Looking for a new set of old wheels? CHOICE helps you check under the bonnet to avoid buying a bomb.
Not everyone has a mechanic mate to tag along when they're shopping for a second-hand car, but our advice is the next best thing. We'll show you how to bag a bargain, spot a lemon and dodge depreciation. And did you know you can check the safety ratings of older car models based on crash statistics? We'll show you how to do that, too.
The car experts
The CHOICE car experts have been doing this for years, so they know as much about older cars as they do about the latest models. Think of our team as your concerned mums and dads, helping you pick out your first VW Beetle or Ford Pinto. (Hint: don't buy the Pinto).
Test coordinator - Whitegoods
Director of Product Content and Testing
Laundry and cleaning, Kitchen, Cars, Bikes, Diet and fitness, Conditions, Camping, Heating, Household, Dentists and dental care, Gardening, Pools, Pest control, Energy saving, Water
Senior content producer - investigative journalist
Banking, Insurance, Credit cards and loans, Financial planning and investing, Property, Education and childcare, Getting ready for baby, Healthy ageing, Reproductive health, Shopping for special occasions
Product Category Manager (Household)
Kitchen, Laundry and cleaning, Heating, Cooling, Bedroom, Baby furniture, Children and safety, Baby transport, Energy saving, Painting, Tools, Pest control, Safety and security, Cars, Bikes, Gardening, Pools, Camping, Outdoor entertaining
Content producer - Household
Kitchen, Laundry and cleaning, Beauty and personal care, Household, Children and safety, Baby furniture, Baby clothes and nappies, Bedroom, Outdoor entertaining, Camping, Dentists and dental care
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