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Choosing the right car

Buying your first car - what do you need to think about? Is it just image or what you can afford? Other important factors to consider are:

Newer vehicles

On average those made since 1990, tend to give better protection to the driver and passengers, and so reduce the risk of being killed or injured in a crash.

Automatic vs manual

Automatics can be easier to drive and so reduce the workload on a driver, giving you more time to concentrate on the road and scan for the unexpected things that pop up.

NRMA Road Tests
Read road tests on a wide variety of cars on this NRMA website. You can also get information on NRMA services, such as Road Service in case your car breaks down.
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