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Go to car sales and stick to your state at least, as IMHO it's not worth the effort to go interstate in your search because of simple logistics. I went from Ipswich to the Gold Coast auctions for my car and that's as distant as I was willing to go, you can usually find something within a 200klm radius of a major centre. :)

out of interest how did you find buying a car at an auction? iv heard it can be a mixed bag with what you get.

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Go to car sales and stick to your state at least, as IMHO it's not worth the effort to go interstate in your search because of simple logistics. I went from Ipswich to the Gold Coast auctions for my car and that's as distant as I was willing to go, you can usually find something within a 200klm radius of a major centre. :)

out of interest how did you find buying a car at an auction? iv heard it can be a mixed bag with what you get.

 

The Car Auctions Pacific at Southport is also a car sales yard, so what they do is list their cars for sale for a short period and if they don't sell then they put them under the hammer at their next auction. I brought my Proton before the auction as it was such a good car for the price (low K's, top appearance, one owner, log books) that I did not want to miss out as it may have fetched more than I could afford.

 

Now because they are also a licenced dealer you get all the protection that goes with that (REVS check, statutory warranty, cooling off period, ect) :)

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Only thing I'll add to this is that WA rego works a bit different to NSW rego (from what I hear, I've never owned a car in WA so someone might be able to elaborate).

 

In WA the if you do a full rego you need to get the car inspected, but then subsequent rego renewals (for three years I think) don't need inspection, so techinically you could be getting a shit box. Like I said I never a registered car in WA, just in NSW, but I've been told there is a difference in the systems. More than welcom for someone to point out the flaw in my understanding if I am incorrect on this (which I think I may be).

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Depends.

 

Fairly sure here you need an inspection on any transfer for a car > 5 years old.

 

Regardless of that, you've already paid for the car by that stage, so if anything's dodgy, you're the one that wears it.

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You're pretty right, if you move a car to WA, even a newish one, it needs to go over the pits to register, but I think it is a lot of years before you need to again, I've certainly never had to.

 

 

Cheers

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Oh no, he was found within a 25km radius of my post code.. It just happens to be he has 'military training' at a base in WA... eh, oh well.

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