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Why it’s important to buy a car from a dealer

Here at Footscray Nissan, we’re proud to be a dealership that is committed to offering a huge selection of Nissan vehicles in a welcoming, spacious showroom. All of our staff are passionate experts who enjoy helping customers find the perfect new or used vehicles for their needs.

There are many routes to buying a used vehicle. Some people prefer to browse Gumtree and others are happy get their second-hand car from their cousin’s cousin. When you buy from a certified dealer, you’ll get a whole range of benefits that you won’t get when you buy from a private seller.

It can be a little confusing and sometimes stressful to buy a car – new or used. At Footscray Nissan, we build relationships with our customers so that when you make your next exciting purchase, you’ll be assured of high-quality after-care, warranty, and servicing.

Buying a used car from a dealer can help eliminate all the stress and make your next purchase a smooth journey from start to finish.

High-quality after-care

We use the most up to date equipment that has been purpose built to support the Nissan maintenance program – allowing you to get the very best performance from your Nissan vehicle. When you buy your next used car from Footscray Nissan, we guarantee the best after care. We ensure that all of our technicians are trained to the highest standards so that they can deliver a consistent and superior service – every time.

We’re transparent

As a licenced dealer, we are required to provide a full car history check, so you’re never left wondering what your car has been through before you drive it away.

We must also adhere to stringent motor car trader obligations and a code of ethics, which protects buyers from unethical behaviours. When you buy a car privately, you aren’t guaranteed these securities, which can leave many used car owners feeling worried and anxious.

If you buy from a private seller, you’re essentially offered no protection if your car develops problems down the line, whereas when you buy from a dealership, you’re protected by government-enforced statutory warranties.


When a reputable dealership sells a used car, they’ll fix up cosmetic faults and give the vehicle a full mechanical check to make sure it’s roadworthy before you drive away. Having a qualified mechanic look over your car before you buy means that you can trust that the condition of your vehicle is exactly what we say it is.

It’s hassle-free

Buying a used car from Footscray Nissan means that your drive-away price includes no hidden costs or complications. When you choose to buy a new or used car from a dealer, we complete the paperwork, transfers, and registration processes for you.

Buying a car should be an exciting time. Because dealerships take care of the registrations and transfers for buyers, you can focus on the more important things – like what colour vehicle to choose, or what in-car entertainment options you prefer.

We’re here to help you

We’re here for our customers whether they’re buying a new or a used car. That means that when you come into Footscray Nissan, we encourage you to ask as many questions as you need to.

When you buy from a private seller, chances are that the seller has very limited knowledge about the vehicle, so you’ll have to do all of the homework yourself. We know cars inside out, so you can rely on us to give you all the answers.

Finance options

When you buy a used car from a private seller, you typically have to come up with all of the money at once, which can be a struggle for many customers. We have a simple three-step financing process as well as a useful online finance calculator to help our customers make manageable payments that work for them.

Get in touch

At Footscray Nissan we love helping buyers find their perfect car. If you’re looking for a used vehicle and don’t know where to start, pay a visit to our showroom or get in touch today.