Tips & Advice

Finance is far from a one size-fits-all industry and here at Sydney City Prestige we understand this better than most.

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Disclaimer: The stamp duty that applies to your vehicle of choice varies from state to state. The rate of duty is determined by the dutiable valuable of your vehicle. Commonly, the dutiable value of your new vehicle is the list price including options, GST and luxury car tax (LCT) if applicable. The dutiable value of a used vehicle is the greater of the purchase price or market value. Rates of duty listed apply to private passenger vehicles and this calculator is provided a guide only. Please consult your local State Revenue Office for the exact amount payable.

Sydney City Prestige Advice.

Friendly Finance Deals

At Sydney City Prestige you will be assigned one of our brokers who will take complete ownership of you as a client, from the initial phone call right through to the point of delivery and beyond, you will deal with one person. There are no call centres or dozens of departments who can only answer one question each, your broker will be the only person you need to speak to. Even after you’ve picked your car our brokers will keep in touch and will only ever be a phone call away if you need them.

Competitive Offers

We aren’t tied to anyone bank so we work to find the best deal available across our portfolio of lenders, and because of the buying power our clients give us we can secure you rates and packages that you can only dream of getting from your own bank. In fact let us know who you bank with and we will show you how much you can save by not going direct to them yourself.

Car Finance for You

Finance is far from a one‐size-­fits-­all industry and here at Sydney City Prestige we understand this better than most. The first thing we will do is get an idea of who you are and what you want or need from your contract. The more we find out, the more we can assist in finding you the most suitable finance package. Whether you just need the lowest repayment or want a flexible contract that allows you to exit early without payments, whether its for business or pleasure we’ll be sure to find you the perfect package.

Choose the car you want

With our broad spectrum of lender you have the freedom to go and find the car you want from where you want. We can help to finance new cars, used cars, dealer sales, private sales, boats, motor bikes, government on road costs, stamp duty… the list goes on, so just tell us what you want and we’ll do all we can to get you the finance.

Quick and Easy

With a complete understanding of the acceptance criteria of our lenders we can gain pre‐approvals within 20 minutes for you, full approvals in as little as an hour and can settle within 24 hours. So your next car could be closer than even you thought possible.

Friendly Finance Deals
Competitive Offers
Car Finance for You
Choose the car you want
Quick and Easy

At Sydney City Prestige you will be assigned one of our brokers who will take complete ownership of you as a client, from the initial phone call right through to the point of delivery and beyond, you will deal with one person. There are no call centres or dozens of departments who can only answer one question each, your broker will be the only person you need to speak to. Even after you’ve picked your car our brokers will keep in touch and will only ever be a phone call away if you need them.

We aren’t tied to anyone bank so we work to find the best deal available across our portfolio of lenders, and because of the buying power our clients give us we can secure you rates and packages that you can only dream of getting from your own bank. In fact let us know who you bank with and we will show you how much you can save by not going direct to them yourself.

Finance is far from a one‐size-­fits-­all industry and here at Sydney City Prestige we understand this better than most. The first thing we will do is get an idea of who you are and what you want or need from your contract. The more we find out, the more we can assist in finding you the most suitable finance package. Whether you just need the lowest repayment or want a flexible contract that allows you to exit early without payments, whether its for business or pleasure we’ll be sure to find you the perfect package.

With our broad spectrum of lender you have the freedom to go and find the car you want from where you want. We can help to finance new cars, used cars, dealer sales, private sales, boats, motor bikes, government on road costs, stamp duty… the list goes on, so just tell us what you want and we’ll do all we can to get you the finance.

With a complete understanding of the acceptance criteria of our lenders we can gain pre‐approvals within 20 minutes for you, full approvals in as little as an hour and can settle within 24 hours. So your next car could be closer than even you thought possible.

Top 10 Tips on How To Get A Premium Price For Your Car.

1. Get detailed about the detailing

Just like selling your house, the cheapest way to add value to a car is to clean it thoroughly. Seems obvious, but we don’t always notice the grime on something we see every day. Also sprinkle baking soda on the carpets and cloth seats, then vacuum it up to remove odours you might not smell but potential buyers will. Arm & Hammer recommends waiting at least 15 minutes before turning on the vacuum, “or longer for strong odours.” If you’re a smoker, that can mean letting it sit overnight – and not smoking in the car for at least a week. You can scrub your floor mats, but if they still look bad, replace them. Clean out the glove box, removing everything but the owner’s manual. While you’re cleaning the windshield, make sure the windshield wipers are in good condition and that they function properly. If they don’t, it’s a sign that other parts of the vehicle may also have been neglected.

2. Let there be more light

Make sure all the lights work. Do your headlights, taillights and brake lights work? How about the dome light (which illuminates the interior when you open the door)? Map lights? Do you have a vanity mirror that lights up? Your headlight covers can yellow with age. Instead of replacing the entire headlight, spend less than $20 on products like the 3M Headlight Restoration System. While they won’t make your headlights look like new, they’ll go a long way to clearing up the cloudiness. Plus, your headlights will shine brighter than before.

3. Be solid on your fluids

Knowledgeable buyers are not only going to check the oil level to make sure you have enough, but also whether it’s bright and clean – because long-term driving with low or old oil means years off the life of the engine. If necessary, top off the other fluids and like the windshield washer fluid (front and back).

4. Treat your tyres

If you paid for a car wash and the tires aren’t glistening, get out that box of baking soda. Add just enough water to make a paste, use a scrub brush to rub it in, and let it sit for a few minutes. Rinse it off and marvel at the results. Also visit a petrol station to properly inflate those tyres.

5. Check the “check engine” light

The light could mean a costly problem, like a bad catalytic converter, or it could be something minor, like a loose petrol cap. Ask your trusted mechanic to diagnose the problem if the “check engine” light is on and make the needed repair.

6. Remove scratches and dings

Getting rid of scratches on a car’s finish isn’t easy. It’s so complicated that many mechanics develop a step-by-step guide. Forget about DIY dent repair. If you’re not adept at it, you could make the problem worse. If you have anything more than minor scratches and dings, take the car to an expert.

7. Gather your records

Neatly order the maintenance and repair invoices you had stashed in your glove box. Didn’t keep meticulous records of your repairs? Pay for a report yourself and show it off. These services are usually used by buyers who want to check a used car’s history of accidents, recalls and repairs, try carfacts.com.au

8. Set the price

Now that your car looks and smells as nice as possible, it’s time to settle on an asking price. Don’t depend solely on Redbook. Check sites like eBay, Carsales and other online classified ads to see what cars like yours are fetching where you live. Always ask for more than you’ll settle for, as buyers love to negotiate.

9. Write the ad

Now you have to promote your vehicle. Carsales offers an incredibly detailed list of do’s and don’ts for writing an ad that can serve as your guide and they also offer 10 tips for writing an effective online ad for your car. One of those tips: Be honest about repairs.

10. Take buyers out for a spin

Before you let a prospective buyer take a test drive, take yourself for a test drive and practice describing your car. When it comes to the test drive with the potential buyer you chauffeur them yourself at first. Emphasize the car’s features – fine leather, a smooth ride, excellent speakers. Without coming on too strong, let no selling point of your vehicle go unnoticed.

What are your tips for selling a used car and getting the price you want? Share them on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/sydneycityprestige

1. Get detailed about the detailing
2. Let there be more light
3. Be solid on your fluids
4. Treat your tyres
5. Check the “check engine” light
6. Remove scratches and dings
7. Gather your records
8. Set the price
9. Write the ad
10. Take buyers out for a spin

Just like selling your house, the cheapest way to add value to a car is to clean it thoroughly. Seems obvious, but we don’t always notice the grime on something we see every day. Also sprinkle baking soda on the carpets and cloth seats, then vacuum it up to remove odours you might not smell but potential buyers will. Arm & Hammer recommends waiting at least 15 minutes before turning on the vacuum, “or longer for strong odours.” If you’re a smoker, that can mean letting it sit overnight – and not smoking in the car for at least a week. You can scrub your floor mats, but if they still look bad, replace them. Clean out the glove box, removing everything but the owner’s manual. While you’re cleaning the windshield, make sure the windshield wipers are in good condition and that they function properly. If they don’t, it’s a sign that other parts of the vehicle may also have been neglected.

Make sure all the lights work. Do your headlights, taillights and brake lights work? How about the dome light (which illuminates the interior when you open the door)? Map lights? Do you have a vanity mirror that lights up? Your headlight covers can yellow with age. Instead of replacing the entire headlight, spend less than $20 on products like the 3M Headlight Restoration System. While they won’t make your headlights look like new, they’ll go a long way to clearing up the cloudiness. Plus, your headlights will shine brighter than before.

Knowledgeable buyers are not only going to check the oil level to make sure you have enough, but also whether it’s bright and clean – because long-term driving with low or old oil means years off the life of the engine. If necessary, top off the other fluids and like the windshield washer fluid (front and back).

If you paid for a car wash and the tires aren’t glistening, get out that box of baking soda. Add just enough water to make a paste, use a scrub brush to rub it in, and let it sit for a few minutes. Rinse it off and marvel at the results. Also visit a petrol station to properly inflate those tyres.

The light could mean a costly problem, like a bad catalytic converter, or it could be something minor, like a loose petrol cap. Ask your trusted mechanic to diagnose the problem if the “check engine” light is on and make the needed repair.

Getting rid of scratches on a car’s finish isn’t easy. It’s so complicated that many mechanics develop a step-by-step guide. Forget about DIY dent repair. If you’re not adept at it, you could make the problem worse. If you have anything more than minor scratches and dings, take the car to an expert.

Neatly order the maintenance and repair invoices you had stashed in your glove box. Didn’t keep meticulous records of your repairs? Pay for a report yourself and show it off. These services are usually used by buyers who want to check a used car’s history of accidents, recalls and repairs, try carfacts.com.au

Now that your car looks and smells as nice as possible, it’s time to settle on an asking price. Don’t depend solely on Redbook. Check sites like eBay, Carsales and other online classified ads to see what cars like yours are fetching where you live. Always ask for more than you’ll settle for, as buyers love to negotiate.

Now you have to promote your vehicle. Carsales offers an incredibly detailed list of do’s and don’ts for writing an ad that can serve as your guide and they also offer 10 tips for writing an effective online ad for your car. One of those tips: Be honest about repairs.

Before you let a prospective buyer take a test drive, take yourself for a test drive and practice describing your car. When it comes to the test drive with the potential buyer you chauffeur them yourself at first. Emphasize the car’s features – fine leather, a smooth ride, excellent speakers. Without coming on too strong, let no selling point of your vehicle go unnoticed.

What are your tips for selling a used car and getting the price you want? Share them on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/sydneycityprestige