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DABAS: Past blog index.

Archived index of –  the past timeline of DABAS blog pages.


Welcome to the DABAS websites blog’s content shortcuts page.

As DABAS’s published blog articles numbers grow, we thought all the past main blog titles and headings deserved a dedicated page of links for your ease of navigation to an interesting article that may suit your car buying needs. This index of DABAS blog content is of past published DABAS blog articles – updated regularly – to find this month’s most recent DABAS blog articles please scroll to the bottom of the main website’s homepage.

# Please note; information mentioned on these pages is to be considered as a general-in-nature summary; all information and advice mentioned may be outdated or superseded by the time of your reading of these pages; all information will be confirmed at the time of your transition to becoming a client of DABAS. As clients have individually tailored needs for their DABAS automotive buying journey, information mentioned on these pages should be considered as a basic guide and general summary. Information on this page can be discussed and clarified – if needed – upon your transition to becoming a client of DABAS.

DABAS offers flexible personal assistance to clients on their car-buying journey tailored to suit their individual budgetary needs. DABAS services can be delivered in a vast variety of ways, including – but not limited to –  phone consultation/s, Zoom meetings, research emails, research links, LMCT yard email link referrals, even face-to-face meetings at a car-yard/s, in the cafe at an LMCT car-yard or at the café of a leading Melbourne automotive auction house; even in your home if required. The choice is totally yours pending personal needs and the urgency timelines of being behind the wheel of your next car. DABAS services are offered flexibly – as stages in a journey – you pick what stage of your journey you may need DABAS’s assistance – maybe?, the full journey, or – just vehicle selection/clarification?, or – just a car-yard buffer zone, help with the yard process?

The Blog articles are listed from the newest archived articles to the oldest.

Please click on the highlighted link of the past Blog title you would like to read,

Keep in mind that when looking at buying a brand-new MY19 or MY20 vehicle, as with any big decision, it’s best to do research before stepping a toe into an LMCT dealership; DABAS can assist by doing this for you, looking at factors such as fuel economy, safety, technology, servicing schedules and costs, plus added extras that may all help in your final purchase decision, as each vehicle’s variant in the model range is usually available with progressing arrays of added inclusions that may suit your personal needs to a tee. Comparing new cars solo by yourself can be very time-consuming, and at times confusing, but with DABAS’s assistance the modest service fee charged for our assistance will have been well worth it when you get behind the wheel of your ideal dream car, knowing the vehicle suits your lifestyle and hip pocket, both now and in the long run!

We hope you find this DABAS information index page an interesting read. Hopefully, It may even shine some light on information that assists you in selecting a suitable vehicle for your personal car-buying selection journey.

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Have a great day, Cheers, DABAS.

Thank-you for visiting.

Post COVID-19 restrictions: future car buying and COVID-19.

The best brand-new car warranties in 2021.

Heading off? cut the cost of our trip.

Ten brand-new automatic cars under $20,000.

MY21 delays?  here are twenty + late model used cars to consider.

Tips for regional holiday travel in 2020-2021.

Melbourne’s C19 restrictions easing 2020; Melbourne’s automotive industry’s new C19 normal.

Covid19 restrictions 2020; The 10 secrets to successful car cleaning.

Covid19 restrictions 2020; “Time travel” anyone? during the stage4 Melbourne C19 lockdowns.

Covid19 restrictions 2020; Car ownership, the perfect Covid19 social distance bubble

C19 restrictions mid 2020;  Don’t forget to look after your car too! during these Covid19 times.

Early to Mid 2020;  Holden farewell and thanks for the memories.

February 2020; Australia’s best selling small SUV  “The Mitsubishi ASX” updated for 2020.

January 2020; KIA, its new small SUV – The MY20 KIA Seltos range.

December 2019; Tips for a safe holiday road trip.

November 2019; Four popular brand-new cars priced under $20,000

October 2019; Buying a late model used car, FYI – something to think about.

September 2019; The new model MY19 Toyota RAV4 range includes a Hybrid!

July 2019; The MY19 Mitsubishi Triton range has a DUAL-CAB ute with AEB under $36.3k

June 2019; Ten very popular “privately funded” MY19 vehicles

May 2019; The updated MY19 Ford Ranger variants

May 2019; Ten of the best selling vehicles of early 2019.

April 2019; Three things to consider when buying a used-Hybrid Vehicle.

April 2019; Five popular Hybrid vehicles – from $24,000

March 2019; Environmentally minded cars.

March 2019; Brand-new car warranties in 2019

February 2019; The NEW model MY19 KIA Cerato Hatch – modern safety for “under $21k”

February 2019;  The MY19 ISUZU MU-X – Tow 3000kg for “under $43k”!

January 2019;  Five heavy-load towing vehicles – without a tray

January 2019; FYI: Towing safely – some things to be aware of.

December 2018; Feature: Xmas road-trip safety tips.

December 2018; FYI: 5 small used cars – under 14k – as a first car?

November 2018; Focus on: A brand-new SUV for under 25k – The MY19  ASX ES.

November 2018; FYI: An easy way to help keep your car safe.

November 2018;  Focus on: Five popular used SUV’s – for a $15,000 budget

October 2018; Focus on: The 2018 – upgraded – brand new Mazda 3 range.

October 2018; 3 things to consider when trading in – or – selling your previous car.

October 2018; Focus on – The recently launched brand-new 2018 Holden Equinox range.

September 2018; Focus on – The brand-new 12th generation 2018 Corolla hatchback range.

September 2018; What car safety acronyms do you get included V. your budgets dollar.

September 2018; Car safety: LDW, LKA, ACC – what do they mean?

August 2018; A brand-new 7-seater option? – The (August) 2018 Mazda CX-9.

August 2018; Used-car: The Toyota Kluger 7-seater, 2014 update.

August 2018; Car safety acronyms: BSM and RCTA – what do they mean?

July 2018; On Sale: The 11th Generation Toyota Corolla.

July 2018; The DABAS journey : To buying a brand-new – or – loved used car

July 2018; Focus on: The brand-new 2018 Kia Cerato sedan

July 2018; 20 Thoughts:  to consider when buying a car

June 2018; EOFY Sales: AEB will it seal your EOFY deal? and what is AEB anyway?

June 2018; On EOFY sale: The 2018 Hyundai Kona

June 2018; New car focus: The 2018 Honda CR-V

June 2018; On Sale: The Current Honda HR-V

May 2018; News: Ford Australia updates to a 5 year unlimited km warranties

May 2018; featured Dabas client request: A wheelchair accessible vehicle; Sales and rentals

May 2018; new era dawns: Holden new 2018 ZB Commodore range.

May 2018; used-car focus: The VE to VFII SERIES Commodore journey.

April 2018; warranties: Are they 2018’s new-car purchases deciding factor.

April 2018; used car focus: The Subaru Impreza AWD: 2012 to 2016.

April 2018; on sale this week: Small city car-KIA Picanto.

April 2018; is it time to update your car? Some general tips.

Easter 2018; holiday car travel tips.

March 2018; new-car deals: 2017 plated stock.

March 2018; why servicing log books (history) on a used car are very important.

February 2018; a brand-new? – Or used-car? – It’s your choice.


February 2018; Hello Melbourne, welcome to DABAS’s new & updated website . . . with a blog.

We hope this page has been helpful in navigating our blog articles archives.

At DABAS we know that buying a brand-new or low kilometre used-carcan be one of the biggest purchases in your life.  We look forward to having a chat when the need arises for you to updateinto your next car; helping you to assess your personal car-safety requirements and car-buying needs to suit your lifestyle, and most importantly: Your set specified car-buying budget!

To contact DABAS to discuss your needs     please click here

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Have a great day, regards – DABAS.

Enjoy your new-car!

Please note: All information mentioned in these blog post’s are to be considered as a very general-in-nature summary; information mentioned in these blog pages may be outdated or superseded by the time you read it.

DABAS: specialising in personal service and drive-away brand-new or used car deals.

Buying a car? Confused with the process? YOU don’t know where to start? Do YOU need help? DABAS can help YOU – with one of our personally tailored car-buying advocacy services we can put a third-party buffer zone between you and the car yard. With one of DABAS's face-to-face car-buying assistance packages, we can help YOU buy your next car cheaper, wiser, less stress whilst saving money! We come to you, face to face consultations, servicing the inner Melbourne and metro region. Whatever roads your lifestyle journey takes you on, DABAS can help you find a car to travel those roads. Please contact DABAS If we can be of assistance in your car-buying journey, for some helpful tips and information scroll to the DABAS blog post’s below, Thanks for visiting; have a great day, Tim