How To Buy A Car

January 22, 2021

Chadstone Toyota in Oakleigh tell you everything you need to know when buying your first new Toyota.

Welcome to the world of cars! Although it can be daunting buying your first new car, our team at Chadstone Toyota are here to help you navigate the road ahead so you can drive away in your dream Toyota without hassle. This article will help you make your decision, understand Car Finance options, what it means to Trade-In your old vehicle and much more.



1. Determine Your Budget

First thing’s first, you need to determine your budget and assess long-term running costs of owning a vehicle, including fuel, registration, insurance and servicing. The amount you can spend on your new car will greatly influence which new Toyota you decide to take home, but with models ranging from just $26,431 * driveaway, Chadstone Toyota stocks a wide variety of cars to suit your budget.


2. Take Your Pick!

Every Toyota in our New Car Showroom comes standard with state-of-the-art technology and that compelling new car smell. But just like choosing the right outfit, we understand that everyone will have a different preference on style, price and features, which is why our range of popular models are so diverse.

When you decide to buy a New Car over a Used Car, you have the added benefit of the latest features and improved fuel economy that can translate to long-term savings. With every new model that is released, Toyota aim to change the game with class-leading safety technology and unique finishes that connect the driver to the road like no other vehicle. Plus, you will be protected by a five-year unlimited kilometre warranty that covers any part, panel and accessory made by Toyota.

Browse our virtual Showroom or read Our Recent Blog to help you find the perfect Toyota to suit your Melbourne lifestyle.


3. Get Behind The Wheel

Want to know the secret recipe to happy motoring? More than one test drive.

Our range of Demonstrator Toyota models are available for you to try before you buy so you can form a list of Must-Haves and Non-Essentials. Let us demonstrate:

5-Star ANCAAP Safety rating Sunroof
Reversing camera Ample storage
Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™️ connectivity Large boot space
4X4 capability Hybrid technology
Towing capacity Premium speakers
Active cruise control Blue exterior paint


4. Trade In Your Old Car

You found your dream car, so what’s next? If you no longer need your previous car, speak to our trusted team about trading-in. By selling your car to Chadstone Toyota, you can ensure a seamless and straightforward experience without needing to advertise or haggle with strangers online. Our Oakleigh dealership can offer you a free vehicle valuation to determine how much your car is worth, with the added benefit of a better trade-in deal if there’s demand and popularity for your model.

Here are our three top tips to securing a great trade-in offer:

  • Keep a record of the vehicles’ service history and any maintenance work that was completed during ownership.
  • Present your car in a neat and tidy condition so it looks its best when you arrive for the valuation.
  • If cosmetic repairs are required to the exterior or interior of the vehicle, do your research beforehand and find out if you can save more money by attending to these fixes prior to the inspection.


5. Car Finance Made Easy

New Car Finance can seem like a mysterious beast at first but is quite simple once broken down and matched to your circumstances. Our many finance options available paired with Toyota’s Personalised Rate make for a simple, tailored solution. The job of our Finance team is to match you with a solution which will save you more money long term.

Follow the links below to better understand your financing options:

Personal Vehicle

Business Vehicle


6. Signed, Sealed, Delivered!

Now that you have picked your car and navigated your payment options, all that is left is to make your purchase final. Thoroughly read your contract before signing and speak to our friendly team if there are any terms you would like more information on. This contract will include information around your car finance, delivery date, a summary of costs and any special conditions.

If your new Toyota needs to be ordered, you may not be able to drive it home on the day. However, our team understand your excitement and will work to prepare your new pride & joy as fast as we can, liaising with you along the way to ensure a seamless handover.

Before you go, your Sales Consultant will provide a short course to make sure you are comfortable with the vehicles features and have no final questions. As soon as you feel confident, the road is yours to embark on!


Buying a new Toyota is a big milestone in life for many, and the team at Chadstone Toyota are excited to help you on this journey. Please don’t hesitate to Contact our expert team in Oakleigh if you have any questions along the way.



Terms & Conditions

*Recommended driveaway price (RDP) shown is applicable to MY2020 Toyota Yaris Ascent Sport and based on a vehicle with optional features or paint finishes (if selected), garaged at the postcode entered, and includes 12 months registration, 12 months compulsory third party insurance (CTP), maximum dealer delivery charge and stamp duty. Please note actual driveaway price may differ based on your delivery location, applicable statutory charges/taxes, and CTP requirements etc. in your state/territory. Toyota Australia reserves the right to vary or discontinue the current interior and exterior colours, trims and colour/trim/model combinations. Colours and trims displayed are a guide only and may vary from actual colours due to printing/display process. See your Toyota dealer to confirm availability when ordering your vehicle.