It's January and you've just farewelled a massive year. Good job, time to finally kick back, enjoy the summer sun and realise you've forgotten to buy a new car. Just what you need, a tour of dealers.
Hold it there - we've compiled a list of the current summer offers so you don't have to move until you see something you like. You're welcome.
Audi's Open Haus is running through January 2017. Free rego, stamp duty and CTP (where applicable) on selected models both new and demos. Prospective buyers of the 2017 A3, SQ7 and R8 miss out on this deal but applies to the rest of the range as long as the car is in stock.
Twist arms on Ford Kuga (which had a record month in November) as there's plenty of stock to move before the Escape arrives in February. Similarly, there are still Territory and Falcons kicking around dealer forecourts, so you might be able to sort out a deal on a piece of history. Ford's website also has a huge range of drive-away deals on a load of cars.
Jaguar is running something called Jaguar Unleashed which sounds dangerous but is offering free rego, CTP (where applicable), five years servicing and five years warranty and roadside on MY2016 XE, XF, XJ, F-Pace 20d and F-Types, running from 1st December 2016 to 28th February 2017.
2016 Discovery Sport, Range Rover Sport and Evoque are being offered by Land Rover with free rego, CTP (where applicable) and stamp duty for cars bought and delivered between 1st December 2016 and 28th February 2017.
Mazda is offering various deals across 2, 3, 6, CX-5 and a bunch of BT-50 ute variants. The deals mostly apply to 2016 plated cars and include drive-away pricing, free rego/stamp/duty/CTP (where applicable) and varies on the different models. These look like open-ended offers.
2016 models are on the block, specifically the Pulsar hatch and sedan, Altima, Juke...actually, just about everything. Nissan hasn't had a stellar year so there's plenty of stock around and they really want to move Pulsar hatch in particular. Most of the deals include drive-away pricing, with the occasional bonus such as the Patrol Legend's $10,000 of accessories.
Mitsubishi is running an end of year sale until 31st December 2016. Lancer ES Sport, MY15 ASX, Pajero and Pajero Sport and a couple of Outlanders and Triton utes are all being offered with drive-away pricing.
It's worth noting that Peugeot has just rationalised the 308 range, so there might be some extra bargains on discontinued models such as anything with a 1.6 litre four cylinder (the 1.2 turbo stays), the Access spec level, the petrol GT and Allure Premium and GTi 250.