To make the most of living in Western Australia, it really helps to have a car. Your lifestyle and budget will help you determine what is the best option for you. If you love getting off the beaten track and going camping, a 4WD makes perfect sense. However, if your idea of exploring is checking out Perth newest cafes, you might be better off with a zippy little hatch that’s easier to park and cheaper to run.
It’s important to consider the running cost of your car, not just the purchase price. Fuel consumption, servicing costs, rego and insurance are ongoing and can really add up. If you are also planning on saving for a home deposit or holiday, you might want to rethink the V8 for something more economical to run.
It’s also worth adding up how many kilometres you do a week. If it’s getting up there, it could be worth paying a little more for an electric or hybrid car.