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Old 02-11-2003, 03:32   #1 (permalink)
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government car auctions???

i'm interested in hearing some thoughts and experiences in purchasing an ex-fleet car at an autogroup.com.au auction. All i know is that you can inspect the cars, but can't test drive them, and there are no warranties. I am a bit nervous about the idea of paying money for something i haven't even driven.
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Old 02-11-2003, 03:38   #2 (permalink)
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Dont worry about it, most of the govt. fleet cars are current model with 40-50k on the clock, and are still under balance of new car warranty. So if there is something wrong, take it to a dealer to fix.

You can pick up some good bargains at the govt auctions.
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There's some cheap cars at the auctions. Very good buys to be had. For eg 2000 AU2 Forte's around $16 or $17k (last year). I've bought a few cars from the auctions (Pickles/Fowles), but nothing that new though. Most newer cars (from the fleets) are usually in good nick, and a hell of a lot cheaper than buying from a car dealer. As Road Warrior pointed out, if there's an issue with the car (low k's) the warranty usually covers it.
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thanks for the info. might check it out.
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Here is a mob that do weekly auctions

http://www.autogroup.com.au/catalogue/default.asp
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yeah Pickles have AU series 3 Futuras for 20 grand at the moment with 40 000 kms on the clock, that is a STEAL>
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