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By lelcat 22 February 2013 29

Hello everyone, I want to buy a car from NSW (Sydney to be exact). I was just wondering how different it is than just buying one from the ACT. Do I just transfer the rego?

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dtc 2:46 pm 21 Mar 14

zorro29 said :

Yep, I bought a brand new car from Sydney and did the same thing (temp dealer plates) and still had to get an inspection and hand in a whole mess of paperwork before being registered. THEN they had the audacity to not give me the rego discount (as my car is a fuel efficient one) cos the ACT decide to rate the cars differently to the rest of the country….a**holes…

What rego discount? In the ACT you get stamp duty discount and its based on the Cth rating, but all cars have the same rego price

Indeed, my car had zero stamp duty, which meant a good $900 saving from the NSW price.

Albeit that I had to buy it in NSW as the ACT dealer was $1100 more expensive and he told me he couldnt go lower and I should just buy the car from Sydney. I suspect he thought I was lying about the Sydney price, but them’s the breaks (for him, since I wasnt lying). On the other hand, I have to go to Sydney to pick it up, but was going anyway.

zorro29 12:04 pm 21 Mar 14

Oh…in between my rant, it’s usually still worth buying a car elsewhere. Such a rip off in Canberra….we bought 2 of the same $40k plus cars at the same time and they pretty much offered us retail price. Thanks guys *sarcastic thumbs up

zorro29 12:03 pm 21 Mar 14

Holden Caulfield said :

MonarchRepublic said :

Depending on the age, you will need to have a vehicle ID check done.

tl;dr

A bit over 10 years ago I bought a brand new car from Sydney and drove it back on a 7-day RTA interim rego. I had to get the car inspected prior to getting it registered in the ACT.

Yep, I bought a brand new car from Sydney and did the same thing (temp dealer plates) and still had to get an inspection and hand in a whole mess of paperwork before being registered. THEN they had the audacity to not give me the rego discount (as my car is a fuel efficient one) cos the ACT decide to rate the cars differently to the rest of the country….a**holes…

gazket 5:46 pm 20 Mar 14

dragonswon7 said :

– Identity checks are performed 8am-1230pm, 130pm-330pm Mon-Fri (despite what the website says)

6 hour work days, must be great being a Government Mechanic.

gazket 5:43 pm 20 Mar 14

Why buy 2nd hand from Sydney ? Sydney cars sit in traffic constantly and boil there arses off .

dragonswon7 6:15 pm 19 Mar 14

Just thought I’d add my experience as I’ve read this thread a few times while going through the process of buying a car in a private sale from NSW. The car is under 10 years old.
– I got my inspection done at an auto shop (there is a long list on the CC website, looks like you can pretty much go anywhere in ACT). Cost $61.30
– As the vehicle is less than 10 years old and was not bought from a dealer it needs to be booked into Dickson for a vehicle identity check.
– Identity checks are performed 8am-1230pm, 130pm-330pm Mon-Fri (despite what the website says)

This makes it a little difficult living south side and working in Tuggeranong, but so be it. Life was never meant to be easy.

JimCharles 7:44 am 24 Feb 13

DavidL said :

There is an exception, I have bought three new cars over the last ten years via the web – discountnewcars – and the process can include final purchase through a Canberra dealer. The local salesman had never seen a car sold with that much discount and expressed extreme surprise.

The last car i bought in the UK was purchased online through a broker. They wouldn’t tell you which UK dealership it came from until after purchase (to protect the dealer’s public pricing), but it arrived within 7 days on the back of a truck and was rolled off onto the driveway, keys were handed over and they left me with it. Took about 5 minutes. Think the discount was something like 14%, plus there was no messing about with salesmen. Factory warranty was valid and you could then shop around for servicing.
The UK twin to Holden (Vauxhall) were generally used as fleet cars for sales reps….you could get a 27% discount on them if you bought a mid-range standard and weren’t fussy about the colour.

KB1971 7:05 am 24 Feb 13

JC said :

Rach_13 said :

I have recently done this with a second hand car (2006 build) took it to get cleared for rego, once cleared went and transfered it all to ACT. As it still had NSW rego on it I didnt have to do this straight away but I think they give you 3 months.

No they don’t. They give you 14 days to get the car inspected, any defects fixed and the rego transfered. Where the hell did you get 3 months from?

14 days for ACT registered vegicles or you will get an admin fee. 3 months for interstate vehicles.

DavidL 10:20 pm 23 Feb 13

NSW cars under a certain age, I think 5 years, do not need annual inspections. I have just renewed registration on a car bought in 2010. A real benefit if you mislay the reg papers, as I did, and all I had to do was talk to the RTA to get another billing number, get the greenslip on-line and pay, especially as NSW cars no longer need registration certificates on the windscreen, so I didn’t have to wait for a new registration certificate to finalise the reg. (I did still have to wait a couple of days for the reg certificate so as to add the receipt number as this is a legal requirement). I renewed reg on another car 2002 model in Oct/Nov last year which did require inspection.

I do live outside Canberra but would never buy a new car from Canberra given the behaviour of the local sales people who think they have the market locked in and won’t negotiate as much as interstate sellers (and also reneg on an agreed phone price the one time I did try to buy locally – Belconnen – major dealer). There is an exception, I have bought three new cars over the last ten years via the web – discountnewcars – and the process can include final purchase through a Canberra dealer. The local salesman had never seen a car sold with that much discount and expressed extreme surprise.

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