Buying a Car to Travel New Zealand Part 2: How?

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Maraehako Bay Resort. Amazing place to stay with the waves lapping on the shore metres from the car. Photo by Steve Collier, 2014.

In our previous post, we covered why, in our opinion, it’s a better idea to buy a car to travel New Zealand in than to rent or use public transport.

We’ll now talk about how we researched the best car to buy, the process of buying it and all related aspects of the process we have so far encountered.

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An Arm and a Leg

Henchmen should always have insurance! (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom).

Henchmen should always have insurance! (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom).

Travel Insurance.

Let’s get the famous, much used philosophy on the subject out of the way…

If you can’t afford the travel insurance, don’t travel!

Why? If something bad happens to you on your travels be it an injury, flight cancellation, hijacking, family death, theft of property etc. then you need to be able to pay for the treatment or to replace the item and recoup the costs of a cancelled trip.

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