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Manual Passenger Vehicles

If you prefer manual vehicles to automatic ones, you may be having trouble finding one that is brand new. Cars and trucks with the manual gearbox are rapidly going out of style in Australia, with more and more people preferring the automatic-drive vehicle; however, it is still possible to find what you're looking for in manual sedans, vans and more by looking at slightly used and pre-owned vehicles.

What is the Benefit of a Manual Transmission?

Manual transmissions come with many benefits for buyers, and perhaps the foremost one is price. You can expect manual vans and cars to be less expensive than their automatic counterparts are, and this is due to the perceived challenges of driving a manual transmission and the fact that a manual is less complex with fewer moving parts. Fewer parts also mean that there is usually less maintenance on a stick shift. A manual transmission is also generally better at acceleration, has a lighter weight and has better fuel economy.

What to Look for in a Used Car?

If you are buying a used car with a stick shift, there are a few things to keep in mind. You'll want to look closely at pictures of both the interior and exterior of the vehicle when buying one online. Additionally, be sure to check the description for any reference to repairs or ongoing problems. If there are none, ask the seller about it. You might also want to check the car's VIN number to see if there is anything concerning in its history, such as accidents or even if the car has been salvaged. When you meet with the seller in person, ask to look at the title before completing the transaction. This will let you know if this is the seller's vehicle and if it has been salvaged, as this information is usually indicated on the document.

What to Know About Buying a Car Online?

You should pay close attention when buying any vehicle online, even manual utes, cars and trucks. Check the seller's history to see if there are negative comments from previous customers. You should also look at the description and posted pictures. Ideally, these are in-depth and clear. If you are open to paying for vehicle shipping, you'll want to check the description to make sure that the seller is willing to ship the vehicle.

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