a car and buy it back from us at the end, plus they give a few extra incentives.
Any ideas, on somewhere else to buy or is it worth going with autobarn?
cheers

2. Posted by ella13 (Full Member 64 posts) 10y

there are a few places you could try (im in melb and my brother is trying to buy a car at the moment)

here are some websites:
cars guide - http://carsguide.news.com.au/
car sales - http://www.carsales.com.au/
trading post - http://www.tradingpost.com.au/default.aspx

sorry i dont know anything about autobarn though.

and a car is definitely the way to travel... it allows you to go off the track without spending tonnes on tours and stuff (and avoid accommodation costs!)

but it might cost you a lot - especially if you are only going to use the car for 2.5 months

3. Posted by blitz (Budding Member 47 posts) 10y

Autobarn is the name of a shop that sells accessories for cars, not actual cars. So you can pick up some oil or a new car radio, but not a whole car! :)

4. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 10y

Quoting blitz

Autobarn is the name of a shop that sells accessories for cars, not actual cars. So you can pick up some oil or a new car radio, but not a whole car! :)

I believe the OP is referring to Travellers Auto Barn ;)

5. Posted by steen1976 (Budding Member 26 posts) 10y

Don't buy from Travller's Autobarn!!!

The cars they have are stupidly overpriced. Buy privately as long as you have some basic knowledge of cars. What you'll pay 4kAUD for you'll get for 2.5kAUD private.

I bought a Ford Econvan private for 2.5k, travelled around Tassie and the East Coast and sold it for the same price. The same wit Autobarn would have been 4k and they only buy back at about 50%.

Mugs game.

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