Don’t drive into a debt trap by borrowing against your mortgage to buy your next car. Financing a short term asset using a long term debt instrument like a mortgage is a debt trap.

With all the hype about buying a new car, don't dismiss the advantages of buying a used car. A used car offers value for money or the ability to upgrade in size or prestige.

AFSA has developed a new quick motor vehicle search tool to help you check that the second hand car you want to buy is free from debt, not repossessed, reported written-off or stolen. Find out how to do a quick motor search on the PPSR register. 


The HT 350 was the last real Bathurst homologation Monaro built by Holden and as such, has always been sought after by collectors. In manual guise, the 350 was a real rocket-ship, with a 10.25:1 compression ratio and 300 bhp on tap making this the most potent Holden yet. And now the prices people are prepared to pay for powerful nostalgia are just as potent.

Homegrown power cars are now attracting potent prices. Read how nostalgia and scarcity have combined to create a thriving market for collectable cars.