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The worst advice we ever heard about used cars on the Sunshine Coast

Posted: 1/06/2017

The worst advice we ever heard about used cars on the Sunshine Coast

Here at Sunshine Toyota we’ve talked to a lot of Sunshine Coast residents who’ve gotten some seriously bad advice when it comes to buying used cars on the Sunshine Coast. Here is some of the worst advice we have heard.

Mileage doesn’t matter for used cars on the Sunshine Coast

We have heard this one a thousand times. People buying used cars on the Sunshine Coast who believe that mileage doesn’t matter. Of course it does! Typically the more miles a car has, the shorter its life is likely to be.

While its true that one car with more mileage may be better than another car that has lower mileage, this is taken on a case by case basis- and we still recommend that you take mileage into consideration when buying a used vehicle.

The extra cost for a brand new car is worth it for the warranties alone

There’s something tempting about buying a brand new car, but it will cost you. One of the biggest mistakes we see people making is assuming that new car warranties make this extra expense worth it. The truth is that you can often find used cars on the Sunshine Coast just a year or two old that have valid warranties and there are protection plans available. At Sunshine Toyota we also offer a 3-month or 5,000km Statutory Warranty on all of our used cars. For your peace of mind, a lot of Sunshine Toyota’s used cars also come with 12-month Road Side Assist.

You can trust anyone when buying a reliable used car on the Sunshine Coast

Shopping for a used car on the Sunshine Coast can come with a lot of worry. We get people telling us all the time about bad experiences they have had with private sellers- and its no wonder, as you can’t be sure what you are going to get. The best thing about buying a used car from Sunshine Toyota is the vigorous checks all our vehicles must go through before they can be on our yard. We do a PPSR and REVS check to make sure:

  • The vehicle has not been stolen or written off
  • There is no flood or storm damage
  • There is no money owing on the car
  • The odometer has not been wound back
  • The registration, engine and Vehicle Identification Number (VIN/Chassis) numbers match up

Our factory-trained technicians then perform a 100 point inspection and the vehicle does not appear at our dealership until it has been given a guaranteed clean bill of health- how’s that for a reliable used car.

Sunshine Toyota’s used cars

At Sunshine Toyota we are committed to helping our guests avoid the most common mistakes. When you are searching for a reliable used car on the Sunshine Coast- we have got you covered and we have done all the hard work for you! We stock a huge of makes and models- not just Toyotas, so contact us at Sunshine Toyota to discuss your used car options or check out our ever changing used car stock.

Just some of Sunshine Toyota on the Sunshine Coast's advantages:

  • Toyota Access
  • Toyota Genuine Parts
  • Toyota Certified Advantage
  • Toyota Insurance Advantage
  • Toyota Fleet Specialist