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Australia's most affordable hybrid and electric cars
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20th Jun 2020
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Australia's most affordable hybrid and electric cars

The list of electric car and hybrid car options in Australia expands with every passing year, but their often prohibitive cost – particularly in the case of EVs – remains a major barrier to their uptake.
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Susannah Guthrie
Your instant asset write-off car questions for 2020, answered
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17th May 2020
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Your instant asset write-off car questions for 2020, answered

The instant asset write-off scheme was introduced in 2015 as a way of allowing small business to claim the depreciation amount (i.e. the amount of value something is likely to lose over time) of a work-related purchase like a car or a computer in one hit, rather than gradually over a multi-year period.
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Susannah Guthrie
Coronavirus and cars: Answering your commonly asked questions
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25th Apr 2020
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Coronavirus and cars: Answering your commonly asked questions

The global coronavirus pandemic has placed most of the world, including the auto industry, into a state of constant flux. As manufacturers raise their hands to create life-saving ventilators and car dealers brace for a sales slowdown, many consumers are left pondering the practical repercussions of mandated social distancing rules. And during a period of such great uncertainty, there's no such thing as a dumb question.
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Susannah Guthrie
Capped-price servicing explained: A guide to what's offered, what's covered and the limitations
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21st Mar 2020
4 min read

Capped-price servicing explained: A guide to what's offered, what's covered and the limitations

If you're in the market for a new vehicle, or even a used one, there are many things to consider, but one items sometimes overlooked is servicing. Aside from the inconvenience of taking a car to a dealer or mechanic, opaque and uncertain pricing has in the past made it the automotive equivalent of visiting the dentist — necessary, but unpleasant. For a while now, local distributors have tried to make things a little less gruelling by limiting, or sometimes eliminating, servicing costs.
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Derek Fung
Tips for applying for car finance
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1st Jan 2020
3 min read

Tips for applying for car finance

Chances are that when you’re buying a car, you’ll need some form of financing to help pay for it. Here are some tips that should help smooth the process a little. Note that in this piece we're not going to discuss the different types of financing that are available, that will be the topic of an upcoming article.
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Derek Fung