News & Updates - 2013
posted on 19/12/2013 at 12:00pm
Christmas just came early for this lucky bunch! Here's the winners from our 'Ultimate Driving Songs' competition. They each pick up a $50 iTunes Gift Card for their great entries.
posted on 16/12/2013 at 5:52pm
From all of us at stratton, have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Our major state offices will be open throughout the festive season with the exception of public holidays so be sure to get in touch to grab a great end of year deal!
posted on 3/12/2013 at 3:50pm
Know your Chattel Mortgage from your Novated Lease? We breakdown the full range of car finance options available to ensure you get the structure that's best for you or your business - saving you money!
posted on 3/12/2013 at 1:46pm
It's been a big year for Mazda. The Mazda3 was one of Australia's best-selling cars in 2013 and the Mazda6 won the prestigious "Judge's Choice" award at "Australia's Best Cars 2013". We look at why they're one of Australia's most popular choices when it comes to cars. PLUS our hot Mazda offer!
posted on 3/12/2013 at 11:55am
Smart businesses are investing in renewable energy to combat these mounting cost pressures and are reaping the rewards in terms of reduced energy consumption and subsequent cost-savings. See how you can turn your business green and gain a competitive advantage.
posted on 3/12/2013 at 9:05am
An Aussie road trip is a truly unforgettable adventure, and now that the sun is shining the open road is calling. Check out our guide to some of Australia's best drives.
posted on 19/11/2013 at 4:18pm
At stratton, we provide innovative equipment finance solutions for small and large businesses, financing capital equipment which you previously may have had to put on an overdraft, use expensive vendor finance or pay for out of precious working capital. Find out about the range of equipment we can finance for your business.
posted on 19/11/2013 at 2:50pm
Confused about Novated Leasing? Learn everything you wanted to know about Novated Leasing but were too afraid to ask.
posted on 19/11/2013 at 11:27am
The BMW X5 is Australia's best selling large luxury SUV and that's the way BMW certainly intend to keep it. Check out our review of the third generation X5 rolling into dealerships this November.
posted on 19/11/2013 at 9:14am
Before you pack those bags it's important to ensure your car is in tip-top shape otherwise you might find that perfect getaway grinding to a halt with car problems. Check out our handy pre-road trip checklist to ensure your car's performance.
posted on 13/11/2013 at 3:14pm
Declining fleet sales create headaches for the Australian car industry in October with national sales down 3.1 per cent.
posted on 10/10/2013 at 2:14pm
Cruising into town this October is the new Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class sedan. The CLA (short for Coupe Light A-Class) is offered in three variations for the Australian market: the CLA 200, CLA 250 Sport and CLA 45 AMG.
posted on 10/10/2013 at 1:09pm
We detail an easier way to ensure you pay less for your new car and get paid more for your trade-in. It’s all part of our simply smarter philosophy.
posted on 10/10/2013 at 12:27pm
With unveilings ranging from high-tech hybrids through to forward-thinking concepts, the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show certainly had it all. Reviewing so many amazing cars was hard work but we have narrowed down our top 5 most exciting debuts from this epic event.
posted on 07/10/2013 at 12:27pm
Sales of new cars in September were down by 2.1% but FCAI remains optimistic.
posted on 19/09/2013 at 4:30pm
The 2013 Federal Election was touted by some as the "referendum on the future of the car industry". Here's the wrap-up of what the win by the Coalition means for automotive manufacturing in Australia and drivers in general. Plus what does the Australian Motoring Enthusiasts Party stand for in the Senate?
posted on 19/09/2013 at 3:45pm
Savvy manufacturers have focused on family friendly features, attractive styling and event tapped into the Australian psyche to create a boom in compact SUV sales.
posted on 19/09/2013 at 3:15pm
Featuring MyLink technology and edgy styling, the new Holden Trax has arrived in dealerships with predictions it will be a hit in the compact SUV category. We have a sneaking suspicion those predictions will be correct.
posted on 07/08/2013 at 3:27pm
With petrol prices hovering around $1.50 per litre we look to sort fact from fiction when it comes to fuel saving. Check out our top five tried and tested tips to get more bang for your buck.
posted on 07/08/2013 at 2:00pm
In an attempt to take the fight to the German luxury brands, Lexus has recently released its third generation IS range - but will it be enough to sway buyers away from the European brands?
posted on 07/08/2013 at 12:30pm
At stratton, we can help you save on more than just car finance - we can also save you thousands off your next car purchase with our new vehicle procurement and trade-in service.
posted on 19/07/2013 at 3:35pm
The Government has recently announced a $1.8 billion cut in Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) concessions for salary-sacrificed and employer-provided vehicles.
posted on 02/07/2013 at 4:45pm
It was smiles all round as Clare O'Connor, winner of stratton's Smart Ass Challenge, picked up the keys to her new Hyundai Veloster.
posted on 25/06/2013 at 5:00pm
It's that time of year again - tax time - and while this can spell dreaded paperwork for some, for those looking to purchase a new car it's not too late to make genuine savings in the End of Financial Year sales.
posted on 07/06/2013 at 5:00pm
A huge thank you to everyone who recently entered our Smart Ass Challenge. We received thousands of great entries but there could only be one winner...
posted on 05/06/2013 at 3:48pm
As the 2013 financial year draws to a close, small business owners should not forget to take advantage of the $5,000 tax deduction available via the ATO's Accelerated initial deduction for motor vehicles scheme.
posted on 05/06/2013 at 8:16pm
Itching for a fresh set of wheels in your driveway? Get a brand new 2013 Toyota Corolla Ascent Auto Sedan at a steal, for just $20,880 drive away. That's 20% off the RRP of $26,100!
posted on 03/06/2013 at 2:00pm
With the turn of season and all important end of financial year drawing near, it seems there is an avalanche of new cars hitting the market in June. We take a look at just a few that will be sure to excite the punters this month
posted on 01/05/2013 at 10:12am
For a limited time only, we've secured a top deal on the 2013 Ford Ranger 4x2 XL Single Cab Chassis Hi-Rider ute. At just $27,990 drive-away - down from an RRP of $35,500 - these won't hang around long!
posted on 29/04/2013 at 6:27pm
This month delivers a couple of highly anticipated new cars. Here's our look at new releases that will be turning heads this May.
posted on 22/04/2013 at 11:59am
To celebrate our new look brand, we're giving you the chance to win a new Hyundai Veloster as part of our Smart Ass Challenge. Get it, smart?
posted on 06/03/2013 at 2:18pm
stratton has secured a brilliant deal from our preferred dealer network especially for our customers on the 2013 Golf 103TDI Comfortline DSG. Starting at an outstanding $29,990 drive away, down from a RRP of $36,755 drive away - a saving of up to 18%!
posted on 05/03/2013 at 4:46pm
Over a quarter of new car sales in 2012 were SUV models, with a whopping 305,825 sold. But how does that break down? Check out our infographic of SUV sales in 2012 to find out.
posted on 01/03/2013 at 5:30pm
There are some exciting new cars hitting the road this March - check out our round up of highlights rolling off the lot.
posted on 11/02/2013 at 2:41pm
stratton has secured a brilliant deal especially for our customers on the Hyundai i30 Active Hatch, starting at just $18,651.38 - a saving of over 23% off RRP!
posted on 25/01/2013 at 11:19am
There are a large range of new vehicles due to hit the Australian market in 2013. It's going to be a big year for car dealers as a host of new models arrive, as well as the return of some old favourites.
posted on 18/01/2013 at 7:07pm
Australians bought a little over 1.1 million new cars last year, making it the best-selling year on record and beating 2011's total by 10.3%.