More Australians are happy to buy cars online

Andrew Munro 7 April 2017

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Across all ages and areas, willingness is growing.

The convenience and savings of internet shopping has been a little slower to reach big purchases like cars, but that's set to change.

According to the latest Roy Morgan research, a third of Australians are prepared to buy a car entirely online. Men were more confident, with 42% saying they would, compared to 25% of women.

The trends were incredibly consistent among all age groups right up until 65, with more than a third of respondents ready to make these purchases online. New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland were the most willing, with people in country regions being slightly more prepared to make a purchase online.

This is consistent with the benefits of doing it all online, showing that people are well aware of the advantages and many have probably done it before, with good results. One of the other reasons behind the growth may be that you can do everything else online too, and it's generally a good idea to do so.

Australians are increasingly getting car loans online, driven there by much more competitive rates and terms than you'll typically find from car dealers.

Similarly, car insurance providers are doing their best to encourage people to get it online instead, going so far as to offer car insurance discounts of up to 25% simply for buying online. As we can also attest, a lot of Australians enjoy being able to compare car insurance side by side online.

With every other part of the car purchase process shifting online, for a lot of good reasons, it's unsurprising that buying a itself online should follow suit.

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