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When you start looking for a new car, motorbike or scooter, the range of makes and models can be overwhelming.

Price is not the only consideration when choosing your new vehicle.

Better car deals: a car buyer's guide (PDF, 1.3KB) is a joint publication by Consumer Affairs Victoria, RACV and VACC that provides useful information for car buyers in Victoria.

Fuel economy

For detailed information about a car's fuel economy and environmental performance, visit the Federal Government's Green Vehicle Guide website.

Safety rating

To find out more about the safety rating of new cars on the Australian market, visit the Transport Accident Commission (TAC)'s How Safe Is Your Car website.

Child restraints

When shopping for a car, take child restraints with you to see if they can be fitted. Also bring prams and accessories to see if they can be stowed adequately.

For information about choosing and fitting child restraints, visit Child restraints - RACV website.