Hi folks, let's talk about your experiences in buying a car here in Australia...
I have not regularly driven for the past 4 yrs as we were previously based in Singapore; cars are very expensive there but the good thing was that the transport system can practically take you around the small island. However I am very much aware that getting a car is really a necessity in Australia as buses and trains can sometimes be unreliable.
We have set aside a small amount for us to get a car hopefully within the first 2 months upon arrival - plano namin a cheap (yet reliable) car so that it can be of help to us when we go around and for us to practice na rin with regard to our practical examination when we will be getting our license. Yung mga brand new car, saka na yun when we are already stable in Melbourne. Eheheh!
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