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      Car buying guide

      I've just bought my first used car in Oz!
      I bought it privately from a friend of a friend so I've yet to see it but it sounds like a steel.

      So, what will I need to do when I pick it up?
      Apparently there is some paperwork I have to sign - no problem. I'll not be taking out insurance, the 3rd party that comes with the rego will be fine.

      Is there anything I have to do before I can drive it?
      Will there be any cost involved above the price of the car?

      Many thanks in advance.

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      I think it's probably just the rego documentation.
      Not sure I'd risk the CTP only option - repairs to other vehicles can be expensive! But your call :D
      It's hard enough remembering my opinions, without remembering my reasons for them...

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      I don't intend any accident I have will be my fault.














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      I just bought a car through a dealer, after you transfer ownership you get a nice bill from the WA Govt for 'Stamp Duty' based on the price you paid for the car, look at the link http://www.getapproved.com.au/car-fi...uty-calculator

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      Quote Originally Posted by JennaB View Post
      ......choose a trustworthy car dealership.........,
      Good luck with that !!
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      I've mentioned this on another thread, but don't be fooled by the fact that you get 3rd party incorporated with your car rego. That merely covers you if you cause injury to yourself or someone else involved in a motor accident, it does not cover damage to other vehicles. So unless you are so impressed with your own driving ability that you will never have an accident, it would be wise to at least take out 3rd party insurance through an insurance company.

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      Yeah the thought of somehow crashing into an expensive 4x4 or Merc/BMW was enough to convince me to get the basic insurance for our rust bucket! I don't think you can ever 100% guarantee that an accident will never be your fault.

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      Which is the best and cost effective(budget) insurance company to subscribe to for third party car insurance?

      Further what about roadside assistance,is it only provided by RAC?Can we have roadside assistance from RAC and third party insurance arrangement with some other insurance company.Is it possible?

      I need urgent opinion because have to insure my car asap.

      Thanks.

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      Have a look at SGIO or Allianz. I recently renewed my insurance and found them the most competetive
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      Quote Originally Posted by Philpom View Post
      Have a look at SGIO or Allianz. I recently renewed my insurance and found them the most competetive

      Thanks for your message.

      What about roadside assistance?Do you have it?Which one please suggest?

      Thanks.

     
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