Why choose us?


Why Should You Choose The Car Company?

Choose The Car Company for REPUTATION, the number one reason you should choose The Car Company is our reputation and what our customers say about us, with over 50% of our business being repeat or referral we are clearly looking after our clients and community. We have been in business for over 25 years.

Choose The Car Company for SELECTION, The Car Company has over 500 vehicles in stock at any one time with 4 Branches in Nelson. We have a wide range of vehicles including Sedans, Hatches, Station Wagons, Coupes, SUV and 4WD's, Utes, Vans and much more. We stock vehicles to suit all price brackets from $1000 through to Brand New Vehicles.  If we don’t have the right vehicle for you our Staff will go to work to source you the right vehicle Locally, Nationally or Internationally. Due to our buying power you will gain access to vehicles at the best value the market has to offer without dropping our quality standards.

Choose The Car Company for VALUE, with such size comes great buying power, which is passed on to you the Customer in the form of the best value vehicles in the region and your trade in is welcome too. In fact we welcome any trades whether it be your car, motor bike, jet ski, motor home or caravan. We will also trade as many vehicles as you wish, there is no limit.

Choose The Car Company for SERVICE, when you are a customer of The Car Company you can expect the best service too. We have a friendly expert team who have a combined industry experience of over 150 years to answer all your questions and full workshop facilities to make repairs for those unexpected mishaps and all your vehicle maintenance requirements. No job is too big or too small. Phil Eagle and his Technicians are highly trained with many years of experience, they will service new or used vehicles and are also the Franchise Technicians for SsangYong and LDV Parts and Servicing. The workshop is located in the heart of Nelson and is open from Monday to Friday. Read more...

Choose The Car Company for FINANCE, The Car Company is a one-stop shop for all you vehicle purchasing needs, we can even arrange your insurance through your existing provider or one of our own agencies. Vehicle Finance is available through our Team of Business Managers, specialists in all aspects of Finance, Leasing and Vehicle Protection Products, including Payment Protection. Due to our size and relationships with highly respected Financial Institutions we can gain you access to the most competitive finance and insurance available.  Our Team can tailor make your Finance or Lease Package to suit you and your personal situation, we make it easy for you being able to do the whole transaction at one location, so if you need Vehicle Finance, Boat Finance or even a home loan contact us. Read more...

Choose The Car Company for CONVENIENCE, our Staff are available when you need them open 7 days a week across 4 great locations in Nelson, Tahunanui and Richmond. www.carcompanynelson.co.nz

Why People Choose The Car Company?

Personally SELECTED, All of our vehicles are personally selected, professionally inspected and checked for any defects + smoke and other off-putting smells.

CERTIFIED, All of our vehicles imported come with certified mileage and are inspected prior to being shipped to New Zealand for quality assurance purposes.

LATEST VEHICLE ACCESSORIES, We have available for sale: Reverse Cameras, Multi-Media Units with Iphone/Android capability, Apple Car Play, Band Expanders, Tow Bars, Hard Lids, Canopies, Nudge Bars, Seat Covers, Tinted Windows, Batteries, Tyres, Vehicle Manuals and much more. As a Car Company Client you will gain access to the most competitive prices on factory and aftermarket accessories/parts you can find. Don’t hesitate to ask any of our Staff if you have something in mind or need any suggestions.

ADDITIONAL PRODUCTS, available for you to purchase at the most competitive prices including: Mechanical Insurance, Payment Protection Insurance, GAP Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Motorcycle Insurance, Paint, Fabric and Leather Protection. We have it all so please be sure to ask if you have any questions re any of our products.

COMPETITIVE FREIGHT OPTIONS, ask us about our heavily subsidised transportation prices you can receive from our Dealership to your door.  If you are flying in from out of town we are happy to pick you up from the airport making the whole experience easier.

Buying or leasing a NEW VEHICLE? The Car company has the SsangYong and LDV Franchise for the top of the South Island, these are leading brands that supply quality vehicles at the most competitive prices. We are also a broker for brand new vehicles, so if you have a model you are looking at buying or leasing new let us know and we will do the work for you. We will take care of getting you the best brand new price possible without you having to haggle, give us a try and you will be glad you did.

WE BUY VEHICLES TOO, Looking to sell your vehicle? We buy vehicles from all over the country so please contact us as we may be able to help.

Therefore for all your motoring needs whether buying, selling or trading in you need to choose The Car Company.

Company Summary:

The Car Company was founded by Shane and Sarah Drummond in 1996. They have steered The Car Company from a single location to 4 great branches and a fully equipped Service Centre since that time. Their genuine desire to support the community which supports The Car Company has resulted in a large number of sponsorships and some examples are in rugby, cricket, basketball, softball, tennis, hockey, bowls, Nelson Women’s Refuge and a very successful $10,000 donation each year to a non- profit organisation. The organisation can be big or small and does not need to be a sports team so get behind the group you support and apply.

Shane is a board member of the Tasman Rugby Union which has the Tasman Mako playing in the Mitre 10 Cup and Nelson Cricket and he remains very active in both sports. 

Shane is supported by a very able administrative team who are also committed to providing guidance and support to each branch. This is to ensure each customers experiences great support throughout and after purchasing a motor vehicle from The Car Company.

The Car Company has been operating for over 25 years successfully in Nelson and is one of New Zealand’s award winning dealerships, we are locally owned and operated with an experienced team of staff here to help. We have thousands of happy clients and testimonials coming from people who have purchased from us all over New Zealand, we believe in providing a service that we would like to receive if we were in the same position.

Our aim is to supply quality vehicles at the most competitive prices available. All of our staff are trained to leading standards and will provide you with the best service possible. A huge portion of our business comes from repeat clients and referrals, we believe in building a relationship that will last for many years to come. We are heavily community focused and believe in putting our success back into the community, we have been supporting many organisations and are proud to have built many relationships which furthers the development in the Nelson region.

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