Buy a typical Australian car or vanWhen purchasing a car in Australia it's important to choose a vehicle that is very typical or common. Australia has a long Association and love of big Australian cars. This makes it very easy to acquire a Ford Falcon or Holden Commodore are two of the most frequently purchased cars by backpackers and working holiday travels. when buying a Holden Commodore or Ford Falcon it's best to buy a station wagon or estate. with the extra space in the back is room for a mattress and your luggage.
An additional benefit of the Ford Falcon and Holden Commodore is the ready availability of spare parts. You can buy oil air filters indicator lenses tires wheels and all manner of other spare parts at auto stores like Supercheap Auto and Auto Pro the very reasonable prices.
If you need anything more serious food vehicle there's also the option of purchasing your spare parts tires Wheels panels windscreens and other random parts from auto wreckers which are located all over Australia.
EBay the other place where you can often buy spare parts for your Ford Falcon Holden Commodore other popular brands of car.
Another type of car that's very common is the Mitsubishi Magna. Once again it's available in a station wagon or estate so it's got plenty of space in the back, but does not have a good reputation for reliability and that makes it cheaper.
The other type of vehicle purchased frequently is not a car but a van. Toyota Hiace from the mid 1990 through 2000 have a reputation for reliability, but often rust has started to take over, making them hard to register. Another type of van increasing in popularity at the time of writing is the Kia Pregio vans from 2002 to 2005. They have a very basic diesel engine, single to maintain, though have some reliability. Vans make for excellent campers and easily converted as part of the fun to be had on your working holiday adventure around Australia.
Extra tip: Older cars and foreign cars are may seem attractive for style and better photos, but a single breakdown could cost more that the car is worth.
Extra tip: 4x 4's, called 4WD (Four Wheel Drives) in Australia are plentifully available in the second hand car market and appeal for overland and beaches, but best left untouched unless you have 4WD skills.
Gumtree Ford Falcon Wagons
Kia Pregio Vans