Aussies 'snapping up cars in record numbers'

New figures have shown that the monthly record for the number of cars sold in Australia was broken in June 2012.

According to official VFACTS data released by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, 112,566 vehicles were purchased throughout the four-week period, which was a 17.1 per cent rise on the corresponding month in 2011.

The amount of cars leaving showrooms across the nation grew by more than ten per cent in the first six months of 2012 when compared to the same period last year. Sales increased in every region of Australia with the exception of Tasmania during the month.

Many people will be surprised by these impressive statistics as times are hard for plenty of Aussies. However, it seems that no matter how tight the purse strings are, we just love having the latest car model on our driveways.

The figures showed that Toyota was the best-selling brand in June, followed by Holden and Mazda.

But how can we afford to keep our vehicles running?

It is no secret that the cost of motoring is spiralling upwards and a lot of people have been forced to cut down on the number of journeys they make. This is all well and good if you live in a built-up area that has good public transport links, but a lot of people who live in rural regions have no choice but to drive their car every day.

Many motorists are shocked by just how much money they can save by comparing car insurance quotes online. There are lots of insurers out there and competition is fierce, so it is inevitable that companies will offer special deals to help them stand out from the crowd.

Of course, you are far more likely to find an affordable package if you have a clean driving license and own a car that has a smaller engine.

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