Buying and selling a car

There’s a lot to consider when you’re buying or selling a vehicle - luckily you can count on the AA’s motoring experts for tips and advice.

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8 December 2017

Buying on a budget

You can almost guarantee the lucky bugger(s) who win the lotto this weekend are going to buy a new car or three… If money were no object then most people know exactly what sort of car they would get. ... Read more

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24 November 2017

Trade in or private sale. What’s the best for me?

Many years, many memories (some good and some bad), but you’ve finally decided it’s time to say goodbye to your pride and joy and move onwards and upwards. Do you decide to make life easy and trade in... Read more


17 November 2017

Taking delivery of your new car

After years of settling for used vehicles, accepting the dents, scratches and stains, you might just find yourself in the financial position for your first car fresh off the lot. You’ve never been a p... Read more

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13 November 2017

Hybrid vs Electric

If you're interested in buying a new car with a focus on the latest fuel-efficient technology, then you're probably trying to choose between a hybrid, plug-in hybrid or an electric vehicle. They all h... Read more

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27 October 2017

What to look for when buying a used motorhome

For many Kiwis, dusting off the old tent from last summer and setting off on an adventure is the highlight of the year. Others absolutely dread waking up in a tent, and that’s where motorhomes come in... Read more

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20 October 2017

Buying a fresh Japanese import

When it comes to buying a new set of wheels, many Kiwis look no further than the used import market. Offering a wide variety of makes and models from the likes of Singapore, Australia, United Kingdom ... Read more

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11 October 2017

Finding a ute to suit

Choosing a ute isn’t an easy decision to make. In many ways, it’s tougher than picking out your average, everyday car. Not only do people want something big enough to carry their livestock, weekend ge... Read more

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29 September 2017

5 tips when buying from a dealership

Driving a new car can be a great experience in life. Walking into a dealership and buying one, on the other hand, can rank up there with public speaking and dentist visits in terms of fear and anxiety... Read more

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15 September 2017

The age-old debate of automatic vs manual

There’s a constant debate among drivers as to what transmission type performs best on the road – automatic or manual. There are some key differences between the features of manual and automatic transm... Read more

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8 September 2017

Buying a used electric vehicle

A switch to an electric vehicle (EV) can be a smart financial decision for drivers, not to mention a better choice for New Zealand’s clean, green image. Many drivers often tell us how an EV would fit ... Read more

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