What we do
Red Plum Automotive is a national car buying service that can finance and source you a new or used car, at no extra cost, saving you thousands.
Why use a Broker?
Buying through a professional car broker delivers major advantages.
Save time, save money
We take care of all the details, up to and including delivery. We offer a range of helpful services including finance, insurance and aftermarket, ensuring easy access to anything you may need throughout the purchase process and beyond for your new or used car.
One-to-one customer service
Working one-to-one with a Red Plum Automotive consultant makes for a much more personalised and streamlined experience.
Benefit from extensive, acquired knowledge
Our extensive knowledge and understanding of the car industry is at your disposal, as we work hard to find the right vehicle. This experience is reflected not only in the price, but in the ongoing service you’ll receive throughout the process.
After being referred to you I came with a very cautious mind as I have never purchased a car via broker before. And boy I was so wrong, right after our first conversation you took the time to understand my need and from the get-go, you made sure you were working for me and putting my interest first, exceeding my expectations, delivering on your promises and more importantly saving me money! Thank you.
When we decided we needed a new car so our Labrador dog could ride safely in the rear, we expected Red Plum would get us a good deal – and they did! What we didn’t anticipate was that we would be looking for a vehicle currently in very short supply, and how hard it might have been to get exactly what we wanted without their help.
Thank you so much for all your wonderful help in securing our Nissan X-Trail. Red Plum made the process so simple and user-friendly and we are thrilled with the outcome! It was so affordable to go through Red Plum and we will be recommending you to everyone.
Bridget & Richard QLD
Chris, you were very upfront and answered all questions and queries we had honestly. You were able to get our dream car at a very affordable price with a few extras thrown in I cannot recommend your service enough. I for one won’t ever be visiting the internet or car yards for my next vehicle.
This is the third time I have used Red Plum Automotive to purchase a vehicle. As usual, the service was second to none. Thanks very much, Loraine for all your help!
Easy and convenient, communication was excellent. The whole process was so much easier, especially when I am working big days. Definitely, recommend and will use the Red Plum Automotive Team again.
Loraine introduced a buyer to me as part of their service. Organised a pre-inspection, finance, all documentation and transport after the sale. Having a pre-qualified buyer gave me the confidence I wasn’t wasting my time. I not only recommend the service as a seller but would be happy to use them next time I buy a car.
Thanks for helping me buy my new work van! Red Plum made the whole process easy and stress-free!
Thank you, Loraine and the team at Red Plum Automotive for your professional and friendly service in assisting us with locating and purchasing the new vehicle. The whole process ran smoothly and stress-free. I would have no reservations recommending this service to my family and friends.
Mark and Cindy QLD
Loraine, thank you so much for all your help over the past couple of months! Your patience and professionalism made us feel extremely relaxed and comfortable whilst making a very big purchase. We’re in love with our new Commodore and I’ll definitely be getting back in touch in a few years for our next car!
Morgan, Emma & Family
From the first point of contact, the Red Plum team was helpful with every step of the process, going above and beyond to ensure the vehicle I was after was secured and delivered. With limited stock remaining, they managed to source me the car I was after when multiple dealerships had told me this could not be done. I would highly recommend Red Plum and will do business with them in the future!
Jess & Richard, QLD
We decided to buy a new car through a broker and chose Red Plum Automotive after performing a search on the internet. Loraine talked me through our options and explained how the process would work. The whole experience was very easy and would recommend using her to purchase a vehicle. She provided guidance and worked hard to get us the best price.
David and Jackie, NSW
We are definitely very satisfied with this service. You have kept us updated about everything. You also got us the best deal possible. We are very happy with everything and would definitely recommend the service to our friends. We are very excited about our new car.
Thanks, Red Plum Automotive for getting me into a brand new car at a great price & all before Xmas! Saved me so much time.
I just want to thank Chris and everyone else who helped me to get my car through Red Plum. They were really helpful and knowledgeable about what they were doing.
I came across the Google 5 star reviews of Red Plum. I wasted no time in contacting them. Taking onboard my questions and any anxieties, that come along with all battle fatigued car shoppers, I was guided through this seamless process by Chris. Chris located, negotiated and had my new love delivered from interstate to my work. Thank you.
Thank you so much, Chris, for sourcing this beautiful car for me. You worked with me to find the one that met my criteria. You gave the task your full attention negotiating skilfully on my behalf.
A quick thanks to Red Plum for organising Fiona’s new Subaru XV that she loves and moving on her old car. All went very smoothly, many thanks.
Thanks, Chris and the team at Red Plum Automotive Brokering Service. I simply told them what I was after and they looked after the rest. The process was easy, the service took care of everything from negotiation to delivery. The car arrived in pristine condition delivered to my door. I’ll be sure to deal with them in the future.
Chris and Red Plum came highly recommended by a friend and the service was really excellent. Chris was speedy, honest, patient and meticulous in finding us the right car for a great price and having it delivered to my door. Would definitely use this company again and highly recommend it to other.
Toyota Corolla Ascent
Terry was very helpful and made it a stress-free experience. All I did was choose the car, 2018 Range Rover Velar R-Dynamics HSE P 380. As I have a very busy job, I sat back and Terry did all the negotiations. It was the best price, not even I was able to haggle this price. Great car and a great experience. Thanks, Terry.
We are extremely happy with the experience compared to our previous dealings with car dealers and found it a lot easier especially not having to shop for the best price.
Daniel did a very good job handing over the car. We will be using you in the future and recommend you to other people.
It was a great experience working with Red Plum Automotive’s team. Once we shortlisted the Mercedes Benz GLE43 AMG, Chris was very efficient in finding the best deal and the car that could be delivered within a specific time period. He was there across all the phases from the point of our old car trade to the purchase of the new car, after-market and finance. Thank you for the brilliant service.
It was great to have an expert working on our side helping to find us the best car. Chris’s advice gave us confidence that we were on the right track. It turned out the best deal was in another city, but Red Plum was able to organise an inspection and deliver the car to our door.
Chris and Red Plum are second to none. The vehicle I purchased from Chris is in excellent condition and presented immaculately and I couldn’t be more thrilled with my recent purchase! Thank you very much, Chris !! Five stars!
Our second Red Plum facilitated purchase …48 hours from the first contact to a done and very good EOFY deal. Chris managed the whole process of delivery and beyond.
Diane and Rick, ACT
Engaging the services of Terry from Red Plum Automotive to help purchase our new car was the best decision my husband and I made. The whole process was effortless and stress-free. Terry took care of everything so that all we had to do was pick up our new car. We cannot thank Terry enough! We highly recommend Red Plum Automotive and will definitely be using them again in the future.
After seeing RPA’S excellent reviews I decided to give it a go and I’m glad I did. Initially, I was very nervous as a female who had never used a car broker before however, Terry was extremely helpful and efficient from the very beginning to the very end. Great personalised service and I saved thousands as well. I would recommend highly using this company.
Very pleased with my purchase of a Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport. Terry genuinely made the entire experience easy. All I had to do was communicate with Terry what I wanted and tell him my budget. Terry found me the perfect car that met my needs and organised the pre-inspection and freight of my new car from southern NSW to far northwestern Queensland. I highly recommend Red Plum Automotive.
A very pleasing experience, from initial phone contact to being picked up at the airport and taken back, many emails and phone calls in between, to arranging for the vehicle to be delivered to the car transporter, we can’t thank Red Plum enough, over and above the call of duty, thank you very much. You can rest assured you are on our highly recommended list.
I recently returned to Australia from the UK and needed a car. The first person I thought of was Chris Lee. I knew Chris would take the stress out of having to buy a new car. I contacted him before I returned and told him what I was after. Within a couple of weeks, he had sorted everything from finance to insurance and even rego. All ready for me to pick up, no worries! Thank you for such wonderful service. I have already recommended Chis and the team to several of my friends.
James was very surprised & I cried like a baby (mainly because my baby is 18!). The car is fantastic, you did a great job. Seriously, I can’t thank you enough. You made this whole process simply easy & hassle free. I couldn’t have done it without you & I will never again go to a dealer myself, (especially after being ignored by them)! Thanks again for all your help.
Why anyone would want to do the hard work of finding your new vehicle when Red Plum does all the hard yards at no cost to you is a no-brainer. Thank you, Chris Lee & Your Team for making the purchase of our new vehicle such a smooth transition. We are extremely happy.
Teresa & Graeme QLD
We really could not praise Red Plum Automotive highly enough. Great advice. Great service. Great results. First, they helped us find the right car for our needs (we were sooo glad they did). Then they got us a great deal on the sale of our old car and fab deal on the new car. Importantly the process was quick, efficient and stress-free. Truly exceptional. Thank you!!
Di and Steve, QLD
My husband and I were really pleased with the speed at which we were contacted by Chris at Red Plum, and how efficient it was. It felt like he made a big push to get the vehicle we wanted at our budget and get maximum value with a trade-in. Highly recommend, and glad we decided to give them a shot!
Adrian & Camille, QLD
I had my car written off after an accident car, so I had to get a replacement car in a hurry. A work colleague suggested I use Red Plum. I was impressed to get a call back within an hour of sending the email (it was a public holiday). I took delivery of the car exactly a week after contacting them. It’s a great car and I would definitely use them again.
Chris, you have been extremely helpful and instrumental in the purchasing of our new car. Your company has offered us a great and satisfying customer experience.
The Raval Family, QLD
HIGHLY recommend! I saved a great deal of money and got exactly what I wanted without the fuss! Red Plum has an amazing team that is efficient, responsive and professional. I would never purchase a car again without their help. Thanks, Red Plum.
Joe and Matthew, QLD
A pleasure to deal with Red Plum. I drove my new car home in less than a week after the first contact. Chris was efficient and easy to deal with. Any questions were quickly answered. I can recommend buying a car with this terrific service.
Thank you, Red Plum and particularly Terry Kerr, for so efficiently organising my purchase of a Suzuki Vitara S 2WD 1.4 Turbo ( with a modified accelerator ) and delivery to my door. I am very happy with the new vehicle and would recommend Red Plum to any friends and fellow bridge players interested in an economical and hassle-free purchase of a new vehicle.
Thank you, Red Plum for assisting us in getting a great deal on our new Isuzu. The savings were considerable and I was happy with the way you dealt with the various dealers in getting the best price. I would recommend you to my friends and family.
A big thank you to Chris for his exceptional service helping me with my new car. From start to finish the experience is second to none. I have saved a tremendous amount of time and effort getting a car brokered through Red Plum. Everything was professionally taken care of and well documented, couldn’t have asked for more. Definitely a returning customer for my next set of keys
The new car and proud owner. Thank you all for your warmth, friendliness, and support.
Terry from Red Plum worked tirelessly to get me an amazing deal on my new car. I had a deadline and he totally delivered. This is the 3rd time we have used Red Plum. Terry is so honest and upfront about everything. He was available all times of the day and even replied to emails on the weekend. I totally recommend you call Red Plum.
Chris and his team delivered us a car that had 6 months wait in 4 months at a very competitive price. Their communication has been exceptional throughout the journey. Chris even replied to our queries after hours.
A friend who has bought a number of vehicles through Chris recommended Red Plum. We were extremely happy with the service and the speed that our new vehicle was sourced. Thanks for your help Chris.
Just a thank you for all your efforts in not only finding the Ranger but putting up with the constant emails and calls from myself. I have just had the Ranger registered without drama so thanks again and in a few years time when o need an upgrade I will be in contact for round two!
Thank you so much, Red Plum. We had a vehicle in the garage and another breakdown and needed to buy a new car by the start of term-Red Plum made this so easy. We did not have to waste hours at different dealerships just spent the time choosing which make of car we wanted then let Red Plum close a deal and it was a better deal than we would have made. And the car arrived within a week of the first contact! Brilliant service.
A huge thank you to Chris and the team at Red Plum Automotive for their excellent service. The processes were quick, easy and completely hassle free. With out Chris, I wouldn’t have found my dream car at my dream price. I definitely recommend going with Red Plum Automotive!
A big thank you to Chris at Red Plum for making our recent Q7 purchase so quick and painless. Fantastic service with an excellent price for the car we were looking for. We are already recommending this service to our friends for good reason.
Stephen and Annalise NSW
From start to finish, Terry made purchasing the new work vehicle an easy & stress-free process. He found the exact model we needed for a great price & fast. I’d highly recommend Red Plum Automotive to anyone looking for their dream car!
Terry from Red Plum made the whole process of purchasing my new Mazda CX3 so easy. From the first contact through to delivery he took care of every single detail, securing all the specifications I was after and negotiating a great price with the dealer.I won’t hesitate to recommend Terry to anyone in the market to purchase a new vehicle.
We run a beef cattle operation near Gunning in southern NSW.I recently asked Red Plumb Automotive to find me a replacement Toyota Hilux 4 x 4.Chris and his team quickly responded and met my tight specifications of the model, age and price. Red Plum was very professional. I would happily recommend them to anyone wanting to buy a vehicle with confidence at a fair price.
Very happy with the service I received from Chris and his team at Red Plum. After describing what I was after, Chris had tracked down a vehicle within a day and had negotiated an on-road cost lower than I could’ve got directly through a dealer. Chris did all the hard work and kept me in the loop the whole way. Couldn’t be happier, thanks.
I just wanted to say how great you and your team at Red Plum Automotive were to assist me in buying my new car.
The service, negotiations and communication were floorless from start to finish and I even paid what I believe was a great price.
I would have no hesitation in recommending you to friends and family for any future car purchases.
Red Plum is a bazillion times better than any car yard or car salesman, Terry delivered easily, simply, quickly, and now we’ve got a new car.
A friend recommended Red Plum Automotive and I am delighted at the outcome. Chris found the car I wanted at the very best price and did everything possible to make my purchase speedy and trouble free. I highly recommend Red Plum Automotive.
Picked up my wife’s new BMW 520d Touring today and we could not be happier. The sourcing, advice and service provided by Chris and the Red Plum team were first class and saved me hours of time as well as finding us a great deal – which is important of course! This is for anyone who wants to have their next car bought for them by the most professional outfit in the space by a long shot.
Chris at Red Plum provides an exceptional service. He listened to my brief and found me exactly what I wanted. The whole process was very easy and stress-free. I would never buy a car any other way again.
The quality of service was amazing. I wish that I had come across Red Plum earlier. You were really prompt, well informed and found exactly what I was looking for within a couple of days. I would highly recommend the service to anyone who is really time poor such as myself. I will definitely be in touch from the start of my car search process in 12 months time when I roll over again!
Lamborghini Gallardo Coupe 2004
Awesome service. Couldn’t have asked for better service, or a better price!
Appreciation, thank you Red Plum Automotive for my seriously incredible ute.
I came across Red Plum on the intranet at work. Mentioned to Chris which car I was considering and then in 24 hours were given options. My favoured choice turned out to be less desirable after he checked the specifications ( which I wouldn’t have done) and with no hassle, Chris found a better option. It is beyond me why anyone would buy a car any other way. Red Plum is the place for me.
Big thank you to Ben for sourcing me my new Kia Optima GT. You did a fantastic job and I could not be happier.
When my one year old X5 got submerged after a recent flood, I wanted a replacement just like the previous one. My bank manager suggested Red Plum Automotive. Chris Lee the Director was able to locate an almost identical car with better specs. I am pleased with the speed of service and the ease of acquisition.
I would definitely recommend Red Plum Automotive to anyone that wants a hassle free process and a great deal. Many thanks to Chris and Ben for their amazing customer service, and answering all my questions and guiding me through the process. Ben was extremely professional, easy to talk to, and very helpful. My new car looks and feels amazing and I am now a very happy driver.
So happy with my new car. Chris and the team at Red Plum Automative secured me an amazing deal with added features at a great price. Chris was also able to assist with helping me organise finance. The service was outstanding and I would happily recommend Red Plum Automative to others, as they were recommended to me.
The Summer Festival in Canberra made me aware of Red Plum and I thought why not? Red Plum exceeded all my expectations and delivered a magic deal for me on my car in an amazing customer focused manner. Make sure you use them – you will not be disappointed.
My company recently purchased our third vehicle using the services of Red Plum Automotive and I have every intention of using them again. The speed with which they responded to our initial enquiry and the subsequent service they provided can only be described as ‘second to none.’ Ben Lawton took the initiative and commanded the process from the beginning, owning it like it was his own personal investments. I commend anyone seeking to purchase a new vehicle to contact the team at Red Plum Automotive and then sit back and watch this well-oiled machine exceed your expectations.
Stephen Scott – Managing Director Laurus Enterprises
I had such great service from Red Plum Automotive, they made the whole experience enjoyable and easy. I got such a great deal on my Golf and saved thousands, also got lots of extras added on!
VW Golf 90 TSI
After having been put on to Terry at Red Plum Automotive by a friend, I immediately knew I was in good hands. Our first conversation had me feeling relaxed and confident that I had an expert working in my best interests. At every point in the sales process, I was kept informed and in control. From setting up test-drives to financing the car it was all taken care of. Using a car broker takes the hassle and worry out of a process that can at times be unnerving. Red Plum goes that extra mile to make sure you get all the information and the best deal possible. I’ll definitely be going back to Red Plum for my next car.
The team at Red Plum Automotive were fantastic. They managed all aspects of our vehicle purchase in a highly efficient manner. We found Chris and Terry highly responsive, knowledgeable about various vehicle choices and most pleasingly they secured us a car at a price well below anything we were able to source on our own. We bypassed all the frustrations of buying a car and dealing with sales people, which made the experience easy and seamless.
We had already looked at a few cars to purchase and then I heard about Red Plum Automotive. I let Chris know what we wanted and within 24hrs he had found the right car for us and also saved us $3000. They took the hassle out of buying a new car.They organised everything. We would definitely recommend them and when it comes time for an upgrade we will use their services again.
BMW 520d Msport
Red Plum Automotive were fantastic to work with. They found me the exact car I wanted in the colour I wanted and for a great price. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to buy a new car.
Nissan X-Trail ST
Thank you Chris to you and your team for all your help sourcing the car for me, much appreciated.
Toyota Landcruiser 70 Single Cab GXL
I’m now a proud owner of a new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 and all thanks to Red Plum Automotive, especially Chris. He has been a great help in finding me the best deal. No dealer could match the changeover price that Chris managed to achieve and saved me from getting pressured by some rude salesman.
Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8
I would like to thank Terry and the team at Red Plum Automotive for helping me with the purchase of my Porsche 911 Carrera 4S. His service was both prompt and very professional. Terry was able to achieve an excellent price for my car and took the worry and hassle out of my hands. I would have no hesitation in recommending Red Plum Automotive to friends and family for their next car.
Porsche 911 Carrera 4S
Chris and Red Plum made buying a new car so easy for me. Even better were the massive savings off the dealer price and leg-work put in to find the best vehicle available. Getting behind the wheel is a thrill everytime, thanks Chris!
Audi A4 Avant 2.0TFSI S-Line
Thank you so much Chris and the team at Red Plum Automotive. I have already recommended you to a friend, as your service was exceptional from start to finish and have no hesitation in using you again for the purchase of a car.
Toyota Prado GXL
Chris and the team at Red Plum Automotive were not only able to get me into my Range Rover at a great price – they made it simple and painless. I know I will be calling them for my next car too. Thank you!
Range Rover Sport SE SDV6
Thanks to Terry for making the process of purchasing a new car all the more easier. It was a smooth, hassle free process and I didn’t have to do anything to get the car I wanted, except tell them which car it was. Will definitely deal with Red Plum again and recommend to all!
Mazda CX-3 Maxx 4WD
Absolutely love my new Ford Ranger, exactly as described. Great customer service fast and reliable, and the fact that Red Plum were with you every step of the way is a bonus. One very happy and satisfied customer.
Ford Ranger XLS Dual Cab 4x4 3.2L
Thanks Chris and Katie for the wonderful service you provided to source my new car. Great price and smooth, easy process. Big thanks also for going above and beyond to get the car delivered to Ipswich. That really made my week!
Subaru Outback 2.5i
This is our second time utilising the RPA service and again they have exceeded our expectations!! I can not recommend them more highly! They sourced our new car within 2 days and the offer they had for us was a no brainier. They take the stress and hassle of looking for a new car out of your hands. Making it an enjoyable, exciting experience instead of a tiring one. We are also recommend to a financial broker who made life so easier. Amazing, reliable, efficient, professional and highly knowledgeable in everything they do. See you again in another few years.
Kia Carnival Platinum
A huge thanks to Chris Lee for helping me get the new car. I enjoy driving it even if I’m still working out what everything does! Once Again, Thanks.
A special thanks to Chris and the team at Red Plum Automotive for taking the hassle out of buying a new car and exceeding all expectations. After selecting a new Mazda 2, shopping around and finalising the pricing/options, we approached Chris to see what he could come up with. Chris not only significantly beat the pricing but found the car in under 24 hrs with delivery the following week. Red Plum showed a level of care and professionalism I’d only previously experienced at the upper end of the prestige car sector. All delivered the week before Christmas!
Vince and Alejandra, QLD
Mazda 2 Genki
I purchased a new Mercedes ML350 from Red Plum Automotive and I couldn’t be happier. They were a breeze to deal with and I would not hesitate to recommend their services.
Mercedes-Benz ML 350 BlueTEC 5D
I would like to thank Chris very, very much for everything he has done to assist Mark and I in buying this car. It is exactly what we wanted and also a very good price. He made the process extremely easy and a pleasure! Whenever we need another car, definitely doing it this way again! Absolutely recommend RPA.
Red Plum Automotive gained a great deal on a new car for us while we were overseas. Chris & Katie provided full & speedy communication at all times. We appreciated their knowledge and professionalism throughout the purchasing process.
Jaguar XE Prestige 2.0
I was recommended to Red Plum’s brokerage services by a friend and would recommend to anyone looking for support in sourcing a great price on a new vehicle and most of all, sealing the deal with the car dealer! Many thanks to Terry and Chris for their sincerity and professionalism.
Mazda 6 Touring
Red Plum Automotive Brokering Service was extremely helpful in sourcing the car of my dreams. Within one week. I was driving away in my new car. Thank you again for all your assistance in finding my new car; it’s been a very exciting purchase for me.
I am so grateful to Chris and his team for finding my new car, negotiating a great price and generally making the whole process so easy. I would recommend Red Plum Automotive to anyone considering a new vehicle – they saved me a significant amount of time and money and were an absolute pleasure to deal with. Thank you.
Mercedes Benz A180
Thanks to the Australian Bridge Foundation and Red Plum for making the purchase of our new car very easy and hassle-free. We discussed options with Red Plum, made our decision, and then just sat back and waited for it to arrive. A great way to buy.
Mazda CX5 Akera
I just want to shout out a BIG thanks to the guys at ‘Red Plum Automotive’ especially Terry whom I conversed with the most! Their professionalism was apparent from the get go with years of experience behind them. It’s not just a ‘find me a car and that’s it kind of service’… They truly have a solid array of partnerships linking in with what you need when buying a car. It definitely took the stress out of the equation for me and now I can sit back and enjoy my new wheels.
Chris from Red Plum has been fantastic to deal with. He has saved me a lot of money by getting me a great deal and has also made the purchase a smooth process. I am so happy with my new car. Love driving it. Will definitely deal with Chris again.
Terry, I appreciated your patience and willingness to always answer my questions, no matter what they were. Good service is always good to find. Thanks!
’60s Kombi Van Project – Start Your Own
March 4, 2019 • No Comment.
'60s Kombi Van Project Start Your Own Twelve month's ago we began an adventure to import fully restored original VW Kombi Spilt Window vans into Australia. It was our dream to escape the pressures of a busy life and hit the road and the beaches in a vintage Kombi. So we decided to start our own Kombi Van Project. Our search for an Australian '60s van that was a full restoration and did not cost $200,000 was unsuccessful. This is how our Kombi Van Project began and our first visit to Brazil. Read our story here. After much research, we took the plunge and bought our first Kombi. Our 1961 Kombi split window van arrived for Christmas! To say we were excited was an understatement....