Want to Buy a Car?

Welcome to New Zealand. Travelling with a car is an ideal option to discover amazing NZ. It would help you to get rid of the city and reach most beautiful nature spots. Here’s some information for travellers to buy their own car and get ready to go.

Where to buy: We recommend you to buy it in Auckland before you go travel. In here you will have much more options and easy to find a budge cars than others.  
Local market: Auckland City Car Fair and Car market (Sunday).
Online: Trademe.co.nz; Facebook groups/market

Buy with local dealer: If you don’t know too much about cars, it would be the easiest way to get your own car. They will help you to check conditions and help you to finish most of paper works.

Buy with personal seller: If you have limited budgets, purchasing with personal seller would be a good choice. But you might need some technique acknowledge of cars, and check legality on your own.

Pre-purchase services: Before purchasing a car, you can ask for doing pre-purchase inspections by AA, VTNZ or other three party car checking services. They will help you to check its conditions.
Useful NZTA website: Buying-and-Selling-A-Vehicle

Insurance & Legality: To drive a car in New Zealand, you have to have a valid driving license and must be at least 16 years old.  Your car must have a current warrant of fitness (WoF) and registration (Rego).

There are several insurance companies in New Zealand and you can choose the one that suits your requirements. Although it is not mandatory to have car insurance, having at least Third-party car insurance to afford the expensive costs of being in a road accident is recommended.

The information on this page is intended to be for reference and general information purposes only. It does not purport to be comprehensive nor to other professional advice.