Most unwanted cars on Gumtree

Hilux Car

Time for a new car? With the season of giving now over, it’s time to buy something for yourself! And what better way to celebrate the New Year than with some new (or second hand!) wheels. When it comes to buying a second hand car, it’s always a good bet to buy a popular model with plenty of availability. For two reasons; firstly, owning a common car model means cheaper parts that are easy to find (no need for specialist garages and imported parts!). Secondly, plenty of similar models on the market means plenty of competition amongst sellers, giving you – as a buyer – the ultimate negotiation power.

But how do you know which cars are the most prominent? Here unwanted means most popular models/cars sold, which could also fall under that unwanted car you got from gran for Christmas . With thousands of cars for sale on Gumtree, I’ve compiled a list of the top 5 car brands and the top 5 models currently on the market. So all you have to do is find one you like!

Top 5 brands 

1. Holden – Average sale price: $9,412

Holden Barina

Holden Barina

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Reliable and sturdy, Holden is a popular car make amongst many Australians. With a range of models from family sized Commodores to zippy little Barinas, Holden is known for producing cars that are fuel efficient and easy to handle. Some of the most popular Holdens on Gumtree right now include the Astra, Berlina and Calais.

2. Toyota – Average sale price: $9,693

Toyota Corolla

Toyota Corolla

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A trustworthy brand and one of the top-selling carmakers in Australia, Toyota continually manufactures reliable models. If you’re looking for a car that’s economical, roomy and technically advanced, there are plenty of Toyotas for sale on Gumtree including the Corolla, Camry, Aurion and Avalon.

3. Ford – Average sale price: $10,112

Ford Falcon

Ford Falcon

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One of the oldest car manufacturers in the world, Ford has a reputation for producing solidly built cars with a range of models to suit just about everyone. Some of the most popular Fords selling on Gumtree right now are the Courier, Falcon and Econovan.

4. Mitsubishi – Average sale price: $7,587

Mitsubishi Lancer

Mitsubishi Lancer

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With a long history of car manufacturing, Mitsubishi delivers a diverse offering in most motoring categories. With high safety ratings and impressive build quality, there are plenty of reasons to make your next car a Mitsubishi. Check out the running costs of Mitsubishi’s here. Some of the most popular Mitsubishi models include the Challenger, Express and Lancer.

5. Nissan – Average sale price: $8,178

Nissan Pulsar

Nissan Pulsar

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With a large range of cars available, Nissans are known for being good performers. Featuring quality workmanship and good fuel economy across most models, a Nissan is an excellent option for your next car. Nissans currently selling on Gumtree include the Pulsar, Micra and Navara.

Top 5 models

1. Holden Commodore – Average sale price: $7,475

Holden Commodore

Holden Commodore

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A good sized car with lots of space that’s great for families, the Holden Commodore holds its value well so selling it down the track should not be an issue. If a Commodore sounds like the perfect post-Christmas present for yourself, then you have almost 14 thousand on Gumtree to choose from – plenty of options to nab yourself a bargain!

2. Ford Falcon – Average sale price: $6,404

Ford Falcon

Ford Falcon

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A full sized car that’s great for families, the Ford Falcon is a reliable, spacious model with good fuel economy and solid road handling. With an average sale price of just over $6000 and relatively low running costs, the Ford Falcon is a great option for budget conscious families.

3. Toyota Corolla – Average sale price: $9,313

Toyota Corolla

Toyota Corolla

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Coming in at number three the Toyota Corolla is a zippy compact vehicle perfect for city driving but with plenty of room to move. Boasting a reliable engine and sturdy build quality, the Toyota Corolla offers great value for money. If the Corolla is a tempting option there are plenty up for grabs on Gumtree.

4. Toyota Camry – Average sale price: $11,362

Toyota Camry

Toyota Camry

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This mid-sized car is perfect for both families and businesses alike. With impressive power and a spacious, comfortable interior, the Toyota Camry is a safe and secure vehicle for just about any purpose. Check out Gumtree where there are more than four thousand Camrys to choose from!

5. Toyota Hilux – Average sale price: $18,333

Toyota Hilux

Toyota Hilux

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The most popular ute in the country is the Toyota Hilux, with almost five thousand ads currently on Gumtree. This 4×4 ute features off-road capabilities with smooth on-road driving. Its unbreakable construction paired with Toyota’s excellent reliability makes the Toyota Hilux a great buy for anyone wanting a more rugged vehicle.

Tips for buying a second hand car

  • Budget – Work out how much you can spend before you even start looking – this will keep you focused! And don’t forget to budget for all the extras such rego and insurance, in addition to how much you’ll need for ongoing maintenance
  • Lifestyle ­– Are you a city driver who needs to get in tight parking spaces? Do you have a family of five who needs extra room? Working out the requirements that best suit your lifestyle will help whittle down your options and make it easier to choose
  • Research – Once you have a rough idea of the kind of car you want, do your research first; see what’s on the market and get a feel for the average selling price. For an easy breakdown of sales data, check out Gumtree’s price comparison tool for the most up to date stats on how much each model is selling for
  • Test drive – It’s so important to take your car for a test drive before you buy, so if you don’t know cars very well try to take someone with you who does. You’ll want to look at the motor, listen for any strange noises, check the body for dents and make sure the tyres are worn evenly – just to list a few
  • Negotiate – You will rarely pay asking price, so bring your negotiation skills along to see if you can’t shave off a few hundred dollars. Most sellers factor this into the asking price and will be expecting you to haggle!

If you’re looking for a new car then now’s as good a time as any to buy one. To help get you the best bargain possible, aim to look for popular models with plenty up for grabs as greater availability means more competitive prices. With thousands of unwanted cars for sale on Gumtree, you’re bound to find what you’re looking for in no time.


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