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Stress-free car buying: How to get a seven-day test drive

Get peace of mind before forking out for your next set of wheels.

Buying a car is a big purchase that can be complicated and stressful. Now there's a way to make it as easy as possible. Even better, you get to try a car for seven days before you commit to buying it.

Carma is an online service that allows you to buy pre-loved cars and have them delivered directly to your door. If you decide the car simply isn't right for you, Carma will come and pick it up again, and refund your money.

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Try a car at home for seven days before buying it, with Carma. Photo: Supplied

All Carma's cars have been fully inspected and re-conditioned. You can check out every detail on the car, inside and outside, in the 360° virtual showroom. There's detailed photography, as well as full service history details too for you to look at.


When you've found a car you like, there's a fully refundable $500 reservation deposit, and finance experts on hand to guide you through your finance options, from buying outright to trading in an old vehicle. You can track your purchase and manage all of the documents online.

The car will then be delivered to you completely free of charge by an expert Carma Delivery Specialist, who will give you a tour of the car's features. Also included with every car you buy is one year's free NRMA roadside assistance, free delivery to your door in Greater Sydney, three-month warranty, and a minimum of three months registration.

Customers who've used Carma love the peace of mind it brings. "Buying with Carma means rather than having 20 minutes for a test drive you have a whole week to drive, and check that it really is the car for you," says one happy customer in an online review. Another agreed: "They were responsive to all my queries and very transparent about the condition of the car. The whole process was very smooth."

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