Price My Car is becoming CarExpert. Learn more here.

Weekly Dealer Car Enquiries – Sunday October 18

In this series, which we hope to bring to you on a regular basis, we’ll be detailing some of the key numbers and trends that we’re seeing in terms of dealer connections made through our site.

As this data is considered somewhat representative of broader industry activity, and serves as one of the more insightful leading indicators for potential car sales, we hope it will fulfil a few purposes for our broad audience. First, to document not just how we’re performing as business, but how dealers and the wider market stand to perform, so you don’t have to wait til that next set of official sales data.

Without further ado, here’s what happened over the last week.

Total new car enquiries

In the week ending Sunday, October 18, there were 1,688 new car enquiries made through our pricing platform, representing a significant leap from the week prior. With inbound enquiries up a whopping 53.5%, this marks the biggest jump we’ve seen since Victoria was plunged into lockdown amid a second wave of COVID cases.

Consumer confidence has been rising each week now, helping to provide a clear picture as to the gradually improving backdrop for new car activity. In fact, last week the Westpac-Melbourne Institute consumer sentiment survey came in at its highest level since July 2018, illustrating that many Australians are now upbeat about the economic outlook. Rising 11.9% from September’s levels, the index was also roughly 10% higher than average levels in the six months leading up to the pandemic.

201018 - leads graph

New car interest by brand

There were a host of brands that saw a marked rise in new car buying interest given the broad leap in activity across the boards. Kia once again stood atop the charts as the brand of most-interest to prospective new car buyers. The number of enquiries relating to Kia vehicles grew by 94 last week, equivalent to week-on-week growth of 81.7%.

As has been the case for some time now, Isuzu also fared remarkably well on the back of the number of tradies and businesses looking to take advantage of tax breaks. There were an additional 59 queries relating to Isuzu vehicles, up more than 50% against the previous week and cementing the brand in the top two on our list.

Other brands from Ford to Honda, Mitsubishi, Mazda, Hyundai, Subaru and Volkswagen all grew in popularity, however, it came at the expense of Toyota, which recorded one of its lowest results ever through the PriceMyCar platform. Given Toyota’s position as a market leader, we tend to think this was just an anomaly, but it could also represent a good time to reach out to a Toyota dealer.

Prospective New Car Buyer Numbers

Oct 12 – Oct 18

Oct 5 – Oct 11

% Change in Enquiries


























To get FREE access to instant pricing on just about every new car make and model, plus guaranteed discounts, sign up today

Pricing Request Submitted

One of our accredited dealers will be in touch shortly to discuss specific exclusive discounts available on this car. At no cost, nor obligation.

Request Pricing


Pricing Request Submitted





Oh No! An Error Occured

Sorry it looks like something we didnt expect occured. You can refresh the page and try again. If you are haveing problems you can submit our contact form or give us a call on (02) 8330 6625

You can provide us this request id to help us track down the problem: