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Highlights from this weeks' used car advertisements

Motor Traders Network posted a discussion 2 months ago
We scour used car advertisements for your entertainment. Here's some highlights from this week. "The car is still in very good conditions... The bull bar is bended cause I hit a tree"...
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How to inspect a used car

Motor Traders Network posted a discussion 2 months ago
Here's some tips on what to look for when inspecting a used car. Some of these problems are minor, some could be major. The advice here can help you decide on the value of the car and whether you...
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How to choose a cheap used car

Motor Traders Network posted a discussion 2 months ago
When you are looking for a cheap car to buy, you also want one that will be cheap to maintain. The following advice will help you choose a model that requires minimal regular maintenance....
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Top 5 tips for selling a used car

Motor Traders Network posted a discussion 2 months ago
As avid watchers of car classifieds (event when not buying or selling) we see lots of mistakes when people are selling used cars. Here are our top 5 tips: 5. Don’t overprice As they...
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BMW E36 3 series buyer's guide (Australia)

Motor Traders Network posted a KB article 7 months ago
BMW Australia launched the E36 3 series in May 1991. The range initially comprised of the four-door sedan with 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine (318i) and two six-cylinder models - the 320i (2...
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BMW E46 3 series buyer's guide (Australia)

Motor Traders Network posted a KB article 7 months ago
The new 3 series models were introduced from August 1998 with the 318i and 323i arriving first, followed closely by the 328i. Only the 4-door sedan body was offered initially, and E36 hatches,...
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This week's worst classified advertisement photos

Motor Traders Network posted a discussion 7 months ago
When advertising a used car for sale, it's important to put your best foot forward. These people did the opposite. Taking photos of your car in the dark is usually not recommended. Here's why:...
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Don't overestimate the value of low mileage

Motor Traders Network posted a discussion 11 months ago
It always amazes and amuses us when we come across a used car for sale where the seller believes that because their vehicle has very low mileage that it deserves a very high sale price. Maybe if...
Motor Traders Network posted a reply 9 months ago 1

Why are people still trying to sell their recalled BMWs?

Motor Traders Network posted a discussion 12 months ago 1
Given that BMW has recalled a significant amount of the late 1990s/early 2000s 3-Series (E46), it surprises us that there are still many for sale. We decided to do a random check on cars...
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A used car seller with no idea?

Motor Traders Network posted a discussion 12 months ago
We came across this listing for a 2002 Mercedes-Benz on Carsales today, and it's so bad that we had to share. What first got our attention was that this 18-year-old car was being offered for $14...
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Beware used cars that have had recent work done

Motor Traders Network posted a discussion 1 year ago
A used car that has recent repairs or maintenance may seem more attractive than others, but beware that sometimes recent work can mean that there is a major problem with the car that the seller does...
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Australian Car Industry Greatest Moments: Holden Adventra v Ford Territory

Motor Traders Network posted a discussion 1 year ago
In the early 2000's both Holden and Ford were furiously working on new models to get their piece of the growing crossover market. Holden invested $125 million on developing their challenger and...
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Selling tips: why are you selling your car?

Motor Traders Network posted a discussion 1 year ago
We have seen some strange reasons for selling listed in used car advertisements. Here's a couple of our favourites... "I just purchased the car for my partner but she can't drive a manual so its...
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New Youtube channel for Aussie car enthusiasts

Motor Traders Network posted a discussion 1 year ago
We recently came across a new Australian Youtube channel that has grown very quickly, obviously meeting the demand for more content on Australian cars. I guess a lot of us are getting a bit bored...
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Using the best photos when selling your used car

Motor Traders Network posted a discussion 1 year ago
Photos are a very important part of any used car advertisement. They are the first impression you make on a potential buyer. Here are our top five tips: 1. Remove personal items Potential...
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The importance of price research and knowing when to reduce your price

Motor Traders Network posted a discussion 1 year ago
There's an uncommon BMW model that I've been watching on the used car market for some time and it's a good example of the importance of researching the market value when listing a used car for sale...
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An example of over-pricing, poor descriptions and selling an unregistered vehicle

Motor Traders Network posted a discussion 1 year ago
We've posted elsewhere about the importance of not over-pricing, good descriptions, and also how hard it can be to sell an unregistered car. Over the last month we've watched a good example of...
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More used car quotes

Motor Traders Network posted a discussion 1 year ago
Seller: "Very sad to see this car go. Looked after like a baby..." In the same advertisement that this seller says they have looked after their 2003 BMW 3-Series like a baby and had it serviced...
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Best quotes from today's used car listings

Motor Traders Network posted a discussion 2 years ago
We scour the classifieds for the most entertaining used car descriptions. Here's the best from today's listings... Found this in a listing for a 2005 BMW 320i: "Seat belt sign and air bag sign...
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Run-flat tyres in the 1970s?

Motor Traders Network posted a discussion 2 years ago
Like me, you may have thought that run-flat tyres were a fairly new invention, that became popular with BMW models in the 2000's. However, while looking through some motoring magazines from the...
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The car of the future will be advertising-supported

Motor Traders Network posted a discussion 3 years ago
You’ve seen it before on the Internet, some sort of service where you can either pay for it or get it free if you don’t mind seeing some advertisements. Well, the car of the future might be the same...
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Volvo S40/V40 buyer's guide (Australia)

Motor Traders Network posted a KB article 8 years ago
The S40/V40 range was released in Australia in February 1997 and was initially available with a 2.0-litre normally-aspirated engine. Buyers could choose base or SE specification. The SE pack...
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