Remunerator News

Nov 25 2015

Is your car ‘Desirable’ ?

All new cars are ‘desirable’ and choosing the ‘right’ car can save you thousands of dollars when it comes time to re-sell!

The first step to successfully choosing the ‘right’ car is choosing the right make and model. If a luxury vehicle isn’t within reach, it doesn’t mean you don’t have a choice, because you do.

Glass’s Guide has provided the top 10 brands and models along with their retained value % after 3 years/60,000km.

Brands

#1 Land Rover/Range Rover

61%

#2 BMW

58%

#3 Porsche

58%

#4 Subaru

56%

#5 Toyota

55%

#6 Audi

54%

#7 Jeep

54%

#8 Mazda

54%

#9 Mini

54%

#10 Mercedes-Benz

53%

Models

#1 Audi A5

73%

#2 Range Rover Evoke

73%

#3 Toyota Landcruiser

73%

#4 Nissan Navara

71%

#5 Mercedes Benz C 63 AMG

69%

#6 Honda Jazz

67%

#7 Honda Odyssey

65%

#8 Toyota 86       

65%

#9 BMW 4 Series

64%

#10 W 2 Series

64%

 

How do you get the best re-sell value?

 

There are a few things that you can do both at the time of purchasing and throughout the time you own your vehicle, in order to get the best re-sell value:

 

  • Avoid loud colours … they are not everyone’s cup of tea
  • Instead of paying extra for optional upgrades, just buy the next model in the range
  • If you still want to add optional extras, go for extras that stand out such as alloy wheels, spoilers or sunroof rather than cabin extras
  • Keep your vehicle well maintained with up to date service books
  • Avoid high kilometres (keep large vehicles and SUV’s under 30,000km per year and smaller vehicles, sports or prestige vehicles, under 20,000km per year)
  • And remember, technology and safety is key…Bluetooth, USB ports, satnav, ESP, rear-view cameras and lots of airbags make a vehicle ‘desirable’

 

If you are looking for a new car and would like some help, call our Novated Leasing Team on 1800 501 703 and let our expert consultants assist you with your search.

Our buying power can save you $$$ on a new car.

Alternatively, you can log onto our website www.remunerator.com.au and enter some basic details into our online calculator to see how much you can save in your first year with a Remunerator Novated Lease.