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Buying a car in Cairns

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1. Posted by Frewster (Budding Member 14 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!


I am wanting to buy a car in Cairns but am finding it hard to locate one! Has anyone got any advice on buying a car and where to buy it. I have checked the Cairns post and the Cairns Exchange mag but found nothing suitable. I am looking to spend as little as possible $1000 - $2000 and to drive it back down to Sydney then sell it on again. I have looked at all the companies and they are very expensive. Please help.

So to recap :-
Where will i be able to find a car!
What are the most important things to look for when buying a car here?

Cheers in advince for your help


2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5174 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Walk into every hostel you can find and look on their notice boards; in my experience there's always lots of other travellers selling cars.

3. Posted by ilove_oz (Budding Member 17 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!


From my experience of being in Cairns for a few months...their wernt any places you can go to buy a car, not like the places in sydney in melbourne where they have backpacker car sale places. But cairns is full of posters and ads on every spare wall selling cars, its one of the top places people sell their car as cairns is usually the end of their journey. Shouldnt be a problem...check hostel noticeboards too x

4. Posted by ilove_oz (Budding Member 17 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Just thought of another option!
If you google, one way car rentals theres a website (sorry cant remember it!) where you can hire cars from as little as 1 dollar a day and they pay for your fuel..its basically a relocation website where they need the hire cars back where they cam from, might be an idea if your only driving down the east coast?