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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 model choices here in Melbourne, it seems obvious that some dealers are still trying to charge you – the car-buying public – inflated peak COVID 19 window sticker prices. Yes, it’s a fact that new and used cars were expensive during the last few years: COVID 19 lockdowns, car manufacturing industry recovery, shipping delays etc; because supply was tight, and demand was high. That situation is now doing a three-point turn-around as tough economic times begin to bite some households’ hip pockets, whilst at the same time factories are returning to full production capacity. Yes, a few brands are still having some supply issues with some models, but most Melbourne new car dealers now have well-stocked showrooms and are more willing to discount – than in the last few years – if you are a genuinely serious new-car buyer.

Keep in mind that one alleged car yard tactic to inflate the prices on models that are in short supply is to register a new car as a demonstrator, which then allows the dealer to sell it for much more than the manufacturer’s listed price. Also remembering that your manufacturer’s brand-new-car warranty’s time starts ticking down from the day of the vehicle’s first registration date. Whilst some manufactures have also increased their new car prices by 10% or more, the law of supply and demand will always prevail, and when there are more new cars in showrooms than buyers for them – which is starting to happen right about now – you will see a return to pre-COVID 19 drive-away discount deals on many popular makes and models. So, stay tuned Melbourne, we may even see the return of pre-COVID 19  EOFY drive away sales events on many popular brands and models as mid 2024 advances. Who remembers? Back in pre-COVID 19  2018 – the 10-page new- car EOFY drive away deals lift- outs here in Melbourne’s Friday Herald Sun newspaper; it certainly would be great for the car buying public to see that again soon.

So, when the time comes to update your car for a safer MY2024-25 brand-new car with a long warranty, or very recent late-model used car, perhaps a towing car or 4WD, DABAS knows that buying a car to suit your needs can be one of the biggest purchases in your life. DABAS offers flexible personal assistance to clients on their car-buying journeys, 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, face-to-face meetings at a car-yard/s, in the café at an LMCT car-yard or 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 at what stage of your journey you may need DABAS’s assistance: maybe the full journey, or just vehicle selection/clarification, or maybe just providing a car-yard buffer zone and help with the yard process.

We hope this “general-in-nature information” page has provided some useful information to assist you. By clicking on DABAS’s blog index link here you may find some guidance for your personal car-buying journey.

 Whatever roads your life journey takes you on,
DABAS can help you find a car to travel those roads.

Have a great day, Cheers, Tim.

Please note our disclaimer, as clients have individually tailored needs and stages on their DABAS automotive-buying journey, information mentioned on this – and all – DABAS blog pages are to be considered as a general-in-nature summary. Any vehicle pricing and advice on our pages is general in nature and can be discussed and clarified – if needed – relevant to the timeframe and date stamp of your transition to becoming a client of DABAS.

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