The Road Ahead : December January 2009
Follow the leader features Do your sums Use the RACQ Finance calculator to configure a loan. STORY BELINDA PETERS hat sparkling new car may look alluring in the showroom but before you fall in love, the fi rst step is setting a budget that won’t leave you struggling to make repayments. RACQ Finance’s online loan calculator will help you predict your repayments and decide on a realistic budget. By entering the price of your vehicle, interest rate and loan term into the loan calculator, you can get an accurate assessment of your repayments. 1 Garmin nüvi® GPS Ultra-slim. Ultra-cool. With nüvi you’re just a screen tap away from arriving in style. Clear, voice prompted directions guide you along the way. So you can stay focused on the road, selected models offer turn by turn directions using real street names, hands-free calling and Points of Interest dialling via the inbuilt Bluetooth and all come preloaded with City Navigator Australia. No wonder Garmin is loved by millions around the world. Come on let’s nüvi. Free handheld GPS To make sure you never get lost, even on foot, you’ll receive a free handhled GPS worth $149rrp via redemption when you purchase a nüvi 760 and other selected models (limited time only)2 . You can also see how much time and interest you can save just by implementing simple strategies, such as changing your loan repayments from monthly to fortnightly. RACQ’s executive manager, commercial business, John Devaney, said that the online calculator aimed to provide consumers with peace of mind, by helping them create an achievable budget for their next vehicle purchase. “The RACQ Finance online calculator is simple, easy to use and will help you set a realistic budget to buy the car you want and can afford,” Mr Devaney said. “RACQ Finance* can also help you with a competitive loan, not just for your next car purchase, but for debt consolidation, home improvements, a boat, holidays and more. “There are no ongoing fees and if you’re a Club member, RACQ Finance will give you a discounted interest rate. The longer you’ve been a member, the greater the discount on your rate.” For more information, visit racq.com/ garmin.com.au 1 Source: Canalys research, total PND units sold worldwide January 07- June 08. 2 Bonus via redemption. Offer ends 31/12/08. Selected models only. Visit www.garmin.com.au for terms and conditions. RACQ fi nance products are provided by RACV Finance. All applications subject to RACV lending criteria and conditions. Fees and charges apply. carloans or call 1300 361 316. * BlueSoul Photography, Shutterstock.
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