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MY2024 Brand-new vehicle supply – stabilizing well.

Hello readers, hoping that 2024 is treating you well. In the market for a brand-new car? Sit tight and read on … Finally, the Melbourne brand-new car market in 2024 is turning in your favour. MY 2024 vehicle supply and delivery times are stabilizing well; could we see the return of major EOFY drive away discount deals by June 2024? Some say car dealers allegedly have a well-earned reputation for unscrupulous behaviour, and now as the market emerges from a long post COVID 19 lockdown hangover that previously caused long production delivery delays for many of our popular automotive brands […]

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Popular brand-new MY23 cars and their likely delivery times.

Hello readers, Hoping all is going well as 2023 progresses. So, you’re wanting a brand-new MY23/24 car? Well, you may be surprised to hear that waiting times for some popular brand-new cars here in Melbourne – and around Australia – can now be longer than any of us ever imagined prior to the covid-19 lockdowns. Demand for new vehicles is extremely high; delivery times for Australia’s favourite models continue to increase as the automotive industry struggles with this high demand amid continuing production shortages and supply constraints. Indeed, some LMCTs have also reported the unprecedented shipping delays due to quarantine […]

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Top tips for car purchasing.

Things to consider when buying a car DABAS Blog post: Hello Readers, DABAS hopes all is going well for you. After 2020’s and 2021’s C19 lockdowns here in Melbourne, many people now may be thinking of updating their car. With that in mind, DABAS will share with you some general-in-nature tips that are worth considering when buying your next car, whether it is a MY22 or MY23 brand-new model vehicle, or a quality LMCT late-model used vehicle. If then you consider these tips before rushing in to purchase your next car may help you find a car to suit your […]

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What needs servicing on an Electric Vehicle?

DABAS Blog post : What needs servicing on an electric vehicle. Hello readers, hope all is going well as Melbourne continues to emerge from C19 hibernation. Today’s modern electric cars are gaining popularity with inner metropolitan Melbourne new car-buyers that have access to off street garage parking – with a power point. With that in mind, lets have a generalized look at what the suggested service regime for an electric car (EV) is. Today’s modern electric vehicles (EV’s) may be at the forefront of powertrain technology choices when you’re choosing a brand-new MY22 vehicle, but did you realise apart from […]

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

DABAS blog 2021 Post restrictions: Future 2021 car buying and COVID-19. Hello readers, hoping all is going as well as possible. During the continuing varied C19 lockdowns here in Melbourne and around Australia. The automotive sales arena has been severely impacted – by past and current – C19 restrictions. Now, with having endured the continuing lockdowns and worldwide production delays, most new car buyers are being affected. Many even found this before these most recent lockdowns, having experienced delivery delays and the widely reported increases in retail prices. On the bright side, your current car’s pending future sale or trade-in […]

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The best brand-new car warranties in 2021.

DABAS blog post; 2021, Car makers who offer the best Australian warranties in 2021. Hello readers, hope all is going well. After the recent year’s significant upheaval due to the C19 lockdowns, restrictions, and associated manufacturing delays worldwide; many people, when thinking of  updating their car, are now curious to know which vehicle manufacturer brands offer the best warranties, for their future motoring peace of mind. The good news is that, now in 2021, new-vehicle warranties are longer and more generous than ever, but which ones are the best?  Brand-new vehicle manufacturers in 2021 have some of the best warranties […]

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Heading off? cut the cost of your trip.

DABAS blog post early 2021, Heading off? cut the cost of your trip Hello readers. After Melbournians stayed close to home for most of the 2020 year due to Melbourne’s recent C19 ring of steel lockdowns, including the distance and regional postcode travel restrictions; a lot of us are now looking forward to the upcoming Easter school holidays. It seems some petrol companies may be eagerly awaiting Melbournians upcoming Easter road trips too, as It seems every holiday period in Melbourne the price of petrol can rise dramatically. Whilst DABAS cannot control petrol prices, we can offer some tips for […]

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

Dabas Blog early 2021: Ten brand-new automatic cars under $20k. Hello readers, as we embark into early 2021 and the new C19 normal, many people, pending their chosen occupation, are still mostly working from home. They may continue to do so under sufferance – or enjoyably into the future. Due to this new 2021 C19 normal, some people are avoiding public transport preferring to stay in their Covid19 free bubble. Melbourne car-buyers are re-evaluating their vehicle needs when updating a car or entering the new-car market for the first time, including their desired spending budget and size of new car. […]

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MY21 Delays? Here’s twenty+ late-model used cars to consider.

DABAS BLOG early 2021. MY21 delivery delays?  Here’s twenty+  late-model used cars to consider. Hello Readers, welcome to 2021 in Melbourne. After the c19 lockdowns in 2020 limited your movements to inspect vehicles at LMCT caryards, restrictions are now eased, a new C19 normal in place and you have decided to buy a new car. Fantastic, how exciting. Whether it is an upsize, downsize, update or your very first car purchase, you need to decide whether you will go for a new car or a late model low-kilometre LMCT used car. Is one ultimately better than the other, or is […]

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Tips for regional holiday travel in 2020-21.

DABAS Blog: Tips for regional holiday travel in 2020-21. Hello readers, Xmas 2020 is just days away, and the summer school holidays are upon us once again. After most of this year here in CBD Melbourne under strict covid19 restrictions limiting or nullifying our road-trip travel plans we may have taken in a normal year: pre-covid19. Melbourne’s strict C19 restrictions have eased, thus allowing us to travel regionally once again, especially to our favourite regional holiday spot; maybe to family in other states, pending any current state border restrictions in place regarding your chosen destination/state. Before embarking on a road […]

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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