Getting a bigger, better car

Bargain CarsCars sales are down so it might be the time to get a bargain as David Brown reports.

In certain vehicle segments some buyers appear to be using the poor sales to get a bargain on a better model or a large car.

Mercedes GLC, a medium size SUV, had rising sales until March where they declined by 42% compared to last year but sales of the larger GLE have increased by a similar amount.

Audi’s sales of their smallest SUV the Q2 have plummeted but the sales of their next size up SUV the Q3 and the much larger Q7 have increased enormously.

And while the ute market is down in total, it is more prevalent in two-wheel drives while four-wheel drives have declined by nearly 12% but that is better than the market average.

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto