Like many car buyers in Australia, Andrew Scott has been left frustrated by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the automotive industry.
- There has been a 68 per cent increase in new car sales since May last year
- It’s thought more people are opting to drive instead of catch public transport and go on roadtrips rather than international holidays
- Used car prices are 37 per cent above the pre-pandemic high set in February last year
In November last year, he placed an order for a new Kia Sorento and was told by the dealership that it would be delivered in three months’ time.
But eight months later, his car is yet to arrive.
“I think my biggest frustration has been the general lack of communication,” Mr Scott said.
A surge in demand for new cars during the pandemic coupled with global…