News & Updates - 2013

Ultimate Driving Songs Competition Winners

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.


2013 Festive Season Opening Hours

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!


The A to Z of Car Finance

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!


Mazda Magic

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!


Turn Your Business Green (...and your competitors green with envy)

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.


Australia's Top Drives

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.


Business finance for computers, coffee machines and even the kitchen sink!

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.


Novated Leasing Explained

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.


2014 BMW X5 Review

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.


Road Trip Checklist

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.


New Car Sales - October 2013

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.


Look out Gen-Y, Mercedes-Benz is coming after you!

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.


The Smarter Way to Buy a New Car

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.


2013 Frankfurt Motor Show: The Best Of

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.


New Car Sales - September 2013

posted on 07/10/2013 at 12:27pm

Sales of new cars in September were down by 2.1% but FCAI remains optimistic.


Federal Election Outcome: The Road Ahead

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?


Why Aussies Love the Compact SUV

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.


Holden Trax

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.


Top 5 Fuel Saving Tips

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.


Lexus takes aim at German giants

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?


Looking for a new car? SAVE thousands with stratton!

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.


Changes to Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) for Cars

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.


Smiles all round for our Smart Ass Challenge winner

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.


Grab a bargain in the EOFY sales

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.


Winner of the Smart Ass Challenge announced

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...


$5,000 instant tax deduction for small business vehicles

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.


EOFY savings with 20% off a new Corolla through stratton

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!


What's new in cars this June

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


Exclusive Ford Ranger 4x2 XL special offer

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!


What's new in cars this May

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.


Win a Hyundai Veloster!

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?


Exclusive Volkswagen Golf 103TDI special offer

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%!


Australia's love affair with SUVs continues

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.


New cars in March

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.


Exclusive Hyundai i30 special offer

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!


New car releases in 2013

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.


Record-breaking 1.1 million new cars sold in 2012

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%.


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