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5 Reasons To Buy A 4x4
Most people don't need any convincing that owning a 4x4 is absolutely awesome, but if you're still on the fence why you would need a 4x4 in your life, here are our top 5 Reasons To Buy A 4x4.
What To Consider When Buying An EV
There a quite a few things to consider before buying an electric vehicle. We've put together the 4 most important points so you know exactly what to think about!
3 Easy Steps To Financing A Pre-Owned Car
Pre-Owned cars are in high demand at the moment and with stock shortages for new cars not easing any time soon, you've got to outsmart the competition. That's why we've set up 3 steps to finance your next pre-owned car quick and easy.
Should I Buy A Repairable Write-Off
A repairable write-off is a vehicle that’s been assessed as a total loss but doesn’t meet the criteria for a statutory write-off. Therefore it can be repaired and re-registered again. But beware when shopping for a used vehicle that you know what you're getting into. We'll explain why.
Why There Are Limited Cars Available At The Moment?
Want a new car this year? Then you should order now! Have you driven past one of our stores lately and noticed a few empty spaces on the yard ? Across the Motorama dealerships, we are seeing a surge of demand across all model lines, in particular, utes
What Happens During Your Finance Application
When you apply for a car loan, there is a lot that has to be done on both sides. Paperwork, checks, calculations you name it. Many ask why it's taking so long and what actually happens during their finance application - let us explain!
Mitsubishi Introduces 10 Year Warranty & Capped Price Servicing
Mitsubishi has introduced Australia's first 10 year new car warranty and capped price servicing program to ensure more confidence than ever before.
Best Buy: Petrol v Diesel v Hybrid
If you’re thinking of buying a car, some standard questions you’ll find yourself wondering are “should I go for a new or pre-owned car?” and “do I have a preference of a make and model?”. But another thing to consider is what fuel goes in it, or if you want to drive on electricity. We've put your options against each other!
5 Simple Steps To Buying Your Car Online From Motorama Pre-Owned
It's now even easier to buy your next vehicle online from Motorama Pre-Owned, without having to leave the comfort of your own home. With Motorama Home Drive and our user friendly website you'll have your new car on your driveway in no-time!
Instant Asset Write-Off
Buying a car for your business this tax year? The instant asset write-off threshold has been increased and expanded. Get in before the end of this financial year to not miss out!
Everything You Need To Know About Car Depreciation
As far as large purchases go, a car, for most people, is typically second only to a house. But unlike a house, a car is a depreciating item. Some say it starts losing value the moment you drive it out of the showroom, but is that really true?
Auto v Manual for Open Roads or City Driving
It's the age old question: automatic or manual transmission? There are reasonable arguments for both options. So, your choice will depend on your personal needs and preferences. But what to look out for?
5 Secrets In a Car History
When considering to buy a pre-owned vehicle there are a few things you should definitely check out before you hand over the money. We've listed the 5 most important things to look for in a car history.
5 Hybrid Myths Busted
Mention hybrid at a birthday party and you can be sure there will be an 'expert' and got something to say. That's why we've put the 5 most common myths together and busted them one by one.
Guaranteed Future Value explained
It almost sounds too good to be true: a guarantee your car will have a certain value at the end of your lease period. Yet more and more manufacturers are offering this peace of mind. We'll explain how Guaranteed Future Value works.
Buying Used Tyres
We often get the question; if we sell second hand tyres to save on the price of new ones. Though it isn’t illegal to sell part-worn tyres and plenty of tyre shops do, we refrain from it
Nissan Future Value
Nissan Future Value is a tailored finance solution that lets you keep your options open at the end of your loan term.
Holden Guaranteed Value
Holden Guaranteed Value is a flexible finance solution that ‘Future Proofs’ the value of your Holden .
Toyota introduces Warranty Advantage
Toyota has started the new year with the announcement of their Warranty Advantage – a standard five year manufacturer warranty for all new Toyota vehicles sold from January 1, 2019.
5 + 1 reasons to buy a new Toyota Camry
The new Toyota Camry is a game-changing new vehicle – with new V6 options, as well as the economical hybrid versions. We looked at the top five reasons to get into the new sedan. Plus one extra after winning the multiple awards.
Best latest safety technology
Safety technology in cars has become drastically cheaper and more reliable over the years. What was once only available in the most luxurious cars is now standard in your everyday driver. We took a look at the best new safety technology that’s on the market.
Model Year, Build and Compliance Date: What is What
Let’s understand the difference between Model Year, Build and Compliance Date.
What to do in case of a recall
If you’re afraid that your car has been affected by a recall, but haven’t been contacted by your manufacturer, here are a few tips on what to do.
Sell your car: 3 Reasons to Sell to a Dealership
Doubting between selling your car privately or to a dealership? Here are three goods reason to consider the latter.
Buying a car: Private vs Dealership
Private sellers look like they have low prices compared to similar cars at a dealership. But are you getting the full story?
Payday Loans and your Credit Score
A few thousand dollars cash in hand in just a few minutes almost sounds too good, but payday lenders offer it without a hassle. What they don’t tell you is how using their services can hurt your credit score, with far reaching consequences.
Sell your car: 4 things hurting your car's value
We all want to take the best care of our cars. But did you know that there are hidden risks that could be damaging your car without you even knowing?
Top 3 reasons to buy a used hybrid vehicle
Hybrid vehicles are the more efficient way to drive. They offer tiny fuel figures and a cleaner footprint than a regular fuel powered car, and many are now hitting the used car market at reasonable prices. But why should you choose a used hybrid over its fuel-powered competition?
Sell your car: How to maximise your resale price
There are hundreds, if not thousands of vehicles just like yours. To get a good price for your car, you will need to not just stand out, but make your car desirable to potential buyers and make them want your car.
Sell your car: How to do it privately
If we haven’t been able to help you sell your car to us, we’ve got some tips to help you sell it yourself.
Hybrid v PHEV v EV: How To Go Electric
With petrol prices on the rise and nature taking a beating, this might be the perfect time to consider a hybrid, plug-in or electric vehicle. We’ll explain the differences and let you in on the pros and cons on going electric.
7 Things New Car Buyers Should Check
There are a lot of things you should be looking out for when buying a new car. We’ve compiled the 7 things you should definitely check before you sign the deal.
Holden introduces five year warranty
With the start of the new financial year Holden has announced the move to a permanent 5-year warranty for all new cars.
How To: Calculate your trade in value
The time has come to upgrade your car, and you’ve got your eye on a few options. But how can you work out how much your current car is worth?
Motorama Top Tech Tip: Autonomous Emergency Braking 101
Driving is conflated with going fast, but being able to stop as fast is just as important. We took a look at autonomous emergency braking.
Ford moves to 5 year/unlimited kilometre warranty across the range!
Ford has moved to one of the best unlimited kilometre warranties for new cars, now set at five years – with no exclusions for commercial vehicles.
Hidden freebies in your new car
All new cars have hidden benefits behind the sticker price. So what are you really buying?
Motorama Top Tech Tip: How to jump start your car
Have you ever come back to the car to find it won’t start? In our Top Tech Tip, we take you through how to jump start your car – so you can get back on the road!
The hottest utes coming to Motorama
Utes are big business, and high-end utes are even more of a draw to potential buyers. We took a look at some of the luxury performance utes coming soon.
Motorama Top Tech Tip: Unlocking your car
Your car is so smart, you don't even need to press a button to get into it anymore! But as Darrell explains, you have to keep your key safe to keep it working!
Motorama Top Tech Tip: Diesel Particulate Filters
Modern diesel engines are a lot cleaner now than when they were first used, but there are still particulates – or small fragments of harmful matter that doesn’t get burned off by the engine. That’s where the Diesel Particulate Filter comes in.
What to look for in 'End of Financial Year' offers
With tax time rolling around, June is often the best time to get into a new car. Manufacturers are keen to offer discounts on stock before the end of financial year, and buyers’ benefit from added bonuses thrown in.
Ute vs van: which work vehicle is the best?
Going to work and need a new car? We looked at whether utes or vans are the best vehicle for the job.
Choosing the right car for your business
Travelling for work – whether that’s to one site or across Queensland – will help to grow your business. But how do you know which vehicle is the right fit for your business?
Planning your ultimate caravan holiday
Heading out in the caravan or camper trailer these holidays? We've got the three most important things to make planning your ultimate caravan holiday a breeze! We've got the three hottest sites that let you plan your getaway without a hitch.
Should you change insurance?
Insurance isn’t interesting (until you have an accident!) But you could be saving money, by doing these quick checks!
What does a snorkel do?
If you are going off road, you’ve no doubt had dreams of decking out your 4WD with the best accessories for the tracks and trails. Snorkels are a great accessory to fit, but how do they work; and do you need one?
Best way to finance your new car
Buying a car is a big decision, and there’s a lot of money at stake – which most people don’t have on hand. We took a look at some of the options to get into your car.
Motorama Top Tech Tip: Around View Camera
Do you ever have trouble making it into a park easily? The around view camera gives you a 360-degree look around the outside of the car, including any obstacles that you might be headed for.
The five golden rules of used cars
Buying a used car, there are more checks to perform before you drive off. Here are the top five things that you need to look out for.
Basic towing definitions
Getting your vehicle set up for towing can help you out whether you need to move house, get out on the water in a boat or a jet ski or set up a holiday adventure on the road in a caravan. Learn about all the terms you need before you get hitched.
Is your car rideshare ready?
Now that it is legal in nearly all the states and territories, you might be thinking about setting up your vehicle for ridesharing. We took a look at the basics to help you out.
What does a diff lock do?
You might not know what everything on your car does, but we're here to help. We took a look underneath the floor to understand what a differential does for you, on road and off.
Buying a used 4WD
When you’re buying a second-hand 4WD, do you know what you’re looking for? Our buyers are always trading in 4WD’s – so we took it to them for some advice on the top 4 things to look out for to make sure you’re not getting a lemon.
Top 3 Common Car Myths
Some drivers swear they have the secret to make your car faster, more fuel efficient or to avoid certain mistakes. But is it all just a myth?
Five best new car technologies
In-car technology has come a long way from the humble radio and manual window winders. We took a look at some upcoming options that are currently in a few cars, and may make their way across the range.
Carrying your bike safely and legally
If you’ve bought a bike and want to cycle to work, or just outside of the usual neighbourhood streets, you can hitch your pushie to your car and find a bike path. But what are the rules around carrying your bike on your car?
Beginners guide to offroad vehicles
If you’re planning on heading off road, you want a vehicle that’s capable of handling anything that crops up.
Three most underrated features in a new car
When you go to buy a car, it’s always spruiked on the biggest and best features. The most underrated features aren’t always on the front page of the brochure, but are well worth looking for. We found the three most underrated features in a new car, so you can be on the look out on the lot.
Four hidden costs of a 'free' warranty
If you buy a vehicle from a motor dealer in Queensland, it doesn’t matter if it’s new or used – you’ll receive a warranty as part of your contract. Some dealerships will offer you an extended warranty, but what’s in the fine print?
The easiest way to renew your rego
If you own your own car, you have to shell out several hundreds of dollars to keep your car on the road. Save time when renewing, and get back on the roads quickly and easy.
What's a dealer demonstrator?
There are new cars, which are fresh out of a factory, and used cars that have been bought and driven by someone else at some point in the past. But what are demonstrator or ‘demo’ cars?
Interest free way to service your vehicle
When you put your car in to the mechanics – especially if it’s outside of its regular scheduled service – extra maintenance items on the car can shock you.
Best Buy: Manual or Auto?
Whether you want your car to be sporty or practical, something to show off or just to get you from A to B – your car is a personal choice.
A quick guide to spare tyres
Spare tyres are an important part of your car, and in days gone by, a fifth tyre was included in the price of your car.
The ultimate buyer's guide for your next car
There aren’t usually too many surprises when it comes to car surveys, with the same brands moving around the top positions between themselves.
Scrapping your car
If your car has gotten to the point where it’s no longer practical to repair, you might think about sending it to the scrapyard to get some money out of it.
What's behind a driveaway price?
Drive away, no more to pay’ prices make it easier for you to shop at a dealership; but what are you really getting when you sign up for a car with a set price?
6 easy ways to make your car look better
Your car may not be the latest and greatest any more, but it’d be crazy to go out and buy a new car every time your old car showed a little wear and tear. But if you want to make it look like new again, try these cost-effective ways to improve the look and feel of your car.
Holiday roadtrip on a budget
When you start planning a long drive with the family, most people will look at it as getting from A to B in as quickly, safely and hassle-free as possible.
What is Clear Title?
When you buy anything, especially a large purchase such as a car, you expect it to be yours entirely. But how do you know, especially if you’re buying second-hand from a private buyer, that the car they’re selling you is exactly what they say it is?
Protect yourself in a crash
Getting into a car crash can be stressful, never mind if it is serious enough to cause injuries. In order to give yourself and your passengers the best chance of staying safe, here’s a rundown of things to know in case of an accident.
When is the right time to change your car?
One of the biggest questions many car owners have is when the best time to transition to their next car is.
Everyday driving apps
Ever found yourself wondering “why isn’t there an app for that?” We have found 5 brilliant apps on the Australian app store that can help you get from A to B safely, on time and with a car spot!
Extending your fleet lifecycle
If your business is under pressure to reduce operating costs, it’s easy to look for short-term savings. If you have one or more business use vehicles, one of the perceived ways to do this is to extend the life of your vehicles, so that you can get some more use before the costly outlay of upgrading to cars or trucks.
Cooling off period explained
And with any big purchase, you should be allowed to change your mind if isn’t exactly as described. In Queensland, the cooling off period for cars may or may not apply if you buy a new or used, and can depend from whom you buy it.
Luxury Car Tax explained
Introduced in 2000 on the back of the GST, the Luxury Car Tax has found its way onto the receipt of countless customers who bought a car worth more than a certain amount.
How safe is your car at home?
With Queensland one of the worst states in Australia for car theft, and the Brisbane City local government area the worst hit in the state, are you doing all you can to keep your car safe?
5 Pro Tips for a dirt-free car
We’ve got 5 tips and tricks that you can use to ensure you reach all those hard to clean spots in your car. When you know the right tools to use (and most of them you probably already have around your house), these jobs suddenly get a whole lot simpler!
Protecting your car inside and out
Everybody wants to have a nice looking car. But life gets in the way and it isn’t always easy to keep your car clean, here are the most common problems and how to fix them.
Dash cams: Five things to know
Here’s the top 5 frequently asked questions about in-car cameras.
What, why and how much: Gap Insurance
While we can’t promise to make insurance exciting, we can give you everything you need to know on gap insurance.
Stress less teaching a learner driver
Here’s a list of everything you need to know before you hand your keys over to the youngest driver of the family.
Buying a hail damaged car
After a big storm, with hail and debris, the clean up often means sales as businesses try to get back on their feet. Car yards are no different. Slight damage can often represent good value on new or near-new cars – but what are you really getting into when you buy a car after a storm?
Capped Price Servicing 101
Having your car regularly serviced is one of the easiest ways to maximise its resale value down the track - not to mention keep it eligible for warranty.
Steps to a New Car Purchase
So, you’re in the market for a new car? Fantastic! But do you actually know what you get into when you decide on your new wheels?
The Importance of Window Tint
The functionality of the window tint is what is really important. Here is a list of the many positives of having window tint on your vehicle:
The differences between AWD and 4WD
When shopping for a vehicle, or even when owning a 4WD or AWD vehicle it’s important to know the differences so you know you’re buying the right car for your needs. In this article, we’re going to share the fundamental differences between 4WD and AWD.
4 Ways To Know When It Is Time To Trade Your Car
Maybe it’s rust that’s giving you difficulties, fading paint or engine troubles, whatever the reason, there always comes a time when you might be considering trading in your old faithful.
The best ute deals in 2016
Travel around Brisbane, utes are as common as any other car – even in the suburbs. But what’s the best ute for the family and the work site?
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