Thursday, May 31, 2012

The My Family Sticker Gets a Makeover

The My Family Sticker Gets a Makeover

A by-product of being experts in used cars is that you become experts in bumper stickers as well! We see all kinds – funny, political, downright offensive… but by far the most prevalent these days is the ubiquitous My Family stick men.

To be honest, we were getting a bit sick of them, so were happy to discover that some clever folks out there have had a bit of a play with the format. Why be yourself when you could be Indiana Jones!
Here’s a collection of a few of our favourite stickers. You can also check out our collection of quality used cars (with and without bumper stickers!) at

 Indiana Jones Family

The Stig Family

Zombie Family

Ninja Family (Very cool!!)

Disney Family

Dalek Family

Apple Fanatics Family

Ghostbusters Family

Money Family (This might be Ice-T’s car!)

Skulls Family

VW Family (for the Volkswagen drivers!)

And of course, the Star Wars Families, in all shapes and sizes.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Dream Machine

The Dream Machine

Your dream car. We’ve all got one. It usually comes to mind halfway through an episode of Top Gear. Jeremy Clarkson’s banging on, and suddenly everything starts to fade away. You’re driving along a winding cliff top road with the top down. You’re pulling up on Monday morning to see your wokmates’ eyes fill with unadulterated envy. You’re parked at the servo, leaning against the chassis, looking breathtakingly awesome.

So what makes a dream car? We’ve all got different tastes. The closet sophisticates among us dream of a bit of old school glamour – maybe an Aston Martin DB9 or a beautiful, bottle green Jag. You may live in the suburbs and work in the city, but for that half hour commute, you’re James Bond!

Some of us are into speed. G-force pushing, eye blurring speed. Maybe a Lambourghini or a Bugatti Veyron would do the trick.  The other cars on the road seem like they’re parked, as you tear past them doing 250 on the highway (don’t worry, there aren’t any speed limits in fantasy land!).

Or maybe you like to rock a bit of vintage muscle - the louder the better! And a pair of speed stripes along the bonnet won’t hurt either. It’s just you, your leather jacket and your Mustang, kicking up the dust as you cruise through the Californian desert.

Whether it’s a BMW or a Beetle, we all need an ultimate dream car. It gives us something to work towards: a reason to put in that extra overtime, or to bank that tax return cheque instead of spending it.

If you haven’t found your dream car yet, don’t despair! We have a huge range of quality used cars at So start searching today. We may not have any time travelling DeLoreans in stock right at the moment, but there are some real beauties just waiting to turn your dreams into reality.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Your First Car: Head vs Heart

Your First Car: Head vs Heart

Your first car, it’s a rite of passage. You can’t wait to get behind that wheel for the first time and drive off, alone, in your very own car. What a feeling!
You’ve been slaving at Coles for three years to scrape the cash together, and it’s finally time to sign on the dotted line.So the question is, do you go with your head or your heart?

Your Head Says:

Well firstly, I’m operating on a small budget. A small budget to buy this used car, and a small budget to run it. I need it to be reliable, and cheap to run and service. After fuel, food and beer I’ve got precious little cash left. I don’t want to be handing it over to a mechanic every other month.

Your Heart Says:

This is something I’ve been dreaming about since that first episode of Night Rider. The day I pick it up, I’m going to drive straight over to Robbo’s place and make him sick with envy. I’ve already picked out the fluffy dice and custom seat covers. It’s only a matter of time before I can afford that sound system upgrade! This car will be an extension of me, so it has to feel right.
 It may seem that your head and your heart will never agree. But at Carzoos you don’t have to choose! We’ve got a huge range of quality used cars all displayed on our website, so you can search online for your one true love. By the time you’ve taken your chosen used car for a test drive at your local dealership, you’ll be smitten. Heart Happy.

But what about your head? Well that’s why every one of our used cars comes with the Carzoos Happiness Guarantee. Each car comes with Carzoos Fixed Price Servicing (so no nasty surprises at service time!), Carzoos Warranty, 120 Point Safety Check, and Roadside Assistance. But the thing that will really keep your head happy? Our 48hr Moneyback Guarantee! (Otherwise known as the 48hr Why-did-I-buy-a-V8-I-can’t-even-afford-to-fill-it-up!! Guarantee) If within 48 hours your head has decided that your heart was a little hasty, just bring your used car back for a full refund. Head Happy.

So it’s simple really. Carzoos will keep your heart happy and your head happy. It’s first car buying you can’t get wrong!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Carzoos - As seen on TV!

Big news - we’ve just launched our TV ad! It’s our first ever for Carzoos, so we’re pretty excited about it. 

At Carzoos, we like to make used car buying straightforward as possible – no shiny false promises or funny business – and wanted to reflect this in our advertising. Our whole campaign is about boiling down all of the used car jargon to it’s simplest form. Brutal Simplicity, we call it. 

We started with a nice narrative to tell the Carzoos story: Used car buying you can’t get wrong. Next, we developed a series of catchy icons as a bit of a quick reference guide to what we’re on about. And then we made everything orange. Because, well, it’s more fun that way!

We made our TV ad with the help of the guys at Publicis Mojo Brisbane, Cutting Edge Post Production, and a great director and animator named Davros – yes, just Davros – from Cartel Films.  

We’re pretty proud of how it’s turned out. We hope you like it too. And of course, if you’re looking for used car buying you can’t get wrong, visit Carzoos.