Buying a demo car: A useful guide

Buying a demo car can be a good, money-saving decision, but as with all things regarding big ticket items, doing some research first will ultimately help you make an even better decision. If you’re a Mitsubishi fan, for example, there are plenty of Mitsubishi demo cars for sale Brisbane dealers can offer you. But first, you need to know a few important things about buying demo cars.


What is a demo car?

Let’s say you see an online advertisement about Mitsubishi demo cars for sale Brisbane dealers have available. Are those a good buy? That depends on what you’re looking for in a car. Demo cars are new cars that are either used by the staff of car dealerships for personal use or are used as test-drive vehicles for customers. Therefore, a demo car can still be considered new (since it has not been registered yet), but can already carry several hundred miles (or even a couple thousand miles) on the odometer.

The value of a demo car will significantly go down once it is registered, since at that point, it will be considered as a used car.

Consider the warranty

A demo Lancer for sale Brisbane car dealers might have available will typically be covered by its original manufacturer’s warranty. However, you need to bear in mind that a car’s warranty usually starts at zero mileage. Since a demo car can have anywhere from 500 to 3,500 miles on it (according to conservative estimates), that means it has already taken a fair-sized bite out of your mileage protection.

Consider the wear and tear

Consider this: you see a Pajero for sale Brisbane car dealers have in their store. Upon further inquiry, you find out the Pajero is a demo vehicle. Now, you really like that vehicle and are thinking about buying it. But aside from the price, you should first think about the wear and tear that vehicle has already experienced. It could have been used as a personal vehicle for the employees, or it could also have been driven by hundreds of potential customers.

It’s fairly common to see demo cars being driven hard and fast, so the resulting wear and tear should be taken into account when deciding whether to buy it or not.

How much would buying a demo car cost you?

Keep in mind that there is no rigid rule about what the fair price should be for demo cars. Let’s say you want a Mitsubishi SUV, and you happen to know about a Mitsubishi Pajero Sport for sale Brisbane car dealers have in stock. However, that vehicle turns out to be a demo car. How much should you pay for it?

A good rule of thumb would be to calculate how much a comparable make and model is currently selling for. Then calculate a discount of around 30 cents per mile driven. If the car already has 5,000 miles on it, the dealer should give you a discount of at least $1,500. Try negotiating for a better price, since most dealers are usually looking to move their demos as quickly as possible. We see a lot of Mitsubishi demo cars for sale Brisbane dealerships are trying to move, so getting a great deal is not out of the question.

If you’re interested in buying Mitsubishi demo cars, try visiting Brisbane City Mitsubishi at They are the top Mitsubishi dealership in the area and are known for making fair deals.

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