Buying A Used Car In Australia - Two Factors You Must Consider Carefully Before Buying A Used Car

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Buying A Used Car In Australia - Two Factors You Must Consider Carefully
Before Buying A Used Car

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The Used Car Safety Ratings Report for Australia and New Zealand
provides a good understanding of how each car model correlated to its age
would perform with regards to its crashworthiness and aggressivity. If
you are buying a used car today, where would you check these important
criteria?


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If you are going to buy a used or second hand car, what will be your main
concerns? What are the most important factors to consider if you wish to
buy a used car?

I find myself asking these same type of questions when I was faced with a
limited budget and a need to change to a newer, but used or second hand
car to cut down on initial investment costs.

I have read from one car club for motoring enthusiasists that it should
be the age of the car. Briefly, this car club recommended that I spend
the most time to look out for a car that was about 3 years old to get the
best value out of a used car which still looks good and has depreciation
factored into it.

But essentially was that the main factor I should be concerned about when
hunting for a good used second hand car?

Are there more important factors I should rightly spend more time to look
at if I am looking for a used or second hand car?

Indeed, I was not too surprised when I read a report from the Monash
University Traffic Research Centre and supported by the RACV, Traffic
Accident Centre and several other motoring clubs that for anyone looking
for a used car, the most important criteria in determining the selection
of a used car is not its age, but is the safety the used car provides the
driver and the people on the road!

In the world's largest crash study conducted in 2006 (and updated
recently in mid July 2007), results assessed the performance of 305
vehicle models in more than 1.7 million crashes in Australia and New
Zealand from 1987 to 2004.
From the study, it is now possible to have a good understanding of how
each car model correlated to its age would perform with regards to its
crashworthiness (how much protection the vehicle provides the driver in a
crash) and aggressivity (how badly the vehicle is likely to harm other
road users, including pedestrians and cyclists, in a crash).

By means of this study, if you are looking for a used car in Australia
and New Zealand, it will be possible for you to have a general assessment
of the protection the used car model will provide you as well as the
potential harm it can cause to other road users in a crash.

Dr Newman who led the study reported that of the 305 vehicle models
assessed, 87 provided an above average level of driver protection and 72
provided a below average level of driver protection in a crash.

With this report, it is now possible for you to check the make of your
car and the model against the report to have a quick understanding of its
car crashworthiness and aggressivity.

Further if you are in Australia and if you agree that the aspect of car
safety is or paramount importance to you, then before you make a decision
to buy any used car, check the make of your car and the model against
this Used Car Safety Ratings (UCSR) report.

From this report there are clear indications of some superior makes and
models that are standout cars, and where safety is your consideration, it
will be wise to give a lot more consideration to these cars when you
purchase your next used car.

				
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